Five students awarded in CICan’s 2018 Art Showcase

Ottawa, May 7, 2018 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is thrilled to announce the winners of its 2018 Art Showcase competition.

Over 100 students from across the country took part in this year’s competition. The winners were selected by participants at CICan’s Annual Conference, in Victoria. Delegates were invited to vote for their favorite piece in each of the following categories: printmaking, textile, mixed media, or sculpture; photography; digital Illustration or animation; painting; and drawing.

“Canada’s colleges and institutes host some of the most creative and talented students in the world, and this year’s showcase proves it once again”, said CICan president and CEO, Denise Amyot. “I am always so impressed to see the extraordinary talent in the different submissions we receive. We are privileged to have an office decorated by these amazing works.”

The 2018 CICan Art Showcase winners are:

Digital Illustration & Animation
“Neutral Collectivism” by Vivay Li, Capilano University

“Do You Think They’ll Forgive Me…” by Derek Obst, Centennial College

“43 rue Bernard Est, Mtl, Qc.” by Camille Lamoureux, Cegep Marie-Victorin

“Together” by Martha Liliana Prada Rojas, Conestoga College

Sculpture, textile, mixed media, & printmaking
“Self-portrait as a hare (cowardice)” by Ekaterina Vopiyashina, Alberta College of Art and Design


The winner in each category will receive a cash prize of $350 and have their work displayed on the walls of CICan’s office in Ottawa. The winners in each category will also be displayed on the CICan website.

To view the winning artwork, go to

About Colleges and Institutes Canada:

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities.



For more information:


Julien Abord-Babin
Senior Strategic Communications Officer
Colleges and Institutes Canada
Tel. : 613-746-2222 ext. 3131
Twitter : @CollegeCan