Exhibits & Events - Juried Art Shows - Youth Arts Contest

This annual juried exhibit is a great opportunity for young artists to showcase their work publicly and have it professionally adjudicated. Visual art of all mediums are welcome - acrylic paint, watercolour, pen and ink, mixed media, photography, sculpture - you name it! This year's theme is JOY.

Youth Arts Rules and Regulations 2022

Submissions with application forms must be submitted by 5pm on June 1st, 2022 to South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria St. E., Alliston
Application forms can be emailed in advance to info@southsimcoeartscouncil.com
Show dates: June 3-20, 2022

Please include the following with your application:

  • Introduce yourself and your artwork! Give us a bio (who you are) and explain how your submission expresses the theme of JOY. Please include your name and title of artwork at the top of your bio.
  • Image of art work (maximum 3 jpegs, emailed to info@southsimcoeartscouncil.com)
  • $10 entry fee


  • Participants must be between the ages of 5-18 years of age as of June 1st, 2022.
  • Exhibitors may submit two works up to 36" x 36". Works must not have been exhibited in a previous SSAC show.
  • Accepted works will be displayed for the public (location TBD).
  • All works must be original. Reproductions (copies, whether mechanical or digital) will not be accepted. (This means you can't trace or copy someone else's idea.)
  • All works will be judged by a professional artist. The decisions of the adjudicator will be final. Awards vary based on sponsorship. Winners will be announced after adjudication is complete.
  • If you wish to sell your artwork, please indicate the price on the application form. Works not for sale must be marked NFS.
  • The artist's name and title of the piece must be on the back of each piece. Three dimensional art should have a label securely fastened so it is out of sight (if possible) when placed on display.
  • Advertising and promotion is a shared responsibility. The SSAC will promote on our website and social media. Please post and share with your friends!
  • The submission of any entry gives permission to SSAC to make and use images of accepted work for publicity, documentary and archival purposes only, including the SSAC website and publications.

    Download Rules and Application below: