Each year, Chinatown Festivals holds a lantern painting competition in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival. This year, the competition is moving online with a chance for children to win cash prizes.
Chinatown Mid Autumn Festival 2020 Online Lantern Painting Competition
The Chinatown Mid Autumn Festival Online Lantern Painting Competition takes place from 12 to 26 September 2020. It is open to children ages 3 to 12 years old and who are residing in Singapore.
To participate, parents can first download a MAF2020 lantern painting competition template form the Chinatown Mid Autumn Festival 2020 website.
There are six different types of lanterns to choose from. These range from traditional-looking, spherical lanterns to a rabbit-shaped lantern to a star design.
The lantern templates are also available at the Kreta Ayer Community Club, while stocks last.
After choosing a lantern, kids can then tap on to their creative juices to decorate the lantern.
Once the lantern has been nicely decorated, it is then up to the parent to post a photo of the lantern on the Chinatown Festivals’ Facebook Page with the child’s first name, age and the appropriate hashtags.
It goes without saying that the parent must have a valid Facebook account to do so.
Prizes for the Online Lantern Painting Competition
According to the Chinatown Festivals website, “Winners will be picked based on creativity and the most liked comments.”
The top prize winner will walk away with a cash prize of $300. The first runner up will win $200 and the second runner up will receive $100.
The winners will be announced on 30 September 2020.
There are also other perks. The 180 people who visit to the Kreta Ayer Community Club and show them a screen capture of their submission will receive a free tote bag too.
Some of the comments on the Chinatown Festival Facebook page asked if adults can join in too.
While there is nothing stopping anyone from downloading the templates and having some colouring fun, only children 3 to 12 years old stand to win a prize. Older ones can consider joining the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2020’s Instagram competition instead.
Get more information on what’s going down in Chinatown for the Mid-Autumn Festival 2020.