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2021 Student Art Contest

We are thrilled to celebrate the creativity and talent of six student artists following the results of our 2021 Student Art Contest!

This year’s contest received over 200 submissions from talented college and institute students across the country in six categories: textile, mixed media, or sculpture; photography; digital Illustration or animation; painting; and, drawing.

Digital Illustration or Animation

Living the Zoom life portrait by Celina Zhong
Living the Zoom Life
Celina Zhong  |  Capilano University

This past year or so has been lonely and anxiety-inducing, challenging us all to adapt to drastic changes and many Zoom calls. However arduous it has been, we have found ways to cope and reconnect.


Overgrowth portrait by Emma Sun
Emma Sun  |  Capilano University

Engraved on copper plating, each shade is individually treated to be printed on rag paper through a printing press.


HOPE portrait by Jingwen Cao
Jingwen (Pino) Cao  |  Sheridan College

This piece of art work uses color pencil to catch the natural beauty of the fox and appeal for animal protection. Through the fox’s eyes, I hope people can see hope, wishes, love and peace.


Stargate to an Alternate Universe portrait by Matthew Parr
Stargate to an Alternate Universe
Matthew Parr |  Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

The remnants of a structure that lays dormant between a non-populated beach and the vast lake.

Textile, mixed media, or sculpture

Repos by Pascale Laliberté
Pascale Laliberté |  Cégep Limoilou

Matériaux: frêne, érable. Dimensions: 122 x 75 x 76 CM La sculpture rappelle un arbre élégant dans lequel on est tenté de s’approcher pour se cacher et se reposer d’un monde saturé.


Repos by Pascale Laliberté
Yannis Fernandes |  Sheridan College

Suffering in watercolour, gouache, Prismacolours and some gel medium. This is a portrait of someone who is facing challenges head on. It implies pain but also courage and resilience.