Contest Details

The Future of Medicine Art Contest (FoMAC), open to rural Albertan high school students in grade 10-12, is now accepting submissions for Spring 2024!

Share your perspective and make a difference

What could healthcare look like in your community in 20 years? Through this contest, FoMAC is hoping to discover bright and creative minds who may want to consider Rural Healthcare as a future path. Our healthcare system is under significant strain, but we believe in mentoring and guiding our Rural students to become part of the solution.


Contest open until April 26, 2024

Open to Grade 10-12 students in a rural Albertan community. Check our list to see if you are eligible!

A list of rural Albertan communities

Permitted Artwork

A drawing or painting will be accepted. This includes: pencil, crayons, markers, watercolour, acrylic, oil, digital illustration, etc.

Contest rules

Man taking photo of painting

Submission Format

You may only submit (1) high quality photograph or scan of your artwork.

Files may be in JPG, PNG, EPS, or PDF.

Submit Your Project

How to Enter the Contest

Effective March 1, 2024, attach (1) image of your original artwork, along with a signed entry form and release form, and email us at

Congratulations to our 2023 Grade 11 winner, Vladyslava P., from Provost, AB!

Original Artwork

Artwork must be submitted digitally as either a high quality photograph or scan of your work.

Official Rules & Entry

Download copies of our:

Email Us

Attach and send:

  1. Your artwork,
  2. signed entry form, and
  3. and signed release form

to before May 17, 2024.


This Contest is open to legal residents of Alberta who at the time of entry are enrolled as Grade 10, 11 and 12 students in a High School in one of the rural Alberta municipalities listed here. In the case of individuals under 18 years of age, such individual’s parent or legal guardian must consent to these rules and their child’s entry in the contest. Employees of the Sponsor, its affiliated companies, contest administrators, and any other parties engaged in the development, production, or distribution of Contest materials, and those living in the same household are not eligible to enter. By participating in this Contest, Entrants (or their parent or legal guardian, as applicable), acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by, these Contest Rules. Entrants (or their parent or legal guardian, as applicable), who do not comply with any of the Contest Rules are subject to disqualification by the Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Submission Format

Artwork must be submitted digitally as either a high quality photograph or a scan of your work. You may take a photo using your smart phone. You may only submit (1) high quality photograph or scan of your artwork. Files may be in JPG, PNG, EPS, or PDF.

Please recognize that you may only submit ONE photograph, so select a photo that best demonstrates your work.

A poor photograph can lessen the appeal of even the most incredible artwork. As winners will be selected to include their photograph in an upcoming book, we ask that you ensure you keep the original source file of your photograph should we ask for a higher resolution at a later date.

Copyright and Release Forms

Only original artwork will be accepted! The Artwork must be an original drawing or painting. The Artwork must not include any photographs of the likeness of another person. When submitting your artwork, you must also submit our official signed entry form and release form.

Entries that contain misappropriated or unlicensed copyright or trademark protected imagery are void. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, low resolution, damaged, garbled, computer or artificially generated or otherwise irregular, or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Contest Rules are void. Any attempt or suspected attempt to use automatic, programmed or otherwise illicit means to enter the Contest, or any other methods not authorized by these Contest Rules, for example, but not limited to, creating multiple accounts, identities, or registrations, all in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, shall be deemed as tampering and may disqualify you from entering, participating, and/or winning a prize. Entrants (or their parents or legal guardians, as applicable) grant Sponsor a non-exclusive licence to use all Artwork for any purpose, including replicating and publishing the Artwork in the Publication, and irrevocably transfer and assign all intellectual property rights associated with the Artwork to Sponsor. Proof of transmission (for example, screenshots or captures) does not constitute proof of entry or receipt of an Entry.

Judging Criteria

The Sponsor shall select the grand prize winner, and twelve other winners, on the basis of originality, insight and artistic excellence, and any other criteria as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Selected Entrants will be deemed winners if they meet all of the eligibility criteria set out in these Contest Rules. If a Selected Entrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, they will be disqualified. Before being declared a winner, Selected Entrants (or their parent or legal guardian, as applicable) will be required to: (i) sign and return the Sponsor’s Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release form (“Winner Release”); and (ii) comply with all other Contest Rules, all in the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

Award Details

One submission will win the grand prize of $1,000.00 and will be featured in a publication on young rural perspectives on healthcare in Alberta.

One submission will win the second place price of $500, and one submission will win the third place prize of $250.

A dozen submissions will be given an honourable mention and included in a publication on young rural perspectives on healthcare in Alberta.

All winners will also have the opportunity to receive mentorship in their chosen healthcare field. This will be a chance for students to speak directly with practitioners in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, etc. to help support and plan their future.

Winners are expected to be announced in early June 2024.

All Winners (or their parent or legal guardian, as applicable), must sign the Sponsor’s Winner Release to: (i) consent to use of the submitted Artwork in the Publication; (ii) confirm compliance with all Contest Rules; (iii) release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliated companies, subsidiaries and counsel and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders, successors, agents, advisors, assignees, and all others associated with the administration, development, and execution of the Contest.

Printable Contest Posters for Clinics and High Schools

To help spread the word about our contest, you are welcome to download and print these posters to put up at your clinic or high school!

For Health Clinics: (PDF | JPG)
For Rural High Schools: (PDF | JPG)