Welcome to Charity!

The Sovereign Art Charity Students Prize was established in Singapore in 2017 and seeks to inspire and reward young artists in the community. It aims to encourage cultural development and celebrate the importance of art in the education system by recognising the quality of artwork that can be produced by talented, young students.

Entrants must be enrolled at secondary school in Singapore and be nominated by their teacher.

All submitted artworks are viewed online by a judging panel of local art professionals, who shortlist up to 20 Finalists. The Finalists’ works are exhibited, and judges attend for a second round of voting, in person, to select their winners. In parallel, the public are invited to vote on their favourite piece (online and at the exhibitions). Prizes are awarded to the winning artists and their schools.

The final 20 artworks can also be entered into a silent auction (with permission from the artist), proceeds of which are divided, 50:50, between the artists and the Sovereign Art Charity’s philanthropic activities.

  Student Wins School Wins
Judges’ Prize S$1,400 S$3,500
Public Prize S$700 S$1,800

Entry period extended until 4 September

For further details view the Competition Terms and Conditions here.

Key Dates

Submission period:
18 May – 4 September

Finalists notified by:
Late September

Finalists’ Exhibitions:

Awards ceremony (invitation only):

Judging Panel

Daryl Goh

Daryl Goh is an award-winning entrepreneur, art innovator and tech artist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Interactive Media), Master of Fine Art (Media Arts) and a Master of Science (Technopreneurship & Innovation 2022). He is a nominator and judge for prominent art prizes like the Sovereign Asian Art Prize and The Global Art Awards and he lectures […]

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Milenko Prvački

Milenko Prvački was born in 1951 in (former) Yugoslavia. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Institutul de Arte Plastice “Nicolae Grigorescu” in Bucharest, Romania. He is one of the Singapore’s foremost artist and art educators, having taught at LASALLE College of the Arts since 1994. He was Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts for 10 years[…]

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Ye Shufang

Deputy Director, Education, National Gallery Singapore

Ye Shufang leads the education direction at the Gallery, developing creative learning programmes for families, students and educators. She heads the Keppel Centre for Art Education which won the International Children[…]

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Howard Bilton

Howard Bilton is Chairman and founder of The Sovereign Group – one of the world’s largest privately owned consultancies specialising in the provision of offshore trusts and companies and associated international tax advice. Howard holds a joint honours BA degree in classics and law from the University of Keele and is qualified as a Barrister […]

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