JANUARY 3, 2025
May 31, 2025
Week of July 14, 2025
September 27, 2025
Exhibition and voting opens
October 24, 2025
October 25, 2025
The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity, and creativity.
Chosen by consensus of the jury.
Donated by Joan McConnell
All finalists are eligible through an application process. Artist residency details are announced here.
Donated by The Wettstein Family
Four awards of $4,000, each selected by one of the jurors.
1st prize — $3,500 Donated by the Wilding Foundation
2nd prize — $2,500 Donated by Nina and John Cassils
3rd prize — $1,000 Donated by the Wilding Foundation
Youth vote — $1,000 Donated by the Wilding Foundation
Chosen by viewers online and in person.
The jury is made up of four eminent Canadian artists, curators, and collectors, operating independently from the SSNAP Society.
A new jury is selected for each SSNAP exhibition and the artists’ identities are anonymous to the jury during the finalist selection process. After finalists have been selected, jurors travel to Salt Spring Island to select the winners of the Salt Spring Prize and the Juror’s Choice Awards at an in-situ viewing of the exhibition.
SSNAP 2021/22 received 2,756 submissions from Canadian artists.