June 28, 2024

Winners: CICan’s 2024 Student Art Contest

CICan is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2024 Student Art Contest. This annual competition, which began ten years ago, provides students at CICan member institutions across Canada with a platform to showcase their creative skills and engage in art-making. It also gives us an opportunity to celebrate the diverse artistic talents of students nationwide.

This year’s theme, “Unbounded Creativity,” truly challenged the participants by removing any thematic constraints; the only limit was their imagination. 

We received 85 submissions across five categories: photography, drawing and painting, textile and mixed media, sculpture and printmaking, and digital illustration or animation. Out of these submissions, five talented students were selected as winners. 

The winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $500, courtesy of our affinity partner, TD Insurance, and have their artwork displayed at our national headquarters in Ottawa.

Thank you to everyone who participated! 

The winners of the 2024 CICan Student Art Contest are:


Cavia Porcellus 

Ashaya Hargreaves | Red Deer Polytechnic


White Buffalo Calf Woman 

Natalia Sokolianska-Kiba | Bow Valley College


Black And White

Kannan Ravi Sundar | Confederation College

Digital illustration or animation

Shinrin Yoku 

Kim Earlie Sadang | Bow Valley College

Textile, mixed media, sculpture or printmaking

The Creature of Fire

Yin Chi Lam | St. Lawrence College