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The categories

The Established Artist category is open to experienced professionals with a strong portfolio of work. They must have shown their paintings in solo or group exhibitions (excluding school graduation shows), be represented by a gallery or have achieved recognition through art awards.

The Emerging Artist category is open to aspiring artists who are pursuing an arts education, taking their first steps to a career in art or simply painting for pleasure.
FAQ
Entering the competition

How do I enter the Competition?
Artists may download the UOB Painting of the Year competition entry form here. The entry forms are specific to each country - Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Participants should use the entry form according to the country they wish to submit in.

I am currently based outside of the four participating countries. How can I participate?
The UOB Painting of the Year competition is open to citizens and residents of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. If you are unable to submit your painting in person, a proxy can submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card.

What is an Established Artist?
For the UOB Painting of the Year competition, the Established Artist category is open to artists who meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Are/have been represented by a gallery
  • Have sold/exhibited a piece of art and have been commissioned to produce a piece of art
  • Have produced a personal catalogue of their work
 
What is an Emerging Artist?
For the UOB Painting of the Year competition, the Emerging Artist category is open to all artists, regardless of level of experience and age.

Previously there was a Youth category for the Competition. Why has UOB stopped this category?
We are offering two new categories, Established Artist and Emerging Artist, which are aligned to the natural progression of an artist’s career. In structuring the competition as such, we hope to make it accessible to artists of all ages and at all levels of experience.

I have participated in and/or received a prize in a previous UOB Painting of the Year competition. Am I still eligible to participate?
As a previous winner, you need to enter your artwork in the Established Artist category.

I am a recipient of other international art prizes. Am I still eligible to participate?
Yes, having won other art prizes you would be eligible to enter the Established Artist category of the UOB Painting of the Year competition.

Submitting your artwork

How can I submit my painting?
There are two submission rounds in the UOB Painting of the Year competition in Indonesia.

Round 1: Photograph submission
Submit a photograph of your painting and entry form to:

UOB Painting Of the Year Committee
UOB Plaza 12th Floor, Jl MH Thamrin no.10
Jakarta 10230
Phone : (021) 2350 6000 Ext. 31247/31242
Fax: (021) 2993 6624
E-mail: poy@uob.co.id

Based on the photo submissions, judges will make a shortlist for the second and final round of judging.

Round 2: Submission of original paintings
Fifty (50) shortlisted artists will be notified to submit their original paintings for the second and final round of judging.

Round 3: Shortlisted artists will be asked to participate in a video call interview with the panel of judges.

Are there restrictions on the size or type of media I can use for my painting?
Original paintings in acrylic, batik, Chinese brush, collage, crayon, ink, mixed media, oil, watercolour or any other media are accepted. Paintings submitted should be two-dimensional, of reasonable size, and properly framed. Paintings should not exceed 180 cm in height or width (inclusive of their frames).

Paintings submitted as a series to make up a single artwork should not exceed three individual pieces that make up the whole artwork, or if conjoined, are to be submitted as a triptych (-panel artwork). The total dimensions of all individual pieces that constitute the whole artwork and/or the triptych (if conjoined), should not exceed 180 cm in height or width.

I have a painting that I created 10 years ago. Can I submit this for the Competition?
Paintings submitted must be original and created within the last two years. The entry should not have been offered for sale, published, entered in previous competitions or exhibited in any form, including online exhibitions. An exception may be made for paintings of full-time art students which have been exhibited at school graduation shows.

How do I decide on the right category for my artwork?
The Emerging Artist category is open to all artists, regardless of level of experience and age.

The Established Artist category is open to artists who meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Are/have been represented by a gallery
  • Have sold/exhibited a piece of art
  • Have been commissioned to produce a piece of art
  • Have produced a personal catalogue of their work
The UOB Painting of the Year award will be given to the winner from the Established Artist category in each country. The Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award winner will be selected from among one of the four UOB Painting of the Year country winners.

I am an Emerging Artist who wants to participate in the Established Artist category because I want to challenge myself. Is this possible?
Artists must meet the criteria for the category that they enter to be considered for a prize.

Can I submit entries for both categories?
No, artists must choose one category in which to participate.

Can I submit more than one entry?
Artists can submit up to three entries in their chosen category.

I am not able to make my submission on the dates specified as I am travelling. Can I make my submission on an earlier or later date?
In order to be considered for this year’s competition, participants must submit their painting photographs before 3 September 2017.. Shortlisted artists for the second and final round of judging must submit their original paintings between 20 – 27 September 2017.

Are digital photographs of my painting or scanned entry forms accepted?
Participants must submit their painting photographs and entry forms in hardcopy/printed version to be considered for the competition.

