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TIAN HONG ANNUAL CROSS CULTURAL YOUTH POEM & ART CONTESTS

A non-profit platform serving cross cultural youth poem & art community

Objectives:

  • Provide an annual no-entrance-fee contest for young poem & art community (age 4-21)

  • Facilitate poem and art creation and appreciation cross culturally

  • Cultivate creativity and independent practice reflecting each year's main theme

  • Award young talents especially around theme depth, poem & artwork originality and artistic technique

Annual contest timeline:

main theme & detailed process announcement: April

all poem & artwork submissions due: July

Award announcement & distribution: mid Aug - early Sep

Tian Hong holiday party: Dec

(specific date may vary from year to year)

Words from Tian Hong Youth Poem & Art Contest Review Panel:

Young contestants, have fun, express yourself via poem or art, and enjoy your journey!

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DANUTA HUTCHINS

Artist & Linguist

As a passionate member of our judge panel, Danuta brings with her a rich background in Linguistics and 25 years of experience as a professional artist. She has offered numerous art workshops in the past and her artworks have been exhibited and acquired by various museums, galleries, universities and private art lovers across her home state of Iowa and the nation.

FARZI R.

Artist

Farzi loved painting as a child and only got back to painting in 2006 as a way to relax from her demanding job in the IT field. She attended an oil painting class for 8 years, originally focusing on old master’s techniques before switching to digital art in 2015. These days she is back working with oil on canvas and trying on new painting techniques. She gets inspirations from her walks in the nearby Bayland.

SUSAN SHI

Co-Founder, CFO & COO of Tian Hong Foundation

Susan has worked in various Finance positions at HP and Google before co-founding and working as CFO and COO of Tian Hong Foundation. She likes to write, dance and paint. In recent years, she has found tremendous joy in hosting annual Tian Hong cross cultural youth art contests and creating Poetic Life Studio promoting happiness and arts & cultural appreciation.

Award Structure

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2023 Tian Hong Holiday Party Highlights

Awards announced for 2023 Tian Hong Cross Cultural Youth Poem and Art Contests - Memory of My Culture!

Congratulations to all the award winners, participants and parents!  For more details, check out here.

SOME WORDS FROM CONTESTANTS & FAMILY

"Keep up the good work. Integrating multicultural values makes us stronger."

"Thank you for providing youth an opportunity to express their love for art and to share their talent!"

"Everything is great and my daughter wishes to participate in the next year as well!"

"It’s a great platform to encourage artists from all age groups , keep up the great work , thank you 😊"

"This is a wonderful initiative! Our child loves being a participant in the Tian Hong annual youth art contest for the last 2 years. The themes are very well thought of. Thank you so much for conducting this event every year! 😊"

"Its very much appreciated for given a chance to participate all artist in other countries . Hope you will continue this in every year. Thank you so much and your great effort highly appreciated ."

"The way the contest is set up is easy to understand, the themes are engaging and inspirational, and the submission process is simple."

"I love this contest and it's such an enjoyable and awesome experience to participate in. It would be cool if there were more contests a year! (Maybe mini ones)"

"Thank you for organizing! This is the very first time we have heard of your program and it is wonderful."

"Good initiative to bring everyone together under one umbrella."

LOVE AND PEACE

2022 Tian Hong cross cultural youth art contest

Congratulations to all the young artists who won awards this year!

For more details, check out below:

Tian Hong 2022 cross cultural youth art contest award announcement

TIAN HONG YOUTH ART CONTEST EMAGAZINE 2018 - 2021

A beautiful journey starts here ...

TIAN HONG 2021 YOUTH ART CONTEST - NATURE AND ME

We are extremely pleased to announce the award winners from this year's youth art contest - Nature and Me.

Please refer to the below webpage for the winners announcement. Congratulations to all the award winners and bravo to everyone who participated! You are such inspirations for us all!


Tian Hong 2021 Cross Cultural Youth Art Contest Award Announcement

We would also like to urge you to keep all the original artworks for future exhibition and sharing opportunities.  Enjoy art and have fun!

2020 CROSS CULTURAL YOUTH ART CONTEST

Love, Hope and Collective Humanity

Tian Hong Foundation announced 2020 Cross Cultural Youth Art Contest winners! Congratulations to all who have won awards and all who have participated with passion and creativity!  Click link here to view all the winning artworks.

2019 CROSS CULTURAL YOUTH ART CONTEST

Cross Cultural Appreciation

Congratulations to all the young artists whose artworks have won awards or honorable mentions in the Tian Hong Foundation 2019 "Cross Cultural Appreciation" Art Contest!

2018 CROSS CULTURAL YOUTH ART CONTEST

The Multicultural Bay Area

Tian Hong Foundation announced artists and artworks that have won awards and honorable mentions in the 2018 "The Multicultural Bay Area" Youth Art Contest!

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