This year, ViaRT is proud to present to you the third edition of our annual art competition, titled “Before Semakau Landfill in 2035”,in support of the National Environment Agency's (NEA) “Say YES to Waste Less” campaign. As some of you may know, our current rate of waste disposal will cause Semakau Landfill, our only landfill, to be completely full by the year 2035.
This has prompted us to invite primary and secondary students in Singapore to use upcycled materials to craft creative artworks to showcase their unique interpretation of the waste problems we face in Singapore. The inspiration or theme behind each piece of art should relate to the Semakau Landfill or any other sustainability topics.
This year’s art competition includes four categories:
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Best Sustainable Message Award (for the piece of art that most accurately relays the message of sustainability); You Made a Difference Award (for the piece that is the most creative); The Most Artistic Award (for the most artistic piece of artwork); Public Love Award (for the artwork that gets the most likes on Instagram. This Award is open to Junior College students as well).
First Prize winners will receive either a cash reward or an amazing free staycation package courtesy of the Luxurious Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel.
The winners and finalists’ artworks potentially will be featured in the Sustainable Singapore Gallery in 2023.
We welcome you to join us on this creative and sustainable journey presented by ViaRT! We can’t wait to see all the amazing artworks everyone comes up with! Good luck!
Illustration by Lichun @ lclchestnut
CriteriaTheme: The inspiration or theme behind each piece of art should relate to (1) Make an artwork or design item to help form sustainable habits or (2) Any other sustainable angles. Eg: climate change, reduce plastic usage and etc. Artwork medium: Use upcycled materials as your main creation material. There is no media or material restriction. But we encourage you to use as much found and unwanted materials from your home, school and immediate surroundings, and less new materials. Be creative in your medium and expression! Digital formats such as photography, videography and digital illustrations are also accepted. How will you use upcycled materials in your digital art? We look forward to your innovative ideas.
SubmissionSubmission date: 11 Sep - 26 November 2023 Submission deadline: 26 November 2023, 11.59PM Please submit your artwork documentation and fill up the submission form through this link: https://forms.gle/j7B7uvPMDtgGyrS47 Details you will need for the submission form: 1. Photos and/or video of your artwork - You may submit up to 5 photos (max 1MB each) and 1 video (max 100MB) - For 2D artworks (ie. paintings), scan the image. - For 3D sculptures, take photos of the front , back and side views against a white backgtound. A video of the artwork (in MP4 or MOV) is optional. - For non-animated digital works (ie. e-posters), submit in JPEG or PNG format. - For animated digital works, submit in MP4 or MOV format. (As at least one image is required to be uploaded into the submission form, please prepare a cover image for your poster in JPEG or PNG format. It can be just a screenshot of the video.) 2. Artwork details: artwork title, size, medium(s) 3. Artist statement to explain your inspiration and concept - a video to explain the concept of the artwork is optional 4. Artist(s) (that's you!) details: full name(s), school, contact details For any technical issues or enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award Categories and rewardThe competition is divided into Primary and Secondary School categories. Each category has 4 awards. They are: PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Best Sustainable Message Award. (Open to Primary and Secondary School students) This Award is for the piece of art that most accurately relays the message of sustainability. Primary School First Prize: Cash 200 SGD Secondary School First Prize: Cash 200 SGD Primary School Second Prize: Cash 100 SGD Secondary School Second Prize: Cash 100SGD You Made a Difference Award (Open to Primary and Secondary School students) This Award is for the piece that is the most creative. Primary School First Prize: M Social Singapore Staycation package (one night stay for 2 people, breakfast included, worth up to S$540++ ) Secondary School First Prize: M Social Singapore Staycation package (one night stay for 2 people, breakfast included, worth up to S$540++ ) Primary School Second Prize: Cash 50 SGD Secondary School Second Prize: Cash 50SGD The Most Artistic Award (Open to Primary and Secondary School students) This Award is for the most artistic piece of artwork Primary School First Prize: M Social Singapore Staycation package (one night stay for 2 people, breakfast included, worth up to S$540++ ) Secondary School First Prize: M Social Singapore Staycation package (one night stay for 2 people, breakfast included, worth up to S$540++ ) Primary School Second Prize: Cash 50 SGD Secondary School Second Prize: Cash 50SGD Each Award has one first prize, one second prize, and five third prize for each primary and secondary school category. Public Love Award only has one winner.
Judge PanelAlem Korkut is a sculpture artist as well as an associate professor at ALU in Zagreb. Alem Korkut’s contemplation of sculpture stays within the spatial, tactile and material, all the way to the dematerialization of the sculpture. No matter what materials, genres and methods he uses, from the classical sculptural form (relief and three-dimensional sculpture), through video projections that he exhibits as independent works, to interactive objects with electronic components. Daryl Goh, an entrepreneur, art innovator and tech artist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Interactive Media), Master of Fine Art (Media Arts) and a Master of Science (Technopreneurship & Innovation 2022). He is a nominator and judge for prominent art prizes like the Sovereign Asian Art Prize (Hong Kong) and The Global Art Awards (Dubai) and he lectures at the Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Interactive & Digital Media. Julie Zhu, Co-founder and Executive Director of Viant Commodities. Julie is currently a board observer at The Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group reflecting her interest in and passion for space mining field. She is also the Singaporean headmaster for ShePower, an organization promoting global female empowerment and entrepreneurship. Julie is frequent industry speaker and has spearheaded Viant’s Recycling Initiative; she is also the co-founder of ViaRT to promote the discovery of the beauty in the waste and raise the awareness from the younger generation. Sunaina Bhalla is a contemporary artist of Indian origin, who lives and works in Singapore. Her artwork revolves around the repetitive and ritualistic nature of gestures and their traces. She explores the transformative effects of the deliberate infliction of pain on the human body during the curative process of alleviating disease and decay. By using industrial materials analogous to the fragile nature of the body, juxtaposed with natural fabric and embroidery, she examines the passage of time and the mark making that documents this process. Tanya Michele Amador, based in Singapore and London, an independent curator, writer, and researcher specializing in contemporary Southeast Asian art. Ying Ji , founder of Y Art Project, an art consultancy firm. Graduated from Arts Management, MA. in George Mason University, she has led over 50 international curated exhibitions and managed various art consultancy projects across Shanghai, Hongkong, and Washington D.C.. She is also the co-founder of ViaRT Award.