Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes Through Art

Asian Scientist Magazine is launching a non-profit national youth competition to honor Singapore’s brave frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 through art.

AsianScientist (Jan. 11, 2021) – From developing innovative diagnostics to identifying the best COVID-19 drug combinations, Singapore’s scientists and healthcare workers are some of the most visible faces of the pandemic.

To recognize their invaluable contributions in the fight against the coronavirus, Asian Scientist Magazine is launching Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes—a non-profit national competition that aims to use art as a platform for the youth to show their gratitude and appreciation to frontliners in Singapore.

Open from January 11 to February 22, 2021, the competition welcomes welcomes submissions from Singapore residents aged 5 to 21. Participants will fall under three categories, namely: Junior (ages 5 to 12), Intermediate (ages 13 to 16) and Advanced (ages 17 to 21). Meanwhile, original artworks produced by the participants must follow any one of the three themes:

    1. Your experience of the pandemic
    2. Hopes & vision for a post-COVID world
    3. Contributions of our healthcare workers and scientists

Each entry will be assessed by the judges’ panel on their uniqueness and originality, as well as relevance to the chosen theme. The panel will be chaired by Dr. Juliana Chan, Publisher of Asian Scientist Magazine, with the National Healthcare Group’s Deputy Group CEO (Education and Research) Dr. Benjamin Seet, Singapore Art Society President Mr. Terence Teo Chin Keong and Temasek Foundation’s Communications and Engagement Head Ms. Jennifer Lewis rounding out the judges.

The winning entry in each category will receive a cash prize of S$500, while the second and third prize winners will receive S$300 and S$200 respectively. Ten merit prize winners will also be selected from each category to receive S$50 worth of shopping mall vouchers. All 39 winners will receive a certificate of recognition, with selected entries showcased during the award ceremony.

For more information, please visit: https://www.asianscientist.com/artcompetition/


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