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SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2022 Supported by Mapletree

SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2022

The School of the Arts, Singapore (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, budding young artists across Primary Schools in Singapore responded to the theme of “My Future World”, creating 2D artworks that give us a glimpse into what they envision the world will be like in the coming years.

The top 50 works from the Competition will be presented in an exhibition at the SOTA Gallery on Level 2.

Date: 25 - 29 March 2022
Venue: SOTA Gallery, Level 2
Time: 25 Mar (6pm - 8pm) and 26 - 29 Mar (12pm - 8pm)

Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd has been 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. Following the exhibition at SOTA, the works will also be presented in an exhibition organised by Mapletree at VivoCity (near Desigual) from 4 - 17 April 2022.

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

Name School
Felicia Sim Yan Xuan Ai Tong School
Sofia Lim Woon Hee Ai Tong School
Choo Wen Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
Jessica Isabella Clark Bedok Green Primary School
Li Chenghan Bedok Green Primary School
Sasmitha Senthilkumar Bukit View Primary School
Li En Chu Grace Canberra Primary School
Chew Rui Xuan Rachel Canossa Catholic Primary School
Nicole Lye Jia Ning CHIJ (Katong) Primary
Ting Qi Zern Tricia CHIJ (Katong) Primary
Seo Hyunwon CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace
Kwek Kai-Yan Zoe CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh)
Chen Xiangyi Vivian Chongfu School
Nur Safi Binte Shamsulnizam Chongzheng Primary School
Liang Jinghan Compassvale Primary School
Chen Yirong Olivia De La Salle School
Autumn Elizabeth Kwek Eunos Primary School
Yan Keyang Frontier Primary School
Soon Zhi Bin Geylang Methodist School (Primary)
Weng Lehan Gongshang Primary School
Heng Shu Jie, Noelle Greendale Primary School
Siena D'Angelo Haig Girls' School
Koay Yee Jiang Celeste Henry Park Primary School
Tricia Tay Rui Xuan Holy Innocents' Primary School
Pua Yu Tong Horizon Primary School
Ted Tan Kong Hwa School
Samantha Wong Ting Jia Marymount Convent School
Liz Kyra Ng Yu Xuen Nan Chiau Primary School
Lim Shan Min Amanda Nanyang Primary School
Cheah Kai Ru Kendra Nanyang Primary School
Joshua Lee Chen Wei Ngee Ann Primary School
Dana Cho Dulwich college (Singapore)
Sara Arianna Binti Imran Faizal Khan Opera Estate Primary School
Reuben Loh Wei Hong Pasir Ris Primary School
Aimee Liao Pasir Ris Primary School
Goh Jia En Leia Pei Chun Public School
Kristen Liew Yun En Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School
Lee Xinn Lynn, Vivienne Poi Ching School
Gwendolyn Armelle Guntur Radin Mas Primary School
Alyssa Judy Chan Ying Ren Raffles Girls' Primary School
Zhang Jia Yu Rivervale Primary School
Tan Sirui Rivervale Primary School
Alyssa Tee Xi Ming Rulang Primary School
Lau Le Tian Dylan Tao Nan School
Sia Yu Han Tao Nan School
Brayden Lee Jun Yao Tao Nan School
Chen Huijuan Tao Nan School
Qin Qian Han Telok Kurau Primary School
Jessica Lam Jie Xin Wellington Primary School
Xie ShiYu White Sands Primary School
SOTA is pleased to announce the fifth edition of its annual nation-wide drawing and painting competition. The SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition is proudly supported by Mapletree.

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.

We invite pupils (who will be Primary 6 in 2022) 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 the theme “My Future World”.

Steps To Take Part
  • Step 1: Create an original artwork in A3-size (29.7cm x 42.0cm) based on the theme “My Future World”. You may use wet or dry mediums such as watercolour, acrylic or oil paint, charcoal, graphite or coloured ink.
  • Step 2: 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 2022, 12.00pm (noon)
  • Announcement of finalists: End of February 2022
  • Notification to Finalists: March 2022
  • Junior Academy: 26 March 2022
  • Exhibition Dates: 25 - 29 March 2022 (SOTA exhibition) and 4 - 17 April 2022 (VivoCity exhibition)


SOTA regrets that there will not be replies to email enquiries on the release of results.
  • 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.
1. Rules
  • The competition is only open to all pupils who are in Primary 5 in 2021 and will be in Primary 6 (or its equivalent) in 2022. 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). We will not be able to accept works with surface thickness greater than 3 mm and paperweights above 250gsm.
  • Participants are free to use a single or a variety of wet/dry drawing medium combined, such as watercolour, acrylic or oil paint, charcoal, graphite or coloured ink.
  • Work should not be framed, no printmaking, relief or collage artwork will be allowed.
  • Participants are free to create an original composition based on the given 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 2022. 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!
  • Participants must submit their application through their Primary School teacher. Only homeschooled participants will be allowed to submit via their parent/guardian.
  • Each school is only allowed a maximum of 5 entries. Subsequent entries exceeding the limit will not be judged.
  • The following information is required for online submission:
    • Participant's personal details
      (Email address, Name, Age, Nationality, Contact Number)
    • Teacher's details
      (Email address, Name, Contact Number)
    • School information
      (Name of School)
    • Participant Artwork Submission information
      (Clear image of artwork, Artwork title, Material(s) used, Write-up)
  • Entries with incomplete submission of 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 2022 and be contacted to attend the SOTA Junior Academy in March 2022. Details will be provided at a later date. SOTA regrets that there will not be email replies to enquiries on the release of results.
4. Showcase
  • All 50 Finalists will be notified by early March 2022.
  • 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. Details will be provided at a later date.
  • A second public exhibition may be organised by Mapletree. 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.
5. Copyright
  • 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.
  • SOTA reserves the right to grant the sponsor permission to adapt and reproduce the artworks including but not limited to corporate gifts that are not intended for sale or profit.

(updated: October 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.
Need some help to improve your art-making process? Read five useful tips HERE.
Have a question? Please read the Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

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