Asian Scientist Magazine launches art competition to pay tribute to frontliners in S’pore

From developing innovative diagnostics to delivering COVID-19 vaccines, Singapore’s scientists and healthcare workers are some of the most visible faces of the pandemic.

To recognise their invaluable contributions in the fight against the coronavirus, Asian Scientist Magazine is launching ‘Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes‘ – a non-profit national competition that aims to use art as a platform for the youth to show their gratitude and appreciation to frontliners in Singapore.

The competition welcomes submissions from Singapore residents aged 5 to 21, starting from today (11 January) until 22 February 2021.

Participants will fall under three categories, namely: Junior (ages 5 to 12), Intermediate (ages 13 to 16), and Advanced (ages 17 to 21).

Meanwhile, original artwork produced by the participants must follow any one of three themes:

  1. Your experience of the pandemic
  2. Hopes & vision for a post-COVID world
  3. Contributions of our healthcare workers and scientists

Each entry will be assessed by the judging panel on their uniqueness and originality, relevance to the chosen theme, as well as overall aesthetic quality.

The panel will be chaired by Dr Juliana Chan, Publisher of Asian Scientist Magazine, with Dr Benjamin Seet, Deputy Group CEO (Education and Research), National Healthcare Group; Mr Terence Teo Chin Keong, President, Singapore Art Society; and Ms Jennifer Lewis, Head of Communications and Engagement, Temasek Foundation, rounding out the judging panel.

The winning entry in each category will receive a cash prize of S$500, while the second and third prize winners will receive S$300 and S$200 respectively.

Ten merit prize winners will also be selected from each category to receive S$50 worth of shopping mall vouchers.

All 39 winners will receive a certificate of recognition, with selected entries showcased at the award ceremony.

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