Industry + Community Competitions

Partnerships + Competitions

Emily Carr University of Art + Design welcomes partnerships with industry and community organizations. These partnerships offer students real-life experiences and enhance their education. Contact Eva Bouchard, Major Gifts + Fund Development at 604.630.4553 to learn more about funding a competition or building a partnership to benefit students.

 IDEA Art Award

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - $5,000 prize!










"I depicted a nesting female keeping in mind the patients who are to be passing through the Segal Family Health Centre. Sitting comfortably in her nest, the birds posture and repose are meant to invite reflection and create a sympathetic connection with the viewer. The hummingbird has a soft place to rest, so too should the patients."

 Garvin Chinnia, 2017 Winner
A Soft Place to Rest
Oil on plexiglass panel,  48" x 78"


Thank you to the students and alumni who submitted their work for consideration. The shortlisted artists have been contacted.

Overview + Context.pdf 
IDEA Art Award Submission Form


First Capital Realty Inc. SPACE Award Competition
$5,000 Prize

Third year SPACE students are invited to participate in a concept development process and competition which will culminate in the winning student receiving a $5,000 award.

About the Competition
Competition Timeline
Participation Guidelines
Participation Agreement
About First Capital Realty Inc.

Questions? Contact



IDEA Art Award Winners 2010-2017

Garvin Chinnia, 2017
Liz Carter, 2016
Klaudia Niwa, 2015

Richard Heikkila-Sawan, 2014

Chad Durnford, 2013

Taralee Guild, 2012

Marten Sims, 2011
Krista Jahnke, 2010

First Capital Realty Inc. Public Sculpture Competition Winners 2014-2017

 Pippa Lattey, 2017
Artist Rendering
Jaymie Johnson, 2016
Learn more about Jaymie's sculpture.

Kai Choufour, 2015
Christian Zenga, 2014
Read the interview with Christian about his experience.