Seeking Art for the
2025 Bruce Trail Conservancy Calendar

Submit your artwork by 4:30 pm, March 22, 2024

We’re seeking original artworks for the 2025 BTC Calendar that feature nature, animals, landscapes, heritage and people along the Bruce Trail.

We invite you to join the hundreds of artists who have depicted stunning scenes from the Trail in our calendars since 1969. We want to see the beauty of the Bruce Trail through your artistic eye: show us winter wonderlands, spring thaws, verdant summer vistas, and the warm colours of autumn.

A panel of judges will choose 13 pieces for inclusion in the calendar. All artwork remains the property of the artist and will be returned as soon as possible. Each artist who enters will receive a complimentary copy of the 2025 calendar. Selected artists will receive five complimentary copies of the 2025 calendar and a free one-year BTC membership for themselves or to give as a gift.

All profits from calendar sales go toward the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy: Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.

Subject matter: Must depict or be related to the Bruce Trail or Niagara Escarpment – scenery, flora, fauna, historic sites, etc. Artwork is chosen for each month to reflect the appropriate season. 

Formatting: LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION, dimensions no smaller than 7½” x 10½” (the finished size of the calendar).

Medium: Original paintings, drawings, textiles, or other 2D media excluding photographs (for consistency and style, photographs are not included in the calendar). 

Submitting your artwork: Mail or deliver your artwork to the Bruce Trail Conservancy office, or email a high-resolution, high-quality photo of your piece (addresses below). If a digital copy is sent and your piece is chosen, arrangements will be made to ensure quality reproduction. 

You may submit as many pieces as you like, but only one piece per artist will be chosen. We may receive more submissions for some seasons than others, making them more competitive. If you choose to send in multiple pieces, we suggest including those that showcase different seasons for a greater chance of being selected.

Information required with your submission:

• Your name, address & phone number
• Medium used
• Title of the piece of work
• Location along the Bruce Trail

If dating work on the front, please omit the month.

Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024

All artwork is to be received at the Bruce Trail Conservancy office by 4:30 pm to be considered.

Physical/courier address: 55 Head St, Suite 101, Dundas, ON L9H 3H8 

Canada Post address: PO Box 857, Hamilton, ON L8N 3N9

For more information about the calendar or to submit digitally, contact Bryan Kellam at or 1-800-665-4453 ext. 242

Artwork above: Colpoy’s Creek at Kribs Road by Brian Wheeler, River Kwai Side Trail by Carol Harris, On the Birch Trail by MaryLou Hurley, The Harmless One by Mark Nadjiwan.

All above artwork is featured in our 2024 Bruce Trail Conservancy Calendar.

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