This year marks the 31st year UOB has conducted the annual UOB Painting Of The Year (POY) Competition which has been an important launch pad in the careers of many past winners including Cultural Medallion winners Goh Beng Kwan, Chua Ek Kay and Anthony Poon.
The UOB POY Competition has expanded to be a regional event, and is currently held in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The winning work from each of the regional countries will be exhibited alongside all the winning works from the Singapore UOB POY Competition. In addition, each country winner is eligible to compete for the grand regional prize of S$5,000 cash, awarded to one of the country UOB POY Competition winners.
UOB has been supporting the arts since the early 1970s. The Bank believes that as economic advancement is of great importance to a nation, so too can the arts play a vital role in the development of a society. Although the worlds of business and the arts are often seen as separate, the Bank view both as sources of inspiration and ideas that can enrich the lives of people.
Which i'm going to share with you today about this upcoming competition. For my reader's/ non- reader's you can join!! Welcomes to all participant's; no age limited, including; malays, indians, caucasian etc.. all can join!
All entries must be submitted at the Visual Arts Seminar Room, Level 2, Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts Campus 1 (Wing B), 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
on 7 July 2012 between 12pm and 6pm.
All award-winning and highly-commended entries will be exhibited at the 31st UOB Painting Of The Year Exhibition held at the Chapel, Singapore Art Museum from
15 July to 1 August 2012.
It's COOL RIGHT?!(: SO DO JOIN!!(: All you have to do is print out the entry form, do your painting and submit to the venue that i've mentioned.(:
Here's the link of the entry form:
This are the following prizes:
UOB Painting Of The Year Award
S$30,000 and a Trophy
The UOB Painting Of The Year winner is also eligible to vie for the grand regional prize of S$5,000. UOB may, at its sole and absolute discretion, award this additional prize to one of the four UOB Painting Of The Year Award winners from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia whom, in the judges’ final and conclusive opinion, is the most exceptional artwork of the four.
Four Platinum Awards
Most Promising Young Artist Award
S$2,500 and a Trophy
Highly-commended Awards for each section
Three awards for the Open Section
Three awards for the Youth Section
The UOB Painting Of The Year Award and four Platinum Awards may be won by any entrant regardless of category (abstract, representational or ink painting) or section (Youth or Open) of submission.
AND THE MOST COOL PART IS the UOB Painting Of The Year Award winner and four Platinum Award winners will be invited for an interview to vie for a bonus prize of a 1-month residence programme at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum!! WOAH! cool right?!
Each of us has our creativity & uniqueness. SO do give yourself a chance if you love ART! I don't care if you are "talented/ non-talented". This competition is OPENED to everyone of us.
I'll be participating in this event. Really hope to see you guys over there. Do say hi to me if you guys see me around there!!
ALL THE BEST!!<3