This Student Competition Aims to Rebuild Dreams Through Art

From last year’s “Hope in Our Art” creations that depict hope through art, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation’s Shell 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.

This art competition is one of the longest-running student art competitions in the country. It is one of the programs under JUAN ART NATION which enables the youth and art community to convey their imagination into a tangible art form and serve as inspiration for Filipinos. 

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Recognizing the importance of art as a guide to the future, PSPC President and CEO Cesar Romero, said that “we encourage the youth to actively take part in shaping the future of the Philippines, using art as tool and guide. [We are] 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 foresights through art. 

They get to choose from various art categories, including: Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Sculpture, and Digital Fine Arts.

Shell’s NSAC, which last year saw the participation of 1,500 art hopefuls, 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.

Winners of the competition can win these prizes:

FIRST PRIZE: Php60,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a gold medal, and a plaque

SECOND PRIZE: Php40,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a silver medal, and a plaque

THIRD PRIZE: Php30,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a bronze medal, and a plaque. 

The deadline for entries is on October 1, 2021.   Winners will be announced through a virtual awarding ceremony via Zoom on November 24, 2021. For more details, click here.

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