FROM the "Hope in Our Art" creations in 2020 that depict hope through art, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.'s (PSPC) National Students Art Competition (NSAC) takes on an equally relevant theme this year—“RestART”—which encourages young artists to come up with artworks that inspire and contribute to a stronger and better country.
As Pilipinas Shell’s unwavering commitment to Philippine art, it introduces “Juan Art Nation,” a campaign that aims to broaden programs for the country’s growing community of artists, through the 54th edition of NSAC, one of the most prestigious art competitions in the Philippines for more than five decades. The54th NSAC is one of the longest-running student art competitions in the country. It is one of the programs under Juan Art Nation that enables the youth and art community to convey their imagination into a tangible art form and serve as inspiration for Filipinos.
Recognizing the importance of art as a guide to the future, PSPC president and chief executive officer Cesar Romero said, “We encourage the youth to actively take part in shaping the future of the Philippines, using art as tool and guide. Shell is committed to help shape the country’s leaders of tomorrow. We therefore ask the youth to continue to bring inspiration through art and use that as a platform to keep the Philippines moving forward.”
Participants need to bring forth their dreams, ideas, unique perspectives and novel insights and foresight through art.
They get to choose from various art categories including oil/acrylic, watercolor, sculpture and digital fine arts.
Shell's NSAC, which saw the participation of 1,500 art hopefuls in 2020, has been an enabler for artists to showcase their talent and vision, producing established artists like abstract National Artist of the Philippines awardee Jose Joya, expressionist painter Ang Kiukok, applied sculpture practitioner Leeroy New, realistic oil painter Ivan Roxas and National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto "BenCab" Cabrera.
The winners of the 54th NSAC can win these prizes:
First prize: P60,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a gold medal and a plaque
Second prize: P40,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a silver medal and a plaque
Third prize: P30,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a bronze medal and a plaque
The deadline for entries is on Oct. 1, 2021. Winners will be announced through a virtual awarding ceremony via Zoom on Nov. 24. For more details, one can visit this site: https://www.shell.com.ph/energy-and-innovation/make-the-future/national-students-art-competition-juan-art-nation.html. SPONSORED CONTENT