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Courage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic:

Singapore Children and Youth Art Competition in 2021

by Visual Arts Centre 

Singapore Art Competition 2021 for children and youths - national kids art competition - Courage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic

Thank you to all young children and youth artists who have participated in the Visual Arts Centre National Children and Youth Art Competition – Courage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic! 

We’ve received a collection of fantastic and original artworks created for the art competition by young artists in Singapore from seven to eighteen years old, across two age groups (7-11 years old – Children Category & 12-18 years old – Youth Category). All the artworks received from both the children and youth groups are original artworks reflective of the individual artist’s unique inspirations and reflections on the theme. As the organiser, we would like to thank all the young art participants for their hard work, dedication and efforts towards the art competition!

Our judges were truly impressed by the dedication and creativity demonstrated in the art submissions, and they have concluded the results after taking a balanced consideration of the judging criteria for the art competition.

We hereby release the art competition results for Visual Arts Centre – National Children and Youth Art Competition 2021 – Courage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic!

Congratulations to all prize winners, great job!

Children Category – First, Second and Third Prize Winners

Children Category – 30 Artistic Excellence Award winners

(In no particular order of merit)

Caelan Zachary | Yanzun Wang | Catherine Koh | Shaozu Cui | Chew Rui Xuan Rachel | Sophia Kua | Chen Yunxi | Brayden Lee | Wang Yuexi  |  Zhang Zhi Yi | Zhang Zhi Yu | Tricia Tay | Jaden Teo | Chu Yigeng | Liu Zhile | Enfys Tan | Wang Anyi | Yang Jixiang | Leo Liu Zhixing | Kyra Kong  |  Jotham Yue Zheng | Kai Ying Cammi | Jia Jia Cui | Christopher Linus Ang | Jessica Lam | Junyang Li | Nixie Chaitra | Rubi Low | Shavone Foo | Llewell Teo

Youth Category – First, Second and Third Prize Winners

Youth Category – 30 Artistic Excellence Award winners

(In no particular order of merit)

Li MingXuan | Wu YiXing | Olivia Deng | Eric Wang | Wan Wan  | Ruijin An | Ying Tong | Lee Wei Ren | Elodie Guillet | Tansha Surendra | Ng Shi Ying | Oh Siang Hwee | Lee Jia Rou | Samantha Bless Guillem | Samantha Liu | Zongyi Wang | Tee Hui Xin, Awentia | Martha Marie Lim Qiao | Zhao Jiaxin | Justin Teo | Li Teng Yi | Yu Xuan Caleb Goh | Salma Ma | Zhao Ziyi | Angela Poh Ann Gi | Ju Yu Xuan | Karen Owens | Yash Kashyap | Qin Qian Han Phoebe | Li Chenghan

Instructions to all Prize Winners:

A separate email will be sent out to prize winners, and in it would include information on the Prize Presentation Ceremony and submission of artwork for the Art Exhibition, please refer to the email on instructions to be followed next.

Do refer to the email, and if there are further questions or if you were unable to receive the email, please do contact us at 62550711 via call or WhatsApp!


Art Exhibition & Prize Presentation Ceremony 

Art Exhibition – Courage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic (a showcase of award winning entries) 

Date/Time: 3 December – 5 December 2021, 11am-7pm daily

Venue: Visual Arts Centre Exhibition Gallery

Admission: Free for public admission, no RSVP is required

Prize Presentation Ceremony: 3 December 2021, 7pm-9:30pm – private opening event for prize winners and family members only (staggered timings for winners, please refer to email)

Art Competition Prizes:


Foundation In Digital Art

Embark on a captivating journey into the vibrant world of digital art! Our Foundation in Digital Art workshop invites budding creatives aged nine and above to unleash their imagination and hone their artistic skills in a dynamic, supportive environment. From mastering basic digital tools to crafting mesmerizing digital masterpieces, children will explore a spectrum of techniques guided by seasoned mentors. Through hands-on activities and interactive sessions, participants will discover the endless possibilities of digital expression while fostering creativity and critical thinking. Join us for an exhilarating adventure where young artists transform ideas into stunning visual realities, igniting a passion for digital art

Colour & Texture Exploration With Acrylic Painting & Collage

Prepare to unleash your inner artist in a kaleidoscope of color and creativity with ‘Colour Blast: Acrylic Painting & Collage Techniques’! Dive into a whirlwind adventure where vibrant hues and mesmerizing textures collide in a symphony of imagination. From mastering the art of seamless color blending to discovering the magic of mixed media collage, this journey is a playground for your artistic soul. With each brushstroke, explore new techniques that breathe life into your canvas, transforming it into a vibrant tapestry of expression. Join us and let your creativity run wild as you embark on this colorful escapade!”

