ShowOff! Art Competition

Don’t be shy. Showing off isn’t always a bad thing – especially if you’re talking about the annual AUArts ShowOff! art competition

About 2021 ShowOff!

AUArts offers Grade 10, 11 and 12 students from across Canada the opportunity to win mega prizes and showcase their art and design work in the 2021 Alberta University of the Arts ShowOff! art competition and virtual exhibition.

There are more than $20,000 in prizes to be won including the grand prize, "Best in Show" — an AUArts scholarship worth $5,000. That's nearly a year of tuition covered! Bonus: School win, too! Each award winners' high school gets money to buy art supplies. 

View the 2021 exhibiting student work by grade:








2021 ShowOff! Award Recipients: 

Best in Show - Matthew Yip "Letters from Above"

Award of Distinction - Dessa Ely "Best Friends"


Award of Distinction - Linda He " Journey to the West(Havoc in Dragon Palace)"


Award of Excellence - Karys Hallett "Depression"


Award of Excellence - Violet Kumagai "Nostalgia"


Award of Merit - Koby Chen"Food For Thought"


Award of Merit - Rachael Quon"Creeping Nostalgia"


Honourable Mention  - Anna Seck"Greenhouse"


Honourable Mention - Thea Galang"Self Reflections"


2020 ShowOff! Award Recipients