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Primary school pupils brave the rain to draw for a good cause

Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Ge Yaxuan, Primary 5, Naval Base Primary School. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Ge Yaxuan, Primary 5, Naval Base Primary School. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Glenda Zhuo, Primary 5, Seng Kang Primary School. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Glenda Zhuo, Primary 5, Seng Kang Primary School. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Wang Yuanchi, Primary 4, Kheng Cheng School. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Wang Yuanchi, Primary 4, Kheng Cheng School. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Teoh Yong Han, Primary 2, West Grove Primary. The entry won third place in the lower primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Teoh Yong Han, Primary 2, West Grove Primary. The entry won third place in the lower primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Emily Yeo, Primary 1, Casuarina Primary School. The entry won second place in the lower primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Emily Yeo, Primary 1, Casuarina Primary School. The entry won second place in the lower primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Poojasree Bala Murugan, Primary 1, St Margaret's Primary School. The entry won first place in the lower primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Poojasree Bala Murugan, Primary 1, St Margaret's Primary School. The entry won first place in the lower primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Michelle Tan, Primary 4, Poi Ching School. The entry took third place in the upper primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Michelle Tan, Primary 4, Poi Ching School. The entry took third place in the upper primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Aloysius Teo, Primary 4, Tampines Primary School. The entry took second place in the upper primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Aloysius Teo, Primary 4, Tampines Primary School. The entry took second place in the upper primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Lai Kit Mun, Primary 6, Mee Toh School. The entry took first place in the upper primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Entry for Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013), by Lai Kit Mun, Primary 6, Mee Toh School. The entry took first place in the upper primary category. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Excited participants and their families check the walls to see if their artworks had been chosen as finalists of the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Excited participants and their families check the walls to see if their artworks had been chosen as finalists of the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Mr Manny Francisco, an executive artist for The Straits Times, with his wife, judges the entries from the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Mr Manny Francisco, an executive artist for The Straits Times, with his wife, judges the entries from the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
A parent takes a photo of her child's work at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
A parent takes a photo of her child's work at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
A parent takes a photo of her child's work at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
A parent takes a photo of her child's work at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Pupils and parents at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Pupils and parents at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
A girl quickly adds the finishing touches to her artwork, alongside other entries at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
A girl quickly adds the finishing touches to her artwork, alongside other entries at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Pupils are huddled over their drawings at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Pupils are huddled over their drawings at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Pupils are huddled over their drawings at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Pupils are huddled over their drawings at the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition at Gardens By The Bay on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO
Winners of the lower primary category (front row) and upper primary category (second row) from the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013) pose with (back row from left) Mr Richard Sim, vice-president of Tipex, Motiva
Winners of the lower primary category (front row) and upper primary category (second row) from the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition (2013) pose with (back row from left) Mr Richard Sim, vice-president of Tipex, Motivated Dot mascot and Ms Serene Goh, editor of Little Red Dot on Saturday, July 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: SERENE LUO

More than 100 primary school pupils braved the rain on Saturday to take part in the Little Red Dot-Beautex Life's Beautiful Art Competition.

The event, held at Gardens by the Bay, saw the kids putting on paper their interpretations of what makes life beautiful.

For seven-year-old Poojasree Bala Murugan, it was having "Grandma, Grandpa, the whole family together that makes life beautiful", she said.

The primary 1 pupil from St Margaret's Primary school eventually went on to win first place in the lower-primary category. The first prize in the upper primary category went to Lai Kit Mun, a primary 6 pupil from Mee Toh School.

First-placed winners take home a prize of $300, a camera and a hamper of Little Red Dot goodies. Second and third prize winners receive $200 and $100 respectively, as well as a hamper each.

The Straits Times executive artist Manuel Francisco said he thought the finalists "had a future in art", while Mr Richard Sim, vice-president of organiser Tipex, commented that "every year, the standard goes up".

All registration fees from the event will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Winning artworks will be printed onto special editions of tissue boxes and a donation from every pack sold will also go toward the fund.