We are seeking school-aged artist submissions for the rooms of Q̓ʷalayu House, Campbell River's home away from home

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is holding a themed art show that will give all children and youth aged 6 – 18 the opportunity to create artwork for the rooms of Q̓ʷalayu House, Campbell River’s home away from home! We are encouraging children and youth in communities on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands to get involved in this fun project!

Virtual Art Show themes:

  • Hummingbird
  • Bear
  • Orca
  • Seal
  • Eagle
  • Elk
  • Butterfly
  • Salmon
  • Frog
  • Starfish (Sea star)
  • Rainbow


Please note the art show is open to all amateur young artists aged 6 – 18 who reside on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands. Artwork submissions will be open until March 26, 2021. Save this page and check back to view all artwork submissions! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Q̓ʷalayu House Virtual Art Show FAQ

Who is eligible to participate in this art show?

All amateur young artists aged 6 – 18 who live on Vancouver Island or the surrounding islands.

How many pieces of artwork per young artist?

Young artists can submit a maximum of three pieces.

What is the submission deadline?

All artwork must be received by March 26, 2021.

What if we want to create artwork for more than one theme?

You are welcome to create artwork for three different themes. The selected artwork will be displayed in the corresponding themed room, so please keep artwork to one theme per piece.

When will Q̓ʷalayu House entries be selected? How will artists be notified?

Once the show closes, it will take up to four weeks to review all submissions and make a final decision. Artists whose artwork is selected for Q̓ʷalayu House will be notified via phone and/or email.

What is my artwork being used for?

Your artwork will be displayed in a digital art show on this page. If your artwork is
selected for Q̓ʷalayu House, it will be framed and placed in the room corresponding to the theme of your art piece for families and children to enjoy during their stay at Q̓ʷalayu House. Below your artwork will be your first name, age, and title of your piece.

How many pieces of artwork will be selected?

At least two pieces of artwork will be selected for each theme. (22 pieces)

What can I use to create my artwork?

Markers, paints, watercolors, pastels, collage – as long as it is two-dimensional. All artwork must be submitted on 8.5” x11” paper to allow for framing and displaying on a wall.

Can I send in my artwork digitally?

No, unfortunately only mailed-in artwork will be accepted.

If my artwork isn’t selected, will I receive it back?

No, unfortunately, the artwork will not be returned.

I would like to submit a piece of artwork, but I cannot print the entry form. Can I still take part?

Yes, absolutely. Please handwrite the information required on a separate piece of paper and include it along with your submission.

Who can I reach out to if I have any questions during the show?

If you have any questions, please reach out to Aimee Kapil at aimee.kapil@islandkidsfirst.com.