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CICan announces its 2015 Art Showcase winners

Ottawa, May 1, 2015 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 Art Showcase. This was the second edition of the national competition for college and institute student artists.

This year, CICan’s Art Committee received over 100 submissions from college and institute students from all over the country. After much thought, the committee awarded three top prizes, six regional prizes, and one President’s Choice prize selected by CICan President and CEO Denise Amyot celebrating an indigenous artist.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the response from students across the country who showed us once again that there is tremendous talent and creativity in our colleges and institutes”, says Amyot. “I thank all those who took part in this year’s contest and offer my sincere congratulations to our showcase winners.”

The winners will see their artwork permanently showcased at CICan’s national office in Ottawa’s beautiful Château Laurier. A virtual gallery is also available on the CICan website.

The winners of CICan’s 2015 Art Showcase are:

First Prize : Hayley Eisnor, Creative Photography at Mohawk College

Second Prize : Katrina Manigbas, Fine Arts at Centennial College

Third Prize : Lorraine Kraayeenbrink, Digital Photography at Lambton College

President’s Choice Prize : Laura Leah Traverse, General Arts and Science at St.Lawrence College

Regional Prize, Ontario : Manar Shams Eldin, Fashion Design at Fanshawe College

Regional Prize, Quebec: Annabelle Amyot, Visual Arts at Cegep de Saint-Jérôme

Regional Prize, Alberta: Katherine Moe, Fine Arts at Grande Prairie Regional College

Regional Prize, British Columbia: Tessa Dumanski, Fine arts at University of the Fraser Valley

Regional Prize, Manitoba: Jamie Perchaluk, Nursing at University College of the North

Regional Prize, New Brunswick: Colin Matthews, Animation and Graphics at NBCC Miramichi

Honourable Mention: Samuel Morin, Animation at Sheridan College

Honourable Mention: Mathilde Pfeiffer, Graphic Design at Cegep Marie-Victorin

Colleges and Institutes Canada is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes and polytechnics. We work with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. The Association operates in 29 countries via 12 offices around the world.


For more information :

Julien Abord-Babin

Senior Strategic Communications Officer
Colleges and Institutes Canada
613-746-2222 ext 3131
Twitter : @CollegeCan