I am based overseas. Can I ship my original painting to the submission venue?
Shortlisted artists must send their original paintings between 20 – 27 September 2017 for the second and final round of judging. We must receive the original painting no later than 27 September 2017.

Can I authorise a proxy or a friend to submit my original painting for me if I am one of the shortlisted candidates for the award?
Yes. If you are unable to submit your original painting in person, a proxy can submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card.

If I am a citizen of one of the participating countries but live in another participating country. Where should I submit my entry?
Artists should select the country in which it is the easiest for them to submit the actual piece they want considered in the competition. If for instance, the artist is a Indonesian citizen living in Singapore, the artist may submit his/her artwork in Indonesia or Singapore.

Selecting the winners

What are the criteria used for judging? Is there a difference between the two categories?
The judging criteria are the same for both the Established Artist and Emerging Artist categories. Judges will assess each painting based on its message, creativity, composition and techniques used.

For the Established category, the judging will be more stringent as the level of competition will be higher in this category.

How will artists who are shortlisted be notified?
Shortlisted artists will be notified by formal letter, e-mail and/or phone by 9 October 2017.

The prize presentation will be in Singapore. If I live outside of Singapore will UOB cover my expenses to attend the awards ceremony?
UOB Painting of the Year winners from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are invited to attend the awards ceremony in Singapore and have their paintings exhibited at the awards ceremony and at the UOB Art Gallery. The Painting of the Year winners from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand will be guests of UOB and will have all travel and accommodation expenses covered.

How is the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum residency programme decided upon?
One of the four UOB Painting of the Year country winners will gain entry to the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum residency programme. The recipient will be selected through an interview process conducted by a representative from the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and/or the UOB Painting of the Year judging panel.

Returning your painting

How can I collect my painting after the competition has ended?
With the exception of the award-winning entries which will be exhibited, all other entries will be returned to the artists after the exhibition in UOB Plaza, Jakarta (26 October – 26 November 2017).

What happens to my painting if I am a winner?
Winning paintings will be exhibited at the UOB Plaza in Jakarta from 26 October – 26 November 2017. All award-winning paintings, including the documents and materials submitted to UOB, become the property of UOB. Participants may wish to photograph their submissions for their own records prior to submission.
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Kategori

Kategori Pelukis Profesional terbuka bagi para pelukis berpengalaman yang memiliki portofolio karya yang mapan. Setidaknya mereka sudah pernah mengikuti pameran, entah pameran tunggal maupun pameran secara bersama-sama (terkecuali pameran yang diselenggarakan saat wisuda kelulusan); mewakili galeri tertentu; atau telah mendapatkan penghargaan seni.

Di samping itu,Kategori Pendatang Baru terbuka bagi para pelukis yang tengah menekuni studi seni rupa, atau mereka yang sedang meniti karir di bidang seni; atau mereka yang melukis sebagai sekedar hobi.
Cara mengikuti kompetisi

Bagaimana saya bisa mengikuti kompetisi ini?
Para seniman dapat mengunduh/download formulir pendaftaran kompetisi UOB Painting of the Year melalui www.uobpoy.com. Formulir pendaftaran juga bisa didapatkan di seluruh cabang UOB di Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapura dan Thailand. Peserta harus menggunakan formulir di negara tempat mereka ingin mengikuti kompetisi.

Saat ini saya berada di luar keempat negara tersebut. Bagaimana saya bisa turut berpartisipasi?
Kompetisi UOB Painting of the Year terbuka bagi semua warga negara dan mereka yang berdomisili di Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapura dan Thailand. Jika Anda tidak dapat langsung mengirimkan lukisan, Anda bisa menunjuk orang lain sebagai perwakilan. Perwakilan tersebut harus menunjukkan surat kuasa dengan tanda-tangan Anda disertai dengan fotokopi paspor atau KTP Anda.

Apa yang dimaksud dengan Kategori Seniman Profesional?
Kategori Pelukis Profesional terbuka bagi para pelukis berpengalaman yang telah memiliki portofolio karya seni. Seniman pada kategori Profesional diharuskan memiliki pengalaman memiliki pengalaman mengikuti pameran lukisan, baik dalam pameran tunggal maupun pameran bersama (tidak termasuk acara kelulusan sekolah) mewakili galeri tertentu atau telah mendapat pengakuan melalui sebuah penghargaan seni.

Apa yang dimaksud dengan Kategori Seniman Pendatang Baru?
Sedangkan Kategori Pendatang Baru terbuka bagi para seniman yang tengah menekuni pendidikan seni rupa, meniti karir di bidang seni; ataupun mereka yang sekedar melukis sebagai hobi.

