Young Thai Artist Award

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Young Thai Artist Award for a trophy bestowed by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Recognized as one of the largest Thailand's youth art competitions for more than a decade, Young Thai Artist Award has offered a platform for young and aspiring Thai artists to pursue their dreams of becoming professional artists.

SCG Foundation believes that a healthy society is made of “talented and moral” people. Hence, our goal is to enhance an individual's potential with an emphasis on today's young people who are becoming the country's future driving forces.

The Foundation realizes that each young people have unique abilities of which should be promoted to attain the fullest potential, especially in art. The Foundation then has established Young Thai Artist Award as one of Thailand's largest youth's art competitions since 2004, serving as a platform for young artists nationwide to unleash their creativities and submit their work to the competition.

Young Thai Artist Award

Regarded as a contest platform with strict selection standards, Young Thai Artist Award has received excellent cooperation from leading educational institutes for art education comprising Chulalongkorn University,
Silpakorn University, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok University, College of Music, Mahidol University, and the highly recognized art platform --The Writers Association of Thailand on top of the honorable committee of art experts including over 60 highly regarded artists i.e., national artists, art lecturer, and independent artists. The competition provides opportunities for young art lovers to create their work and a space to showcase their talents. The goal of this program is to push forward Thai art to gain international recognition and lay a solid foundation for the art industry.

The awards take entries in six categories:

1. Two-Dimensional Art
2. Three-Dimensional Art
3. Photography
4. Film
5. Literature
6. Music Composition

Since 2017, SCG Foundation has received royal patronage from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who graciously presents trophies to grand prize winning artists in those six categories mentioned, of which the winners considered boundless benevolence. Young Thai artists, committees, stakeholders, and SCG Foundation are extremely grateful and felt utmostly honored to have taken part in such a prestigious competition.

In addition to having such a prestigious award, the winning artists of six categories will have a chance to hold their art exhibition to showcase their creativities and the power of new blood in the Thai art scene. The competition also serves as a space to impart knowledge, understanding, and art aesthetics to the public audience. The Foundation will hold a one-month art exhibition of award-winning artworks in an art and culture center or an important art venue.

Plus, the Foundation is committed to supporting award winners the opportunities to become professional artists. The winner of each category will be awarded 150,000 Baht, plus a trip to see world-class artworks aboard to widen their vision and enhance artistic abilities and put acquired experience and inspiration into future works. Each runner-up will receive a cash prize of 50,000 Baht. Furthermore, SCG Foundation strives to promote young artist’s skills and talents to showcase their artistic capabilities at a global scale, such as supporting travel costs of the resident artist in artist residency programs or their art exhibition aboard.

Over a decade, this competition has inspired and motivated young artists to embark on an artistic path toward becoming professional artists, similarly to a diamond that requires some polishing to shine in the art scene, which is not only in Thailand but on a global scale.

For over a decade

This competition has inspired and motivated young artists to embark on an artistic path toward becoming professional artists, similar to a diamond that requires some polishing to shine in the art scene, not only in Thailand but also globally.