WHAT IS THE CANADIAN INNOVATION VISUAL ART CONTEST (CIAC)?
CONTEST ELIGIBILITY & FORMAT: APRIL 13- 27, 2024
Visual Art Project
Create an artwork highlighting futuristic innovations over the next three decades. The goal is to envision the year 2050 through your imagination.
Submit a pdf of your original artwork between April 1-30. All art forms, such as digital drawing, canvas painting, sketching etc., are allowed. Artwork should have an aspect ratio of 2:3. If you are creating physical artwork, please use 12x18 inches of canvas or paper and send a photo or scanned copy of your work. We may request you to bring artwork so that we can exhibit it during the award ceremony.
In 1899, a group of French illustrators led by Jean-Marc Côté was tasked with imagining what France would look like in the year 2000. Their ideas weren’t always on the money, but many have been realized, albeit not precisely according to the original drawings. These futuristic pictures were released in four installments in 1899, 1900, 1901, and 1910 and took the form of cigarette/cigar box inserts and, later, postcards.
Images below are shared to fuel your imagination. In 1899, People imagined what we could do in 2000. Can you share what we may do differently in 2050 using your imagination and artwork?