26 November 2014 – Christmas wishes do come true. At least for Paul Seet.
The 11-year-old student, who loves to draw, will see his winning art piece that he has drawn on the spot at the “Moove Media Hails Young Kids” art competition held on 21 November 2014, displayed at SBS Transit’s train stations come December.
He is one of three participants in his age category (8 to 12 years old) to have their art pieces selected by Moove Media Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Out-of-Home media owner and its panel of judges. The second and third spots went to a pair of nine-year-olds, Renee Chng and Aidan Lui. Another three, belonging to the four- to seven-year-old category, were Nathan Yeo, 6; Tommy Shen, 7; and Zheng Jing Hao, 4. Together, the six winners received prizes worth a combined value of over $10,000, sponsored by Moove and Canon Singapore Pte Ltd. These include a Moove Cow trophy, four Legoland tickets, travel vouchers and Canon PIXMA printers. All six winning art pieces will be displayed at 11 North East Line (NEL) stations for six months starting early December.
Said Paul: “I am very happy to have won because I felt I did my best. I am glad that my art work is going to be placed at train stations for others to see. This is a wish come true for me.”
This is the first year that Moove Media has organised this event to promote greater awareness of the creative talents in Singapore and to encourage the young to pursue their creative endeavours. The first round of the competition, which was held from 24 October to 7 November, saw a total of 275 art pieces submitted by children, aged four to 12 years old. Of these, 20 art pieces that were shortlisted were displayed on 20 ComfortDelGro taxis.
In tandem with the art competition, Moove Media also encouraged members of the public to vote for their favourite among the top 20 art pieces via its Facebook. In all, over 1,400 votes were cast and the child with the most votes – six-year-old Mia Liow – walked away with a framed certificate and four movie tickets.
Said Mrs Jayne Kwek, Chief Executive Officer of Moove Media: “At Moove Media, we do not just want to run a business, but we want to nurture a generation of young creative talents that embody the hopes and dreams of kids across Singapore. Kids are the future of our society, and we wanted to, through art, capture how they would imagine the future would be. We are heartened by the enthusiastic response of those who had participated.”
Mr Edwin Teoh, Assistant Director, Consumer Business Marketing, Canon Singapore, said of this event: “Canon is driven to celebrate creativity, encourage young artists and nurture their talent. This is the inspiration behind our collaboration with Moove for this art competition.”