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Call for Student Artists

Submission deadline: May 31, 2024

Calling all Newmarket secondary school artists! We want to showcase your work on postcards at the new Postmark Hotel. We’re looking for original artwork to support the hotel’s goal of providing a welcoming, uplifting and inclusive experience for our guests. Up to five images will be selected, one per artist.

Postcards will be given to guests with their bills in the restaurants and may be provided as in-room gifts for guests. Postcards will not be for sale. The selected artists’ names will appear on the postcard and the image and artist’s name may be promoted on our website and in social media posts. Each selected artist will receive a special Postmark Hotel swag bag, 20 copies of the postcard and a guided art tour at the hotel with Archive Hospitality’s curator for the artist and 2 guests.


  • 2D media accepted: digital design or illustration, photography, drawing, printmaking, painting, collage
  • Artwork must be 4.25 x 6 inches or same aspect ratio, or work may be cropped to fit
  • Artwork must be original, created by the artist. Artwork can be created for this call or can be existing work.
  • Images can be colour or black and white
  • Images must be suitable for all ages and should support the hotel’s goal of providing a welcoming, uplifting and inclusive experience for our guests. Images can be abstract or representational. Portraits/photographs of people are not accepted.
  • If your image is selected and it is not a digital file (illustration or photograph) and the image submitted is not print quality, the Postmark Hotel will scan or photograph your artwork. Accepted artwork must be delivered to the hotel for scanning or photography.


This opportunity is open to secondary school students under 19 years old who live in Newmarket or attend secondary schools in Newmarket.

A signed parental consent form is required for all applicants under 18 years old.

Selected artists may be asked to provide proof of address and/or secondary school registration.

How to submit

Complete the application form and have your parent or guardian email the completed parental consent form.

You can submit 1 or 2 images for consideration. Images must be jpg, not larger than 4MB each. Submit your images by:

  • link in the application form (to Google Drive or other shared folder) OR
  • mail to art@thepostmarkhotel.ca. If submitting by email, the subject line must be “Postcard submission.”

If your image files are larger than 4MB each, your submission may not be received.

Image guidelines

If your original image is not a digital file (e.g. digital illustration or collage, digital photograph), please follow these guidelines:

  • Photograph the artwork straight on, not on an angle.
  • Flat, natural light is best (try photographing the work outside on an overcast day). Ensure that the lighting is even and there are no shadows or bright spots on the work.
  • If the work is currently framed under glass, remove it from the frame and glass to eliminate glare.
  • Photograph the artwork only – do not include the frame or background details. Crop the photo to the edges of the artwork.

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