A paint brush with teal, pink, and yellow stars at the brush end of the paint brush


What is SPARK!?

SPARK! is an annual juried art show and competition for Ajax children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We encourage all types of art media, including pen, pencil, paint, crayon, pastels, markers, or any combination of these. This year, SPARK! will be a virtual art show and competition. 

View our 2022 Virtual Art Book!

Voting is now closed! Thank you for participating!

2022 Winners:

JK - Grade 3
1.    Alice E., Grade 3, African Wild Dog
2.    Alexandria K., Grade 3, Wild
3.    Wali S., Grade 1, Sonic the Hedgehog
4.    Gabriella A., SK, Koala

Grades 4 - 6
1.    Katelyn E., Grade 6, The Croisshark
2.    Kritikaa J., Grade 6, Chickadee is Waiting for Spring
3.    Lovina, Grade 5, Photo from a Photobooth

Grades 7 - 8
1.    Adithi M., Grade 7, Radiant Light
2.    Henri B., Grade 7, Kitty Kat
3.    Poorvikaa, Grade 8, Sweet Temptations

Juror’s Award
Holly C., JK, Party Dance With Family

People’s Choice
Kanisha P., Grade 7, The Mountain Range

Important Dates: 

  • Virtual Art Show: Friday, March 4 – Wednesday, March 23
  • Online Reception: Saturday, March 26 on Zoom
  • Artwork pickup: Tuesday, April 5 – Sunday, April 10

Submitted artwork will be organized and judged in three categories: 

  • Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3    
  • Grades 4 to 6    
  • Grades 7 and 8   

Works will be independently juried by members of the PineRidge Arts Council. First, second, and third place awards will be given in each of the three grade-level categories. A People’s Choice Award will be given to the overall best in show, as chosen by online voting during the Virtual Art Show (March 4 – 23). An awards reception will be held virtually on March 26. 

Presented in partnership with the PineRidge Arts Council.