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

The IDEA Art Award is currently under review, and will not be awarded in 2019. Returning students will receive an update on the status of this award during the next academic year. 

Graduating Fine Arts students interested in the IDEA Art Award are still eligible for many other graduation awards in visual arts, which can be viewed here

For more information, please contact Eva Bouchard


IDEA Art Award Winners 2010-2018

Levi Nelson, 2018
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.