Youth Art Challenge

*Open to First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth, 13 – 17 years old

We want to see your painting, drawing, sketching skills!  Prize money for 1st ($300), 2nd ($200), and 3rd ($100) place winners!  

ONLY the first 24 registrants will be entered into the challenge.

Online registration opens on July 20, right here!  


  • Open to Indigenous, Metis and Inuit youth 13 – 17 years of age;
  • Permission from parent or guardian is required and indicated on the registration form;
  • There is NO entry fee;
  • We will only accept the first 24 registrations;
  • Youth artists will be informed if their registration has been accepted.



  • Once registration is closed, you will be informed of the ‘theme’ for the art challenge;
  • Your artwork must represent that ‘theme’;
  • You will have one week to complete your work of art – you can paint, draw or sketch;
  • You must complete your own artwork;
  • You will need to provide a photo of your artwork, and another photo of you with your artwork; 
  • The photo of your artwork will be posted on the Manito Ahbee website, as well as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube;



  • Your artwork will be voted on by a group of artists, who will choose the top 3, 1st ($300), 2nd ($200) and 3rd ($100) place winners;
  • Winners will be notified and will have their photo with their artwork posted on all Manito Ahbee Festival social media;

Cash Prize:  We will discuss with parent or guardian the best way to have your winnings sent to you.