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, the Dustin Peers Memorial Scholarship 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.

Competition Details

  • Top 30 competitors to receive masters class workshop

  • Top 8 competitors to receive art supplies, workshop, working session at one of the Calgary Stampede's inspired spaces, mentorship from Calgary artists

  • Top 8 competitors to receive scholarships

  • Winner's poster art to be featured as the 2023 Calgary Stampede Poster

Criteria

  • Young artists age 15-24 - must be 15 as of December 3, 2021

  • Must be a current Alberta resident

  • Submission of any two or three still medium works from artist's current portfolio. The vision for the poster is not required in the initial application. Applicants will then create and submit their vision for the 2023 Calgary Stampede Poster once selected to the next round of the competition. If you have one piece which is considered western art please include it, however it is not a requirement for the initial application

  • Written statement of how being a part of the Young Artists program will impact you

  • Written personal statement describing what educational program you'd like to use the scholarship for

Before You Begin

Step 1:

ENSURE YOU HAVE THE MOST UP-TO DATE VERSION OF ADOBE READER DC https://get.adobe.com/reader/

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Step 2:

Prepare your documents; make sure they are properly cropped. For your images/documents to show up correctly on this form, you need to crop out the dead space around the image. Dead space is any unrequired parts of the image surrounding the item.

This applies to ALL image/document upload fields. (Proof of residency, artwork, reference letters).

If your submission contains items that are not cropped, making it hard to read or view, you may be asked to resubmit your entry. Your submission should fill the upload box as much as possible.

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Step 3:

SAVE the application form to your computer, and open it in Adobe Reader DC

Step 4:

Fill out the application form.

Save the file as “LastName,FirstName”

Proof of Alberta residency must be government issued ID

Step 5:

Email your application form to postercompetition@calgarystampede.com.

Application Form

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