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HiArt encourages its students to participate in competitions of all types to expand their creative and artistic horizons. Not only will this help them build their portfolio, but it will also continuously help develop their artistic and linguistic skills because they will need to create their own artist’s statement to support their visual graphics. Here are all the competitions you can join! We will be constantly updating this page with new competitions.

Ongoing Competitions

The International Children’s Drawing Contest is an annual event that empowers young artists from around the world to express their dreams and hopes through art. The theme this year is “Peace”. What does peace look like to you? Is it what you feel? What you see? Or what’s happening in the world? Each of you might have your own interpretation of peace. Show us your peace!

Theme: Peace

Closing Date: 16 September 2024, 5pm Japan Time.

Age Group: Division 1: Ages 4 to 10, Division 2: Ages 11 to 18

Organized by: Nakamura Keith Haring Collection

Co-organized by: CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Yamanashi Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture Board of Education, Hokuto City Board of Education

Special thanks to the Keith Haring Foundation, Miss Grand Japan, Hokuto City

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

The Singapore International Art Contest (SIAC) is an annual art competition opens to all young artists aged 4 and above around the world. Creating and building your own “world” that is environmental, peaceful and full of love through your imagination and creation. The 5th SIAC 2024 will focus on the theme of green environmental protection and encourage participating young artists to develop their imagination and creativity, describe the creation of their mind of the green homeland.

Age Group: 4 – 16 Years Old

Registration Period: 1 Jan 2024, 9am – 29 Feb 2024, 8:59pm

Submission Deadline: 29 Feb 2024, 9pm

Organized by: Arts Association of Singapore

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

The AWESOME Art Competition is SCWO’s first art competition organised for students and young people. As part of the efforts of our school outreach arm, Project Awesome, the art competition encourages young audiences to learn about the inspiring stories in the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF) and creates opportunities for them to think about and express their own hopes, dreams, and ambitions. 

Submission Deadline: 8 December 2023, 2359hrs.

Result Date: 31 January 2024

Organised by: Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation (SCWO)

Sponsored by: The Hour Glass

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

This owl art contest started around 2004 as a coloring contest to involve local young people in the Festival of Owls. Over the years it has grown into a highly competitive international art competition with over 2,000 entries from dozens of countries each year.

Submission Date: 15 August 2023 – 15 January 2024

Result Date: 28 February 2024

Age: 18 years old and below

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

Big or small, every act of kindness and compassion can help to make journeys friendlier and more pleasant for everyone on our public transport.

Aspiring young artists are invited to explore and express through art what we can do to show care by creating a caring commuting experience for others on our public transport and be a Caring Commuter Hero!

Theme: I Can Be a Caring Commuter Hero!

Date: 1 July 2023 to 30 September 2023

Age Group:7 to 12 years old

Organized by:  Land Transport Authority (LTA)

Supported by: Singapore Mobility Gallery, Caring SG Commuters

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

The International Children’s Drawing Contest is an annual event that empowers young artists from around the world to express their dreams and hopes through art. The theme “One Day in 2030” is all about imagining what life might be like in the future, just 7 years from now. It’s a chance to use your imagination to think about where you might be, what you might be doing, and what the world around you could be like.

Theme: Sustainability, One Day in 2030.

Closing Date: 15 September 2023 5pm Japan Time.

Age Group: Division 1: Ages 4 to 10, Division 2: Ages 11 to 18

Co-organized by: CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Yamanashi Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture

Special thanks to The Keith Haring Foundation, Miss Grand Japan

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

From July 10 to 11, 1995, the “Olympic Arts” constituent assembly was held at the UNESCO headquarters. The Founding President, Marc Verriere received the support of the United Nations, the UNESCO and the Centenary Congress of the International Olympic Committee – Paris 1994. Ministers, ambassadors and representatives of international institutions from 65 countries and regions have signed the first “Founding Charter”.

From July 10 to 11, 1995, the “Olympic Arts” constituent assembly was held at the UNESCO headquarters. The Founding President, Marc Verriere received the support of the United Nations, the UNESCO and the Centenary Congress of the International Olympic Committee – Paris 1994. Ministers, ambassadors and representatives of international institutions from 65 countries and regions have signed the first “Founding Charter”.

Theme: Environment and Energy

Closing Date: 31 May 2023

Hosted by: World Olymp’Arts Council

Organized by: Olymp’Arts Executive Board

Co-organized by:  World Philharmonic Orchestra (WPO), International Joint Initiatives ASBL, ARTLAB

Supported by: Commission Nationale Française pour l’UNESCO

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

World Heritage is a gift from nature and a treasure of humanity. In order to promote the importance of protecting World Heritage to more people, AAA once again held the “World Heritage Painting Competition”, inviting UNESCO experts and World Heritage theme painters as jury members, welcoming artists and art lovers from all over the world to create works with related themes, calling more people’s attention to World Heritage protection through art. We welcome artists and art lovers from all over the world to create works with related themes. All outstanding works will be collected into album for the collection. Let’s use art to call more people’s attention to world heritage protection.

