The Youth Art Award Competition 2012 will be held in December under the theme “Moving on up Hand in Hand with Myanmar”, and organisers are calling for submissions by artists aged 14 to 20.
The competition, which has been held since 2008, is organised by Parkroyal Hotel and supported by RVi Centre International and Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA) in Singapore. Faculty from the academy will serve as judges for the awards.
“The aim of this competition is to improve the painting skills, artistic abilities and thinking skills of young artists,” Mr Ram Nurani, general manager of Parkroyal Hotel, said at a press conference last month.
Competitors must be Myanmar nationals living in Myanmar, and may submit one painting on 15x24 or 18x24 inch paper or canvas, along with their name, father’s name, date of birth, NRC number, address, phone number and email address. The submission deadline is November 23.
The first prize winner will get US$800 and a set of oil paints valued at $200. The prize for second will be $500 and acrylic paints worth $80, while third will earn $300 plus $80 in acrylic paints.
The paintings will be judged on December 1, and the awards ceremony will be held on December 29. The artwork will be exhibited at Parkroyal Hotel’s Young Corner.