UOB Painting of the Year

Inaugurated in 1982, the annual art competition is the longest-running in Singapore and one of the most recognised in Southeast Asia.

Held in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, the competition aims to uncover the next generation of great Southeast Asian artists, and contribute to greater awareness and appreciation of art.

Watch the 42nd UOB Painting of the Year Awards Ceremony Click here

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Art is present in our everyday lives. It has the power to uplift our spirits and connect with communities.

Share your #StoryOnCanvas and take us on an imagination.

The 42nd UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) country winner will receive S$33,000 and a chance to compete for the coveted UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year top regional award as well as a residency programme at the renowned Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan.

  • The competition is open to all established and aspiring artists
  • Each artist may submit up to 3 artworks
  • There is no theme for this year's competition
  • No age limit on submissions
  • No entry fee required

This year's programme identity design is inspired by the 2022 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year winning artwork, Dystopia by Thai artist, Chomrawi Suksom.

Depicted in Dystopia, the present world is battling with global tensions, environmental ruin, natural disasters and oppression. As we emerge from the global pandemic, we reflect with optimism and transform for a better tomorrow. Here, the evolving sphere symbolises our world in a constant state of change and renewal, represented by different cultures and identities.

In the 42nd edition of our flagship UOB Painting of the Year competition, we encourage you to stay curious, explore and be the changemaker for a better and more sustainable world.

Thank you for your submission, the competition has closed. Stay tuned for the results in November 2023.

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Explore UOB Painting of the Year

The Judges
The Winning Artworks
The Artists' Studio
The Awards Ceremony