Think you can imagine a better mascot than the Merlion?

Design your own Singapore mascot by mashing up your favourite things about Singapore—then post your creation with a short explanation and tag #newsgmascot.

Get the chance to win cool prizes!

This contest is open ONLY to children aged 14 years and below.

Contest entry period: Now to 2359 hrs on 9 August 2022.

Read the Official Rules in full

This contest is a special collaboration between Dim Sum Warriors and ART-ZOO


Tools your little budding artist will love!

All eligible Entries will be judged by the Judges, who will select three (3) winners.  Entries will be judged based upon the following criteria: (1) creativity and originality, (2) quality and execution, (3) adherence to the Theme, and (4) overall impression, at the judges’ sole discretion. Read the Rules in full


A huge set of 168 Touch Twin Tip Pen Markers—what Uncle Colin uses to colour all his drawings during the Bilingual Comic Jams and 成语 Doodle Dates!



A set of 100 colour fine-tipped dual-headed watercolour brush pens


A set of 5 limited edition Sakura Pigma Micron pens—exactly what Uncle Colin uses to draw!

Parents/Guardians: How Your Kids Can Participate

Kids can create and draw their mascot by mashing up 2 or more things they love about Singapore, e.g. roti prata and otters!

Post their mascot on Instagram with the hashtag #newsgmascot, with a short explanation in the caption, e.g:

My #newsgmascot is the Roti Protter because I love roti prata and otters are everywhere!

Fill in the form below on your kids’ behalf so we know to whom we should send the prize if their entries win!

Only participants who fill in the form qualify to win prizes.

The Contest begins on 21 July 2022 at 12 noon (UTC+8)
and ends 9 August 2022 at 11:59 p.m (UTC+8).
(“Contest Period”). 

Need inspiration? Join us at 10 am on 6 August 2022 for our National Day Doodle Date! Our 2 judges will riff on your suggestions and we’ll draw crazy mash-up mascots together!

Sign up HERE




Creator, ART-ZOO

Jackson Tan is an artist, designer and curator. He is the creative director of BLACK, a multi-disciplinary creative agency and founding partner of PHUNK, a contemporary art & design collective based in Singapore. His works have been featured in numerous exhibitions including Singapore Art Museum, MOCA Taipei, and the Venice Biennale. He also created the wildly popular ART-ZOO inflatable playgrounds which have been installed at Marina Bay in Singapore, as well as cities like Kaohsiung, Beijing, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Zhengzhou and Abu Dhabi.



Co-creator, Dim Sum Warriors

Colin Goh was the first Singaporean to draw a daily comic strip in the newspapers, and he founded pioneering satirical website, which has been debated in Singapore’s parliament and even mentioned in Wikileaks. He’s also a lawyer in 3 different jurisdictions and the cartoonist behind two New York Times bestsellers. Together with his wife and partner Woo Yen Yen, he has made award-winning feature films and created the children’s comic series Dim Sum Warriors, which was adapted into a giant musical in China, acquired by international publishing giant Scholastic, and is now the foundation of a multiplatform bilingual language learning system. No wonder he doesn’t get enough sleep.

The Contest begins on 21 July 2022 at 12 noon (UTC+8)
and ends 9 August 2022 at 11:59 p.m (UTC+8).
(“Contest Period”). 

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