Ocean Art Charity

Clown Fish 122X91cm hi res
Clown fish painting by budding young artist Dawn Kwan from School of the Arts.

UPDATE [17 March 2014]: Submission has closed. View the top 16 art pieces here.

Launched on 8 June 2013 at the S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, the campaign kicked off with budding young artists from The Little Arts Academy painting ‘live’, drawing inspiration from the myriad of marine animals.

Ocean Art Charity is organized in partnership with The Old Parliament House Ltd inviting young and talented visual artists to submit marine life-themed artworks for charity. All proceeds from Ocean Art Charity will be donated to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

Showcase your talent, submit your artwork and help other young artists who share the same passion pursue their dreams!

Artwork categories:

Abstract Art

Realistic Art

Showcase Platform:

  • Young talents will be given recognition through a showcase platform on a national stage. Selected works will be exhibited for charity.
  • Selected young talents will be appointed as RWS Ocean Art Charity Ambassadors for a year.

Artwork Submission Checklist:

When preparing for the Ocean Art Charity submission, please complete the following checklist. This is to ensure that the Ocean Art Charity staff will accept the artwork. Please consult the official guidelines for more information.

  1. The artwork is no smaller than 69 X 69 cm or 58 X 83 cm.
  2. The artwork must be on canvas in oil, water color or acrylic.
  3. The artwork meets suitability and originality guidelines.
  4. The release form has been attached to the back of the artwork.
  5. The artist and a parent/guardian have signed the release form.
  6. On the back of the work, include arrows to indicate which direction is “up”.

The Artwork, Artist Information and Release forms are to be submitted latest by 5pm, 28 February 2014 to The Little Arts Academy, 1 Selegie Road, Singapore 188306.

General Guidelines

The competition is open to all artists below the age of 19 (on 1 January 2013) who are Singaporeans and PRs.

All artwork must adhere to the theme of the competition: Marine Life.

Artwork must be two-dimensional.Each piece must not be smaller than a square of 69 X 69 cm or a rectangle of 58 X 83 cm.

Artwork accepted mediums are as follows on canvas:

•Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

Each artwork must be original in concept and execution, conceived and created by the entrant only  and must not violate any Singapore copyright laws.

Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo (not the artist’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.

Any entry that has been conceived or executed by another person will not be accepted.

Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

Suitability Guidelines

As outlined in these guidelines, the final decision regarding the suitability of all artwork for the Resorts World Sentosa Ocean Art Charity 2013 will be made by a panel of qualified persons. The judges’ decision is final and organisers reserve the right not to award prizes if submitted works are not up to standard.

While it is not the intent to censor any artwork, we do wish to avoid artwork that is potentially inappropriate for display.

Artist Information and Release Form

Each entrant must submit an Artist Information and Release Form.

The Artist Information and Release Form is available.

The information requested on the first page of the form should be provided as thoroughly as possible.

Artists should list their mailing addresses, if different from their residential addresses. The form requires a description of the artwork, which should be detailed, clearly identifying the major elements of the work. For example, “Fish” or “a picture of coral reefs” would be unacceptable, due to the large number of works that would fit that description.

The second page of the Artist Information and Release Form contains a legal release and a certification that the artwork is original in design and execution. The artist, and/or a parent or guardian must sign where appropriate. Entries without signed originality certifications and artwork releases may not be accepted.

A TYPED copy of the Artist Release Form, signed by both the artist and a parent or guardian must be securely attached to the back of the artwork to certify the originality of the piece.

Please include arrows at the back of the work to indicate which direction is “up”.

Please retain a copy for your reference.

Each work must have a label with this information securely applied to the back:

Please use the largest label you have available.

This information should be typed.

  1. Artist Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Title
  5. Medium
  6. Year of completion

Read about child prodigy Dawn Kwan and her passion for creating art.

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