I’m A Sculptor




 Date:  16 - 22 November 2003 (Fri - Sun)
 Time:  10:00am to 6:00pm
 Venue:  ARTrium, MITA Building, 140 Hill Street


Admission is free


Prize Presentation Ceremony


 Date:  22 November 2003 (Sat)
 Time:  2:00pm


Bottles, toothpicks, tree branches and ice-cream sticks are nothing to look at, but pupils from 25 primary schools managed to transform them into beautiful intriguing sculptures. Some 181 of them were produced in the Be A Sculptor@Thumbs Up On Sculpture Competition. Participants were judged on their aesthetics, use of materials, creativity and a short text on their inspiration for their pieces. 


The competition is part of an arts education programme jointly organised by the National Arts Council (NAC) and Thumbs Up, a weekly Chinese newspaper for primary school students published by Singapore Press Holdings. The works will be up for public viewing at the MITA ARTrium.


Winners will receive their prizes in a ceremony held on the last day of the exhibition. Guest-of-Honour for the ceremony is Baet Yeok Kuan, renowned Singapore artist and expert in contemporary sculpture. Baet is the 1995 recipient of the Young Artist Award for Art and feature writer of articles on sculpturing for Thumbs Up. 


Prizes will be presented under the following categories:

  • Category A for primary 5 and 6 students
  • Category B for students Primary 4 and below


Three types of awards will be presented:

  • - Artistic Award  (10 awards)
  • - Merit Award (12 awards)
  • - Consolation Award (31 awards)


Annex – List of schools that participated in the competition