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
  • March 1-8
    • 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 the Google Form (see artist statement criteria) ARTIST STATEMENTS ARE TO BE DONE WITH THE SCHOOL YOUNG ARTIST CONTACT – this is to ensure they are completed and accurate
    • 2 days before mail: put artwork into portfolio
    • 1 day before: CELEBRATE!!! You’re ready!! 


  • Schools collect student permission slips (including media consent form) with cheques* to cover fees (*some schools cover these expenses for their young artists)
    • 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
  • March 15th
    • Artwork due to the HGEC
    • Registration Form/Artist Statement 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 smock


  • The 2024 reception is April 30th, at The Old Courthouse Gallery downtown. Time: 5-7:00
  • The 2024 conference is May 1st.
  • The 2024 exhibit April 30th-May 4h


  • June 24: 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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