Democracy and Me: Share Your Voice through Art!

Draw, design, and share your voice through this contest for K-12 students in B.C.: “Democracy & Me: Share Your Voice Through Art”!

The contest launches Fall 2023! The contest period is Wednesday, November 1, 2023, and closes on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

The Democracy & Me Art Contest invited students to reflect on the importance of community, civic engagement, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and democracy. In developing creative artistic responses to the Contest questions, contestants were asked to reflect on how their voice offers a unique medium to express one’s identity, culture, and connection to community.

“Why are we talking about “voice” and “speaking”?

The term “Parliament” comes from the French word parler – to speak.

“Parliament” also describes the period between general elections when the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in British Columbia do their work. This includes making laws, approving finances, scrutinizing government, and representing their constituents (YOU!).

The final judging panel will be composed of the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Honourable Raj Chouhan, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Click here for learn more about the contest!