Art Here unveils the winners of the 2018 edition!

Newad is proud to announce the names of all 15 winners of the 2018 edition of its Art Here contest!

This marks the ninth edition of this national visual arts contest, which aims to promote artists from across the country.

This year, nearly 700 artworks were submitted, which the jury whittled down to a shortlist of its 35 favourite paintings, photographs and illustrations. The Canadian public was then called upon to vote for their favourites among the 35 artworks, ultimately crowning the 14 prizewinners of this 2018 edition, now displayed at

The 2018 Art Here winners are Abhishek Wagle, Alyssa Green, Anthony Reynolds, Eleni Tsatsanis, Emilie Darlington, Faez Alidoosti, Gabriel Forrester, Hinavai Brillant, Johannie Rouillard, Maileen Mabuyo, Peyton Blake, Remi Yuan, Sam Woolman, Red Illustrations and Veronique Perron.

Art Here is a philanthropic initiative by Newad, Canada’s digital indoor advertising leader. The prizewinning artworks will be on display throughout the year via Newad’s national advertising network.

“We are proud to provide these artists with the incredible opportunity to have their work displayed across the country, as well as via our online platform, It is important for us to continue to encourage and promote the work of Canadian artists by providing them a platform to showcase their talent,” explains Martine Desjardins, Executive Vice-President, Marketing, Communications and Content at Newad.

Art Here 2019: the contest is now open!
Launched in 2009, Art Here is an annual contest that rewards artists who submit their work via the platform. The 2019 edition is already open to artists, who have until December 31, 2019 to submit their illustrations, photographs, paintings, sculptures and digital creations. Since the contest’s inception, over 4,700 artists have submitted more than 6,800 images to this uploading and viewing platform.

Gaby Beaudoin
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
514-278-3222 ext. 266