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Young Artists Express Creativity Amidst The Pandemic In The SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2021
April 06, 2021

SINGAPORE – The School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) announced the winners of the SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition 2021 on 5 April 2021. The top 10 winners and top 40 finalists namelist are listed in Additional Notes. Supported by Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree”) for the third year running, the competition received more than 1000 submissions this year, up from over 800 received in 2020. 

The annual competition is open to all Primary 6 pupils of that year for young artists to express their creativity and hone their skills. This year, participants submitted artworks based on one of the three themes, Looking Out of My Window, Space Zoo and Tropical Fruit. With the current COVID-19 situation, the themes this year focused on challenging them to draw inspiration for their artworks from their homes and their imaginations. 

Lim Sin Jie from Junyuan Primary School drew an artwork about heritage playgrounds in his neighbourhood, Tampines, with tropical fruit themes such as a watermelon, mangosteen and pineapple. He researched that these mosaic playgrounds were mostly built in the 1970s – 1980s with only a few remaining today. He shared, “Many generations of children, including myself, grew up near these playgrounds, making them an important part of Singapore.”

“The competition gives a glimpse into how young artists try to understand and reflect on their surroundings. Through the themes provided, the Top 50 artworks creatively explored topics such as heritage, global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic, to name a few. It is heartening to see how these young artists have been able to express themselves and find connections between art and the current world. We are excited to showcase the works by the top 50 finalists in an online exhibition on our website.” said Ms Amy Khoo, Vice-principal - Arts, SOTA. 

“Mapletree is proud to support the SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition for the third consecutive year as we see the growing participation in the competition year after year. Supporting the arts and the community has always been important for us and we hope to encourage more interests for the arts, as well as attract young creative talents. With the exhibition held online, more people would be able to view and appreciate the winning artworks,” said Mr Edmund Cheng, Mapletree’s Chairman. 

Members of the public will be able to see the top 50 artworks online at this link from 5 April 2021 to 30 June 2021. 

Additional Notes

Top 10 Winners – In no order of merit

Jotham Foo Yue Zheng
Bukit Panjang Primary School
Lukas Pang Ze Xun Chongfu School
Ma Qihang Jacky
Chongfu School
Lim Sin Jie
Junyuan Primary School
Zhao Xiaoyi
Nanyang Primary School
Krystal Chan
Raffles Girls' Primary School
Ethan Joshua See
St. Hilda's Primary School
Teo Zi Rae, Giselle
Temasek Primary School
Cheong Yin Ywan Jillian
Tao Nan School
Fang Junjian
Unity Primary School




Top 40 Finalists – In no order of merit 

Liow Chen Teng  Ai Tong School
Tiannie Lefana Yeoren
Anchor Green Primary School
Dave Gan Yong Le
Bukit Panjang Primary School
Yang Yushan
Bukit Timah Primary School
Elyana Liu
Chij (Katong) Primary
Rochelle Lee Yi Xuan
Chij (Katong) Primary
Rachel Ling Hee Neen
Chij Primary (Toa Payoh)
Chan Bo Yan Kate
Chij St. Nicholas Girls' School
Shao Jingwen Candice
Chongfu School
Commandur Srinivasan Aayushi
Chua Chu Kang Primary School
Lesly-Ann Joshua
Elias Park Primary School
Delphina Tong She Hong
Fairfield Methodist School (Primary)
Ella Weiss
Fengshan Primary School
Lim Zi Xuan Natalie
Haig Girls' School
Meghna Anil
Haig Girls' School
Caitlyn Ong Jia En
Henry Park Primary School
Wang Shaochen
Henry Park Primary School
Han Jia Qian
Keming Primary School
Natalie Ho Yi Xuan
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
Alison Lim Yi Xuan
Methodist Girls' School (Primary)
Paithankar Vedanti
Non- Ministry Of Education School
Charles Elie Wazen
Non- Ministry Of Education School
Lee Dakyung
Non- Ministry Of Education School
Jaejoon Hwang
Non- Ministry Of Education School
Tong Xin Ying Krin
Pasir Ris Primary School
Faith Lam Zhi En
Pei Chun Public School
Aiden Chew
Punggol View Primary School
Looi En Ni
Radin Mas Primary School
Sarah Han Rui Xin
Raffles Girls' Primary School
Kaelyn Ng
Raffles Girls' Primary School
Chong Tze Yun, Janna 
Raffles Girls' Primary School
Enzo Phillip Kuah
Red Swastika School
Wu Ruoci Clarice
Rivervale Primary School
Ong Yi Le Justus
St. Andrew's Junior School
Samuel Sou Kar Lok
St. Andrew's Junior School
Abby Faith Leong Yeng Yee
St. Hilda's Primary School
Cayden Axl Rutstrom
St. Stephen's School
Fu Jiarui Grace
West Grove Primary School
Ethan Hung Kang Xun
West Grove Primary School
Emir Reza Khan Bin Mohamed Zubir
Westwood Primary School

Artist Name   Lim Sin Jie
Junyuan Primary School
Tropical Fruit




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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.  



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