Chinese New Year Arts Competition | 中国新年生肖绘画比赛

Schools across the UK and beyond are invited to submit children's artwork for a competition to celebrate Chinese New Year! We provide e-gift vouchers to winners who are judged and recommended by school.

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In these challenging times, it is vital important to strengthen our spirit of positivity and determination. When the Year of the Tiger arrived on 1st February 2022, we were overjoyed to celebrate our hard work and perseverance, with extra courage like a tiger.

School was warmly invited to organise pupils, ideally minimum 25 children per category, to create an A4-sized picture of Tiger, which is inspired by Chinese New Year. Subsequently school judged and sent us one first-prize winner and two runner-ups per category. We provided prizes to school winners. 

Categories:     Key Stage 1:              Y1-Y2, or aged 5-6;
                         Key Stage 2 Lower:   Y3-Y4, or aged 7-8;
                         Key Stage 2 Upper:   Y5-Y6, or aged 9-10;

                         Key Stage 3:             Y7-Y9, or aged 11-13;
                         Key Stage 4:             Y10-Y11, or aged 14-15;
                         Key Stage 5:             Y12-Y13, or aged 16-17.

E-Gift Voucher Prizes for the Year of the Tiger:

                        School First Prize, £10;   School Runner-up, £5;  

                       Overall Winner at each category, judged by our CI, £20

Artwork submitted was original, created as drawing or painting by hand, for example using water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils etc.


For any enquiries, please contact Dr. Hu at +44(0)7593502130, and email: confucius@sheffield.ac.uk


Previous Competitions

2022 - Tiger

We have received winner entries from 25 schools and one Arts Club.  All entries uploaded on Flickr, Public View, All Rights Reserved. 

View entries at KS1

View at KS2 Lower

View entries at KS2 Upper

View entries at KS3

View entries at KS4

View entries at KS5

Overall Winners, judged by the Confucius Institute.

KS1, Marvin from Birkdale Prep-School

KS2L, Samuel from Greystone Primary School

KS2U, Sophie from Hallam Primary

KS3, Amy Hobson from Yewlands Academy

KS4, Emily from Sheffield High

KS5, Charley at King Edward VII School

Year of the Tiger 2022

 

Online Sino-British Children Painting Exhibition 2022

Chinese New Year Painting Competition for Schools has attracted participates from Peking University Elementary School (PKUEC), China. To promote cultural exchanges between the UK and China, the First Online Exhibition, features Winning paintings submitted from the Competition for Schools- jpg image, as well as additional supporting materials, such as greetings in video formats. 

All the materials submitted belong to the individual child and school, whose right of authorship and ownership will be respected and retained. SCI and PKUEC will have publishing right in this cultural activity. 

2021 - Ox

Flickr photos

Click to view school's winning entries and some individual submissions

Submissions

The Zodiac Ox Art Competition was opened to schools, as well as to individuals. 

From schools: one First Prize winner and two Runner-ups at each Key Stage category and at each participating school.

From Individuals: one First Prize, one Second Prize and one Third Prize, at both adults entries and children's entries. 

Number of participating schools was low, compared with previous years. However, the feedback was still encouraging.

"Happy New Year to you all from all the staff and pupils at Town Field Primary School Doncaster. The children have really enjoyed taking part. These are our totals: 74 entries at Y1 through to Y6, a mixture of class and remote learning work."

"Thank you for doing this competition, it means a lot to the children to have some tiny bit of normality in their lives."

"I lead with enthusiasm; I think my students share my love of creating art. And with this continuing situation your competition has given them a focal point and rekindled their energy and enthusiasm for creation."

2020 - Rat

View entries at Flickr

18 schools had took part in this Competition. On 27th January 2019, artwork exhibition, plus a prize giving ceremony, were held at Sheffield City Hall.

The Overall Winners across the 18 schools:
KS1 category _ Maria at Porter Croft C of E Primary School
KS2 Lower _ Eunha Ryu at Westbourne School
KS2 Upper _ Berfin Balaman at Nether Green School Art Club
KS3_ Zach Watson at Birkdale School

2019 - Pig

Flickr photos

Click to see all entries at KS1

Click to see all entries at KS2 Lower

Click to see all entries at KS2 Upper

Click to see all entries at KS3

Click to see all entries at KS4

Click to see all entries at KS5 / Six-Form

Submissions

Around 2000 pupils submitted entries from 38 schools, including: 
Anns Grove, 61 pupils,
Dobcroft Infant, 180 pupils
Killamarsh Infant, 53 pupils,
Nether Green Infant, 47 pupils,
Nether Green Junior, 105 pupils,
Star Mandarin School, 150 pupils,
Stradbroke Primary, 27 pupils,
Tinsley Meadows Primary, 360 pupils
Town Field Primary, Doncaster, 44 pupils
Walkley Primary. 248 pupils
Westways Primary, 180 pupils

On the 6 February 2019, a prize giving ceremony was held and the overall winners across the 38 schools were announced.
KS1_ Isla Allard from Meersbrook Bank Primary School
KS2 Lower _ Siddharth Satyawadi from Birkdale Prep School
KS2 Upper _ Sarah Dahmani from Nether Edge Primary School
KS3_ Simon Peng from Birkdale Senior School

No KS4 and KS5 overall winners, because there were less than 5 entries at each category.

2018 - Dog

Flickr photos

Click to see all entries at KS1

Click to see all entries at KS2 Lower

Click to see all entries at KS2 Upper

Click to see all entries at KS3

Click to see all entries at KS4

Click to see all entries at KS5 / Six-Form

2017 - Rooster

Flickr photos

Click to see all KS1 entries

Click to see all KS2L entries

Click to see all KS2U entries

Click to see all KS3 entries

Click to see all KS4 entries

Click to see all Sixth Form entries

2016 - Monkey

226 entries from 40 schools across Yorkshire and 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. 

Flickr photos

Click to see entries at Key Stage 1

Click to see entries at Key Stage 2 Lower

Click to see entries at Key Stage 2 Upper

Click to see entries at Key Stage 3

Click to see entries at Key Stage 4

Click to see entries at Six Form

Overall Winners 2016

2015 - Goat

160 entries from 35 schools across Yorkshire and Humber and Derbyshire were received. All entries were displayed at Sheffield City Hall as part of Chinese New Year Show.

There were 52 first 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.

Flickr photos

Click to see entries at Key Stage 1

Click to see entries at Key Stage 2

Click to see entries at Key Stage 3

Click to see entries at Key Stage 4

2014 - Horse

120 entries from schools in Yorkshire and 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.

Flickr photos

Click to see winners and some runner-ups at Key Stage 1 entries

Click to see winners and some runner-ups at Key Stage 2 entries

Click to see winners and some runner-ups at Key Stage 3 entries

Click to see winners and some runner-ups at Key Stage 4 entries

2013 - Snake

Flickr photos

Click to see 1st prize images of Infant entries from all participating schools

Click to see 1st prize images of Junior entries from all participating schools

Click to see 1st prize images of Senior entries from all participating schools

2012 - Dragon

Flickr photos

Click to see first prize images of Infant entries

Click to see first prize images of Junior entries

Click to see first prize images of Senior entries

2010 - Tiger

Flickr photos

Click to see top images of Infant entries

Click to see top images of Junior entries

Click to see top images of Senior entries

Please click to see photographs displayed at SUFC


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 Email: confucius@sheffield.ac.uk

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