Junior Art Competition 2020

Call for Entries! 

The Bruce Museum is excited to announce a new art competition that will highlight the talents and concerns of the coming generation of young artists. 

The Bruce Museum Junior Art Competition 2020: Seeing and Feeling During the Pandemic​ has been developed for children in grades Kindergarten through grade 8. Using the prompt, “What do you see and feel during this time of pandemic?” the art competition asks kids to use their creativity to share their unique experiences during this unprecedented health crisis.  

Deadline for entries is June 15, 2020. Winners will be announced on June 19, and their artwork will be exhibited virtually on a dedicated website.

Rules for Entry:

The Competition is open only to students in grades K-8.

Submissions must be new, original works, in response to the prompt “What do you see and feel during this time of pandemic?”

Artwork can be created in any medium, with one submission per artist. 

Artwork can be submitted electronically as one (1) image per two-dimensional work or two (2) images for three-dimensional pieces as jpeg attachments via email to jrartcomp@brucemuseum.org

Information required for the submission includes: artist's name, age, current grade at school, title of work, and medium of work.


Awards will be offered for two age groups, grades K-4 and grades 5-8, respectively.

 First Prize - $75/$150 Visa gift card plus annual family membership to the Bruce Museum valued at $65; 

Second Prize - $50/$100 gift card plus annual family membership; 

Third Prize - $25/$75 gift card plus annual family membership. 

There will also be a Bruce Museum Director's Award, with a prize of a $100 Visa gift card.

Please note: submissions from children related to Bruce Museum staff or Board of Trustees are not eligible for prizes.

Submission of artwork constitutes adult guardian permission to participate, as well as rights to use images for promotional or other uses by the Bruce Museum.