Kids Helping Kids: An Art Competition for Ottawa based Elementary School Students


Kids Helping Kids: An Art Competition for Ottawa based Elementary School Students

Organized by: La Vie Foundation – an Ottawa based not-for-profit organization working for the youths. for further information, please for further information, send email to


  1. i) Environmental degradation:

Kids have the immense curiosity to know about the environment. The elementary level students of Ottawa, Ontario already got some orientation from their respective schools about the environmental degradation. We like to see how the kids are thinking about their environment especially about the degree of degradation, the causes, how the degradation is happening, and how irresponsibly we are using plastic or throw our day to day waste etc.

  1. ii) The tie between family members and their pets-animals:

Fifty-seven percent of Canadian Households own pets and especially kids love their pet animals. Kids find a connection between family members and their pets. Our objective is to see how kids express their connection with their pets through artworks. For example, how pets help us, how we foster a pet or how a pet makes us happy.

Why an Art Competition among Ottawa Valley Elementary School Students?

To encourage and foster the creative and latent art talents of the elementary level students on how they think and express their thought in the art in relation to environmental degradation and the ties between their pets and family members.


How does it work? In 2018, fifty Elementary Schools are expected to participate, at least four artworks will be selected by the respective school’s art teacher for the competition. In total 200 artworks (50 schools*4 artworks from each school) are expected to display in this exhibition. The size of each artwork will be 11″x17″.

Eligibility and Prizes: Only Ottawa based Elementary School children will participate in this art competition. In total 20 artworks will be awarded based on the top theme accumulation and implementation within the artworks. The top three artworks will be awarded as the first, second and third respectively.

Key Dates: 

Exhibition: November 17 to November 18, 2018 at Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, ON K1E 0A1

Last date for submitting artworks: Friday, November 02, 2018

General information on Arts work

The selected artworks from the respected Elementary schools are expected to collect by the Volunteers of La Vie Foundation by the end of the Second day of November 2018. Accordingly, all the artworks will be displayed for two days (November 17 to November 18, 2018) event at Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa. The exhibition will be open to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the weekends. Through this exhibition, the inspiration level of the junior artists will be increased and they will get a big platform to show their talent. We are expecting 1000 visitors each day.

Kids are helping kids through artworks initiative

From day one of the art exhibition, all the artworks will be available for sell-through “silent auction”. Fifty percent of the raised money from selling the artworks will be donated to CHEO authorities. Rest of the fifty percent will be reserved for an art exhibition of a similar kind that will be organized in 2019. This is

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