Recognizing NSCAD students for their outstanding work.

NSCAD University is proud to host the NSCAD Student Art Award. This celebration of achievement rewards talented NSCAD students with one $5,000 purchase grand prize, and nine $1,000 best-in-category prizes. The grand prize winning artwork will also be added to the President’s Art Bank, part of NSCAD University’s permanent collection.

The award builds upon the 10-year legacy of the Starfish Student Art Awards. The 2022 gala event will take place on May 6, 2022, at 7 p.m. at Port Campus.

Join us for an exhibition and reception with live music, a walking jewellery show and art sale, food, and a cash bar. Please note — masks will be required at the event.

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Next gala

May 6, 2022, 7 p.m., at Port Campus

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the NSCAD Student Art Award recognizes and promotes exceptional students and gives emerging artists broad visibility as they embark upon their careers. 

Congratulations to the finalists!

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NSCAD selects 2022 Student Art Award finalists

NSCAD University is thrilled to announce the 10 finalists for the 2022 NSCAD Student Art Award. This award recognizes and promotes exceptional work made by NSCAD students.

“The Student Art Award finalists are selected by faculty for their remarkable work, which is no small feat when you’re among a hugely talented student body,” said Dr. Sarah McKinnon, Interim President. “We are looking forward to celebrating these students and their art at the 2022 Student Art Award Gala where we can congratulate them all in person.”

Grace Boyd


Hannah Craig

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Amy Crosby


ada denil


ali dixon


Ivan Flores


keely hopkins


charlotte maclean


Jean Serutoke


Zehua Sun

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The entire process, from nominations to the naming of the grand prize winner, is designed to provide emerging artists with visibility as they embark on their careers.

NSCAD will announce this year’s grand prize winner at the Student Art Award Gala on May 6, 2022.