Theme: World Heritage

Age Group: 3 – 7 Years Old, 8 – 12 Years Old, 13 – 17 Years Old and 18+ Years Old

Closing Date: 31 March 2023

Organized by: Asian Art Association (AAA)

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

Established in 1986 at the suggestion of Nobel Laureate in Physics Prof Yang  Chen Ning, Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award (TKKYIA) encourages young students to be curious and apply scientific principles to create innovative solutions in inventions.

Each year, the award ceremony is a grand event held at the Science Centre Singapore and attended by a Minister or senior government official from the academia or research institutes. Keenly supported by schools and research institutes, the event includes an exhibition of all award-winning entries.

Age Group: Primary School, Secondary School, JC, Polytechnic, ITE, Universities, Public (Below 36 Years Old)

Closing Date: 1 March – 30 April 2023, 2359

Organized by: Tan Kah Kee Foundation (TKKF) and the Ministry of Education

Supported by: Science Centre Singapore

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

The Singapore International Art Contest (SIAC) is an annual art competition opens to all young artists aged 4 – 18 around the world. There are dreams all around us; they are an expression of our individuality. In the world of dreams, there is nothing that can’t be achieved. Neither the sky nor the sea can be considered the limit! Can you tell me what you are dreaming about right now? You are invited to dream big and write them down on our contest forms to enter our contest!

Age Group: 4 – 18 Years Old

Closing Date: 31 Dec 2022, 11.59am

Organized by: Arts Association of Singapore

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

The Art of Conservation® Songbird Art Contest™ is an art competition hosted by Wildlife Forever, focused on sharing the wonder and species diversity of North American songbirds. Building off the successful Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest® and inspired by the legacy of artist and conservationist Jay Norwood Darling, participants will learn about a North American Songbird Species and compete for prizes and international recognition.

Age Group: 5 – 18 Years Old

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2022

Organized by: Wildlife Forever

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

IIX’s flagship campaign, the SHE IS MORE Global art competition rallies all charitable hearts and art enthusiasts around the world to support the foundation to raise funds for women and children causes that help to alleviate and empower them.

We welcome all young artist to join this competition and celebrate women’s resilience all around the world.

Theme: Resilience

Age Group: 10 – 18 Years Old

Closing Date: 11 Sept 2022

Organized by: IIX Foundation

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

Giving thought as to what peace on earth means to them. What would the world look like, if there was Peace on Earth.

Theme: May Peace Prevail On Earth

Age Group: 5 – 16 Years Old

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2022

Organized by: Peace Pals International

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

Beyond the community gardens, residents in Tampines are exposed to many forms of sustainable farming methods. We have hydroponics farming in Our Tampines Hub, the high-tech vertical farm at Block 146 and the rooftop urban farm at Block 723A.

Soon, Tampines will be piloting fish farming in containers and provide you with the know-how and tools for corridor farming. The future of farming in Tampines knows no limits, and we would like you to express it in your drawings!

Submit a drawing of how the future of farming will be like for Tampines in 2030 and beyond. You can draw inspiration from the farming initiatives in Tampines mentioned above. All entries must be accompanied by a 30-word (maximum) description based on the theme.

Theme: The Future of Farming in Tampines

Age Group: 7 Years Old and Above

Closing Date: 14 August 2022

Organized by: Tampines Town Council

For more information regarding the competition, click here!

After two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, we are bringing back the National Junior Watercolour competition to be held in conjunction with Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) exhibition. The 14th edition competition aims to promote the art of watercolour painting and to instil the public awareness and appreciate of arts especially the younger artists.   

 

There are attractive cash prizes to be won. All winners and participants will be presented a Certificate. Registration is free. All paintings must be done solely by the participants.  Works will be disqualified if found to have received help from parents, teachers or friends.

Theme: My Beautiful Singapore

Closing Date: 30 July 2022

Organized by: Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS)

For more information regarding the competition, click here!

To sign up for their Online Zoom Watercolour Techniques Sharing Session (2 Jul 2022, 10 am), click here!

Singapore Red Cross helps to raise vital awareness about blood donors for their unwavering commitment! Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives!

Theme: Design your own Stress Ball

Closing Date: 24 July 2022

Organized by: Singapore Red Cross

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

Junior Sketch for Survival helps to raise vital awareness about species extinction and biodiversity loss while also raising funds for projects around the world. 2022 is the first year they will have run a Junior Competition – previously its been a category of their successful Sketch For Survival initiative.

