Alberta Mentoring Partnership’s Indigenous Art Contest

Date: Jun 7, 2021

Deadline: Jul 2, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Contest Details:

Looking for a creative project to inspire Indigenous Youth? Do you know a young Indigenous person whose art should be showcased? Check out our Indigenous Art Contest! Open to Indigenous Alberta K-12 & Post-Secondary students and all forms of still visual art: photo, paint, drawing-you name it! All submissions will be featured on AMP’s website; winning submissions will also be featured on AMP’s Indigenous resources

  • Theme: Indigenous Mentorship (all aspects, including formal and informal supports, benefits, components, and Indigenous culture / traditions.)
  • The deadline: July 2nd, 2021 at 6:00 pm
  • Age Categories: 16 and under & 17 and older
  • The prizes: Both age categories have 1st ($500) & 2nd ($300) prizes.

Contest Rules:

  1. Must be a resident of Alberta and a student in grades K-12 or in Post-secondary.
  2. Must submit a signed Personal Information Protection Act of Alberta (PIPA) form for the artist and any persons identifiable within the image.
  3. Prize money will be awarded via cheque in Canadian Dollars.
  4. Submissions must be original and the property of the person submitting it.
  5. Submissions will be judged by an impartial panel consisting of Alberta Mentoring Partnership staff, Leadership team members and community partners. Judging will focus on relation to the theme, creativity, and overall aesthetic.
  6. By submitting artwork, you agree to allow Alberta Mentoring Partnership to share your submitted artwork on AMP’s website, resources as well as on social media channels, in perpetuity. Credit will always be given to the artist.
  7. There is no cost to enter.
  8. Maximum 3 entries per person.
  9. Contest closes at 6:00pm on July 2nd, 2021. Winners will be contacted by July 23, 2021.
  10. Children of Alberta Mentoring Partnership employees are not eligible to enter.

Suggestions for the art:

  • Think about someone who mentored you or provided support (or vice versa). What was special about that relationship from an Indigenous perspective? Use this to inspire your work and to help describe it.
  • Inspiration could also include #EveryChildMatters, taking care of the next 7 Generations, the Medicine Wheel, 7 Grandfather Teachings Spirituality, and/or Indigenous family structure.
  • If you get stuck, ask your friends, family and classmates for help. Ask about mentors that supported them in their life.
  • We are not looking for perfection. If you feel inspired to create in a way that you are not a master at, that’s ok! Give it your best shot.
  • Get creative!

Go to our website for more details! Indigenous Art Contest - Alberta Mentoring Partnership (