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Leduc Art Club presents
13th Annual Aspiring Young Artists 
Competition and Show June 8, 2024

Registration opens March 11, 2024

When is the show?

  • The show runs June 1 - June 14th, 2024

  • Awards Gala is June 8, 2024 7:00-9:00pm at the Leduc Arts Foundry.

Where is the show?

Leduc Arts Foundry located in the Leduc Recreation Centre. Your work will be exhibited in Leduc Arts Foundry, award winning selected works will move into the Front Gallery.

Monetary prizes available!

All submissions to be juried for individual monetary prizes.

Selected pieces to be adjudicated by the Black Gold School Division Board of Trustees to be purchased for the Division's Permanent Art Collection.

Prize Categories:

  • All Mediums

    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in grades 10, 11, and 12

    • Best in Show, Best Unique Concept, Best Drawing, Best Portrait, Best Mixed Media, Best Abstract, Best 3D

  • Photography

    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

    • Best Nature/Landscape, Best Abstract, Best Portrait/People

  • Best Digital Art

  • Best Painting

  • Peoples' Choice

  • BGSD Permanent Collection x3


Who can enter?

  • Grades 10, 11, and 12 students attending an accredited school/program in the Leduc area.

  • There is no artist-entry fee for this show.

  • Students need to be sponsored by their art teacher.

How and when do I enter?

  • The link to the form is at end of this information.

  • Students can enter starting March 11, 2024 up to and including May 24, 2024.


What can I enter?

  • Up to 3 pieces of 2 D or 3D art. You choose the medium.

  • All art must be original - no reproductions.

  • Photography and computer-altered original photography allowed.

  • Art can be created in class but the instructor must not have physically assisted in the creation.

  • Art must be dry and have a hanging device that will work with a pegboard hook.

  • Art must have been created in the last 2 years.

  • Art can be for sale.

  • Include a artist statement for each piece (Maximum 100 words per statement)

  • Each student may enter up to 3 pieces of art in total. (If we have room for more pieces, we will contact your teacher).

  • All 2D art maximum outside dimensions framed or unframed – 26”x38” or 1000 sq. inches.

  • 3D art – same size restrictions.

Maximum 100 pieces of art will be registered

When do I deliver my art?

  • Friday, May 31, 2024 between 4:00 - 7:00 pm. At the Leduc Arts Foundry in the Leduc Recreation Centre.

  • All art MUST have secure hanging mechanisms.

  • Digital Art must be framed.

Do I need to frame my art?

  • It is mandatory for all 2D work to have suitable wire and screws for hanging. (Wire must be heavy enough to support the art.)

  • Drawings must be mounted onto poster board or foam core 1" bigger on all sides. This is so the drawing can be hung for display without damaging the work.

  • Here is a short video on how to prepare your art.

When do I pick up my art?

  • Friday, June 14, 2024 between 3:00pm-7:00pm

  • Sold art will be picked up by the buyers Friday, June 14, 2024 between 3:00pm-7:00pm

Award pay out

  • Provide an email that is able to accept e-transfer for the monetary price when you fill out your submission form.

Upload quality images of your art

You MUST provide and upload high-quality images of your work. Make sure there are no shadows, reflections on the paintings & drawings. You MUST save the image as Your name_painting name_medium_size.jpg We will use these for our website. Here is info on taking proper photos.

Who juries the shows?

  • The jurors for the AYAC portion are professional local artists.

  • The Black Gold School Division (BGSD) Board of Trustees will adjudicate the art and chose to purchase up to 3 pieces to their Permanent Art Collection.

    • Your art must be for sale in order for BGSD to chose your art.

  • Student art is adjudicated by grade and subject/medium.

Consent forms

There are two consent forms linked within the submission form below that are required to be filled in. Please fill out both forms, upload them with your submissions.

Leduc Art Club Disclaimer

The Leduc Art Club is not responsible for any damage to art left at the show. We will be careful handling and displaying the art but it is left at students’ risk. 


How does the Club protect my personal contact information?
Leduc Art Club Collection and Use of Personal Information

This information is collected for the purpose of organizing the Leduc Art Club/Black Gold School Division Aspiring Young Artists' Competition. When the show is over and all prize and art sales e-transfers are issued, the personal-contact information on show documents used by the Leduc Art Club Show and Sale Committee computers will be shredded/deleted. Photos and the names of the winners may be posted (but not limited to) on our webpage, Facebook, Instagram, posters and appear in newspapers.

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