Contest Rules

The Democracy & Me Art Contest is now open. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Contest Rules

  1. The Democracy & Me Art Contest (“Contest”) is jointly administered by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (“Sponsors”).
  1. This Contest is open to students of British Columbia in Kindergarten through Grade 12 (“Participant”). If the Participant is under 18 years of age, their entry must be submitted by the Participant’s parent or legal guardian (“Parent/Guardian”) who shall act on the Participant’s behalf in all aspects of this Contest.
  1. All decisions of the Sponsors with respect to any aspect of this Contest, including selecting the winning entry, is final and at the sole discretion of the Sponsors.
  1. The Contest opens on November 6, 2023, and ends at 11: 59 p.m. (PST) on February 29, 2024 (“Contest Period”).
  1. The entry must be an original work of the Participant that:
  • is either hand-created or computer-generated (“computer-generated” excludes the use of Artificial Intelligence image and art generators)
  • is in the form of a drawing, painting, poster, collage or other form of visual art (except photography);
  • is made using any art media (except three-dimensional supplies);
  • may include words, characters or numbers;
  • is in any language;
  • is not larger than 8.5” x 11” inches (21.59 x 27.94 centimeters);
  • has not been plagiarized;
  • does not include copyrighted clip art, brands, logos, music or symbols;
  • does not contain offensive or demeaning language or imagery;
  • does not contain private, personal or sensitive information about another individual or group; and,
  • has not been previously published.
  1. During the Contest Period, the Participant must complete the Official Contest Application Form and submit their entry:
      • by mail to Parliamentary Education Office, Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Room 104, 614 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4

In order to receive a submission, it must be received or postmarked by the contest closing date, February 29, 2024.

  1. By entering the Contest, the Participant or Parent/Guardian on behalf of the Participant automatically agrees to accept and abide by these Contest Rules:

a. The Participant or the Parent/Guardian consent to the use and disclosure of their/Participant’s personal information as provided in the Official Contest Application Form as described in these Contest Rules. The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (LABC) is committed to maintaining the privacy of all Members, employees, program participants, and general public. All information, including personal information, is kept confidentially. Information gathered as part of this Contest will be used by LABC to assess LABC’s Contests to determine if any changes are required in order to improve the Contest, to develop other Contests, and/or to assess LABC’s learning resources. By submitting to this Contest, the Participant or the Parent/Guardian consent to the information provided in the Contest to be used for the noted purposes. LABC will not provide any information you provide to any party for any other purpose without your prior consent to do so. For questions regarding privacy and the collection, use, disclosure, or retention of information, please contact

b. The Participant’s name, grade, city/town and school will be publicly disclosed by the Sponsors to the general public for the purposes of publicizing the Contest.

c. The Participant or the Parent/Guardian warrants and agrees that the Participant’s submission is an original and unpublished work of the Participant.

d. The Participant or the Parent/Guardian agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action.

e. The Participant’s submission will not be returned and becomes the property of the Legislative Assembly. The Participant or the Parent/Guardian, if the Participant’s submission is selected, grants to the Sponsors, jointly and severally, a non-exclusive license in perpetuity to, at its sole discretion, publish, use, adapt, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use the Participant’s submission, in whole or in part, in any media, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason, including on or as part of promotional materials such as items in the Parliamentary Gift Shop or future programming. Wherever used by the Sponsors, the Participant’s submission will be attributed to the Participant.

f. The Participant or the Parent/Guardian acknowledges that they have read and understands and agrees that they shall be bound by these Contest Rules.

For a PDF of the Art Contest rules, see below: