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Mapletree Showcases 50 Young Artists at the SOTA P6 Art Competition 2021 Exhibition
September 03, 2021

SINGAPORE – In an effort to continue providing the SOTA Primary 6 (“P6”) Art Competition 2021 with a platform to display the 50 finalists’ artwork and to promote the arts, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or “the Group”) is pleased to present the SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2021 Exhibition (“the Exhibition”) at VivoCity Singapore from 1 to 14 September 2021.

The Exhibition, which is in its second year, is part of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts under the education and arts pillars. Besides bringing the arts closer to the communities, the Group hopes to spur interest in the arts amongst young children.  

Mr Edmund Cheng, Mapletree’s Chairman said, “As a long-time supporter of the arts, our collaboration with SOTA aims to inspire more young talents in the community to be engaged in such creative endeavours. VivoCity is an iconic venue with a healthy stream of visitors, and we are happy to host the Exhibition at the mall again. We hope that the visitors of the mall will appreciate the artwork by these young talents like we do.”

Mapletree has supported the SOTA P6 Art Competition for the third year. Mapletree launched the Exhibition at its flagship retail mall VivoCity in the year 2019 and continued to support the competition in the year 2020. Due to the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker, the exhibition was not held in the year 2020.

Mrs Mary Seah, SOTA’s Principal said, “SOTA is delighted to work with Mapletree once again, and thankful that Mapletree is providing this additional showcase opportunity for the participants. We hope that viewing the world through the eyes of these young artists will inspire both the young and old.”

In conjunction with the Exhibition, a public Instagram competition is being held. Visitors are invited to take a selfie with their favourite artwork and upload it onto Instagram with the hashtag #SOTAP6ArtComVivo. Five entries will be selected to win $30 Mapletree vouchers each. More information is available at  

To date, the Group has committed S$48,000 to fund the SOTA P6 Art Competition from 2019 to 2022. The competition this year received more than 1000 submissions representing over 166 primary schools, up from over 800 submissions received in 2020. The three themes, Looking Out of My Window, Space Zoo and Tropical Fruit challenged the students to draw inspiration for their artworks from their homes and their imaginations amid the COVID-19 situation.

Mr Cheng added, “Year after year, the art pieces by P6 students never cease to amaze me. The students are able to express and communicate their experiences during the pandemic through their art.”

Photo Exhibition Details:
SOTA P6 Art Competition 2021 Top 50 Finalists Exhibition
Photo exhibition organised by Mapletree
Date: 1 to 14 September 2021
Venue: VivoCity Level 1, West Boulevard (near Desigual), 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585

Photo credit: Mapletree Investments

(Left to right): Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman, Mapletree; Mrs Mary Seah, Principal, SOTA; Ms Chan Chia Lin, CSR Board Committee Member, Mapletree; Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mapletree; Ms Amy Khoo, Vice-Principal, Arts, SOTA, visiting the SOTA P6 Art Competition 2021 Exhibition at VivoCity on 3 September 2021

(Left to right): Mr Tan Wah Yeow, CSR Board Committee Member, Mapletree; Mr Wan Kwong Weng, Group Chief Corporate Officer, Mapletree, appreciating the students’ works at the Exhibition


Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman, Mapletree (centre) taking a walk through the Exhibition with Mrs Mary Seah, Principal, SOTA (left), and Ms Chan Chia Lin, CSR Board Committee Member, Mapletree (right).

The Exhibition is located at VivoCity Level 1, West Boulevard

A wide range of artworks by P6 students are on display from 1 to 14 September 2021


View the top 50 artworks at the Exhibition



Grace Sung
Linus Lui
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications
  Senior Executive, Corporate Communications
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
  Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6804 8474/+65 9199 2206
  Tel: +65 6377 6376

Valerie Pereira

Senior Executive, Office of Corporate Communications
School of the Arts, SOTA
Tel: +65 6342 5809

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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.  

The School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) Primary 6 Art Competition was launched in 2018 as one of SOTA’s key outreach programmes to encourage and provide a platform for young artists to express their creativity and hone their talents in Visual Arts. It has since become an annual nation-wide drawing and painting competition and is open to all Primary 6 pupils in Singapore. Since 2019, the Competition has been supported by Mapletree.

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