Date Posted: April 13, 2016
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has announced the opening of its 2016 Art Competition.
Now on its 12th year, the contest welcomes anew all emerging Filipino artists who are at least 18 years old (by 30 April 2016).
At the launch of the competition at the GSIS Museo ng Sining in Pasay City last March 18, GSIS reminded interested artists to submit one entry for any of the three categories: representational, nonrepresentational, and sculpture.
This year’s competition is open-themed to allow artists to explore any subject matter or theme for all categories. As in previous tilts, participants will not be charged any joining fee.
All entries must be the participating artists’ original works and have not been exhibited, let alone awarded, in other competitions.
Submission of entries is only on 30 April 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the GSIS Gymnasium, Pasay City.
Cash awards of Php300,000, Php200,000, and Php100,000 await the top three winners in representational and nonrepresentational categories. In the sculpture category, the first, second, and third place winners will receive Php200,000, Php150,000, and Php100,000, respectively. Five honorable mentions, each receiving Php 30,000, will also be named per category.
The winning entries will be announced on 30 May 2016. Artworks of major prize winners shall form part of the GSIS Art Collection.
For details on the requirements, mechanics, and guidelines of the competition, interested artists may visit the GSIS website: www.gsis.gov.ph, or visit any GSIS office. Entry forms may also be downloaded from the site. For inquiries, they may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the GSIS Museo ng Sining at telephone numbers (02) 859-0395, (02) or 479-3588.
An activity under the pension fund’s corporate social responsibility, the GSIS art competition serves as a platform for budding Filipino artists by allowing them to display their art creations to the public.