Visual Art Competition

Call for submissions 2021

We are pleased to open the competition for the Heath Humanities award for Best Visual Art work

produced by a Cumming School of Medicine continuing undergraduate medical student.

The work is to be an original piece using techniques such as:

  • Drawing
  • Comics – single image or story
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

Your work is to be a response to a phrase attributed to philosopher Heraclitus,

    “Everything changes & nothing stands still”

Deadline 2021 September 3.

Each winner will

  • Receive a cash prize
    • 1st $200
    • 2nd $100
  • Have an image of their work published in The Longview and on the Calgary Health Humanities website.
  • Have the opportunity to display their work.

Submissions will be judged anonymously by a committee of three with expertise in healthcare and art.

To allow anonymous judging, one copy should have no personal identifying information and the other should include your name, email address and phone number.

Please submit two images of your work in jpeg format to rosenal@ucalgary.ca.

Purpose: This award was created to encourage and celebrate creative work by medical students that explores the illness experience from the perspective of the sufferer and/or the caregiver. It is meant to inspire self-reflection and a deeper and broader understanding of illness and healthcare by both the artist and the viewer. 

2020

1st Prize

Artist Lukas Grajauskas

Looking In

2020

2nd Prize

Artist Sonya Soh

In the operating room

2019

1st Prize

Artist Jeanie Lee

I Hear You

2017

1st Prize

Artist Ainna Randhawa

2019

2nd Prize

Artist Emily Macphail

Interface

2017