The Growing Up Great Art Contest: It Really “Drew” a Crowd!

Over the summer, OCYI invited Ottawa’s kids and youth to enter the first official Growing Up Great Art Contest! Requesting that children and youth illustrate what “growing up great” means to them, the contest welcomed doodles, paintings, drawings and craft projects in two age categories. OCYI staff were overwhelmed and delighted by each beautiful piece that appeared digitally in the OCYI art contest inbox. We are grateful to each child and youth who participated in this event and for the opportunity to connect with and acknowledge a shining group of young artists across the city.


See some of our winners and their art below!

This story is part of the September 2022 Ovation. This story is also available in French.