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NVCA Open Submission for Local Artists

Open submission runs from December 5, 2022 to February 6, 2023

Official Rules and Regulations

About the project

NVCA is looking to start selling merchandise to help to raise funds to maintain our conservation areas. All proceeds raised will be used to improve safety, maintain infrastructure, create and enhance wildlife habitat, and much more!

Items we are looking to sell items that include shirts, hoodies, and hats.

As part of this new initiative, we would like to invite everyone who lives in the Nottawasaga Watershed to submit artwork that best represents what they think of two of NVCA's conservation areas: Tiffin Conservation Area and Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area

Subject of artwork:

  • Must depict either the Tiffin Conservation Area or Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area

Artwork requirements

  • All art pieces must be submitted in a digital format, such as a jpeg file
  • Art must be in colour
  • Art must be in the shape of a circle or a rectangle
  • Art must not include shading or thin lines as it will be embroidered onto fabric
  • The art work should be suitable to become an embroidered piece

Submission requirements

All submissions must include the name, mailing address, phone number and email address of the artist.

Open submission duration

The open submission will begin on December 5, 2022 and end on February 6, 2023.


The NVCA Open Submission for Local Artists is open to artists who live in NVCA's watershed, except for current employees and board members of NVCA and/or their immediate family members.

The Nottawasaga Watershed includes 18 municipalities and spans from Wasaga Beach in the northeast to Moonstone and Bass Lake, southeast through Barrie and Bond Head to Hwy 9 then westward to Orangeville then heading north through Collingwood to Nottawasaga Bay. Artists can check to see if they live in the Nottawasaga Watershed by using NVCA's Interactive Data Viewer.​

To be considered for this opportunity, all artworks must be original art pieces and submitted by the artist that created the artwork.


A panel of NVCA staff will review artwork submissions and have their top picks judged by the public. There will only be one winner and two runners up. To be chosen on/by February 13, 2023.


1st place: $350, annual parking pass, choice of merchandise item with their design

2nd place: Annual parking pass, art displayed at the subject conservation area

3rd place: Annual parking pass, art displayed at the subject conservation area

How to submit portfolio​

Please email submissions to

NVCA Open Submission for Local Artists

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Careers at NVCA & Accessibility

NVCA welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on ​request​​ for candidate​s taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Tree Plan​ting

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​Please see ​​our events page for a complete listing ​of volunteer opportunities!​​​​

​Thanks to all our volunteers their ongoing support of our community tree planting program! Special thanks to the landowners that welcomed us to their property for the plants - together we are working to restore the health of our rivers and streams.

Thanks also to The UPS Foundation and to TD Friends of the Environment for their generous support of NVCA's community tree planting program.


​Schools & ​Groups​

If your school class or group is looking to help with a fun, outdoor community project, contact Shannon Stephens at 705-424-1479 ext 239 or

Volunteer Groups

NVCA's "Friends" groups work to maintain and enhance specific conservation areas. These active groups are always looking for new volunteers!

  • Friends of Historic ​Fort Willow
  • Friends of Minesing Wetlands
  • Friends of Utopia Park and Gristmill

Other Events

Visit our Events Page for upcoming community events near you.​​