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Children and Youths Art Competitions 2023 at Affordable Art Fair 2023 and contests to look forward to in Singapore!

Introducing CHILDREN AND YOUTH <EMBRACING NATURE> ART COMPETITION 2023 TOOK PLACE FROM 10-12 NOV DURING AFFORDABLE ART FAIR SINGAPORE 2023 !

organised by Visual Arts Centre and Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2023 Organising Committees

The theme of this year’s art competition is “Embracing Nature” and we were able to witness talented children and teenagers apply their creativity and art techniques to create beautiful artworks that reflect their artistic interpretation of nature and inspire others to embrace nature.

 

It is not an easy task to visualise and draw from a complete blank paper and complete it in 90 minutes without any help. Children and teenage participants in this art competition presented complete works of high artistic quality and creativity.

 
Visual Arts Centre Children and Youths Art Competitions 2023

We would like to thank Mr. Alan Koh, Fair Director of Affordable Art Singapore, for his support in bringing this competition to life. Next, we would like to thank all participants, parents, VAC art instructors and the team of the affordable art fair organizing committee for achieving the successful completion of the art competition!

The results are out!

Here are the finalists for Children ages 9-12 Years old category
 
Laura Slatter
Cui Jia Jia
Liu Jia Xuan
Li Wan Lu Olivia 
Bryan Chew Yi Xuan 
Li Yangxi Lucius
 
 
Here are the finalists for Youth ages 13-18 Years old category:
 
Anaya Agarwal
Miao Jin Lim
Cheryl Lim Bao En
 
Finally, the winners of the art competition Children’s category –
 
 

1st Place :  Emily Yan

 

2nd Place : Su Ming Xuan

 

3rd Place : Catherine Koh Ying Yi

 

 
The winners for the Youth category –
 
1st Place : Rayyan
 

2nd Place : Yang He Ning

3rd Place : Hana Lee

 

Congratulations to everyone!

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Children's category working on their artworks
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Children's category using a variety of mediums such as acrylic painting and markers
Visual Arts Centre Children and Youths Art Competitions 3
The succesful completion of the Children's category
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Talented partipants working on their pieces
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Children's category with their artworks
Visual Arts Centre Children's category finishing their artworks
Children's category finishing their artworks
Visual Arts Centre Youth category with their artworks
Youth category with their artworks
Visual Arts Centre Finalists of the Youth Category
Finalists of the Youth Category
Visual Arts Centre The Completed Finalists' Artworks
The Completed Finalists' Artworks

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners! 

Thank you to everyone for participating and supporting, do keep a look out for future exciting events like these!
 

For more information, contact us here!

Welcome to the exciting world of children and teenager art competitions in Singapore, where creativity knows no bounds and young talents shine brightly. Here, we invite you to embark on a captivating artistic journey as we explore what lies in 2023. Get ready to immerse yourself in a realm of vibrant colors, innovative techniques, and boundless imagination through different themes in art competitions! 

Visual Arts Centre Students are freely creating Chinese Ink based on the theme “梅花” during Affordable Art Fair Singapore

Students are freely creating Chinese Ink based on the theme “梅花” during Affordable Art Fair Singapore

Professional Chinese Ink teacher from the Visual Arts Centre are instructing students during Affordable Art Fair Singapore

As we look forward to 2024, we can’t help but feel the anticipation building. The upcoming year promises an array of thrilling art competition events, organizations, and initiatives that will captivate both young artists and art enthusiasts. Stay informed and be the first to know about the latest themes, judging criteria, and prestigious prizes that await art competition participants in the year ahead.

Children and Youth are freely creating acrylic paintings based on themes while participating in our art competition.

Participating in art competitions offers numerous advantages for young artists. It is an opportunity to unleash their creativity, pushing the boundaries of their artistic abilities. By engaging in these competitions, they can develop and refine their skills, receiving valuable feedback from experts and connecting with fellow participants who share their passion.

Moreover, joining an arts competition is a powerful confidence-building experience. It allows young artists to showcase their talents, gain recognition for their efforts, and develop a strong sense of self-belief. The exposure gained through exhibitions, media coverage, and online platforms can open doors to exciting opportunities within the art industry.

