Chinese New Year Arts Competition for Schools
Schools across Yorkshire & Humber, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and beyond are invited every year to submit pupils’ art work for a competition to celebrate Chinese New Year!
1st winners at each school will be presented with prizes by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, part of Sheffield Chinese New Year Show, held every year at Sheffield City Hall.
Every year, the school organises pupils to create an A4-sized picture of Chinese zodiac that is inspired by Chinese New Year. The school makes a judgement on 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners per category and submits these winners' artwork:
- Key Stage 1: Y1-Y2
- Key Stage 2 Lower: Y3-Y4
- Key Stage 2 Upper: Y5-Y6
- Key Stage 3: Y7- Y9
- Key Stage 4: Y10-Y11
- Six-Form: Y12-Y13
Overall winners across the same category are judged by the Confucius Institute. Artwork submitted are displayed and Prize Giving Ceremony is held at Sheffield City Hall, as part of Chinese New Year Show around February.
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield presents prizes to the 1st winners and overall winners ONLY.
4:00pm Ballroom doors open
4:30pm Pre-Show (free admissions), including the Arts Competition Display and Prize-giving Ceremony
5:30pm Stalls, cultural activities and Chinese food sale
7:00pm Main Show at the Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall (ticketed*)
* 10 free Chinese New Year Show tickets to participating schools on first come first serve basis.
All artwork submitted must be originals (with pupils’ names, year groups and schools indicated on the reverse) and will be returned after the competition.
Address to send entries: Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield, 5 Shearwood Road, Sheffield, S10 2TD
2017- Rooster Painting
2016- Monkey painting
226 entries from 40 schools across Yorkshire & Humber and Derbyshire were received and displayed at Sheffield City Hall as part of Chinese New Year show.
86 1st-prize winners at each participating schools, plus 6 Overall Winners at each Category, received their prizes from the Lord Mayor of Sheffield.
2015- Sheep painting
160 entries from 35 schools across Yorkshire & Humber and Derbyshire were received. All entries were displayed at Sheffield City Hall as part of Chinese New Year Show.
There were 52 1st-Prize winners, plus 2nd and 3rd prize winners at each participating school. 1st-prize winners, including 4 Overall Winners, received their prizes from the Lord Mayor of Sheffield.
2014- Horse(s) painting
120 entries from schools in Yorkshire & Humber and Derbyshire were received. After careful judging, 36 winners and 56 runner-ups were selected. The Painting Exhibition and the Prize-giving Ceremony took place at Sheffield City Hall as part of Chinese New Year Show.
2013- Snake(s) painting
2012- Dragon(s) painting
2010- Tiger painting
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