Saya pernah mengikuti dan/atau menerima penghargaan dalam kompetisi UOB Painting of the Year sebelumnya. Apakah saya masih bisa berpartisipasi?
Sebagai pemenang kompetisi sebelumnya, Anda harus mendaftarkan lukisan Anda pada kategori Seniman Profesional.

Saya pernah memenangkan penghargaan seni internasional yang lain. Apakah saya masih bisa berpartisipasi?
Ya. Karena Anda pernah memenangkan penghargaan bidang seni lain sebelumnya, Anda bisa mengikuti kompetisi UOB Painting of the Year dalam kategori Seniman Profesional. Cara Mengirimkan Lukisan Anda.

Bagaimana cara saya mengirimkan lukisan saya?
Untuk Indonesia, pengiriman lukisan untuk kompetisi UOB Painting of the Year dilakukan dalam dua tahap:
  • Tahap 1: Pengiriman foto Peserta harus mengirimkan foto lukisan mereka dengan resolusi tinggi (ukuran minimum 8R) paling lambat tanggal 3 September 2017 (cap pos) ke panitia dengan alamat:
    UOB Painting Of the Year Committee
    UOB Plaza 12th Floor
    Jl MH Thamrin no.10 Jakarta 10230
    Phone: (6221) 2350 6000 Ext. 31242 or 31247
    Fax: (6221) 2993 6651
    Email: poy@uob.co.id
    Panel juri akan melakukan seleksi lukisan untuk melangkah ke tahap kedua dan tahap akhir berdasarkan foto yang diterima.
  • Tahap 2: Pengiriman lukisan asli Seniman yang lulus ke tahap kedua akan diberitahu mulai tanggal 20 September 2017 untuk mengirimkan lukisan asli mereka dan dinilai pada tahap kedua dan tahap akhir.
  • Tahap 3: Peserta akan diminta untuk melakukan sesi wawancara langsung dengan para dewan juri melalui video call.
Apakah ada batasan ukuran dan media lukisan?
Lukisan akrilik, batik, kuas Cina, kolase, krayon, tinta, media campuran, minyak, cat air atau media lain akan diterima. Lukisan yang dikirimkan harus dalam bentuk dua dimensi atau tiga dimensi dengan ketebalan maksimal 5cm. Panjang atau lebar lukisan tidak boleh melebihi 180 cm (termasuk bingkai). Lukisan dikirimkan dalam bentuk rangkaian karya seni yang tidak lebih dari tiga bagian terpisah yang merupakan satu kesatuan dari sebuah karya seni, atau jika menyatu, lukisan harus dikirimkan sebagai triptych (karya seni 3 panel). Panjang atau lebar keseluruhan seluruh bagian lukisan yang merupakan satu kesatuan dari karya seni dan/atau triptych (jika menyatu) tidak boleh lebih dari 180 cm.

Saya memiliki lukisan yang telah berumur 10 tahun. Apakah saya bisa mengirimkan lukisan ini untuk Kompetisi?
Lukisan yang dikirimkan harus asli dan dibuat dalam waktu dua tahun terakhir. Lukisan yang disertakan belum pernah dijual, diterbitkan, dipamerkan. Pengecualian dapat diberikan untuk lukisan yang dikirimkan oleh mahasiswa dari fakultas seni rupa walaupun lukisan tersebut pernah disertakan dalam pameran acara wisuda sekolah (tidak berlaku untuk kategori Profesional).

Saya adalah seorang Seniman Pendatang baru yang ingin berpartisipasi dalam kategori Seniman Profesional sebagai tantangan bagi diri saya sendiri. Apakah hal ini mungkin?
Setiap seniman harus memenuhi kriteria yang ditetapkan untuk kategori yang diikuti agar dapat dipertimbangkan.

Apakah saya boleh mengikuti kedua kategori?
Tidak, setiap seniman hanya boleh memilih satu kategori untuk diikuti.

Apakah saya boleh mengirim lebih dari satu lukisan?
Setiap seniman boleh mengirimkan maksimum tiga lukisan untuk kategori yang dipilih.

Saya tidak dapat mengirimkan lukisan saya pada tanggal yang tertera karena saat itu saya sedang bepergian. Apakah saya bisa mengirimkannya sebelum atau sesudah batas waktu yang ditetapkan?
Untuk dapat mengikuti kompetisi ini, peserta harus mengirimkan foto lukisannya untuk dinilai panel juri pada tahap pertama paling lambat 3 September 2017 (cap pos). Finalis yang terpilih diharuskan untuk mengirimkan karya lukisan asli untuk penjurian tahap kedua dan akhir selama periode 20-27 September 2017.

Seniman yang berhasil dalam tahap pertama kemudian akan mengikuti tahap penilaian kedua dan terakhir. Untuk itu, seniman tersebut harus mengirimkan lukisan yang asli antara tanggal 20 – 27 September 2017.

