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

3 December to 5 December 2021

展览日期与时间 Exhibition Dates and Time:
3 December 2021  - 5 December 2021
11am  - 5pm daily
Admission is open to the public
Prize and Opening Ceremony 开幕式时间

3 December 2021   7pm-10pm

(By invitation only)


Special Guests  开幕式嘉宾

Our Esteemed Panel of Judges


Venue 展览地点
Visual Arts Centre 新加坡视觉艺术中心
10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
(Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut Exit B)
Organiser 主办单位

Visual Arts Centre


Contact Us 联系方式

+65 6255 0711


National Children and Youth Art Competition – Courage, Hope and Love in the tine of a pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak in December 2019 has caused a dramatic loss of lives worldwide and posed unprecedented challenges to healthcare systems, food systems and the way we work and live globally. In Singapore, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused various economic, social and political issues and transformed how we live and interact with our friends and families. A circuit breaker was implemented last year and schools and most work places were shut down. Our flight terminals became deserted, our busiest streets and malls quietened, and we constantly adapt and adjust our work and lives to the new normal. Adults and children work and school remotely and play their part in reducing social interactions and adhering to the latest guidelines. Our frontline workers have fought bravely against the virus and put themselves at the forefront of the pandemic. From healthcare professionals who are risking their own lives to save patients, safe distancing officials doing their dutiful patrol checks to volunteers distributing masks and measuring temperatures… these are all facets of heroic moments and these heroes deserve our recognition and praise.


In 2021, Visual Arts Centre is pleased to announce our inaugural art competition for children and youth – “Courage, Hope and Love in the time of a pandemic”. This art competition is organised by Visual Arts Centre with the intention to inspire the children and youth of Singapore to create original artworks based on their reflections of the courage, hope and love experienced or felt during the COVID-19 pandemic. This nation-wide art competition serves to promote and recognise the creative and artistic talents of children and youth. There are two age categories for participants, Group A – Children of ages 7 to 11 years and Group B – Youths of ages 12 to 18.


The art competition will award three top winners from each age category with prize money of $1,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively for the first, second and third prizes. The top 3 winners will also be awarded with $288 worth of gift vouchers and a gift hamper valued at $300 each. In addition, there will be thirty titles of artistic excellence announced for each age category to reward the finalists of the art competition. The artistic excellent prize winners will be awarded with gift vouchers and goodie bags worth $100 each. The top three prizes of this competition are sponsored by the eminent philanthropist and veteran artist Mrs Wong Kwok Leong. The gift vouchers and goodie bags are jointly sponsored by Elite Natural, Meitoto Beauty and Global Ginseng Group.