Division Challenges

Westwind School Division’s 'Full STEAM Ahead' initiative is designed to highlight and celebrate the talent of our students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) through annual contests and challenges.

Mini Masterpieces Art Contest

The Art Challenge is one element of our Full STEAM Ahead initiative, and it's all about creativity! 

This challenge is open to all of our #TeamWestwind creative minds – students from grades 1 through 12 and our talented staff members. It's more than just a contest; it's a canvas for your imagination, a platform to showcase the unique artistic talents we have across the division!


Feel free to use any art supplies – pencils, markers, paints, charcoal, or pastels. Just remember, your artwork needs to be on paper or canvas and strictly 2D. All art must be at least 8.5 x 11 inches but no bigger than 18 x 24 inches. 


We have different categories based on grade levels, ensuring a fair and exciting competition for all. 

  • Div 1: Grades 1-3
  • Div 2: Grades 4-6
  • Div 3: Grades 7-9
  • Div 4: Grades 10-12
  • Westwind Staff

Judging and Recognition

Artworks will be judged on originality and artistic skill. The top selections from each school will be sent to our Board of Trustees and Superintendent for the final judging, and winners will have the honour of having their art displayed at the WWSD Central Office for a whole year – showcasing their creativity and skill every day!

Important Dates:

  • January 12: Contest submissions due at schools
  • January 19: Schools submit top selections to Central Office
  • January 25: Board and Superintendent select winners.
  • January 29: Winners announced.

Grab your art supplies and let your creative spirit fly high! We can't wait to see the amazing talents our Westwind family has to offer!

Happy creating!

Using only Lego, students test their engineering abilities by skillfully creating a Lego masterpiece. The final product may be as simple as building a house or creating a working robot; the more unique and creative, the better!

Structure designers mustn’t ignore the scoring rubric for the best chances of winning. Engineers will showcase the final display by submitting photos and a written or video description. 




Best Student Submission (Grades K-2)

Best Student Submission (Grades 3-5)

Best Student Submission (Grades 6-8)

Best Student Submission (Grades 9-12)

Top Engineering Award

Fan Favorite Award (x4)

Best WWSD Staff Member Submission (x1)

Prizes awarded PLUS each winner receives a $150 grant for their school to spend on STEM supplies. 

Best Classroom Submission (One overall winner)

Best School Submission (One winner from each school)

Creativity Award

Prizes awarded