The
Prize

The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity, and creativity.

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Prize
Categories

$20,000

SALT SPRING PRIZE
THE JOAN MCCONNELL AWARD

Chosen by consensus of the jury.

Donated by Joan McConnell

$6,000

SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE RESIDENCY

All finalists are eligible through an application process.

$4,000 X 4

JUROR’S CHOICE AWARDS

Four awards of $4,000, each selected by one of the jurors.

$8,000

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

1st prize — $3,500
2nd prize — $2,500
3rd prize — $1,000
Youth vote — $1,000

Chosen by viewers online and in person.

About
the jury

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.

Learn about our 2023/24 jury

SSNAP 2021/22
Finalists

SSNAP 2021/22 received 2,756 submissions from Canadian artists.

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