Howe Sound Art Challenge

See the amazing 2021 art submissions here.

Calling all students!

To celebrate World Oceans Day, students from K-12 are invited to submit artwork with the theme: Ocean Life.

We encourage students to be creative and to share their story about what they love most about where they live within Howe Sound’s precious watershed.


The winning artwork from each grade will receive a cash prize of $50, and will be featured in a special edition 2022 school-year calendar. Students will also receive a free copy of the published calendar (value $30).

Winners will be announced at the World Oceans Day - Life in Howe Sound event, on 8th June 2021.

Accepted Artwork Formats

Artwork can use any medium or combination of media (traditional or digital).

Artwork Dimensions: 11 inches wide by 8.5 inches high.
NOTE: Artwork can be larger or smaller, but winning entries will be cropped to these dimensions for publication in the calendar.

Artwork Resolution: a minimum of 4,400 x 3,400 pixels

Traditional artwork must be uploaded as a high resolution photograph (.jpg .png).

Digital artwork can be uploaded in the following formats (.jpg .png .svg).

Please keep the original artwork safe, as we may arrange for a photographer to capture a better quality image for winning entries.


Submissions must be uploaded by 9:00 pm Pacific Time, Sunday 30th May.
Multiple submissions are okay.

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