The Democracy & Me Art Contest received almost 200 entries from children and youth across British Columbia. Among the participants were students from over 40 public and independent schools representing nearly 30 different communities and all regions of the province.
The contest invited young British Columbians to reflect on the importance of community, civic engagement, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and democracy.
Final judging was conducted by the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia; the Honourable Darryl Plecas, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly; and Jon Tupper, Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Explore the following links to view the finalists in each category. Congratulations to all of the participants who submitted such creative and engaging artwork!