Apakah panitia menerima foto digital lukisan atau file lukisan yang dipindai/scan?
Tidak. Peserta harus mengirimkan foto lukisan mereka bersama dengan formulir pendaftaran dalam bentuk hardcopy untuk tahap penilaian pertama oleh panel juri. Seniman yang berhasil dalam tahap ini kemudian harus mengirimkan lukisan asli untuk dinilai dalam tahap kedua. Peserta yang berhasil melangkah ke tahap penilaian kedua harus mengirimkan foto lukisan dan formulir pendaftaran yang dicetak untuk dapat dipertimbangkan dalam kompetisi ini.

Saya tinggal di luar negeri. Apakah saya bisa mengirimkan lukisan saya lewat kurir ke alamat yang diberikan?
Mohon maaf, kami tidak dapat menerima pengiriman dari luar negeri dengan cara demikian. Jika Anda tidak dapat langsung mengirimkan lukisan tersebut, Anda bisa menunjuk seseorang untuk mewakili Anda. Perwakilan tersebut harus menunjukkan surat kuasa dengan tanda-tangan Anda serta fotokopi paspor atau KTP Anda.

Apakah saya boleh menunjuk orang lain atau teman untuk mengirimkan lukisan asli saya jika saya berhasil melangkah ke tahap berikut dalam kompetisi ini?
Ya. Jika Anda tidak dapat langsung mengirimkan lukisan tersebut, Anda bisa menunjuk seseorang untuk mewakili Anda. Perwakilan tersebut harus menunjukkan surat kuasa dengan tanda tangan Anda serta fotokopi paspor atau KTP Anda.

Jika saya adalah warga negara salah satu negara yang turut berpartisipasi tetapi saat ini saya berdomisili di negara lain, kemanakah saya harus mendaftarkan lukisan saya?
Setiap seniman harus memilih negara yang mudah bagi mereka untuk mengirimkan lukisan yang asli jika mereka terpilih dalam kompetisi ini. Sebagai contoh, jika Anda adalah warga negara Indonesia tetapi saat ini bermukim di Singapura, Anda dapat mengirimkan lukisan Anda ke Indonesia atau Singapura.

Seleksi pemenang apa yang menjadi kriteria penilaian? Apakah ada perbedaan pada kedua kategori? Kriteria penilaian yang digunakan untuk kedua Kategori Seniman Pendatang Baru dan Seniman Profesional sama. Para juri akan menilai setiap lukisan berdasarkan pesan yang terkandung, kreativitas, komposisi dan teknik yang digunakan.
Untuk kategori Seniman Profesional, para juri akan menerapkan kriteria penilaian yang lebih ketat karena tingkat persaingan

Bagaimana seniman yang terpilih mengetahui bahwa ia terpilih sebagai pemenang?
Seniman terpilih akan diberitahu melalui email dan surat dan/atau telefon pada mulai tanggal 9 Oktober 2017.

Pemberian penghargaan akan dilakukan di Singapura. Jika saya tidak bermukim di Singapura, apakah UOB akan menanggung biaya perjalanan saya untuk menghadiri acara pemberian penghargaan tersebut?
Pemenang penghargaan UOB Painting of the Year asal Indonesia, Malaysia dan Thailand akan diundang untuk menghadiri acara pemberian penghargaan di Singapura pada 8 November 2017. Sebagai tamu UOB, semua biaya perjalanan dan penginapan akan ditanggung oleh UOB.

Bagaimana dengan keputusan pemenang yang akan mengikuti program residensi Fukuoka Asian Art Museum?
Salah satu dari empat pemenang regional penghargaan UOB Painting of the Year akan terpilih untuk mengikuti program residensi di Fukuoka Asian Art Museum di Jepang. Penerima program ini akan dipilih melalui proses wawancara yang dilaksanakan oleh perwakilan dari Fukuoka Asian Art Museum dan/atau panel juri kompetisi UOB Painting of the Year.

Pengembalian lukisan

Bagaimana saya membawa pulang lukisan saya setelah kompetisi selesai?
Kecuali lukisan-lukisan pemenang penghargaan, UOB akan mengembalikan lukisan lain yang terpilih kepada seniman masing-masing setelah pameran berakhir (pameran: 26 Oktober sampai 26 November 2017), semua biaya pengembalian lukisan tersebut akan ditanggung oleh UOB Indonesia. Perlu dicatat bahwa Panitia tidak menyediakan tempat penyimpanan untuk setiap kemasan lukisan yang diterima.

