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KeepSGClean Movement – School Competition 2021


Organised by the Public Hygiene Council (PHC) in collaboration with Ministry of Education (MOE)


We are pleased to organise this inaugural nation-wide design competition titled “Feed My Trashemon” School Competition in collaboration with Ministry of Education (MOE). We have also invited students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) to work on three designs that will inspire our participants (see Annex A).


Trashemons aim to inspire Singapore residents to take ownership and bin their trash correctly. We believe that this exciting competition can inspire younger creative minds and inculcate the right cleanliness and hygiene habits in our future generations of Singapore.  


We would like to invite secondary school students aged 13 to 17 years old to express themselves and showcase their creativity through imaginative and creative works of art and channelling their skill to promote cleaner habits among Singapore residents. They will also have the chance to see their work come to life in public spaces in Singapore!


Students should create interesting designs which will encourage and motivate everyone in the community to “feed” the monster bins (instead of throwing it on the ground). The designs should encourage others in the broader community to play a part in binning their trash correctly and reducing littering of the public spaces in Singapore. The more members of the community take personal ownership and responsibility for the cleanliness of our public spaces, the cleaner and greener our Singapore becomes!


The theme is aimed at challenging participants to think out of the box and create designs that will eventually be produced to dress up the commonly found trash bins in Singapore.


Entries should aim to communicate at least 1 of these 3 key messages:

(i)           Community effort to reduce health risks and hazards from litter

(ii)          Appreciate your neighbourhood cleaner

(iii)         Help to reduce litter while promoting recycling


Top three winners of the design competition will receive prizes and their winning designs will be produced for showcase during PHC’s annual flagship event “Keep Clean! Singapore 2022”.



  • 30 Nov 2021, Tuesday, 2359hrs | Submission due date
  • 31 Dec 2021, Friday | 7 finalists and top 3 winners to be notified via email.
  • April 2022 (exact date to be confirmed) | Awards ceremony & showcase
  • Details of the physical award ceremony and showcase for Top 3 Winners will be provided at a later date (in April 2022).

Click here to download the information pack. 

Prepared by the Public Hygiene Council in consultation with Secondsguru (a Singapore-based social enterprise)