Art Petron 8 - Alay sa Pistang Pilipino

ArtPetron, the annual nationwide art contest which aims to promote Philippine art, culture, tradition and values to the Filipino youth, is once again accepting applications to the 8th National Student Art Competition entitled “Alay sa Pistang Pilipino”.

This year’s theme, focusing on Philippine festivals and celebrations, pays tribute to festivals that are at least ten years old. The fiesta is the highest form of community expression of Filipinos, helping define us as a nation. People from all walks of life interact and whole towns are transformed into a living theatre.

Some notable examples of Philppine festivals include the Ati-atihan (Kalibo), Sinulog (Cebu), Dinagyang (Iloilo), Masskara (Bacolod), Kadayawan (Davao), Panagbenga (Baguio), Binatbatan (Vigan), Pahiyas (Lucban / Sariaya), Pista’y Dayat (Pangasinan), Subli (Bauan), Lantern Parade (UP Diliman), San Juan (nationwide), All Saints Day (nationwide).

The painting and photography competition is open to all students 15 to 28 years old who are enrolled in a regular university or college course or in a museum-based tutorial art class. Entries may be in the form of oil and watercolor artworks or colored photos.

Six grand prize winners (three from each painting category) will receive P50,000 and an ArtPetron trophy made by National Artist Napoleon Abueva, who is also the chairman of the ArtPetron board of judges. Six runners-up (three from each painting category) will receive P20,000 and an ArtPetron trophy. In the photography category, six grand prize winners will be awarded P30,000 and an ArtPetron trophy, while six runners-up will receive P15,000 and an ArtPetron trophy.

Application forms are available from the President’s or Fine Arts Dean’s office in all schools and universities, as well as from participating Petron service stations and bulk plants nationwide. A downloadable application form is also available from the website: , or from the ArtPetron Secretariat office (c/o Studio 5 Designs, tel. 8952971) or contact the Project Secretariat at

Deadline for submission of entries is 21 July 2008 at Petron bulk plants nationwide or 21 July 2008 at the ArtPetron Secretariat.

See Art Petron Multiply page.
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