Applications for the 2025 Calgary Stampede Youth Poster Competition are now closed. We would like to thank everyone that applied!

Look for applications for the 2026 Calgary Stampede Youth Poster Competition to open in Fall 2024.


Posters Distributed Annually


in Educational Scholarships


the first year the poster tradition began


  • Contestants must be Alberta residents aged 15-24.

  • All 2D Mediums welcome.


  • The top 30 artists will have a unique opportunity to learn and elevate their skills at a Masterclass Workshop taught by experienced local artists.

  • The top 8 artists will refine their skills through one-on-one mentorship and artistic development coaching to help their poster vision come to life.

  • Finalists will also learn about The Calgary Stampede through a variety of inspiring experiences, highlighting western hospitality, inclusivity, culture and community spirit.


  • First Place: A once in a lifetime experience showcasing your art as the Calgary Stampede Poster Artist. You will also receive:

    • A $10,000 scholarship

    • The opportunity to ride in the iconic Calgary Stampede Parade as the Ambassador of the program

    • Invitations to special events

    • The chance for public speaking engagements to a variety of audiences

    • Television appearances and interviews with local media

  • Second Place: $5,000 scholarship

  • Third Place: $2,500 scholarship

  • Places Four through Eight: $500 educational funding

  • Top Eight: Free art supplies

The Dustin Peers Memorial Scholarship is generously funded through the Brandon Flock Foundation.

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