Christmas Card Artwork Contest for Children and Youth

The LATVIAN NATIONAL FEDERATION IN CANADA invites young people up to 18 years of age to participate in our Christmas card contest.

THE CONTEST: Use any technique (drawing, painting, printmaking, app, digital art, photography), to create artwork for a Christmas Card showing what a Latvian Christmas means to you OR what you would like it to be (e.g., traditions, activities, foods). Use any medium of your choice (e.g. drawing, painting, applique, digital art, photography) on a paper sized 5” x 7” up to a maximum of 8.5” x 11”.

DEADLINE: All entries must be received no later than Sunday, December 10, 2023. They can be sent by email to Entries sent by mail must be postmarked no later than Monday, December 4, 2023. PRIZES: There will be a cash prize of $150 for the overall winner and smaller prizes in each age category and for honourable mentions. If the overall winner’s work is submitted by a teacher or school on behalf of a child, the teacher will receive $100 to be used toward school or art supplies for their class. HOW TO SUBMIT: If sending by email, artwork must be scanned and sent as a high-quality PDF file (300 dpi) to Please do not send photographs of the artwork. If mailing, please send your submission to: the Latvian National Federation in Canada, 4 Credit Union Drive, Toronto ON M4A 2N8. Please provide your name, contact information, and age on a separate sheet and submit it with the artwork. Do NOT write your name on the Christmas card design, so that our judges can judge fairly. One entry per person, please. JUDGING: A panel of judges will look for originality and creativity. The panel will select one overall winner and runners-up in each category. Honourable mentions may also be selected. The winner’s artwork will be used on LNAK’s Christmas card for this year. Please enter in the following categories: 1. up to 7 years of age; 2. from 8 to 13 years; 3. from 14 to 18 years. Judges will be provided with anonymous entries only. Please note all submitted artwork becomes the property of LNAK to be used on LNAK materials, website, and in other relevant media with proper attribution at LNAK’s discretion. The Latvian National Federation in Canada is the central organization for Latvians in Canada. LNAK provides support for educational, cultural, and heritage initiatives in Canada. Through this contest, we hope to encourage the exploration of Latvian heritage and help ensure a Latvian future in Canada. Questions? Please send us an email.