In this free-entry competition, Singaporean residents aged between 12 and 25 years are invited to create artworks using the symbols that have been adopted by a global community of climate artists: an “X” for what we need to put a stop to, and a Sun for the solutions we need. The results of the art competition, to be judged by a diverse panel of accomplished individuals from a broad spectrum of Singapore’s cultural and sustainability sectors, will be presented via an online gallery and a public exhibition to coincide with The Singapore Eco Film Festival in early November. Winners will receive public recognition at an awards ceremony with members of the jury and arts supply gift vouchers.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase the talents and aspirations of Singapore’s youth, who will use their creative skills to share positive visions of society’s transition to a clean, green, fossil-free future,” says Sarah Ichioka, Director of Singapore-based consultancy Desire Lines, which is curating the competition pro bono, in collaboration with other Singaporean volunteers and the support of international climate movement 350.org. Ichioka continues: “Inspired by Singapore’s growing green lifestyle movement, and examples from ‘artivists’ around the world, we look forward to the outcomes of this competition engaging and inspiring Southeast Asia’s largest banks–and their customers–to divest from fossil fuels and move towards clean, green investments.”
- Entry is free, and open to any Singaporean resident aged 12-25 years.
- Entries may be submitted by individuals or teams, provided that all team members meet the residency and age requirements.
- The original artwork for entries may be created in any medium, but must be submitted digitally, and be able to be reproduced / displayed as a 2D poster in standard A3 dimensions.
- All works must incorporate the “X” for no to fossil fuels and the “Sun” to represent clean, renewable power sources.
- Proof of age and residence will be required upon submission, but entries will be judged anonymously.
- Longlisted entries will be shown in an online gallery, whilst shortlisted entries will be displayed at a public exhibition in central Singapore to coincide with the Singapore Eco Film Festival in November 2018.
- Winners will receive public recognition at an awards ceremony with members of the jury as well as arts supply gift vouchers.
- The deadline for online submissions is midnight on 15 October 2018.
Interested parties can register their interest and request the full competition brief or pose any questions by sending an email stating their full name and NRIC/FIN number.
Confirmed Competition Judges:
- Ms Olivia Choong, President and Co-founder, Green Drinks (Singapore)
- Mr Ernest Goh, Artist, Founder, The Animal Book Co.
- Mr Adib Jalal, Co-founder and Director, Shophouse & Co
- Mr Deon Phua, Managing Director, TYC Studios / Tell Your Children
- Ms Ranjana Raghunathan, PhD Candidate, National University of Singapore; Volunteer, AWARE and TWC
- Ms Audrey Tan, Environment Correspondent, The Straits Times
- Mr Szue Hann Tan, Head of Sustainable Urban Solutions and Principal Architect, Surbana Jurong
- Mr Jason Wee, Artist, Founder and Director, Grey Projects
- Ms Sarah Ichioka, Director, Desire Lines (non-voting competition curator)
Image taken from the Create for Climate website