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Annual Studio Art Student Exhibition

Each year, Studio Art students are invited to submit their artwork for the Annual Studio Art Student Exhibition! Students may submit up to 3 artworks produced in the last 12 months. This is your chance to showcase your work and receive prizes. Prize sponsors include Japanese Paper Place, FADO Performance Art Centre, Trinity Square Video & more.

Stay tuned for information about call for submissions in Winter 2023.

Learn more about the past award winners, the jurors and the FAQ section below!

This event is proudly sponsored by the U of T affinity partners: Manulife and TD Insurance.  


Annual Studio Art Student Exhibition FAQ

How many artworks can I submit?

You can submit a maximum of 3 artworks. Use one form per artwork submission. 

The artwork that I would like to submit was a group project, can I submit this?

Yes, as long as you contact your other team members, and everyone agrees.

Do I need to be in the country to submit?

No, as long as you have completed the entry form and submit your photo documentation or video you are good to go. However, be mindful you will only be eligible for video or documentation awards.

Do artworks have to be produced in UofT Studio Art class or can they be produced on our own time?

Artwork submissions are not limited to class projects. It can be a project that you produced on your own time. Only submit artworks that have been made in the last year, since the last Annual Studio Art Student Exhibition.

I want to submit my video but what do I put down for dimensions?

On your submission, write down your video’s aspect ratio, such as: 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720. The video format must be in mp4. Make sure to state the video duration.

Am I responsible to install the TV screen if I have a video?

You only need to provide the correct video format, which is mp4. However, we may need assistance to install the TV screens. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Media Technician, Manolo Lugo (

What do I do if my video has sound, do I need to supply headphones?

No, you don’t need to supply your own headphones.

Can I submit a sound work?

Yes. Submit a WAV file with your submissions form. Up to 1GB is allowed. Specify the duration.

Can I submit a website work?

Yes. Provide us with a url and any other instructions. You will not be able to alter the website once you complete your submission.

If my work is a series or a triptych, does it count as 1 submission?

Yes, however, you need to state how many components there are to the overall work, including the final size of the entire series or triptych.

If I document my work, are there resources I can look up?

If you have questions about how to document your work, watch the 2D & 3D documentation videos (2D Documentation PW: ACMStudio and 3D Documentation PW: ACMStudio) 

Do I need to install my own work?

Yes, you are responsible to install your own work on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. The artwork location list will be sent to you via email. The list will also be posted on the AA3rd floor bulletin board beside the elevator and next to Gallery 1265. 

Installation tools such as hammers, electric drills, measuring tapes, levels and hardware such as nails and screws will be available in each installation areas. Consider bringing your own tools/hardware so that you are assured of easy access to what you need.

Where and when can I see the exhibition in-person?

The artworks will be available for viewing on March 23 through March 25, 2022. The location of the artworks will be AA 3rd floor, Gallery 1265 and HW309. 

Where and when will the award results be announced and where?

This year we will have a celebration ceremony at HW Patio and the Meeting Place from 4:30pm-7:30pm on Thursday March 24. The awards will be distributed then, with the awards ceremony beginning at approximately 5:15pm. The award ceremony will also be live-streamed on YouTube (YouTube link will be announce on this page:

If I win how will I get my award?

As this is an in-person event, you are encouraged to attend the celebration evening. Award recipients will receive their award at the celebration. If you are not able to attend and you receive an award, you will be contacted directly, and arrangements will be made for you to receive your award at that time. 

Can I win more than one award?

If you’re lucky, yes!