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​PHT Indigenous Art Contest

Every year, since 1982, Peace Hills Trust hosts an Annual Indigenous Art Contest in support of our rich Indigenous Culture. The winner’s piece is then featured on our coveted wall calendar. To coincide with the Art Contest,​Peace Hills Trust hosts an Art Show where all remaining entries have a chance to be sold with 100% of the proceeds going directly back to the artist. 1st Place Winner will receive $5000.00, $3000.00 goes to the 2nd Place Winner and 3rd Place will win $2000.00. That’s $10,000.00 total prizes for the Adult category.​Watch for our Contest poster & entry form coming soon.

The Annual Contest & Show have proved to be an integral part of shaping our proud history and will remain an ongoing contribution to our Company’s support of Native Culture & Tradition.


Frequently Asked Questions


Download a contest entry form  Read the Contest Entry Rules.  Pack up your art work and entry form and send to :             

Peace Hills Trust Art Contest               
​10th Floor, 10011 – 109 Street NW        Edmonton AB T5J 3S8

The art contest will still happen with all safety measures in place. The corresponding art show may or may not be held in person and will be decided at a later date at the sole discretion of Peace Hills Trust considering all provincial and/or federal health restrictions. If the art show does not proceed, all non-winning adult entries shall be returned to entrants.

Unfortunately no, the Peace Hills Trust Art Contest only allows for 2-dimensional art pieces suitable for framing.

A work of art having its elements organized in terms of a flat surface, especially emphasizing the vertical and horizontal character of the picture plane. 

No. There is no theme.

No.  As long as the person who creates the art is of Indigenous descent (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) then it doesn’t matter what the subject matter is.

Yes. The rules state that adults can enter up to 10 pieces and all youth can enter up to 3 pieces.

1st Place Winner will receive $5,000.00 and your art piece will be featured on our wall calendar as well as an all expensed paid trip to our Art Show for that year.  2nd Place wins $3,000.00 and is featured on our desk calendars.  3rd Place wins $2,000.00 and is featured on our Christmas cards.  All winning entries then become a part of the Peace Hills Trust private collection.

***Please note above answer to restrictions regarding art show.

Peace Hills Trust has a coinciding Art Show after the Art Contest is over.   Your art piece will be in the art show with a chance to be sold and 100% of the proceeds sent back to you.  Unless you do not want your art to be in the show then please contact us, and we will send your art back to you.

***Please note above answer to restrictions regarding art show.

No. Peace Hills Trust does not judge the contest.  Peace Hills Trust appoints independant (non-staff) adjudicators to judge the contest. These adjudicators are different every year.

No.  Peace Hills Trust requires that you send the original art piece.

No.  Peace Hills Trust requires that you send the original art piece.