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Each year we get hundreds of entries from youths all across Canada for our original art, video & photo contest about the importance of forests to our lives, lands and lifestyles. Some of these youth submissions make local & national news.

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Every year, for almost two decades FORED has offered a contest designed to get Indigenous youth to work with their elders to share this valuable history as a legacy through art, photography and video storytelling.  One of our annual youth winners, Quinn, who happens to have autism, was featured in the Northern View and other BC newspapers.


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FORED Award Inspires
Post-Secondary Art Dream

Lynnea Holmstrom, Indigenous youth art winner from Osoyoos Indian Band

"As for her future, art looks to be very much in the centre of it all. “I would like to travel and do art,” she says when asked what she sees for her future. Lynnea will get her first small taste of that dream when she makes a journey to Vancouver in July to attend a two-week art program for teens at Emily Carr University’s Junior Arts Institute (JAI).   

Alanea explained that she contacted the JAI after hearing about the program. “As soon as I said that she had won the contest and sent them a photo of her work it was like, ‘Okay, she’s in!’”
-Oliver Times Chronicle.  Also in Penticton Western News.

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Indigenous Youth Wins FORED Contest

A West Vancouver student has taken home a prize for an annual Indigenous focused artwork contest, for a piece inspired by  missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW).

Entitled ‘A forlorn Haida mother remembers her daughter’, the artwork, which won the annual FORED BC Society contest, represents the anguish and devastation felt by mothers of the countless missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, said its artist, 15-year-old Rockridge Secondary School student Keenawaii Schubert-Johnson.



A selection of news articles featuring FORED BC programs and youths.

News & Media: Services

Interior News

Gitxsan youth wins traditional knowledge and medicine artwork contest.

BC Local News

Heart of the City: Quinn Smith Has What it Takes

Kelowna Daily Courier

Two Okanagan students were winners in FORED BC’s Traditional Knowledge and Medicine-themed artwork contest.

Squamish Chief

A student from Squamish has won an artwork contest for her drawing about the benefits of having forests in B.C. Luna, a student at Squamish Waldorf School, was one of six participants chosen from hundreds of entries from across the province.

Revelstoke Review

Lutza Berkenbosch’s art poster was one of three selected by FORED BC Society (For Education about our environment and its natural resources) from hundreds of entries during a fall contest.

Nelson Daily

Matthew Berg of the CHEK ABC DL School in Nelson came away with the Primary prize in the recent National Forest Week/FORED BC Society contest.

Coast Reporter

Two students at Madeira Park Elementary School have each won a $50 prize in a provincial artwork contest honouring National Forest Week.

Alaska Highway News

Fort St. John's Sophie Zaldy, a Grade 6 student at Ecole Central Elementary, has won a provincial artwork and photography award as part of National Forest Week.

Vernon Morning Star

Sekoija Spencer, a Falkland Elementary student, won first place in the FORED BC Traditional Knowledge and Medicine-themed poster contest.

Williams Lake Tribune

An 11-year-old from Tl’etinqox has won a provincial award for her poster design in FORED BC’s Traditional Knowledge and Medicine-themed artwork contest.


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So many youths have contributed to our contests. We salute their accomplishments.

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