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Mapletree and SOTA are Pleased to Announce Winners of Nationwide SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2019
22 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE – The School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) announced the winners of the SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2019 at the Award Ceremony and opening of the winners’ exhibition on Friday, 22nd March 2019 at the SOTA Gallery. With the support of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree”), SOTA reached out to more than 140 primary schools this year, receiving more than 650 entries, up from the over 500 entries they received for the inaugural 2018 competition.

50 finalists were selected to participate in the specially organised SOTA Junior Academy (JA) in March where they were exposed to a variety of 2D and 3D art-making processes. Their submission pieces are put on display at the Winners’ Exhibition together with their other works created during the Junior Academy. Ten winners were also announced at the Award Ceremony which was attended by finalists, their family members, teachers, and principals along with SOTA and Mapletree representatives.

The competition was launched in end 2017 as a platform for young artists to express their creativity and hone their skills. “This is one of SOTA’s key outreach programmes, providing more opportunities for talented primary school pupils with a love for visual arts to showcase their skills. With Mapletree’s support, we can now reach out to even more children from all walks of life”, said Ms Amy Khoo, Vice-principal - Arts, SOTA.

Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman of Mapletree added that, “Each of the Top 50 finalists have demonstrated their interpretation and imagination of the competition themes and impressed judges and audience with their artistic skills and creativity. To provide a well-deserved additional showcase for the finalists, we will bring the Winners’ Exhibition to Mapletree’s flagship retail mall, VivoCity from 8 April to 19 April. This is aligned to Mapletree’s commitment to bring the arts closer to the community.”

Of the 50 finalists from 2018's competition, 14 are currently year 1 students enrolled in SOTA, some of whom assisted in curating the Winner’s Exhibition this year. The Winner’s Exhibition will be open to the public at the SOTA Gallery from March 23rd to 27th and at VivoCity from April 8th to 19th. The VivoCity exhibition is organised by Mapletree to provide a well-deserved additional showcase for the 50 finalists and to encourage more interests in the young and the community. 

​Photos from the Award Ceremony (22 March 2019):
Photo credits: SOTA Visual Arts Faculty


Overall Top 10 Winners at the Award Ceremony with (last row L-R) Ms Amy Khoo, SOTA's Vice-Principal, Arts, Mr Sam Kok Weng, SOTA's Board Member, Ms Heng Yeow Khing, Mapletree's CSR Committee Board Member, Mr Edmund Cheng, Mapletree's Chairman, Mr Loh Lik Peng, Chairman of SOTA's Board, Mr Wan Kwong Weng, Mapletree's Group Chief Corporate Officer, and Mr Koh Wee Leong, Head of Investments & Asset Management for Mapletree Commercial Trust Management. 

  

Mapletree's Chairman Mr Edmund Cheng speaking with several of the finalists.

Photos from the Opening Ceremony of the SOTA P6 Art Competition 2019 Top 50 Finalists Exhibition at VivoCity (8 April 2019):


​(Last row, from L-R): Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Mapletree's Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Edmund Cheng, Mapletree's Chairman, Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education and Mrs Mary Seah, SOTA's Principal, together with several finalists at the Opening Ceremony. 

  
SOTA P6 Art Competition 2019 Top 50 Finalists Exhibition at VivoCity Level 1 near The Queen and Mangosteen. 

 
Finalist Jolin Wong explaining her artwork to Minister Ong Ye Kung.  

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Top 10 Winners – In no order of merit

Name

School

Amanda Peng Yi Xuan

Marymount Convent School

Gao Fei 

CHIJ (Katong) Primary

Joanne Wong Chin Yan 

Marymount Convent School

Loh Min En 

Singapore Chinese Girls' Primary School

Phoebe Lim Xinyu 

Chongfu School

Se Wei Ting 

Pei Chun Public School

Sheryln Chow Kah Min 

Henry Park Primary School

Yan Yifan

Qifa Primary School

Yeo Ke Wei Chloe

Rosyth School

Zhang Ella Yoyo

Clementi Primary School

 The names of all 50 finalists are found here: https://www.sota.edu.sg/p6artcom2019

MEDIA CONTACTS

Ms Dorothy Siok
Ms Valerie Pereira
Senior Executive, Corporate Communications
  Executive, Office of Corporate Communications
Mapletree Investments   School of the Arts, SOTA
Tel: +65 6377 6376   Tel: +65 6342 5809
Email: dorothy.siok@mapletree.com.sg    Email: valerie.seema@sota.edu.sg

 

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ABOUT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, SOTA
The School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) is Singapore’s first national pre-tertiary specialised arts school with a six-year integrated arts and academic curriculum, leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or Career-related Programme, for youths aged 13-18 years old.  
 
Under the ambit of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), SOTA offers a dedicated development path for those who have interest and show early talent in the arts, providing a learning environment where both the artistic and academic potential can best be realised.  
 
With a vision to groom creative citizens for the future, SOTA aims to nurture artistic and creative learners who positively impact Singapore and the world, through a vibrant learning environment that is anchored in the arts. 
 
A school of the future, SOTA embraces a holistic educational philosophy that celebrates experimentation, expression and discovery.