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Mapletree Sponsors SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition in Support of Arts and Education
October 23, 2018

SINGAPORE - The School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) is pleased to have Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree”) as the sponsor for the SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition. The nation-wide drawing and painting competition organised by the SOTA Visual Arts faculty is open to all Primary 6 pupils. Participants stand to win a chance to develop their talents at the SOTA Junior Academy workshop, present their works in an exhibition, and win vouchers.

The inaugural SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition was launched last year to provide a platform for young artists to express their creativity and hone their talents. This is one of SOTA’s outreach programmes to encourage primary school pupils with a love for visual arts to showcase their skills and imagination. SOTA received an overwhelming response of over 500 entries from more than 130 primary schools in Singapore for the first edition of the art competition, which concluded earlier in January this year.

"We are delighted that Mapletree shares our belief in the importance of arts and education, and we appreciate the support in our mission to groom the next generation of artistic and creative learners. Mapletree’s sponsorship helps to amplify our efforts to reach out to more children who have a passion and talent in the arts,” said Ms Lim Geok Cheng, Principal, SOTA.

Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Mapletree’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said, "Supporting the arts and education are two key pillars of Mapletree’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) framework. We are excited to be the sponsor for this year’s SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition. Through the competition, we hope to discover young artistic talents and provide them with the platform to showcase their works as well as a stepping stone to further cultivate their passion for visual arts.”

Submissions for the 2019 edition of the SOTA Primary 6 Art Competition supported by Mapletree has begun, and will close on 23 January 2019. More information on the competition is available at https://www.sota.edu.sg/p6artcom2019


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ABOUT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, SINGAPORE

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.