The Yuvabadhana Art Contest promotes children’s artistic creativity. The first contest was held in 1994. Since then, the Yuvabadhana Foundation has held the contest annually for twenty years, partnering with the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic, Silapakorn University. The contest gives the opportunity for children to develop skills outside a classroom, and demonstrate their creativity and imagination. The topic of the contest is different each year. Each topic teaches youth to have self esteem and learn to do good things and give back to society. The contest is held in the first semester of each school year.

After each contest, the Yuvabadhana Foundation selects some winning artwork to be printed into greeting cards and calendars for sale to public. Revenues from sales after expenses will be used for publishing educational books to give to students in remote area throughout the country under the Yuvabadhana Literature Program. Any organization interested in receiving books for use as outside classroom reading may contact the Yuvabadhana Foundation.


Contestants’ Qualification

Contestant must be a current student enrolling in that school year. Contestants will be grouped as follows:

  • Grade 1-3
  • Grade 4-6
  • Grade 7-9
  • Grade 10-12

Requirements of Submissions

  1. Must be in a form of visual art drawn on paper. Any drawing and coloring technique is acceptable. All submissions must be solely the work of the contestant, and the work must not have been previously published or submitted to any other contest.
  2. Each contestant can send only one submission.
  3. A submission must be 15×22 inches.

Note: Any submission not following the above requirement will not be considered.


1. Every winner will receive an honor certificate and a scholarship. There are 48 awards as follows:

  • Grade1 -3 and Grade 4-6
    • First prize 1 award with a 5,000 Baht scholarship
    • Runner-up 1 award with a 3,000 Baht scholarship
    • Honorable mention 10 awards with a 1,500 Baht scholarship
  • Grade 7-9 and Grade 10-12
    • First prize 1 award with a 7,000 Baht scholarship
    • Runner-up 1 award with a 5,000 Baht scholarship
    • Honorable mention 10 awards with a 2,000 Baht scholarship

2. Any school with a winning student will receive an honor certificate for supporting artwork.

3. The Yuvabadhana Foundation will own the right over the winning artworks and all submissions for disseminating to maximize the benefits. Owners of the selected artworks chosen for a display must give consent to allow the Yuvabadhana Foundation to display the artworks on the date(s) as scheduled and cannot take the artwork back before the display.

Procedure and Timeline

  • Announcement of the contest: April – May
  • Working period: May-July
  • Deadline for submitting stories:  July 15
  • Judging:  Judging
  • Awards Day and Exhibition Starting Day: October – November

Submitting entries:

Submissions can be sent by mail or brought in person to:

The Yuvabadhana Foundation 1 Soi Premier 2, Sri Nakarin Road, Khwaeng Nong Bon, Pravet District, Bangkok 10250

For more information, contact: