Important Dates for Art Contacts

The Young Artists Conference is usually at the end of May or the beginning of June. Please visit the site regularly for updates.

Throughout the Year

  • Collect artwork from students for consideration. Some schools have a special spot for their Young Artists portfolio, and they store potential pieces in it until their school’s adjudication.


  • Collect artwork until end of February
  • Feb 22 – 26
    • Collect, adjudicate, and mount artwork 1 week before mail goes to HGEC
    • 5 days before mail: all artwork collected 
    • 4 days before mail: adjudicate and select based on school quotas using staff committee (see Adjudication Tips
    • 3 days before mail: mount artwork (see Mounting the Work)  and work with students to submit artist statements to Google Doc (see artist statement criteria)
    • 2 days before mail: put artwork into portfolio
    • 1 day before: CELEBRATE!!! You’re ready!! 


  • Artwork due to HGEC by March 5
  • March 8 – 12 
    • student permission slips (including media consent form) returned to their  schools with cheques for fees and t-shirts
    • these must be made payable to School District 73– please do not send cheques from parents of participating students to the Arts Education Coordinator’s office
    • Friday, March 26 (deadline): the following must be sent to the Arts Education  Coordinator at the Henry Grube Education Centre ( 
    • Online student registration form completed for each participant 
    • a single school cheque payable to School District 73 for $15 per student registered – this covers the registration fee and Young Artists t-shirt


  • June 14: Young Artists Committee and student presentation at School Board  Meeting – includes students whose works have been selected for SBO display
 “I like to make art because I can express myself and show my creativity.” –Kaitlyn G.

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