Apa yang akan dilakukan pada lukisan saya jika saya menjadi salah satu pemenang?
Semua lukisan pemenang penghargaan, termasuk surat-surat dan materi lain yang dikirimkan kepada UOB akan menjadi hak milik UOB. Peserta dapat mengambil foto lukisan yang dikirim sebagai dokumentasi sebelum lukisan asli tersebut dikirimkan.

Lukisan pemenang UOB Painting of the Year dari Indonesia akan dipamerkan di UOB Art Gallery Singapore setelah acara penganugerahan pemenang di bulan November 2017.

The categories

The Established Artist category is open to experienced professionals with a strong portfolio of work. They must have shown their paintings in solo or group exhibitions (excluding school graduation shows), be represented by a gallery or have achieved recognition through art awards.

The Emerging Artist category is open to aspiring artists who are pursuing an arts education, taking their first steps to a career in art or simply painting for pleasure.
1. About the competition
  • Name: UOB Painting of the Year competition.
  • It is an annual art competition launched in UOBM since 2011 (this is the seventh year we are organising it).
  • UOB Singapore has organised this competition since 1982 (this is their 36th competition).
  • The competition is part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, in support of the arts.
  • It is held across Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
  • Participation is opened to all Malaysian citizens and residents and is free-of-charge.

2. Categories & Prizes
CategoryAwardPrizeEligibility
Established ArtistUOB Painting of the Year1US$25,000
  • This category is open to experienced professionals with a strong portfolio of work.
  • They must have shown their paintings in solo or group exhibitions (excluding school graduation shows), be represented by a gallery or have achieved recognition through art awards.
  • No age limit.
GoldUS$10,000
SilverUS$8,000
BronzeUS$5,000
UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year2US$10,000
Emerging ArtistMost Promising Artist of the YearUS$3,000
  • This category is open to aspiring artists who are pursuing an arts education, taking their first steps to a career in art or simply painting for pleasure.
  • No age limit.
GoldUS$2,500
SilverUS$1,500
BronzeUS$1,000

1 The winner of this award will be invited to interview for a month-long residency programme at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

2 This regional prize will be awarded to the most outstanding participants among the four UOB Painting of the Year award winners from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

3. Participation
  • Maximum submission per participant: 3 paintings
  • Recommended size: No larger than 180 centimetres in height and width (inclusive of frames).
  • Participant must enter into the correct category; only one category can be chosen (e.g. the same participant cannot enter 1 painting for Established Artist category and 2 paintings for Emerging Artist category).
  • Participants who wish to participate in the competition must agree to the Rules and Regulations in Entry Form.
  • There are two rounds of judging:

Round 1
  • Participants must submit three duplicate photos (8R size) of each of the painting they wish to enter into the competition to:
    2017 Painting of the Year competition
    United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd
    Strategic Communications
    Level 21, Wisma Bumi Raya
    No 10, Jalan Raja Laut
    50350 Kuala Lumpur
  • The panel of judges will shortlist a number of artworks. All shortlisted participants will be notified by phone from 18 September 2017.

Round 2
  • All shortlisted participants are required to submit the actual shortlisted paintings to UOBM.
  • The venue and deadline of submission will be informed by phone.
  • If the shortlisted participants fail to submit the paintings by the deadline as informed, they will be deemed to have withdrawn from this Competition.

4. Awards Ceremony
  • The awards will be given out in an awards ceremony held in KL.
  • Winners will be notified through phone before 12 October 2017.
  • If participants have not received a call from us by 12 October 2017, they have to collect their paintings back on 19 – 21 October 2017.

5. Other details
  • All winning entries will become property of UOBM.

6. For more information/further enquiries:
  • Refer to FAQ enclosed beneath
  • Email the person-in-charge:
    Ili Emilia Binti Jonid
    bpcc@uob.com.my

FAQ
Entering the competition

How do I enter the Competition?
Artists may download the UOB Painting of the Year competition entry form at www.uobpoy.com. The entry forms are specific to each country - Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Participants should use the entry form according to the country they wish to submit in.

I am currently based outside of the four participating countries. How can I participate?
The UOB Painting of the Year competition is open to citizens and residents of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. If you are unable to submit your painting in person, a proxy can submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card. The authorisation letter is enclosed in the entry form.

What is an Established Artist?
The Established Artist category is open to experienced professionals with an established portfolio of work. They must have shown their paintings in solo or group exhibitions (excluding school graduation shows); be represented by a gallery; or have achieved recognition through art awards.

What is an Emerging Artist?
The Emerging Artist category is open to aspiring artists who are pursuing an arts education; are taking their first steps to a career in art; or simply paint for pleasure.

I have participated in and/or received a prize in a previous UOB Painting of the Year competition. Am I still eligible to participate?
As a previous winner, you need to enter your artwork in the Established Artist category.