World of Manga [Foundation & Styling]

A manga art workshop for children and teenagers sounds like a fantastic idea! Here’s how you might structure it:
Introduction to Manga: Begin by introducing what manga is, its history, and its influence on popular culture worldwide. Show examples of different manga styles and genres to give participants an overview.
Basic Drawing Techniques: Start with the fundamentals of drawing, such as line work, shapes, and proportions. Provide step-by-step instructions on how to draw basic manga characters, focusing on simple shapes that can be built upon.
Character Design: Move on to character design concepts, including creating unique characters, designing their personalities, and developing backstories. Encourage participants to get creative and think outside the box.
Expression and Emotion: Teach how to convey emotions and expressions through facial expressions, body language, and positioning of characters. This can be a fun and interactive exercise where participants practice drawing various emotions.
Storytelling and Paneling: Explore the basics of storytelling in manga, including paneling techniques, pacing, and layout. Show examples of different panel structures and discuss how they affect the flow of the story.
Inking and Coloring: Introduce participants to inking techniques using pens or markers. You can also cover digital inking for those interested. Then, demonstrate basic coloring techniques using markers, colored pencils, or digital software.
Feedback and Collaboration: Provide opportunities for participants to share their work and receive feedback from their peers and instructors. Encourage collaboration by having them work together on short manga projects or collaborative drawings.
Final Showcase: End the workshop with a showcase of participants’ work. This could be in the form of an exhibition, digital gallery, or printed booklet. Celebrate everyone’s creativity and progress throughout the workshop.
Remember to create a supportive and encouraging environment where participants feel free to express themselves and explore their creativity. And don’t forget to have fun! Manga is all about imagination and passion, so let that spirit shine through in your workshop.

Academy Drawing Traditions

The academy drawing and sketching tradition, rooted in centuries of artistic practice, emphasizes disciplined study of form, proportion, and technique. Originating from Renaissance workshops and formalized by institutions like the Royal Academy, it prioritizes meticulous observation and mastery of fundamental skills. Students progress from basic exercises to complex compositions, learning to depict still life and common objects with precision and expression. This tradition values both classical principles and innovation, encouraging artists to push boundaries while maintaining a deep respect for tradition. Through rigorous training and critique, artists within this tradition cultivate a strong foundation for creative exploration and artistic excellence.

Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy

This course on Chinese ink painting and calligraphy introduces young learners to the rich traditions of Chinese art. Through hands-on activities, students explore the basics of brush techniques, ink control, and the delicate art of Chinese script. They learn to appreciate the cultural significance of calligraphy and painting, developing skills in creating elegant strokes and expressive brushwork. The course fosters creativity, patience, and fine motor skills, while also providing insights into Chinese history and aesthetics. By the end, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and a deeper understanding of Chinese cultural heritage.

Funk with Graffiti

Funk With Graffiti Workshop for children is an engaging and creative program aimed at introducing young artists to the vibrant world of graffiti and funk-inspired street style art. Participants learn the basics of graffiti history, techniques, and safety. Guided by professional graffiti artists, children explore the art of designing their unique tags, emphasizing creativity, expression, and individuality. The workshop includes hands-on activities, from sketching concepts to creating final designs with spray paint on provided surfaces. By the end of the session, children gain confidence in their artistic abilities and an appreciation for graffiti and funk as legitimate forms of street art. Each child completes two original artworks, which they proudly take home, showcasing their newfound skills and personal style.

Batik Tales

In the Batik Introduction Handkerchief Painting workshop, participants will learn the traditional art of batik, a wax-resist dyeing technique originating from Indonesia. The workshop begins with a brief history and overview of batik, highlighting its cultural significance and various techniques. Participants will then observe a demonstration of applying wax with tjanting tools and dyeing the fabric. Following the demonstration, each participant will design and create their own batik handkerchief, applying wax to create patterns and then dyeing their fabric. The workshop concludes with a group discussion, allowing participants to share their creations and reflect on their learning experience.