State of the Arts Scholarship

October 31, 2022

Banksy, Margaret Atwood, and Damien Hirst are hosting a party and you’re invited. At the party, you get to talk to them (and many other artists) about their work, their inspirations, and the meanings behind their projects. What do you think they would say? We want to hear your thoughts on how your favourite artists use their creative talents to encourage social change, and you could win $1,000*.

How to Apply

  • Be a current student at a Canadian high school, College, University of CEGEP or currently accepted to attend an accredited Canadian College or University.
  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Be a member of Student Life Network
  • Agree to the Terms of Application

Applicants will be required to provide a completed application including:

  • A personal statement demonstrating a passion for art and society.
  • What makes you a deserving recipient
  • How the scholarship would influence your academic and career goals
  • Optional videos or imagery to support your entry

A panel of judges appointed by the Sponsor will judge each applicant’s submission on the basis of the following weighted criteria:

  1. Demonstrated Interest in Art & Politics: 30 points
  2. Creativity and Originality of the Submission: 30 points
  3. Overall Quality of the Contestants’ Submission: 40 points
  • Total Score Maximum 100 points

Applicants will not receive their scores. Judging will be completed on or about November 25th, 2022 and the scholarship winner will be announced on the 99 Scholarships website on or about December 12th, 2022.

In the event of a tie between two or more entries based on total Score, the entrant associated with the entry—from amongst all such entries that are tied—with the highest score on Overall Quality of the Contestants’ Submission will be deemed to be the eligible winner of CIBC State of the Arts Prize. In the event there continues to be a tie between two or more entries based on the score, all entrant entries that are still tied will be entered into a random draw conducted by the Contest Judges for the CIBC State of the Arts Prize. See contest rules for more details.