NT Arts Council to hold annual Elementary Art Contest

This contest is open to all interested elementary students, from Kindergarten to Grade 7 in the North Thompson Valley

North Thompson Arts Council (NTAC) will be holding an Art Contest for elementary students of the North Thompson Valley. This contest is open to all interested elementary students, from Kindergarten to Grade 7. There will be two categories: one for those from Kindergarten to Grade 3; and one for those from Grade 4 to Grade 7.

Students are invited to create a work of two dimensional art on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper, using any medium they wish: pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylics, oil paints, etc. The artwork can be in any style and on any theme. Please do not frame your entries.

Students must provide a short description or story about their work of art, to a maximum of 50 words. Students must also clearly label their artwork and write-up with their name and grade.

Entries may be submitted to locations in Barriere and Clearwater.

All entries submitted in Barriere will be displayed and voted on by the public at the Celebration of the Arts Festival, April 26-27, 2014.

All entries submitted in Clearwater will be displayed at a Clearwater event, yet to be confirmed.

The public will be invited to vote on their favourite piece of art. The People’s Choice ‘winner’ in each category at each event will receive a basket of art supplies, a one year membership to the North Thompson Arts Council, and will have their winning artwork displayed at local art galleries.

In Barriere, please submit artworks to NTAC Secretary Margaret Houben (contact by phone – 250-672-9330 to arrange drop off or pick up), or by mail to NTAC, c/o Box 1084, Barriere, V0E 1E0, no later than April 14.


In Clearwater, please submit artworks to the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center, Attention NTAC, 224 Candle Creek Road, Clearwater, B.C., V0E 1N1, no later than April 14.