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July 3-12 2015

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2021 Poster Competition

Applications CLOSED | 2021 Poster Competition currently underway

About the Calgary Stampede Youth Poster Competition

 

The Calgary Stampede Youth Poster Competition is a unique youth achievement opportunity that provides talented youth with the opportunity to showcase their talent on a world stage. Generously funded by the Brandon Flock Foundation, this program is one of Canada’s largest art scholarships. Talented young artists between the ages of 15-24 from across Alberta are invited to submit their artwork each fall for the chance to design the artwork for the Calgary Stampede Poster and take home the first place prize of a $10,000 scholarship.

 

Applications for the 2022 competition will open in the spring of 2020.

POSTER FACTS
40,000 Posters Distributed Annually
$20,000 in Educational Scholarships
1908 the first year the poster tradition began

COMPETITION DETAILS


Inspired

  • Contestants must be Alberta residents aged 15-24.
  • All 2D Mediums welcome.


Learn

  • The top 30 artists will have a unique opportunity to learn and elevate their skills at a Masterclass Workshop taught by experienced local artists.
  • The top 8 artists will refine their skills through one-on-one mentorship and artistic development coaching to help their poster vision come to life.
  • Finalists will also learn about The Calgary Stampede through a variety of inspiring experiences, highlighting  western hospitality, inclusivity, culture and community spirit.


Experience

  • First Place: A once in a lifetime experience showcasing your art as the Calgary Stampede Poster Artists. You will also receive:
    • A $10,000 scholarship
    • The opportunity to ride in the iconic Calgary Stampede Parade as the Ambassador of the program
    • Invitations to special events
    • The chance for public speaking engagements to a variety of audiences
    • Television appearances and interviews with local media
  • Second Place: $5,000 scholarship
  • Third Place: $2,500 scholarship
  • Places Four through Eight: $500 educational funding
  • Top Eight: Free art supplies

Funding generously provided by The Brandon Flock Foundation.


The Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

The Poster Competition is about more than the selection of a poster for the Calgary Stampede; the competition focuses on youth achievement and development by fostering and developing artistic skills. This program takes youth on a journey of craftsmanship and creation, an experience just as valuable as claiming the top prize. 

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