Calling all student artists in Palliser

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Calling all students in Kindergarten to grade 12 to enter a painting or drawing into Alberta’s Think Globally Art Contest, celebrating International Education Week.

Participants are invited to show off their artistic talents to the world to illustrate what Alberta is all about. The contest is open until January 22 and details are available online. Top selected artwork will be displayed in the Alberta Legislature Building and in Alberta's international offices.

“Our students are the next generation of Albertans who will keep building our beautiful province. I look forward to seeing their artwork that will be used to tell our story to the world and show how we are engaged global citizens.”

- Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education

Schools that submit the most student entries will receive a student session from the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation. As well, there are prize packages for the top selected artwork.

Contest Details

  • Be sure to download the Student or Teacher’s Guide for the Think Globally Art Contest to see all the rules and to find the required forms that must accompany each piece of artwork.
  • The artwork must illustrate one of the following six themes:
    • Rural/urban life in Alberta
    • Alberta landscapes/resources
    • Alberta history
    • Cultures and communities in Alberta
    • Famous Alberta figures
    • Sports in Alberta
  • Top artwork will be selected in the following grade categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
  • The contest deadline is January 22, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. MST.

Artwork can be submitted by mail to:

Alberta Education – International Education Services
“Think Globally Art Contest”
2nd Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 – 108 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6

International Education Week is taking place November 18 to 22 and is celebrated by over 85 countries.

Related information

International Education Week

Student’s Guide for the Think Globally Art Contest (pdf)

Teacher’s Guide for the Think Globally Art Contest (pdf)