National Children’s Painting Competition

April 2020

The Canadian Children’s Art Foundation is excited to launch its first National Painting Competition entitled “FANTASY WORLD”. For this theme children are asked to express their vision of what a fantasy world may look like.

The entries will be evaluated in three age group:

Age group A: 4-8

Age group B: 9-12

Age group C: 13-17

Artwork will be juried by a distinguished panel of judges who are experts in their field and based on artistic talent, creativity and originality. The Canadian Children’s Art Foundation will reward the top 3 participants in every age group.

All final art pieces selected, including those of the winners, will have their works professionally published in CCAF’s book, entitled “FANTASY WORLD”.

General regulations:


The Canadian Children’s Art Foudnation 2020 National Painting Chidlren’s Painting Competition, Fantasy World


Open to all students across Canada from the ages of 4 to 17.


The competition submission will open October 1st, 2019 and it will be closed by January 17th, 2020. The reception Gala will be held on April 2nd, 2020 to celebrate the children’s paintings. The exhibition will be open on April 3rd until the end of April, from Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.


Submissions are to be made to The Canadian Children’s Art Foundation 6 -109 Vanderhoof Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4G 2H7.

At the time of competition closing, all the works will be judged by a panel of jurors consisting of three renowned professional artists on January 20th, 2020 for the course of one week. Submissions will not only be judged on artistic talent, but also on creativity and originality. Once the judges have made their decisions, CCAF will organize the art and publish Canadian Children’s Painting Competition’s second book, also entitled Fantasy World, with each winner receiving a page recognition. The exhibition will be held in the Canadian Contemporary School of Art gallery, located at Unit 6 - 109 Vanderhoof Avenue, Toronto, On, M4G 2H7.


Michael Martchenko

Born in France, and having returned to Canada, Michael is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art program. A highly acclaimed artist, Michael is the “go-to” illustrator for Robert Munsch’s children’s stories and books.

Lillian Michiko Blakey

A third generation Japanese Canadian, whose family came to Ontario in 1952, Lillian is the first in her family to graduate from university. She became a teacher, educational consultant, and professional artist. She is the past President of the Ontario Society of Artists, with paintings in the collections of the Government of Ontario, and the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby, BC.

Michael Solomon

As the Art Director at Groundwood Books, Michael is recognized as one of Canada’s great art directors having won many awards around the world as a book designer and children’s book art director for over 35 years.

art work’s regulations:

  • The number of artwork accepted is one per child.

  • Only two-dimensional artwork is acceptable.

  • Artworks are acceptable by any means of painting.

  • Artwork is acceptable in maximum (11.69 x 16.53 inch)

Artworks must be mailed to Canadian Contemporary School of Art by January 17th, 2020 or be delivered to the school in person to be considered.

Each candidate must complete the submission form and send it to the school with the artwork.


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