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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 and Thailand, the competition aims to uncover the next generation of great Southeast Asian artists, and contribute to greater awareness and appreciation of art.

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Submit your artwork
Be the one to inspire.

Art has the power to uplift our spirits, to heal and to unify. It plays an important role in our lives, touching hearts and connecting communities.

Share with us your story on canvas and take us on a journey of imagination.

The 2022 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award winner will receive US$35,000 and a chance for a residency programme at the renowned Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

This competition is open to all established and aspiring artists.

This year's programme identity design is inspired by the 2021 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year winning artwork, Walk in Silence, Don't Walk Away in Silence by Malaysian artist, Saiful Razman.

The interconnected threads represent the strength and resilience of our social fabric as we expand our outreach to the wider community to invite more people to realise the power of art. Through the advancing movement of the vibrant visual expression, we hope to bring optimism to all as we move upward and forward together.

Submission Period: 26 April to 31 July 2022

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Explore UOB Painting of the Year

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