Categories: Endangered Wildlife and At-risk Wild Spaces

Closing Date: 30 June 2022

Organized by: Explorers Against Extinction

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

The 11th annual Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication, explore their relationship to a changing world, and become advocates for positive change. Students ages 11-18 from around the world are invited to participate.

Theme: The Funny Thing About Climate Change

Closing Date: 13 June 2022

Organized by: Bow Seat

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

LOF encourages participants, in particular youths, to express their thoughts on organ donation and transplantation through art and writing. Designed with the perspective to be consonant with the goals of the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) curriculum, inculcating values of responsibility, compassion, empathy and altruism by providing insights into the delicate and emotive nature of the topic of organ donation and transplantation. Top winners of the Festival will have their artworks or essays actualised as collaterals to be distributed at NOTU’s publicity events held nationwide.

Theme: Expression x Everyday Things

Closing Date: 27 May 2022

Organized by: National Organ Transplant Unit and Live On – Support Organ Donation

For more information regarding the competition, click here!

This year’s contest serves as a platform for aspiring and emerging young artists to engage in environmental education as they explore their interaction with a world that is constantly changing and advocate for positive changes through visual art and creative communication.

Theme: Humanity and Nature

Closing Date: 18 April 2022

Organized by: Arts Association of Singapore (AAS)

For more information regarding the competition, click here!

MILL is a design competition that reflects the granular, holistic nature of the Holland Village precinct — an eclectic enclave formed and shaped by old and new, local and global. What does Holland Village mean to you? Who are your favourite villagers? We invite you to express your personal anecdotes, memories and the unique personalities of Holland Village through the design of a public art bench.

Closing Date: 30 April 2022

Organized by: One Holland Village

For more information regarding the competition, click here!

This competition aims to enable students to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the importance of designs reflected on Singapore stamps. As a result, students have the opportunity to express their creativity in the design of the background that they create to compliment the stamps and to think outside the box

Closing Date: 20 May 2022

Organized by: Children’s Museum Singapore (formerly Singapore Philatelic Museum)

For more information regarding the competition, click here!

Calling all young Climate Champions! If you’re aged between 4-11 and have been taking action to help climate and nature, we want to see it! We challenge you to get creative and make a piece of art to show how you have been helping climate and nature.

Closing Date: 28 February 2022

Organized by: New Forest National Park

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

This competition is to give students a voice about how they view the environmental issues in the world in which they live, whether local or global. In addition, it is also to provide students a platform to raise awareness about the environmental issues important to them and move others to take action through the creation of their work.

Theme: Plant the Seed

Closing Date: 24 January 2022

Organized by: EarthX

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

Global Canvas is David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF)’s annual children’s art competition which is open to groups and individuals aged 16 and under including friends, art clubs and schools (including a class, year group or entire school). It’s a fantastic way to encourage creativity, to display thought and concern for our planet’s environment and the incredible wildlife that inhabits it.

Theme: Forests of Land and Sea

Closing Date: 11 January 2022

Organized by: David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

Secondary school students aged 13 to 16 years old to express themselves and showcase their creativity through imaginative and creative works of art and channelling their skill to
promote cleaner habits among Singapore residents. Students should create interesting designs which will encourage and motivate everyone in the community to “feed” the monster bins (instead of throwing it on the ground). The designs should encourage others in the broader community to play a part in binning their trash correctly and reducing littering of the public spaces in Singapore.

Closing Date: 30 November 2021

Organized by: The Public Hygiene Council (PHC)

For more information regarding the contest, click here!

Our Students' Participations

The following are our students’ works that they have participated in past competitions

The International Children’s Drawing Contest is an annual event that empowers young artists from around the world to express their dreams and hopes through art. The theme “One Day in 2030” is all about imagining what life might be like in the future, just 7 years from now. It’s a chance to use your imagination to think about where you might be, what you might be doing, and what the world around you could be like.

Theme: Sustainability, One Day in 2030.

Co-organized by: CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Yamanashi Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture

Special thanks to The Keith Haring Foundation, Miss Grand Japan

Rui Hao Su
CMIC Award

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.

Theme: My Future World

Organized by: SOTA

Supported by: Mapletree

These 2 students are one of the Top 50 finalists!

Qin Qian Han
Telok Kurau Primary School

Goh Jia En Leia
Pei Chun Public School

The aim of this competition is to promote the art of watercolour painting and to promote public awareness and appreciation of the arts, especially in the young.

Theme: My Beautiful Singapore

Organized by: Singapore Watercolour Society

This student has won the A Category—Consolation Award

Aariz Ubaydullah Bin Azman
West Grove Primary School