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Tian Hong foundation announced main theme and details for 2023 youth poem & art contest!

As Spring enters its full bloom, we are extremely happy to welcome back our young cross cultural art community to participate in this year's youth poem and art contest hosted by Tian Hong Foundation!

Thanks to all of you who participated in the survey we sent out earlier this year. Based on your input, we are pleased to announce the main theme for this year’s contest: “Memory of My Culture”!

Please note the poem contest is new this year, and will be conducted in parallel to our usual visual art contest. You are welcome to participate in both the poem and art contest, or choose only one. Poems and artworks will be awarded separately.

Over the past thousands of years, human civilization has brought diverse sets of cultures on this beautiful planet, which are deeply rooted in our day to day life and reflected in numerous literature and art creations.

Even in this fast moving era of AI, we believe there is still endless potential for human creativity and ability to connect dots, explore new territories and achieve new highs.

Join us and share your moments, feelings and thoughts about this subject via your poems or visual artworks! Awards will be presented to outstanding original works that reflect the theme and demonstrate solid techniques. Please note we will not accept AI generated poems or images.

Eligibility: Contestants with age of 21 or under; originally composed poem(s) of all formats in English, or self designed and completed artwork(s) in all medium, including drawings, paintings and digital arts. Maximum 2 entries of poems and / or 2 entries of artwork(s) per contestant.

Poets and artists will be divided into two age groups and final awards will be distributed as follows:

Registration and submission of entries:

Step 1: Copy and paste the following Google form link in your browser and open the entry form:

Step 2: Complete and submit the entry form;

Step 3: Email all poem(s) and / or digital image(s) of artwork(s) to by July 15th, 2023. Due to limited resources, we currently only accept poems in English. We will also accept artworks in high quality digital format (digital art files that are 300 DPI or better. We can work with .jpg, .tif, .gif, or .psd files, or high quality PDFs.)


To ensure prompt review, please follow the below naming convention for your file submission(s): your first name (space) last name (space) name of your poem or artwork. e.g. "john doe love of peace"

Step 4: You are also encouraged to email a short video (< 2 mins) capturing your art making process. This is optional, but will help the judge panel get to know you and evaluate your artwork(s).

​​Award announcement: All awards will be announced on or before Aug 18th, 2023. Cash awards will be electronically sent via PayPal or Amazon gift card to the winners; Certificates will be sent via email as per request.

Referral award of $20 will be offered for each contestant referred into the program and win an award in 2023.

Insurance and photographs: Tian Hong Foundation assumes the privilege of sharing the poems or digital images of artworks entered into the contest for the purpose of education, documentation or public viewing.

Have fun and best luck! We look forward to seeing your submissions soon! For questions, please contact us at

Tian Hong Foundation

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