Students may include whatever information they believe is necessary for the jury to visualize their projects. However, they must complete an entry form that includes the following:

  • Statement describing the concept of the project
  • Budgets showing how they will use their project funds
  • Timelines demonstrating how they plan on realizing their concept
  • Biography for each artist involved on the project, detailing the artist’s background
  • Images submitted in a PDF in 8.5”x11” LANDSCAPE format. They may include sketches, photo-collages, samples of previous artwork related to the project (10 images MAXIMUM)
  • OR a students may submit a short video (3 minute video/audio MAXIMUM, in .MOV format)


Students must submit their PDF entries by Monday February 6, 2017. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.


On Wednesday, February 8 (11:30-12:30), ECUAD students will have 3-minutes to “pitch” their proposals to the ECUAD Faculty Association. Students are not required to present their submissions, but it is a chance for them to speak directly to the jury who will decide which ten projects will be funded. Up to 10 winners will be announced Feb. 10.


The Future of Education Campaign Coordinators and Emily Carr Faculty Association will select 10 Finalists and announce the results at 10am on Tuesday, February 7. The Finalists will be determined based on the following criteria, looking at content, technique and impact:

  • Merit/Integrity – Does the project demonstrate excellence and advance the art form?
  • Feasibility – Does the proposal demonstrate a workable timetable and budget, and does the project seem achievable given these constraints? Has the artist demonstrated capacity in the past to complete the project?
  • Clarity and Vitality – Does the project demonstrate a clear and concise message that can instigate change? If the project is abstract, does it prompt the viewer to ask questions relevant to the Campaign?
  • Originality – Does the work violate or infringe on any copyrights or trademarks? Has it been cleared? The work must not appropriate music or images without an agreement for use. External content must be properly acknowledged or cited.
  • Artistic Risk – How ambitious is the project, and does it present a sufficient challenge for the artist?
  • Functionality – Can your artwork help increase public support for funding to Post-Secondary education and bring attention to student debt, assist and motivate politicians to make changes to the current system, etc.
  • Safety and Compensation – Does the project ensure working conditions are safe for artists, assistants, participants, etc. and that they are all fairly compensated for their contributions?