How to enter

This is a community event and participation is welcome and open to all.  We especially encourage professional and amateur artists to showcase their ideas about infertility through artistic expression. Submissions, including artwork, registration form, and the registration fees must be received by October 1, 2012.

Employees of, members of the immediate family of, or those domiciled with an employee or owner of the Ottawa Fertility Centre as well contest volunteers, judges, and members of their immediate families.  “Immediate family” is defined as parents, siblings, children or spouse. 


$40 per entry; $15 for subsequent entries with no limit on submissions
  • The fee includes promotion of the artist on a web site and a ticket for the artist and a guest to attend the finale event in Ottawa on October 25th, 2012.

  • Proceeds will go towards covering event costs (excluding prize money, which is provided solely by the Ottawa Fertility Centre). Any additional proceeds will go to Conceiving Miracles, to be designated to cover costs of fertility treatments for those who cannot afford treatment.


Participants complete a registration form and submit it along with the artwork (photography, painting/mixed media, poetry/prose) and a cheque made payable to “Conceiving Miracles” between August 23 and October 1, 2012.  Artwork may be dropped off at the Ottawa Fertility Centre between August 23 and October 1 at the following times.  Requests to drop submissions off outside of these times may be made by e-mailing Mark Evans at

Monday to Friday:     8:00am to 4:00pm
Weekends:                8:00am to 12:00pm

       Address for submissions and drop off:

Expressions of Infertility Art Competition
100-955 Green Valley Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3V4

Submissions by e-mail – poetry and prose:
Complete the application form and include it with your submission in an e-mail to: expressions@conceive.caThe registration fee must be paid by cheque or cash by October 1, 2012 in order to ensure eligibility.   
Submissions by mail:

Complete an application form and submit it along with the artwork and a cheque made payable to “Expressions of Infertility Art Competition”.  Use the address above.

While we respect artistic freedom, for the purposes of this competition, the panel reserves the right to reject those submissions that may be perceived by the general public as inappropriate or that are contrary to the spirit of the competition. In such cases, registrants will receive a full refund.

Registration Form
 Click on the following link to obtain a registration form.

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