Pass it on – Painting Life 18-20 decamber 2020. IWS Hong Kong and AIC (Art (International) Investment Club)

IWS Hong Kong
Pass it on – Painting Life 18-20 decamber 2020

Theme: “Painting Life”
Size: A3 (420x297mm),
from 3 to 20 years,
watercolor paper,
ink painting on traditional

Deadline: 31 august 2020

IWS Hong Kong
AIC (Art (International) Investment Club)

2020 Pass it on – Painting Life

AIC • IWS International Children & Youth Watercolor Competition

Global Organizer:
AIC • IWS International Children & Youth Watercolor Competition Committee

International Watercolor Society
Organizer of Mainland China:
Art International Investment Club

Organizer of Overseas:
IWS International Watercolor Society Hong Kong

Execution Units:
Sino Art Creative & Extensive International Co., Ltd
Volcano Culture Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Red Pavilion Auction Co., Ltd

Charity Partner:
Guang Dong Soong Ching Ling Foundation(Dream Project)
Tencent Charity

Event Introduction
AIC • IWS International Children & Youth Watercolor Competition encourages children and young people to participate in artistic creation which encourages them to seek interest in visual arts appreciation and broaden their international horizons. Selected works will be exhibited in the “PASS IT ON – PAINTING LIFE” Children and Youth Watercolor Exhibition in Shenzhen. Winners will also have the opportunity to participate in the other AIC and IWS exhibitions of different countries, a chance to encounter master artists in the art world today. The works will be judged by internationally renowned watercolor artists.

Art (International) Investment Club, “AIC”, jointly established by Shenzhen A.I.M. Culture Organization, Sino Art Creative & Extensive Organization and City Art Fair which is an art integrated service platform. AIC has long and close connection with collectors, entrepreneurs, artists, art financial institutions. Meanwhile, there is also a good relationship between AIC and domestic and foreign academic institutions, art and cultural organizations, high-end art commodities agencies.
The International Watercolor Society (IWS) is a non-profit organization which is founded by Mr. Atanur Dogan, initiated it with the aims of exchanging proposals and artistic beauty of watercolors, has successfully integrated more than 100 branches worldwide. The International Watercolor Society of Hong Kong is a registered charity organisation in Hong Kong since April 2015 with the objective of promoting the world’s oldest and most deeply rooted painting techniques – the art of watercolor. It is a branch of International Watercolor Society (IWS).
China Soong Ching Ling Foundation – Guangdong branch – “Dream Project” which is raising funds for helping children education and art education, appeals for more support and focus on children education. At the same time, it promotes art and charity together. Hope culture and art could be part of children’s life and support children education.

To popularize watercolor techniques among children and youth. The competition provides the participants the opportunity to exchange experiences, the final exhibition will present a variety of watercolor painting by children and youth from different countries.

The competition is opened to all children and young adults from 3 to 20 years old.

The works will be evaluated in six age groups:
3-5 years of age
6-8 years of age
9-11 years of age
12-15 years of age
16-20 years of age

THEME:Painting Life
MEDIUM: Water-media such as but not limited to watercolor, gouache, and ink painting on traditional watercolor paper
SIZE: A3 (420x297mm)

Ze Ze Lai(Hong Kong)
Rainbow Tse(Hong Kong)
Atanur Dogan(Canada)
Mark Mehaffey (USA)
Paul Jackson (USA)
Jansen Chow(Malaysia)
Silvia Monge(Costa Rica)

1st stage: Free Submission ( online only)
Upload the images ( artwork and video) to the following link:
Submit ONE work only and must be an original work of the participant and one video about creating art in 15 second (will showcase and promote in media platform)
Digital file must be in JPG format, resolution must be in 300dpi, file size should be within 4-6MB
DEADLINE: August 31, 2020
2nd Stage: For selected finalists only
Exhibition Fee: 66USD (HKD 480)
Catalogue Fee: 30USD (HKD230) (Optional)
Deadline of Primary Submission: August 31, 2020
Artwork received deadline: October 10, 2020
Finalist announced: October 16-20, 2020
Opening Ceremony: November 9, 2020
Exhibition Date:December 18-20, 2020

Exhibition Date:December 18-20, 2020
Opening and Award Ceremony:December 19, 2020
Location:Shenzhen, China
Each age category: 1 Gold Prize, 2 Silver Prize, 3 Bronze Prize
10 Creative Prize
10 Popular Prize
10 Outstanding School Awards
The winners of gold, silver and bronze prizes will have the opportunity to show their artworks in Hong Kong. Exhibition details will be announced later.

Another way to send a request

- download application form

- send email with application form and your images (artwork, video) to or your Head of IWS in your country