Literary Arts: Artist or group active in poetry, short story, written journalism, fiction, non-fiction, blogging, or publishing.
- Dawn Booth (poetry, journalism)
- Emma Carter (poetry)
- Emmalyn Soriano (poetry)
- Sithara Fernando (blogging)
- Kiran Malik Khan (poetry, journalism)
Media Arts (presented by Flett Manning Moore): Artist or group working in film, video, audio/sound art, podcast, graphic design, animation, digital art, web-based art, media art installation, new media, or any fusion thereof. The nominee must be the driving creative force of the project and maintain complete creative and editorial control over the work.
- Matt Salem (podcast, film)
Music (presented by Harvard Broadcasting): Artist or group who performs, composes, writes songs, DJs, and/or works in technical production (all genres of music).
- A Touch of Class (blues and jazz band)
- Eric Bureau (guitar)
- Éva LaPrairie (guitar)
- Hübris (hip hop)
- The Veins (rock, alternative, blues band)
Rising Star (presented by Re/Max Fort McMurray): This award is intended to recognize the commitment of a youth artist (age 12-17) in any arts discipline to developing their craft. This typically includes performances and exhibitions and a demonstrated dedication to skill development (classes, workshops, competitions, etc.).
- Austan Najmi-Beauchamp (visual art)
- Carissa Fortin (visual art)
- Kudakwashe Simbi (spoken word, theatre)
- Maddison Baragar (visual art)
- Mercedes Stapley (music)
- Natalie Farahani (theatre, visual art)
- Reese Stanley (theatre)
- Camryn Hannigan (theatre)
Theatre (presented by Balsom Communications): Artist or group active in acting, directing, playwriting, comedy, and/or technical production (i.e. lighting, sound, costume design, stage management, etc.).
- Bailey Yarkie (actor, improv performer)
- Dylan Thomas-Bouchier (actor)
- Erica Moeskau (comedy)
- Jason Beck (actor)
- Scott Weber (theatre technician – sound)
Visual Arts (presented by Bear Scare Ltd.): Artist or group active in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, or installation art.
- Anastasia Meicholas (painting)
- Cat Hare (drawing)
- David Ball (painting, drawing)
- Emma Carter (mixed media)
- Liam Renner (painting, graffiti)
- Margie Cunningham (painting)
- Renee Manners (painting)
- Russell Thomas (painting)
- Graham Whatmough (photography)