Professional teachers from Visual Art Centre are guiding contestants to better complete their artworks.

Beyond personal growth, art competitions also foster networking and collaboration. By connecting with mentors, fellow artists, and art enthusiasts, young talents can expand their horizons, learn from different perspectives, and create lasting connections that may shape their artistic journey.

So, come and join us on this extraordinary adventure into the world of kids and youth art competitions in Singapore. Let us celebrate the boundless creativity and remarkable talents of our young artists, as we pave the way for their dreams to take flight. The canvas awaits, and the possibilities are endless.

Current & Upcoming Competitions

<Embracing Nature> Children (9-12) and Youth (13-18) Art Competition on 10-12 Nov during Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2023 ( Limited Slots | Registration is Open | All art materials provided )

Children (9-12) and Youth (13-18) Art Competition at Affordable Art Fair 2023
Visual Arts Centre The talented youth who completed her wonderful artwork in the art competition.

The talented youth who completed her wonderful artwork in the art competition.

Visual Arts Centre Teenagers who participated in the competition posed with the art they created

Teenagers who participated in the competition posed with the art they created.

Visual Arts Centre and Affordable Art Fair 2023 Organizing Committee will jointly organize the < Embracing Nature> Children and Teenagers Art Competition from 10th November to 12th November 2023, during the exhibition period of Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2023.

This shall be a creative art competition conducted “live”, where participants are provided with a theme and some references and provided with 90minutes to create their own artwork. The theme – “Embracing Nature”, and students may explore and freely interpret this theme to create a drawing, painting or mixed medium 2D piece of artwork with the art materials provided. Engaging their creative thinking skills and putting their drawing and painting skills to the test! 

During this competition within Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2023, students are provided with a standard A4 paper size, drawing materials and markers – pencils, pen liners, coloured markers; watercolour painting materials; acrylic painting materials. 

Registered participants for the art competition will be seated at the Visual Arts Centre Art Studio Area during Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2023 to join and participate in the art competition under professional teacher guidance! 

Registration is open for < Embracing Nature> Children and Teenagers Art Competition.

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Visual Arts Centre Children enjoying the charm of acrylic painting at an art competition.

Children enjoying the charm of acrylic painting at an art competition.

<EMBRACING NATURE> ART COMPETITION ON 10-12 NOV DURING AFFORDABLE ART FAIR SINGAPORE 2023 details and rules:

Theme: Embracing nature

Competition format:
Improvise on the spot and complete the participating paintings within the designated time (90 minutes)

Briefing before art competition: 10 minutes

Professional art teachers from the Singapore Visual Arts Centre will provide competition reminders and guidance on-site, and will also provide some reference pictures. Despite this, participating students still need to have their own original ideas and be able to independently complete composition, painting and finally submit a complete work.

Date & Time:

9-12 years old

10 Nov 4.15pm-5.45pm

11 Nov 11.30am-1pm, 2pm-3.30pm

13-18 years old

11 Nov 4pm-5.30pm

12 Nov 11.15am-12.45pm, 1pm-2.30pm

The duration of each competition session is 90 minutes.

Drawing materials:

All painting materials used in the competition are provided by the Singapore Visual Arts Centre.

The panel of judges:

Professional art teachers at Singapore Visual Arts Centre and Organizing Committee Members of Affordable Art Fair 2023.

Prizes:

The panel of judges shall judge the works of the top three contestants for each age category. The selected top three contestants of each group shall receive 1 session of professional art course at Visual Art Centre and a set of acrylic painting materials (a canvas, a set of acrylic paints and a set of brushes).

The top three works of each group will enter the grand finals. And finally, the first, second, and third prize winner of the grand final will be selected.

First Prize:
8 sessions of professional art course worth $498 at Singapore Visual Art Centre and an acrylic painting material package (a canvas, a set of acrylic paints, a set of brushes and marker pens, sketchbook) worth $100.