I am a recipient of other international art prizes. Am I still eligible to participate?
Yes, having won other art prizes you would be eligible to enter the Established Artist category of the UOB Painting of the Year competition.

Submitting your artwork

How can I participate in the competition?
First, send three same copies of 8R photos of each painting via post to:
2017 Painting of the Year competition
United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd
Strategic Communications
Level 21, Wisma Bumi Raya
No 10, Jalan Raja Laut
50350 Kuala Lumpur

All photos must arrive by 1 September 2017 in order to qualify for the competition.

If your painting is shortlisted by the panel of judges, we will contact you by 18 September 2017 to inform you to submit the actual shortlisted painting for another round of judging.

If my painting is shortlisted, when and where do I submit the actual painting?
The time, date and venue for submission of your actual painting will be notified through phone or email.

Are there restrictions on the size or type of media I can use for my painting?
Original paintings in acrylic, batik, Chinese brush, collage, crayon, ink, mixed media, oil, watercolour or any other media are accepted. Paintings submitted should be two-dimensional. Collages, two-dimensional embossed paintings and three-dimensional paintings are acceptable, subject to a maximum thickness of 5 centimetres. Video artworks, installations and sculptures are not acceptable.

Paintings submitted as a series to make up a single artwork should not exceed three (3) individual pieces that make up the whole artwork, or if conjoined, are to be submitted as a triptych (3-panel artwork). The total dimensions of all the three (3) individual pieces combined that constitutes the whole artwork and/or the triptych (if conjoined) should not exceed 180cm in total height or width.

Do I need to frame my paintings?
Framing is optional. Recommended size: No larger than 180 centimetres in height and width (inclusive of frames).

I have a painting that I created 10 years ago. Can I submit this for the Competition?
Paintings submitted must be original and created within the last two years. The entry should not have been offered for sale, published, or publicly exhibited. An exception may be made for paintings of full-time art students which have been exhibited at school graduation shows.

I am an Emerging Artist who wants to participate in the Established Artist category because I want to challenge myself. Is this possible?
Artists must meet the criteria for the category that they enter to be considered for a prize.

Can I submit entries for both categories?
No, artists must choose one category in which to participate.

Can I submit more than one entry?
Artists can submit up to three entries in their chosen category.

If my painting has been shortlisted, can I authorise a proxy or a friend to submit my entry for me?
Yes. If you are unable to submit your painting in person, a proxy can submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card. The authorisation letter is enclosed in the entry form.

If my painting has been shortlisted but I am not able to submit my painting on the dates specified as I am travelling, can I submit my painting on an earlier or later date?
In order to be considered for this year’s competition, entries must be submitted on the stipulated dates. If you are unable to submit your painting in person, you may post your paintings to us or appoint a proxy to submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card. The authorisation letter is enclosed in the entry form.

Kindly note that we will not be held responsible if your painting(s) arrive damaged. Alternatively, do consider appointing a proxy to submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card.

If I am a citizen of one of the participating countries but live in another participating country. Where should I submit my entry?
Artists should select the country in which it is the easiest for them to submit the actual piece they want considered in the competition. For instance, if the artist is a Singapore citizen living in Malaysia, the artist may submit his/her artwork in Singapore or Malaysia.

Selecting the winners

What are the criteria used for judging? Is there a difference between the two categories?
The judging criteria are the same for both the Established Artist and Emerging Artist categories. Judges will assess each painting based on its message, creativity, composition and techniques used.

For the Established category, the judging will be more stringent as the level of competition will be higher in this category.

How will artists who are shortlisted be notified?
Shortlisted artists will be notified by phone by 18 September 2017. Winners will be notified by 12 October 2017.

The prize presentation will be in Singapore. If I live outside of Singapore, will UOB cover my expenses to attend the awards ceremony?
The UOB Painting of the Year award winners from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are invited to attend the awards ceremony in Singapore which will be held in November 2016. As they are guests of UOB, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by UOB.

How is the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum residency programme decided upon?
One of the four UOB Painting of the Year Award country winners will be selected for a residency programme at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. The recipient will be selected through an interview process conducted by the judges of the Competition.

Will I be disqualified if I have won a prize but I am unable to attend the local awards ceremony?
We would love to have you at the local awards ceremony but if you are unable to attend, we will arrange prize collection at a later date for you.

Will I be qualified for the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum residency programme if I am unable to make it to Singapore for the interview?
We regret to note that all UOB Painting of the Year country winners would have to undergo the interview process to be considered for the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum residency programme.

Collecting your photos/painting

Will I get the photos I submitted back?
We regret to inform you that all photos submitted will not be returned to the participants.

