The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize launched in Singapore for the first time in 2017. Teachers from all Singapore secondary schools are invited to nominate three of the best artworks produced by students within the academic year. University students may also enter and may self-nominate.
All artworks are viewed by a judging panel consisting of local art professionals, who then shortlist 20 finalists across the two categories. The top 20 Finalists’ works are then exhibited at a prominent Singapore art fair where the public are invited to vote on their favourite piece. A First Prize winner and a Public Vote Prize winner are chosen, within each category, from the top 20 finalists.