The Canadian Children’s Art Competition 2018 was a a great success! We are so proud to have provided the opportunity for artistic exposure and inspiration to children of ages 4-17 around Toronto and the GTA.

This competition is hosted by The Canadian Contemporary School of Art!

The 2018 was theme “My City” –inspired by everything all around us here in Toronto including people, places, animals, cars, and anything else you can imagine.

The CCSA aims to expand the joy of art with the children living in Toronto. We believe that all children should have the chance and the space to create art, and we are happy to have provided the opportunity, motivation, and a space to showcase this.

Submissions were framed and displayed in our gallery space April 7-28th for the public and a panel of three professional illustrators selected winners from each of the three age groups.


Our 2018 Winners

Ages 4-8

1st Place: Natalie Yundi Chen (8)

2nd Place: Dylan Li (6)

3rd Place: Noah Ashiku (6)

Ages 9-12

1st Place: Vita Huang (9)

2nd Place: Flora Yan (10)

3rd Place: Erin Wang (9)

Ages 13-17

1st Place: Juliette Roux (14)

2nd Place: Maya Thompson-Leonardelli (13)

3rd Place: Makayla Kingstone (13)

The Canadian Children’s Art Competition is one that creates opportunities for children of all backgrounds and skill levels. It allows unto provide the chance of artistic exposure and inspiration for children of all ages around Toronto and the GTA.

This is an exciting opportunity for children to participate in a professional of competition, complete with a jury of artistic recognition. Our panel of Jurors for 2018 included: Barbara Reid, Michael Martchenko, and Kevin Sylvester!

We aim to encourage and inspire creativity in communities that don’t often have the opportunity to express themselves artistically for a variety of reasons. Beginning to create art at a young age and receiving positive feedback is such an important part of children’s development and we hope to share its significance.

At The Canadian Contemporary School of Art, we have the opportunity to share and create work with our students and their parents. We aim to expand this joy with all of the children and students of other schools in Toronto. We believe that all children should have the chance and the space to create art, and we are looking forward to providing an opportunity, motivation, and a space to showcase this.

A Big thank you to the generous sponsors who helped make the Canadian Children’s Art Competition 2018 possible!

We are so grateful for your support and are inspired by your participation in helping make art more accessible and exciting for the children of Toronto.

Thank you,
Canadian Contemporary School of Art

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