As a shortlisted artist who did not win any prizes, will I get my painting back?
Yes. With the exception of the award-winning paintings, all other paintings must be collected between 19 and 21 October 2017. The venue for collection will be informed at a later date. Collection is from 11am to 4pm daily.

What happens to my artwork if I do not collect it?
Artwork which is not collected by 4pm on 21 October 2017 becomes the property of UOB.

What happens to my painting if I am a winner?
All award-winning paintings, including the documents and materials submitted to UOB, become the property of UOB. Participants may wish to photograph their submissions for their own records prior to submission.


Kategori

Kategori Pelukis Mapan terbuka kepada profesional yang berpengalaman dengan portfolio karya seni yang mapan. Mereka pernah mempamerkan karya seni secara solo atau kumpulan (tidak termasuk pameran graduasi); pernah mewakili galeri; atau telah menerima pengiktirafan melalui anugerah seni.

Kategori Pelukis Baru terbuka kepada pelukis beraspirasi yang mempelajari seni; baru sahaja menceburi kerjaya dalam bidang seni; atau sekadar melukis demi hobi.

参赛组别

资深画家组开放给经验丰富且拥有成熟作品系列的专业画家。他们必须曾经在个展或群展中展出画作(不包括学校毕业画展),由画廊代理其作品,或曾获得美术奖项的表彰。

新锐画家组开放给正在进修美术教育且有艺术抱负,正要迈入艺术事业的画家,或是纯粹为乐趣而作画的画家参加。
 

The categories

The Established Artist category is open to experienced professionals with a strong portfolio of work. They must have shown their paintings in solo or group exhibitions (excluding school graduation shows), be represented by a gallery or have achieved recognition through art awards.

The Emerging Artist category is open to aspiring artists who are pursuing an arts education, taking their first steps to a career in art or simply painting for pleasure.
FAQ
Entering the competition

How do I enter the Competition?
Artists may download the UOB Painting of the Year competition entry form on the UOB Painting of the Year website (www.uobpoy.com ). The entry forms are specific to each country - Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Participants should use the entry form according to the country they wish to submit in.

I am currently based outside of the four participating countries. How can I participate?
The UOB Painting of the Year competition is open to citizens and residents of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. If you are unable to submit your painting in person, a proxy can submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card.

What is an Established Artist?
For the UOB Painting of the Year competition, the Established Artist category is open to artists who meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Are/have been represented by a gallery
  • Have sold/exhibited a piece of art
  • Have been commissioned to produce a piece of art
  • Have produced a personal catalogue of their work
 
What is an Emerging Artist?
For the UOB Painting of the Year competition, the Emerging Artist category is open to all artists, regardless of level of experience and age.

Previously there was a Youth category for the Competition. Why has UOB stopped this category?
We are offering two new categories, Established Artist and Emerging Artist, which are aligned to the natural progression of an artist’s career. In structuring the competition as such, we hope to make it accessible to artists of all ages and at all levels of experience.

I have participated in and/or received a prize in a previous UOB Painting of the Year competition. Am I still eligible to participate?
As a previous winner, you need to enter your artwork in the Established Artist category.

I am a recipient of other international art prizes. Am I still eligible to participate?
Yes, having won other art prizes you would be eligible to enter the Established Artist category of the UOB Painting of the Year competition.

Submitting your artwork

How can I submit my painting?
Paintings and entry forms are to be submitted at Helu-Trans (39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065) from 18 – 20 August 2017 between 11am and 5pm daily.

Are there restrictions on the size or type of media I can use for my painting?
Please refer to the terms and conditions listed on the 2017 UOB Painting of the Year competition entry form.

I have a painting that I created 10 years ago. Can I submit this for the Competition?
Paintings submitted must be original and created within the last two years. The entry should not have been offered for sale, published, entered in previous competitions or exhibited in any form, including online exhibitions. An exception may be made for paintings of full-time art students which have been exhibited at school graduation shows.

How do I decide on the right category for my artwork?
The Emerging Artist category is open to all artists, regardless of level of experience and age.

The Established Artist category is open to artists who meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Are/have been represented by a gallery
  • Have sold/exhibited a piece of art
  • Have been commissioned to produce a piece of art
  • Have produced a personal catalogue of their work
 
The UOB Painting of the Year award will be given to the winner from the Established Artist category in each country. The Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award winner will be selected from among one of the four UOB Painting of the Year country winners.

I am an Emerging Artist who wants to participate in the Established Artist category because I want to challenge myself. Is this possible?
Artists must meet the criteria for the category that they enter to be considered for a prize.

Can I submit entries for both categories?
No, artists must choose one category in which to participate.

Can I submit more than one entry?
Artists can submit up to three entries in their chosen category.

Can I authorise a proxy or a friend to submit my entry for me?
Yes. If you are unable to submit your painting in person, a proxy can submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card.

