Seasonal Art Contest

*Painting by Jamie Cooke, Arthur Voaden S.S., 2017

View the Winning Entries from our 2019 Seasonal Art Contest 

Design our Seasonal Greeting Card

All students are encouraged to create an original work of art for the cover of our seasonal Thames Valley greeting card.

The winning card designs will be sent to members of the community from Mark Fisher, Director of Education and our Board Chair. 

Also, if selected, your artwork may be reproduced along with other student selections to create a holiday package of cards for next holiday season (2020) to raise money for The Caring Fund. This fund provides emergency assistance for students in the Thames Valley District School Board in need. 


The six card designs will feature the student artwork in each of the following categories:

  • Special Education
  • Primary (JK – Grade 3)
  • Junior (Grades 4-6)
  • Senior (Grades 7-8)
  • Secondary (Grades 9-12)
  • Adult and Continuing Education

The contest is open until November 25, 2019 and the winners will be announced early December. All submissions must be the original artwork of the student, follow a winter theme and can be created using various media, such as photography, paint, crayon, collage and pastel or computer-generated graphics.

Criteria for Artwork

  • All submissions must be the original artwork of the student; no copyright images and/or subjects accepted.
  • Please ensure art work is generic, and features winter themes only (traditional symbols such as Santa and Christmas trees will not be considered).
  • Acceptable entry media include photography, computer graphics, paint, crayon, collage, pencil, pastel, and mixed media.
  • If a finalist featured people in a photograph, a permission form MUST be signed by the guardian of the subject, prior to card creation.
  • Final Card size will be 5" x 7" - size of submitted artwork should be proportional (same shape or close).
  • Larger artwork is preferred, and will be reduced to fit.
  • Horizontal or vertical format acceptable.
  • Each entry must be labeled with student’s name, teacher’s name, student’s grade, and school name. 


How to Submit your Artwork

Please roll or package the artwork carefully and ensure the information label is affixed to the art. Artwork may be submitted via the Board courier or delivered to the Ed Centre by the deadline of November 25, 2019.

Send by Board courier to:

Greeting Card Contest
TVDSB Communications Department
1250 Dundas St., London
Re: Greeting Card Contest

Schools, classes or groups of students may send submissions packaged together, but please ensure the individual pieces of art are labelled separately by each artist.

Artwork such as photography or computer generated art may be submitted by email with the label information included. Email Michelle Rees at:


Photo Gallery: Seasonal Art Contest winners will appear here on the public site.

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