British Council Global Art Competition 2014

Every year, the British Council organises a global art competition in over 100 countries around the world which is judged in London, UK. In 2011, the winner was Nguyễn Song Anh, an 8 year-old, from Ho Chi Minh City! This year, we have a new theme for the competition.

Theme: My country’s landmarks

Age groups: 8 and under, 9 – 11 and 12 – 15 


  • There will be prizes for the winning picture and runners-up in each age group.
  • The three winners (one from each age group) will then have the chance to enter their picture into the global young learners’ art competition in London in October 2014, involving students from all over the world.  
  • The three winning pictures and nine runners-up from the global competition will feature in promotional materials and on the British Council website.

How to take part

  • Students must create a postcard style snap-shot of a famous landmark in their country. 
  • Entries should be between A4 and A3 size and art materials should be used that give strong colours and lines, such as paint, pastels, collage or wax crayons. Anything bright and strong – coloured pencils are too faint.
  • Entrants must make up a title for their picture (the theme is not the title).
  • On the back of each entry, entrants should write the title of their picture, their name, their age and the name of the teaching centre (British Council Ho Chi Minh City). Please double check that the information is correct and clear.

Where to draw and submit your entries

Students can choose one of two places to draw and submit your entries.

Option 1: at the British Council 25 Le Duan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Dates Time
Sunday 24 August

Morning: 9.00 - 12.00

Afternoon: 14.00 - 17.00

Sunday 31 August

Morning: 9.00 - 12.00

Afternoon: 14.00 - 17.00

Materials such as papers, paint, crayons, pencils will be prepared or students can bring your materials. Please contact (08) 3823 2862 to register.

Option 2: at VinSpace Art Studio

Students can participate in Art Workshop run by VinSpace's teachers (fee applied). Please see more details below.

Art Workshop at VinSpace Art Studio

If you wish your child to learn about how to draw landmarks, in English, you can reserve a place at one of VinSpace Art Studio’s workshops for a small fee (50% discount only for British Council students).

Dates: Tuesday and Saturday, from 28 July to 23 August

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

Location: VinSpace Art Studio, 3rd floor, 95 Pasteur, District 01, Ho Chi Minh City

Please call 0907 729 846 or 090 334 0616 to book your child’s place. 

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