I am not able to submit my painting on the dates specified as I am travelling. Can I submit my painting on an earlier or later date?
In order to be considered for this year’s competition, entries must be submitted on these dates. If you are unable to submit your painting in person, a proxy can submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card.

Are digital photographs of my painting or scanned entry forms accepted?
No. Participants must submit a physical painting and hardcopy entry form to be considered for the competition.

I am based overseas. Can I ship my painting and entry form to the submission venue?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept such shipments. If you are unable to submit your painting in person, a proxy may submit the painting on your behalf. The proxy must provide a signed authorisation letter from you and a copy of your passport or identity card.

If I am a citizen of one of the participating countries but live in another participating country. Where should I submit my entry?
Artists should select the country in which it is the easiest for them to submit the actual piece they want considered in the competition. If for instance, the artist is a Singapore citizen living in Malaysia, the artist may submit his/her artwork in Singapore or Malaysia.

Selecting the winners

What are the criteria used for judging? Is there a difference between the two categories?
The judging criteria is the same for both the Established Artist and Emerging Artist categories. Judges will assess each painting based on its message, creativity, composition and techniques used.

For the Established category, the judging will be more stringent as the level of competition will be higher in this category.

How will artists who are shortlisted be notified?
All shortlisted participants will be notified by phone and/or email on or before 25 August 2017. Prizes will be presented at an award ceremony in Singapore in November 2017 or on such other date as may be determined by the organiser in its discretion.

The prize presentation will be in Singapore. If I live outside of Singapore will UOB cover my expenses to attend the awards ceremony?
UOB Painting of the Year winners from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are invited to attend the awards ceremony in Singapore and have their paintings exhibited at the appointed venue decided by the organiser. The Painting of the Year winners from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand will be guests of UOB.

How is the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum residency programme decided upon?
One of the four UOB Painting of the Year country winners will gain entry to the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum residency programme. The recipient will be selected through an interview process conducted by a representative from the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and/or the UOB Painting of the Year judging panel.

Collecting your painting

How can I collect my painting after the competition has ended?
With the exception of the shortlisted entries, all other submitted artworks must be collected between 26 and 27 August 2017 from Artspace@Helutrans, 39 Keppel Road, #01-05, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065 between 11am and 5pm daily.

Any submitted artworks which are not collected by 5pm on 27 August 2017 shall become the property of UOB and may (without limitation) be retained, utilised, or otherwise managed in whatever way the organiser deems fit.

What happens to my artwork if I do not collect it?
Artwork which is not collected by 5pm on 27 August 2017 becomes the property of UOB.

What happens to my painting if I am a winner?
Winning paintings will be exhibited at the appointed venue determined by the organiser. The winning artworks will be exhibited at the awards ceremony venue as well as the UOB Art Gallery, Singapore.

All award-winning paintings, including the documents and materials submitted to UOB, become the property of UOB. Participants may wish to take photographs of their submissions for their own records prior to submission.

The categories

资深画家组开放给经验丰富且拥有成熟作品系列的专业画家。他们必须曾经在个展或群展中展出画作(不包括学校毕业画展),由画廊代理其作品,或曾获得美术奖项的表彰。

新锐画家组开放给正在进修美术教育且有艺术抱负,正要迈入艺术事业的画家,或是纯粹为乐趣而作画的画家参加。

The categories

The Established Artist category is open to experienced professionals with a strong portfolio of work. They must have shown their paintings in solo or group exhibitions (excluding school graduation shows), be represented by a gallery or have achieved recognition through art awards.

The Emerging Artist category is open to aspiring artists who are pursuing an arts education, taking their first steps to a career in art or simply painting for pleasure.

ประเภทของการประกวด

ประเภทศิลปินอาชีพ (Established Artist) เปิดสำหรับศิลปินที่มีประสบการณ์หรือมีผลงานเป็น Portfolio ต้องเคยจัดแแสดงผลงานแบบเดี่ยวหรือแบบกลุ่ม (ยกเว้นการจัดแสดงผลงานเพื่อจบการศึกษา) หรือมีหอศิลป์/แกลเลอรี่ส่งเป็นตัวแทนเข้าประกวด หรือเคยได้รับรางวัลจากการประกวดงานศิลปะที่เป็นที่ยอมรับ (ยกเว้นการประกวดในสถานศึกษา)

ประเภทศิลปินหน้าใหม่หรือสมัครเล่น (Emerging Artist) เปิดกว้างสำหรับศิลปินทุกท่านที่กำลังศึกษาด้านศิลปะ กำลังเริ่มต้นก้าวแรกสู่การเป็นศิลปินอาชีพ หรือเพียงแค่มีใจรักการวาดภาพ

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