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 be awarded as the first, second and third respectively.

Key Dates

Exhibition: November 16 to November 18 , 2018

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

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

General information on Arts work

The selected artworks from the respected Elementary schools are expected to collect by the end of the Second day of November 2018.

Accordingly, all the artworks will be displayed for three days (November 16 to November 18, 2018) event at Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa. The exhibition will be open to the public from 7:45 am to 9:30 pm on Friday, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the weekends.

Through this exhibition, the inspiration level of the junior artists will be increased and they will get a big platform to show their talent. We are expecting 2000 visitors each day.

Kids are helping kids through art works initiative

From the day one of the art exhibition, all the art works will be available for sell through “silent auction”.

Fifty percent of the raised money from selling the art works will be donated to CHEO authorities. Rest of the fifty percent will be reserved for an art exhibition of similar kind that will be organized in 2019.

This is an initiative by which kids will help kids through art works.

Every child is an artist...

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France