Gov't Painting Competitions

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

If you want to show-off your paintings to the world then there is no better place to start than joining Gov't Painting Competitions this 2009! There are currently 2 painting competitions running: LRTART 2009 and GSIS. The former has a theme of “LRT at ang Buhay Pinoy,” while the other has an open theme. Prizes are really BIG. To give you an idea of how BIG, a CASH prize of P200,000 for the grand winner for LRTART, while 2 grand winners of P300,000 for the grand winners for GSIS!




Contest Requirements:
  • LRTART
    • Open to all Filipino citizens age 18 years old and above as of May 30, 2009
  • GSIS
    • Open to all Filipino artists age 18 years old and above as of April 25, 2009
Contest Mechanics:
  1. LRTART
    1. Theme - “LRT at ang Buhay Pinoy”
    2. Artwork Requirements
      • Must be made on 2009, original work, and not exhibited, revised, nor entered in any other competition
      • Oil or acrylic on canvas only
      • 3 feet x 4 feet excluding frame, horizontal or vertical in orientation, and not thicker than 2 inches in depth
      • Must be wall bound
      • Only box type frame or museum wrap will be accepted
      • Entries must be signed but must be covered with masking tape prior to submission (to conceal artist’s identity)
      • Wet paintings will not be accepted
    3. Together with the artwork, submit the ff:
      • Completely furnished and signed official entry form
      • Signed and notarized affidavit (attached with entry form)
      • Photocopy of required ID (ID and /or document showing birth date and citizenship such as passport, school ID, birth certificate, driver’s license, voter’s ID, senior citizen ID)
      • One 2x2 ID photo of the artist
      • One 4R color photograph of Artist's work bearing the following information at the back:
        • Artist’s name, title of work, medium, and selling price
    4. Submit entries on May 30, 2009, Saturday, between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ONLY at the LRT Cubao Station West Side.
    5. View complete contest mechanics
  2. GSIS
    1. Theme - Open Theme
    2. Obtain Official entry forms at all GSIS offices (Headquarters, Regional Offices and Satellite Offices) and Art Association of the Philippines Office (AAP), c/o Kanlungan Ng Sining, Rizal Park, Manila or download here
    3. 2 categories
      • Representational (any style, realistic, stylized (distorted figure), representational cubism, etc)
      • Non-representational (abstract) i.e. purely nonrepresentational, no-recognizable figures and objects
    4. Painting Requirements
      • 3 feet x 4 feet (horizontal or vertical excluding frame) with 10 kilos allowable maximum weight (including frame
      • Must be ready for hanging (museum-wrap or box-type is allowed)
      • Medium should only be in oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas or watercolor (watercolor entries, any watercolor paper is allowed EXCEPT Illustration Board)
      • Must be made on 2009, original work, and not exhibited, revised, nor entered in any other competition
      • Entries must be signed but must be covered with masking tape prior to submission (to conceal artist’s identity)
      • Indicate/label your Name, Address, and Contact Numbers, Title of the work, Medium, Size, Year and Price at the back
      • Wet paintings will not be accepted
    5. Together with the artwork, submit the ff:
      • Signed and notarized affidavit certifying originality of entry and subscription to the rules and regulations of the competition
      • Photocopy of one valid ID for age verification (Current School ID, PRC License, Driver’s License, Official Company ID, copy of Passport, Postal ID, SSS ID, GSIS-E-card, Senior Citizen’s ID, Voter’s ID, NBI/Police Clearance, AAPMembership ID.)
      • One 1x1 colored ID photo of the artist
      • One 5” x 7” color photograph of Artist's work bearing the following information at the back:
        • Artist’s name, title of work, medium, and selling price
    6. Entry must be submitted at the GSIS Museum located at the GSIS Main Office, Financial Center, Reclamation Area, Pasay City (CCP Complex – Diosdado. Macapagal Ave) on APRIL 25, 2009 (SATURDAY) FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL 4:00 PM only

Contest Period:
  • LRTART
    • Submission of entries will be on May 30, 2009 (8am-5pm) ONLY
  • GSIS
    • Submission of entries will be on April 25, 2009 (8am-4pm) ONLY

Contest Prize:
  • LRTART
    • One GRAND PRIZE winner receives Php 200,000.00
    • Five JURORS’ CHOICE receives Php 100,000.00 each
    • Six FINALISTS receives Php 50,000.00 each
  • GSIS
    • Representational
      • 1st Prize - P 300,000.00
      • 2nd Prize - 200,000.00
      • 3rd Prize - 100,000.00
      • Five (5) Honorable Mention - P 50,000 each
    • II. Non-Representational (Abstract)
      • 1st Prize - P 300,000.00
      • 2nd Prize - 200,000.00
      • 3rd Prize - 100,000.00
      • Five (5) Honorable Mention - P 50,000 each
  • Both LRTART & GSIS prizes are subject to government tax (20%)

Upside:
  • LRTART
    • NO entry fee
    • "Selected none winning entries will be offered for sale to the general public subject to 20% commission" (or is this a downside?)
    • You may retrieve your paintings
  • GSIS
    • NO entry fee
    • Theme is open
    • "Selected none winning entries will be offered for sale to the general public subject to 20% commission" (or is this a downside?)

Downside:
  • LRTART
    • One entry only
  • GSIS
    • "All Prize Winning entries including Honorable Mentions, will automatically become properties of the GSIS and will be included in the GSIS Art Collection."
    • One entry per category only
For more information, log on to lrta.gov.ph and gsis.gov.ph

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