2019-2020 Art Contest Winners

2019-2020 Art Contest Winners

Open from September 16, 2019, to January 31, 2020, the Democracy & Me Art Contest received almost 200 entries from school-age 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 through visual art on the importance of community, civic engagement, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and democracy. The contest’s participants were grouped into three categories. Each category had its own guiding question and winner:

Kindergarten to Grade 4
Question: How can I help my community?
(Grade 4, Coquitlam)
Grades 5 to 8
Question: What role can I play in our democracy?
(Grade 8, Surrey)
Grades 9 to 12
Question: What can I do to strengthen our democracy?
(Grade 9, Surrey)

William Wen, Grade 4, Coquitlam

Final judging was conducted by the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia; The contest was sponsored jointly by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

Explore the following links to view the winners, finalists, and all other entries from each category. Congratulations to all of the participants who submitted such creative and engaging artwork!

K to Grade 4 Grades 5 to 8 Grades 9 to 12