SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore

SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2020 Supported by Mapletree

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SOTA is pleased to announce the third edition of its annual nation-wide drawing and painting competition. This year, the SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition is proudly supported by Mapletree.

We invite pupils (who will be in Primary 6 in 2020) who are creative and budding artists to participate in this visual arts competition.

Participants are to submit an original work (A3-size: 29.7cm x 42.0cm) that demonstrates their observational ability as well as imagination based on any ONE of the three themes:

  • Dreaming Space
  • Man & Nature
  • The World & I


  • Step 1: Pick one of the three themes!
  • Step 2: Create an original artwork in A3-size (29.7cm x 42.0cm). You may use wet or dry mediums.
  • Step 3: Submit your artwork with the completed entry form.
    Click HERE for the submission link.
    You will be required to have a Google email account to register!

50 Commendation Winners will be invited to the SOTA Junior Academy.
10 Overall Prize Winners will be selected from the 50 finalists after the SOTA Junior Academy.

  • 40 Commendation Winners will receive $50 worth of art supply vouchers and $50 worth of Mapletree vouchers
  • 10 Overall Prize Winners will receive $100 worth of art supply vouchers and $200 worth of Mapletree vouchers

All finalists will be given the opportunity to showcase their works at a public exhibition as well.


  • Submission due date: 22 January 2020
  • Notification of winners: By end of February 2020
  • Junior Academy: 7 March 2020
  • Exhibition Dates: late March 2020
  • Awards Ceremony: late March 2020


1. Rules

  • The competition is only open to all pupils who are in Primary 5 in 2019 and will be in Primary 6 (or its equivalent) in 2020. Pupils must be based in Singapore.
  • The entry should be the sole original work of the participant and there should be no assistance rendered by anyone else.
  • Participants must execute the artwork on A3-sized paper (29.7cm x 42.0cm).
  • Participants are free to use a single or a variety of wet/dry drawing medium combined.
  • Participants are free to create an original composition based on their selected theme. They are encouraged to demonstrate competent observational drawing skills and some aspects of imaginative elements in their entries.

2. Submission

  • All artworks must be submitted by 22 January 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • The link to the online submission can be found HERE.
    You will be required to have a Google email account to register!
  • The following information is required for online submission:
    • Participant’s personal details
      (Email address, Name, Age, Date of Birth, Race, Nationality, Contact Number)
    • School information
      (Name of School, Address)
    • Artwork Submission information
      (Clear image of artwork, Artwork title, Theme selected, Material used, Write-up)
  • Entries with incomplete information will be disqualified.

3. Judging

  • The judging panel will comprise members from SOTA Visual Arts Faculty and Mapletree who will judge based on the following criteria:
    - Imagination
    - Technical Skills
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • Finalists will be announced on the SOTA website by the end of February 2020 and will be contacted to attend the awards ceremony in late March 2020. The SOTA Junior Academy will be held on 7 March 2020.

4. Showcase

  • All 50 Commendation winners will be notified by the end of February 2020 and are to submit their physical artworks to SOTA when they attend the SOTA Junior Academy on 7 March 2020.
  • An exhibition of artworks created by the 50 commendation winners, including the top 10 overall prize winners, either for the competition or during the SOTA Junior Academy will be showcased in a public exhibition in late March 2020.
  • While all possible care will be taken during the exhibition, SOTA will assume no responsibility for any loss or damage of the artworks before, during and after the exhibition.
  • Artworks can be collected after the showcase from SOTA office. Details will be released at a later date. Artworks not collected by the deadline will be disposed of.
  • The copyright in all pupils’ works shall be dealt with in accordance with the SOTA Copyright Policy. The ownership of the submitted works remains with SOTA and approval must be sought from SOTA for any use.

By submitting an entry to SOTA, the participant agrees to the terms stated above and allows SOTA to share his/her personal data within the Company, to collect and use the data, and to disclose the data to the Company's authorised service providers and competition sponsor, for the following purposes:

  • To contact the award winners and/or participants to discuss any future exhibitions, public events related to their artworks and other art events.
  • To be added to the SOTA Art Competition mailing list to update the competition alumni members on activities related to SOTA.

SOTA reserves the rights to disqualify entries that do not adhere to the rules and regulations, and to the works created in the actual event including the liberty to handle the works as it deems fit.


Have a question? Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) HERE.

For a step-by-step guide to submission, please refer to the guides below.
If you are an individual participant, please refer to the Individual submission guide HERE.
If you are a teacher who would like to submit group entries on behalf of your students, please refer to the Group submission guide HERE.

For further enquiries, please contact us at [email protected].