ShowOff! Competition and Exhibition

Come on, be a ShowOff!

Alberta University of the Arts is offering Grade 10, 11 and 12 students from across Canada the opportunity to win mega prizes and showcase their artwork in the 2024 ShowOff! Art Competition and Exhibition. 

Showoff Design


How to enter: Simple. Submit up to three images of your original artwork, together with a description of what each piece means to you and a brief letter of recommendation from your favourite teacher to SlideRoom before January 31, 2024. If chosen as a finalist, your artwork will be included in the virtual ShowOff! exhibition hosted on our website. The jury will then award prizes to the top finalist. 

What to submit: Anything! We encourage you to submit artwork that is unique and showcases your interests. So "show off" your creativity in whatever medium you like (we will accept everything!). Fan art or reproductions of existing artwork is discouraged from submitting.

Eligibility: Participants must be currently attending a recognized high school located in Canada and are in grade 10, 11 or 12.

Prizes: There are more than $11,000 in prizes to be won from an AUArts scholarship, tech prizes, and high quality art supplies.

Bonus: If you win, your school wins too. Each award winners' high school will receive a bursary to buy art supplies!

Exhibition & Awards Show: The ShowOff! Virtual Exhibition opening and Awards Show will be held in March. Exhibiting artists will be contacted with more information.

Cost to participate: Free

Submissions open: December 1, 2023 - submit today!

Submissions closed: January 31, 2024

We are excited to announce the following award recipients from the 2023 ShowOff! Exhibition and Competition!

Best in Show | Grade 12 | Olivia Delaney "As One"

Award of Distinction | Grade 12 | Tatyanna Wilke "The Dying Swan"

Award of Distinction | Grade 12 | Steve Angoluan "External Pressure"

Lodgepole Center Award | Grade 12 | Kinsey Peters "Young & Alive"

Lodgepole Center Award | Grade 10 | Ainsley Harriott "road to heaven"

Award of Excellence | Grade 11 | Reina Asai "A Delicate Balance"

Award of Excellence | Grade 11 | Kashish Chavda "An Apple A Day"

Award of Merit | Grade 10 | Sofia Lebovics "Growing Older"

Award of Merit | Grade 10 | Araminta Derbowka "Squished"

Award of Merit | Grade 10 | Annie Long "core"

Honourable Mentioned High Schools

Bishop O' Byrne High School | Calgary, Alberta

Crofton House School | Vancouver, British Columbia

Lindsay Thurber High School | Red Deer, Alberta

View the exhibiting student work from the 2023 ShowOff! by grade: