The East Zone Centre of Excellence for the Creative Arts (EZCOECA) is the organizer of The Young Illustrator Awards (YIA) Season 5.

The EZCOECA is a body of schools in Singapore dedicated to the promotion of creative arts among primary and secondary school students.  It works with other Centres of Excellence to support and level up schools in Singapore and foster collaboration among them.  In doing so, the EZCOECA aims to provide more opportunities for students in these schools to excel in their areas of talent.  The EZCOECA is also committed to helping teachers and school staff develop a vibrant arts scene in their schools.