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SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2021 Supported by Mapletree

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Thank you for your participation in the SOTA P6 Art Competition 2021!

The SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition was launched in 2018 as one of SOTA’s outreach programmes to encourage and provide a platform for young artists to express their creativity and hone their talents in Visual Arts, and has since become an annual nation-wide drawing and painting competition.

This year saw a wide range of participants, representing over 166 primary schools in Singapore with over 1000 submissions. These young pupils submitted artworks based on one of the three themes, Looking Out of My Window, Space Zoo, and Tropical Fruit. The themes this year focused on challenging participants to draw inspiration for their artworks from their homes and their imaginations.

SOTA is proud to have Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd as the sponsor for the competition since 2019, amplifying our efforts to reach out to more children who have a passion and talent in the arts.

The top 50 works are presented in an online exhibition from 5 April to 30 June 2021.
Click HERE to view the exhibition.

We sincerely thank all participants once again for being involved in this competition!

The Top 50 finalists are named below, in alphabetical order according to school. All finalists will have been notified.

Name School
Liow Chen Teng Ai Tong School
Tiannie Lefana Yeoren Anchor Green Primary School
Dave Gan Yong Le Bukit Panjang Primary School
Jotham Foo Yue Zheng Bukit Panjang Primary School
Yang Yushan Bukit Timah Primary School
Elyana Liu CHIJ (Katong) Primary
Rochelle Lee Yi Xuan CHIJ (Katong) Primary
Rachel Ling Hee Neen CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh)
Chan Bo Yan Kate CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School
Lukas Pang Ze Xun Chongfu School
Ma Qihang Jacky Chongfu School
Shao Jingwen Candice Chongfu School
Commandur Srinivasan Aayushi Chua Chu Kang Primary School
Lesly-Ann Joshua Elias Park Primary School
Delphina Tong She Hong Fairfield Methodist School (Primary)
Ella Weiss Fengshan Primary School
Lim Zi Xuan Natalie Haig Girls' School
Meghna Anil Haig Girls' School
Caitlyn Ong Jia En Henry Park Primary School
Wang Shaochen Henry Park Primary School
Lim Sin Jie Junyuan Primary School
Han Jia Qian Keming Primary School
Natalie Ho Yi Xuan Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
Alison Lim Yi Xuan Methodist Girls' School (Primary)
Zhao Xiaoyi Nanyang Primary School
Charles Elie Wazen Non-Ministry of Education School
Jaejoon Hwang Non-Ministry of Education School
Lee Dakyung Non-Ministry of Education School
Paithankar Vedanti Non-Ministry of Education School
Tong Xin Ying Krin Pasir Ris Primary School
Faith Lam Zhi En Pei Chun Public School
Aiden Chew Punggol View Primary School
Looi En Ni Radin Mas Primary School
Chong Tze Yun, Janna Raffles Girls' Primary School
Kaelyn Ng Raffles Girls' Primary School
Krystal Chan Raffles Girls' Primary School
Sarah Han Rui Xin Raffles Girls' Primary School
Enzo Phillip Kuah Red Swastika School
Wu Ruoci Clarice Rivervale Primary School
Ong Yi Le Justus St. Andrew's Junior School
Samuel Sou Kar Lok St. Andrew's Junior School
Abby Faith Leong Yeng Yee St. Hilda's Primary School
Ethan Joshua See St. Hilda's Primary School
Cayden Axl Rutstrom St. Stephen's School
Cheong Yin Ywan Jillian Tao Nan School
Teo Zi Rae, Giselle Temasek Primary School
Fang Junjian Unity Primary School
Ethan Hung Kang Xun West Grove Primary School
Fu Jiarui Grace West Grove Primary School
Emir Reza Khan Bin Mohamed Zubir Westwood Primary School

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!
  • Submission due date: 27 January 2021, 12.00pm (noon)
  • Notification of Finalists: By early March 2021
  • Junior Academy: Finalists will be notified via email or phone
  • Exhibition Dates: There will be no physical exhibition this year. Details of online exhibition will be provided at a later date.
  • Awards Ceremony: There will be no physical Awards Ceremony this year
In view of the latest safe management measures on minimising external school activities and intermingling between schools, there will be no physical Awards Ceremony or Exhibition this year. Thank you for your understanding.
(updated: 1 Mar 2021)
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 in an online 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 early March 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 early March 2021.
  • An online 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. Details will be provided at a later date.
  • 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 verification of the Top 50 Finalists' artwork, SOTA will assume no responsibility for any loss or damage of the artworks before, during and after verification.
  • 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.
(updated: 1 Mar 2021)

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

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