SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore

SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2021 Supported by Mapletree

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SOTA is pleased to announce the fourth 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 Primary 6 in 2021) to participate in this visual arts competition. Pupils from all backgrounds who have a passion for the arts are encouraged to showcase their creativity and imagination.

Competition Themes
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:
  • Looking Out of My Window
  • Space Zoo
  • Tropical Fruit

Steps to take part
  • 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 such as watercolour, acrylic or oil paint, charcoal, graphite or coloured ink.
  • 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!

Important dates to note
  • Submission due date: 27 January 2021
  • Notification of Finalists: By end of February 2021
  • Junior Academy: TBC
  • Exhibition Dates: late March 2021
  • Awards Ceremony: TBC

50 Finalists 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 Finalists 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' artworks will be showcased at a public exhibition as well.

1. RULES
  • The competition is only open to all pupils who are in Primary 5 in 2020 and will be in Primary 6 (or its equivalent) in 2021. 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 may use any two-dimensional medium, such as watercolour, acrylic or oil paint, charcoal, graphite or coloured ink.
  • We will not be able to accept works with surface thickness of more than 3 mm thickness and 250gsm. Work should not be framed, no printmaking, relief or collage artwork.
  • 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 27 January 2021. 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(s) used, Write-up)
  • Entries with incomplete information will be disqualified.
  • Teachers may submit individual entries on behalf of their pupils but not as a group. Each submission should include the individual pupil's email and parent's contact. For more information on how to submit, please refer to the step-by-step submission guide below.
  • For a step-by-step guide to submission, please click HERE.

3. JUDGING
  • The judging panel will comprise representatives from SOTA 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 2021. More details on the awards ceremony and Junior Academy will be provided at a later date.

4. SHOWCASE
  • All 50 Finalists will be notified by the end of February 2021 and are to submit their physical artworks to SOTA when they attend the SOTA Junior Academy (date TBC).
  • An exhibition of artworks created by the 50 Finalists, 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 2021.
  • A second public exhibition may be organised by Mapletree in April 2021. More details will be provided to the 50 Finalists at a later date, if confirmed.
  • 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.
For a step-by-step guide to submission, please click HERE.
Need some help to improve your art-making process? Read five useful tips HERE!
Have a question? Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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