The Canvas Art Award Competition is back!

Win a Wacom One Creative Pen Display valued at $600 for yourself and a workshop for your school!

JMC is excited to re-launch the Canvas Award Art Competition for 2022, showcasing the incredible work of young artists and designers who are taking creativity to the next level.
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What do I need to do?

If you are a high school student with a knack for drawing, painting or using creative digital mediums, we invite you to creatively interpret the quote below into an illustrated scene:
“Imagination should be used, not to escape reality but to create it” - Colin Wilson
How you interpret the quote is entirely up to you, however you must include a “YELLOW UMBRELLA” somewhere in your scene.

What can I submit?

All artists are unique in their abilities, to reflect that we are opening the competition to various mediums. You can submit:

  • Analogue Artwork
  • Digital 2D Artwork
  • 3D Artwork
  • Comic Strip
  • Interactive Novel
  • Storyboard
  • Any combination of the above

How long do I have?

Submissions for the 2022 Canvas Art Award close on 17th July 2022.


Who can join the competition?

  • The Canvas Award competition is open to all NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD based high school students
  • Work must be completed over the past year (from January 1st, 2021)

What not to submit

  • Work based on other artists' ideas or images, this is your time to show us YOUR ideas!
  • Images that are offensive or divisive
  • Work completed by a group (this is an individual competition)

I'm ready!

Entries close 23:50 AEDT - 17 JULY 2022

Technical specifications of entries

  • All work must be submitted electronically (scan, photograph or export) as a A4 PDF, high quality JPG file, TIFF, MP4 or MOV file
  • Maximum PDF page count is five (5) pages
  • Please keep file sizes to 20MB max
  • Please keep any video file length to sixty (60) seconds max


Reach out to the Creative Outreach team at if you have any questions.