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Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition 2023
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2023 Call for Entry!
Malaysian Intangible Cultural Heritage
5 prizes to be awarded in each category:
1st Place: RM 8,000 cash
2nd Place: RM 3,000 cash
3rd Place: RM 2,000 cash
2 x Consolation: RM 500 cash
All winners will also receive an award certificate and RM500 worth of TGV Cinema vouchers or equivalent.
Compete in below artwork categories:
Charcoal /Pencil /Ink
Click here to read the complete competition Terms & Conditions
UTH 2023 Key Dates
1 Aug - 30 Sep
Create your one-time account registration
1 Aug - 30 Sep
Artwork around the theme of
Malaysian Intangible Cultural Heritage
Before 30 Sep
Fill up the submision form of your artwork entry
Print out the submission form and stick at the back of your physical artwork
Before 9 Oct
Deliver your physical artwork for the winners selection process
Artwork Status & Results
How do I enter Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition?
First, you will need to
and complete your profile. When you are ready to submit your artwork, please complete the
. Please note that you will need to submit one submission form for each artwork.
Who can join? Is there an age limit?
The competition is open to all Malaysian students especially those pursuing fulltime study in private or public tertiary institutions in Malaysia. There are no age restrictions.
What is the theme of UTH?
The central theme for Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition is Malaysian Cultural Heritage, with a key focus on ‘intangible cultural heritage’ for 2023 competition.
How to register? What if I need more time to think about my category?
You can register your participation at the ‘Sign Up’ button above. Registration closes on 30 September 2023. We advise you to register your participation ASAP to allow for sufficient time to complete your artwork. You will have time to think about your artwork and only need to declare your category in the Submission Form later.
Does the artwork need to be done on a canvas?
We accept canvases, paper or any other suitable medium that can be mounted and framed
What are the sizing requirements?
Sizing requirements are minimum 24 inches x 24 inches and maximum 36 inches x 36 inches, with canvas thickness of 1-2 inches or A1/Elephant/Full Imperial or equivalent paper sizes.
Can I combine technique/media?
Yes, any combined techniques/media will fall under the Mixed Media category.
Can I create more than one artwork under the same/different categories?
Yes, you can create multiple artwork – but take note: you must submit one submission form for each artwork, and you can only win one prize for each category. However, you may win in more than one category. The five artwork categories are: Charcoal/Pencil/Ink, Mixed Media, Oil/Acrylic, Printmaking, and Watercolour.
Can I submit photography or digital art? How about photos printed on canvas?
Currently, we are only accepting works of art produced using physical media in the five set categories.
How will the artwork be assessed?
Your artwork will be evaluated by our judges based on key criteria: 30% originality and creativity, 30% clarity and interpretation, 20% expression and impact, and 20% technicality and composition. Participants who are found to have plagiarised or submitted artwork that is not entirely original will be automatically disqualified.
When is the deadline for submission?
All participants must complete their registration and submit the Submission Form by 30 September 2023, and arrange for the physical artwork to be received by us before 9 October 2023.
Is it compulsory to complete the Submission Form?
Yes, for artwork identification purposes. In addition to the online Submission Form, you are required to print and paste the completed Submission Form to the back of your physical artwork before sending it to us. Please note that you will need to submit/print one submission form for each artwork.
Can I only send in a digital photo of our artwork?
No, you will need to attach a digital photo of your artwork in the Submission Form and send us the physical artwork for judging.
Where do I send my artwork for the competition?
We encourage institutions to collect and send in student artwork in bulk. All bulk/individual artwork delivery must be made to:
Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition,
Level 37-40 Menara Maxis,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Can I self-drop-off my artwork directly to the UT Heritage office?
Drop-off can be done during office hours (Mon-Fri excluding public holidays, 9am-6pm) at the Guest Relation’s Officer (GRO) desk located in Menara Maxis KLCC lobby.
Will I get reimbursement for delivery?
Institutions with bulk submissions of more than 10 artworks may submit a request for reimbursement, pending review and approval by the organizer.
Any special instructions on packaging/wrapping our art for delivery?
Please ensure that the artwork is securely and safely packaged for transportation, without framing or the use of glass. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any damage that may occur to the artwork during transit or delivery.
How do I know the status of my entry?
Participants can track their entry status through their Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition registered account.
How do I know if I have won?
All announcements including the shortlist will be made through the Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition registered account.
Will my artwork be returned?
All winning artworks will be retained by Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition. Return of non-winning artwork will be at the organiser’s discretion.
For non-winning artwork, can I self-collect once the competition is over?
Self-collection can be scheduled in advance at a mutually agreed upon date and time. Please reach out to us via email to make the arrangements.