The United Overseas Bank (UOB) Vietnam is presenting a fantastic opportunity for domestic artists to showcase their creativity and compete for prestigious prizes. The grand prize winner will receive VND500 million (US$19,675), along with a chance to represent Vietnam at the regional level, where they can win up to SGD13,000 (US$9,600). But that’s not all; the winner will also be invited to participate in a special artist residency program, offering a unique opportunity to further develop their artistic skills and network.

Original artworks created within the past two years can be submitted to the organizing board from May 7 to August 1. UOB Vietnam CEO Victor Ngo expressed his excitement about the vibrant art scene in Vietnam and the abundance of young talent, as witnessed in the inaugural edition of the competition last year. The organizing board is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment that nurtures and showcases Vietnamese artistic talent, making art more accessible and inspiring the next generation of artists to pursue their passions.

Dang Xuan Hoa, the head judge and a renowned artist himself, emphasized the importance of this competition for local artists, especially young painters. It provides a platform to present new ideas and modern artistic styles to a wider audience. He encouraged participants to submit their best works, believing that Vietnamese art deserves recognition and a strong presence in the region.

Last year’s competition celebrated the talents of eight exceptional artists, and this year promises to be even more remarkable. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your creativity and take your artistic career to new heights!