2023 Canada International Art Competition

Carson Xu-CAN
Tina Jin-CAN

Winners of Special Jury Award receive C$500 scholarship

Brenton Wang-CAN
Natalie Zhao- CAN
Colin Li- CAN
Qiaoyu Huang- CHN
Peony zidan Ji - CAN
Brenton Wang-CAN
Sophia Li-CAN
Xiwen Sun- CHN
Selina Wang- CAN
Kaitlyn Han- CAN
Jiaying Cai- CHN
Enjing Zhou- CHN


The theme of 2023 Canada International Art Competition is TURNING POINT

Nothing in life is a straight line. No perfect ruler can measure out the trajectory of one’s life, career, or hobbies. No single rule can define a person’s soul. No ladder will lead you directly to the top. Isn’t it curious that however hard one can try to stay on a parallel path, they always tend to take a turn? Whether it be a sudden circumstance or a change of heart, sometimes letting go is the easiest form of success. So just follow life’s destiny, give in to the crazy ideas, sit back and enjoy the ride. After all, each turning point is only one rock in the bumpy mountains, and who knows? It just might turn out to be a diamond.

Eligibility and Entry

2023 Canada International Art Competition is open to all young artists worldwide from Age 6 to 18 on the date of Jan 1st, 2023. One participant is limited to maximum TWO art works. Judging and awards are based on THREE groups:

– Group A: Age 6 to 9

– Group B: Age 10 to 13

– Group C: Age 14 to 18

Entry Fee is USD 20 per art work.


Based on the artwork submitted to the competitions, they will be judged based on the following elements of artistic expression:

– Interpretation of the theme

– Creativity and originality of the artwork

– Quality of artistic composition and overall technique applied to the artwork

– Overall impression of the artwork

Awards are based on four different age groups:

– Best Creativity Awards

– Best Technique Awards

– Best Visual Effect Awards

– Finalist Awards

Artwork Requirement


Digital Artworks or AI Artworks are not accepted!!!

You must be the original creator of the art and image file that you submit to the competition. Your art must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. (If your image infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified.) Upon submitting your work, to this competition, you are solely responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials. Your works must be:

– Any type of 2D artworks, done after Jan 1st, 2023

– Handmade artworks

– Artwork must be submitted as a digital file in JPG, GIF, or PNG format (PSD, BMP, PDF, RAW, or TIF files are not  accepted). 

– Digital file size must be less than 2MB, The image resolution must be NOT less than 300 dpi.

 *Note: Please be noted that political views and religion factors are not expected to be in the art works. The submission might be disqualified by judging committee if the committee believe the artwork may cause conflict.


– Jul 15th- Opening of 2023 Canada International Art Competition, details released

– Sep 1st, 2023- Open Submission

– Dec 30th, 2023 – Deadline of Submission

– Jan 15th, 2024 –  Finalists Announcement

– Jan 30th, 2024 – Top Awards Announcement

– March, 2024 – Award Ceremony

Judging Panel

Brandy Saturley
Jihee Min
Kan Sun
Sandrine Dickel
Sladjana Buhovac

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