The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts are Canada's foremost distinctions for excellence in visual and media arts.

Help to honour remarkable Canadians in these fields. Nominate someone who you feel is deserving of one of these prestigious awards.

Nomination Deadline for 2015 Awards: June 1, 2014

Up to eight awards are given annually:

  • Up to six awards of $25,000 each are available for distinguished artistic achievement in the visual (including architecture and photography) and/or media arts;
  • One award of $25,000 is presented as the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts;
  • One award of $25,000 is given to recognize the outstanding contribution to the visual arts (including architecture and photography), media arts or to fine craft of an individual or group in a volunteer or professional capacity, through philanthropy, board governance, community outreach activities, or as a director of an organization, curator, programmer, educator, critic or dealer/distributor.

The awards are funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Full guidelines and nomination form can be found here. To view past winners and other information, visit