CULTUREDISCOVER ART COMPETITION


Singapore is a multicultural country, and the Chinese ethnic group is one of the major ethnic groups, accounting for approximately 76%of the total population.
Language: The main language of the Chinese ethnic group is Mandarin Chinese, but some people also speak dialects such as Hokkien, Hakka, and Cantonese. Additionally, English is widely spoken in Singapore and is one of the official languages of the country.

Religion:
The Chinese ethnic group practices various religions, including Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Many Chinese Singaporeans also follow Christianity and Islam.

Festivals: Traditional Chinese festivals are celebrated in Singapore, including the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year), Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival. These festivals are typically occasions for family reunions and celebrations, where people engage in traditional activities such as moon gazing, making rice dumplings, and lion and dragon dances.

Cuisine: Singaporean Chinese cuisine is influenced by various regional cuisines in China, such as Fujian, Cantonese, Hakka, and Teochew cuisines. Singapore is known for its delicious Chinese dishes, including fried noodles, Hainanese chicken rice durian cake, and bak kut teh (pork rib soup).

Traditional Arts: Traditional Chinese arts are preserved and developed in Singapore. Art forms such as Beijing Opera, Nanyin music, erhu (a two-stringed instrument), and Chinese dance are performed and passed down in the Chinese community. Additionally, Chinese calligraphy, painting, and paper-cutting are highly valued art forms.

Cultural Institutions: Singapore has institutions dedicated to promoting and preserving Chinese culture, such as the National Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. These institutions organize exhibitions, performances, and educational activities to enhance people’s understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture.


Education:
The Singaporean education system also emphasizes the transmission of traditional culture. Schools teach Chinese culture and values, and organize students’ participation in traditional cultural activities to cultivate their sense of identity with their cultural roots.

Singapore’s Chinese culture has its own unique characteristics within the backdrop of multiculturalism. It is influenced by traditional Chinese culture while also integrating with the cultures of other ethnic groups, giving rise to a distinctive Singaporean Chinese culture. This multicultural environment has enriched Singapore’s society and culture with diverse arts, flavors, and traditions, adding to the allure of Singapore’s cultural landscape.

CULTUREDISCOVER ART COMPETITION
The main highlight of the event is the “On the Spot Drawing Competition,” where we warmly welcome young and aspiring children from across the nation to create stunning works of art at KINEX SHOPPING MALL. Participants will have limited time to create their artwork on the spot, testing their artistic abilities and their ability to draw under pressure.

Organizer
Youth & Children Education Society Singapore

KINEX MALL

Co – organizer
TREE ART

Competition Rules
Open to All participants residing in Singapore 
Age groups:  7-12 years old, 13-18 years old

Theme: CultuRediscover – Singaporean Culture
Submission Requirements: A3-sized paper provided for each participant

Artistic Medium: Participants are required to bring their own art materials for painting (such as watercolors, acrylic paints, gouache, crayons, oil pastels, soft pastels, colored pencils, graphite pencils, and pens).

Competition Venue: KINEX SHOPPING MALL – Level 1Atrium (11 Tanjang Katong Road, Singapore 437157)

Competition Time: June 18, 2023, from 1pm to 4pm
Award Ceremony: June 18, 2023, at 5:30pm

Registration Method: Free participation (Scan QR code to register)


All participants will receive a certificate and a Goodie Bag (valued at $89).
For each age group, there will be on-site selection of 1 Gold Award, 2 Silver Awards, and 3 Bronze Awards.Winners will receive trophies, certificates, and gifts on-site (valued between $99 and $300).The winning artworks will also be exhibited at KINEX SHOPPING MALL

On- Site judging panel
MR KOW FONG (阿果先生)


阿果 (Aguo), whose real name is Li Gaofeng, is a Singaporean children’s book author, illustrator, lecturer at a polytechnic institute, columnist for “Lianhe Zaobao,” and a dreamer with unrealistic aspirations.


MR YIP YEW CHONG (叶耀宗)

Renowned Mural Artist in Singapore
His murals are filled with nostalgic charm and vibrant life, depicting the bygone era of Singapore in the last century. The murals feature lifelike figures and scenes, making them ideal for interaction with visitors. The attention to detail is remarkable, capturing the essence of stepping into the past as if one were part of the mural itself.



TREE ART Co-founders Tiger

TREE ART Co-Founder and Artistic Director

This competition provides a platform for young artists to showcase their creativity and artistic talent, while also promoting the exploration and preservation of Singaporean culture. Participants have utilized their painting skills and imagination to create stunning artworks within a limited timeframe. This competition is not only a competition but also an opportunity for the younger generation to express their understanding and passion for Singaporean culture through art. It is not only a personal artistic achievement but also a chance for us to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for Singaporean culture.


*The above images are sourced from the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and the internet



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