2022 Teen art contest

T(w)een community exhibit & art contest

Published: April 19, 2022

Categories: Events | Teens

City Library's 2022 t(w)een art contest calls for tweens and teens in grades 6 to 12 on the North Shore to share artwork that evokes the way you have experienced the past two years. What would you like people to remember about this time we’re in, 50 years in the future?

Short-listed artworks will be displayed at a community eExhibit at MONOVA – Museum & Archives of North Vancouver in June, and on the library’s website and social media.

Artwork by Nilia Majidi


Winning selections will be announced at a gala event at MONOVA (Wednesday, June 1, 5:30 – 7 p.m.) and will receive a prize courtesy of MONOVA.


Submissions of photo and digital art should be made electronically. Please email teens@nvcl.ca if you have any questions. Submissions due May 8, 2022. 

Submit your work



Submission categories

  • Photographs
  • 2D art, including digital art

Work will be judged based on adherence to criteria, theme, originality, quality of technique and creativity. Submitted work may be used by City Library for promotional materials in print and online.

Photos or images may be submitted in a digital file. Take care to ensure images are of high quality for printing or on-screen display. The image should be 300dpi at a size of 8.5 x 11 inches, or 2,400 x 3,600 pixels. Your image attachment file size should be at least 8MB for grayscale, and 24MB for colour. The images will be printed on photo paper.


  • Open to all youth in grades 6 to 12 who live on the North Shore
  • Limit of one entry per person
  • Submitted work should have been created during the pandemic (2020 – now)
  • Submitters should have full copyright for the work produced (including permissions from subjects in the piece, if applicable)

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