THE SCOTLAND-CHINA ASSOCIATION
PRIMARY SCHOOLS ART COMPETITION 2016
THE TOM MURRAY MEMORIAL PRIZE
The aim of this competition is to stimulate interest in Chinese culture amongst primary schoolchildren in Scotland. Children are encouraged to explore Chinese culture and to enjoy expressing what they learn.
The subject of the 2016 competition is :
CELEBRATING FIFTY IN THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY
For fifty years, since 1966, the SCA has been a society of people in Scotland furthering interest in the culture, history and modern progress of China. Throughout these five decades, despite periods of turmoil, we have maintained links with the country that is developing before our eyes. In this competition, you can help us celebrate these 50 years of friendship with your ideas. You can also get inspiration from the Year of the Monkey, which begins on 8 February 2016. You can use painting, drawing, calligraphy, poetry, video or sound.
There are three categories for entries - P1-3, P4-5, and P6-7. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to individuals and groups in each of the categories if the judges are satisfied with the standard of entries.
Group winners will receive a generous prize for the school library, with individuals receiving mementoes.
The Tom Murray Memorial Prize will be awarded to the school with the best overall standard of entries - this is a colourful globe made from valuable stones. The school's name is engraved on the base and the globe is retained by the winning school until the next competition.
Closing date for entries is 29 April 2016. Entries should be sent to: SCA/Peter Lindow/Art Competition c/o The Confucius Institute for Scotland, Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5HP. Any queries about the competition should also be sent to Peter.
The prizegiving will be on Friday 27 May 2016.
Background to the competition
The SCA competition was originally run by the Tom Murray Memorial Trust (no longer in existence). Tom Murray was a founding member of the SCA, after distinguished service with the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War, and was a respected Edinburgh city councillor. He was a man of courage and principle, and had both a great interest in China and in education, so this competition is dedicated to his memory.
You can download a flyer here.