The theme of the 2019 International Talent Competition is, Impressions of the World.

Our world is going through perplexing changes. Never before has man gained so much knowledge and felt so in control of the world around him, and yet our civilization is on the brink of turmoil. Never before has man had access to spiritual and philosophical teachings so readily, yet society has become so nonchalant about morality and ethics.

Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” There is nothing like the arts to inspire and provoke us to ponder and examine; and young people tend to have the freshest minds and greatest dreams to empower the world.

The competition invites participants to depict what they perceive to be their cultures, traditions, challenges and hopes. It provides a unique opportunity for people around the world to tell and hear different stories, and appreciate diverse ways of life. The resulting artwork will be a showcase of the world’s cultures, and a focal point of cultural awakening and art revival.

We are inviting the following entries:

  • Oil Painting (Realism or Renaissance style)
  • Chinese Painting/LianHuanHua (Chinese tradition stories using Chinese drawing technique and story lines)
  • Short Film/Documentary 45 minutes maximum, English subtitles required).