Equinox 2017

Do you have a passion for the arts? Have you ever thought about using your skills to promote sustainability and ecological action? If so, register to participate in Equinox, an ecological art competition that encourages youth to think critically about the environment, and share your creative work while creating discussion for important environmental issues.

Open to all high school students in the YRDSB and TDSB, the competition allows students to express their ideas about the environment through the arts. Showcase your love for the environment through one of four categories: Digital media, traditional media, video arts, and writing, and win participation in a unique environmental conference featuring keynote speakers at the Artscape Youngplace centre!


WHERE: Artscape Youngplace

180 Shaw Street, Toronto, Ontario



WHEN: April 2, 2017, 3:30-8:30 P.M.

  • sign-up deadline: March 18
  • submission deadline: March 24


WHY: Prizes & Environmental Conference! ♥



  • There are four possible submission categories:
    • Digital Media (Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Art)
      • Photography must be submitted as a photo gallery of maximum 10 photos
    • Traditional Media (Visual Art, Crafts)
    • Video (Animation, Music, Short Film)
      • Timeframe of 5-10 minutes
    • Written (Poetry, Short Story, Essay)
  • Submissions must be individual except for the Video category, which may have a team of up to ten people.
  • Students/Teams are only allowed one submission per category.
  • The sign-up deadline is Saturday, March 18th.
  • The submission deadline is Friday, March 24th at 11:59 P.M.
    • Submissions must be emailed to equinox@yenyr.com
    • Submissions must be in pdf or image format
  • Top teams will win participation in the Artscape Youngplace environmental conference on April 2, 2017.
    • The conference will include snacks and keynote speakers
    • Participants must bring/print their submissions themselves in a manner appropriate for display
    • Traditional media participants must bring their own display stands/easels
    • Video submissions must be brought on a USB
    • Participants should bring a short artist statement (max. 400 words)
      • The statement should describe their piece, including the media used and the name(s) of the artist(s)
  • First place winners from each category will receive a gift package prize.


Good Luck!