Kids Helping Kids

Art Competition for Elementary School Students of Ottawa

Organized by: La Vie Foundation – an Ottawa based not-for-profit organization working for the Canadian youths.

Art Themes

Environmental Degradation

Kids have the immense curiosity to know about the environment.

The elementary level students of Ottawa, Ontario already got some orientation from their respective schools about the environmental degradation. We like to see how the kids are thinking about their environment especially about the degree of degradation, the causes, how the degradation is happening, and how irresponsibly we are using plastic or throw our day to day waste etc.

The Tie Between Family Members and Pet Animals

Fifty-seven percent of Canadian Households own pets and especially kids love their pet animals.

Kids find a connection between family members and their pets. Our objective is to see how kids express their connection with their pets through artworks. For example, how pets help us, how we foster a pet or how a pet makes us happy.


Why an Art Competition among Ottawa Valley Elementary School Students?

To encourage and foster the creative and latent art talents of the elementary level students on how they think and express their thought in art in relation to environmental degradation and the ties between their pets and family members.

How does it work?

From March to November 2018, fifty Elementary Schools are expected to participate, at least four art works will be selected by the respective school’s art teacher for the competition. In total 200 artworks (50 schools*4 art works from each school) are expected to display in this exhibition. The size of the each artwork will be 11″x17″.

Eligibility and Prizes

Only Ottawa based Elementary School children will participate in this art competition. In total 20 artworks will be awarded based on the top theme accumulation and implementation within the artworks. The top three artworks will receive a prize money worthing  the first, second and third prize at a value of $1000, $500, and $300 respectively. Rest of the seventeen top artworks will receive a prize of $100 each.

Key Dates

Exhibition: November 14 to November 18, 2018

Place: Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, ON K1E 0A1

Last date of submitting artworks: Friday, November 02, 2018