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JMC Academy is excited to launch the 2020 Canvas Award Art Competition, showcasing the incredible work of young artists and designers who are taking creativity to the next level.

If you are a high school student with a knack for either drawing, painting or using creative digital mediums, we invite you to creatively interpret this year’s theme into an illustrated scene. 

Share your vision of a better future!


"Currently, we’re experiencing a rapidly changing socio-political and technological landscape. The world is moving fast and there’s constant information hitting our screens while people are becoming disillusioned by the structures and foundations of the past. But, what we’ve seen is a great movement of voices from around the world attempting to build a better future. Visualise how you would like to see our future world, how will we live, what does our transport look like, how will we grow crops; what legacy will we leave behind for future generations?”

All artists are unique in their abilities, to reflect that we are opening the competition to nearly all still image mediums. You can submit either:

  • An Analogue Artwork
  • Digital 2D Artworks
  • 3D Artworks
  • Or any combination of the above

A few quick notes to remember before submitting:

  • The Canvas Award competition is open to all New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and Queensland based high school students
  • Work must have been completed over the past year (from January 1st, 2020)
  • Submissions of your illustrated scene and no more than 4 pages of supporting work will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals `

We are very excited to see what you come up with and encourage all artists, whatever your specialty, to submit their artworks. Your submission gives you the chance to express your vision of a better future and even win some amazing prizes for yourself and your school!

To find out more, discover the prizes up for grabs and view the eligibility criteria for this competition, please click below.

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