Second Prize:
4 sessions of professional art course worth $268 at Singapore Visual Art Centre and an acrylic painting material package (a canvas, a set of acrylic paints and a set of brushes) worth $68.

Third Prize:
2 sessions of professional art course worth $130 at Singapore Visual Art Centre and an acrylic painting material package (a canvas, a set of acrylic paints and a set of brushes) worth $68.

Competition group:

Group A (9 years old to 12 years old)

Group B (13 years old to 18 years old)

Competition Location:

Singapore Visual Arts Centre Booth Art Studio Area*

3rd Floor, Affordable Art Fair 2023**

F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975

*All registered participants of  < Embracing Nature> Children and Teenagers Art Competition should have a valid entry pass to the Affordable Art Fair 2023.

**Entry pass is required to enter the Affordable Art Fair 2023.

Registration fee: $35

Parents are welcome to actively sign up for their children. This is definitely a big stage to showcase the talent and talent of painting art, allowing children to express their creativity on the spot in the Affordable Art Fair 2023 exhibition. From now on, click on the link below to register. For more information about the competition, please call or whatsapp 62550711/67332155 or email [email protected]. 1

Scan the QR Code below to register! 

Visual Arts Centre Art Competitions 2023

FAQ

Participants must fall into one of two age categories: Children Group (9-12 years old) or Youth Group (13-18 years old).
The competition age will be calculated based on the birth year of the contestant.
The birth year of the Children Group should be (2011-2014)
The birth year of the Youth Group should be (2005-2010)

The competition is conducted “live” with a 90-minute duration. Participants are given a theme, “Embracing Nature,” and are provided with materials to create a drawing, painting, or mixed medium 2D artwork.

No, all painting materials required for the competition are provided by the Singapore Visual Arts Centre.

You can register by clicking on the provided registration link. Make sure to have a valid entry pass to the Affordable Art Fair 2023 as it’s required for participation.

The top three contestants in each age category will receive a session of professional art course at Visual Art Centre and a set of acrylic painting materials. The first, second, and third prize winners of the grand final will receive additional prizes, including more art courses and painting materials.

Yes, there is a registration fee of $35. Parents are welcome to sign up their children to showcase their painting talents at the Affordable Art Fair 2023.

If you have any further questions or need more information, you can contact the organizers at 6255071/67332155 or email [email protected]. Good luck to all the young artists participating in the competition!

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< Embracing Nature> Children and Youth Live Art Competition [10 Nov 4.15pm-5.45pm] (9-12 years old)
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AAF @F1 Pit Building
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$35
< Embracing Nature> Children and Youth Live Art Competition [11 Nov 11.30am-1pm] (9-12 years old)
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AAF @F1 Pit Building
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$35
< Embracing Nature> Children and Youth Live Art Competition [11 Nov 2pm-3.30pm] (9-12 years old)
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AAF @F1 Pit Building
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$35
< Embracing Nature> Children and Youth Live Art Competition [11 Nov 4pm-5.30pm] (13-18 years old)
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AAF @F1 Pit Building
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< Embracing Nature> Children and Youth Live Art Competition [12 Nov 11.15am-12.45pm] (13-18 years old)
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AAF @F1 Pit Building
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Only valid on workshop date and schedule stated.
$35
< Embracing Nature> Children and Youth Live Art Competition [12 Nov 1pm-2.30pm] (13-18 years old)
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$35

Past Competitions

2021: National Children and Youth Art Competition – COurage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic

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

Visual Arts Centre has conducted a national-level art competition for children and youth in 2021, titled Courage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic. Over 300 courageous children and youth from the age of 7 to 18 has participated in this competition, showcasing a myriad of inspiring works that portrays their experiences and wishes for the people, both strangers and loved ones during this difficult time of the pandemic.

Top 3 and 30 Artistic Excellence Awards were given out to both the Children and Youth categories, with 66 prize recipients’ works being exhibited at Visual Arts Centre at the end of the competition. Have a look at the video of the Prize Ceremony Night which celebrated the achievements of those young artists!

National Children and Youth Art Competition—Courage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic

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