8,000 utensils and 300 hours, woven with imagination to make a stand for the environment.

It has been a while since I have had a conversation - like a real conversation - with a child.  So when I set off to interview and photograph YOLO’s Keep the Dream Alive Children’s Category 1 Winner, Ethan Chua, I had no idea what to expect.

Stepping into Ethan’s world for the first time, his parents, Elizabeth and Alvin, both teachers, greeted me warmly as I took in the dazzling display of artworks lovingly tacked to the walls.

You can find photographs of the prize giving ceremony on 11 July here.
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The Keep the Dream Alive Art Competition was launched in December 2008. More than 300 participants as young as 4 years old, shared their dreams through various mediums like crayons, watercolours and fabrics! The prize presentation ceremony was held on 11 July 2009 at the HDB Hub in Toa Payoh.