2012 National Art Competition

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 jeffrey 0 Comments

Calling all amateur/non-professional artists! As part of Philippine Stock Exchange's 20th anniversary, following the merger of the Manila Stock Exchange and the Makati Stock Exchange, they recently launched Sining PSE: 2012 National Art Competition. With the theme "Nagkakaisang Pilipino Para sa Maunlad at Masigasig na Kalakalan", PSE seeks for all the artists to be able to showcase (through their artwork) how working together can produce positive results towards development of business, livelihood and trade. Choose which category you belong to: Painting or Sculpture. You can only submit one (1) entry per category. Winners for both categories will each receive P100,000 (Grand Prize), P40,000 (2nd Place), or P20,000 (3rd Place).

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all non-professional local artists, 21 years old and above
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to and download the application form at pse.com.ph or facebook.com/SiningPSE. You may also get the form at the
    Project Secretariat's office
    c/o Studio 5 Designs,
    28 Paseo de Roxas corner Jupiter St.,
    Bel-Air Village, Makati City
  2. Two (2) Categories
    • Painting
    • Sculpture
  3. Theme: "Nagkakaisang Pilipino Para sa Maunlad at Masigasig na Kalakalan"
  4. Entry Guidelines
    • Painting
      • Open to oil/acrylic media
      • Size is fixed at 91.44 cm x 121.92 cm (3 ft x 4 ft)
      • Must be original
      • Must be done after the date of contest launch
      • Must not have been exhibited and not previously entered in any competition, whether international or local
      • Artworks must be sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of multiple travel and handling
      • Must be two-dimensional, dry, properly packed, museum-wrapped and ready for exhibition with provisions for wall-bound hanging
    • Sculpture
      • Free standing
      • Height must be at least 1 foot but not more than 1.5 ft (including base) on all sides. Base must be at least 1 inch but not more than 2 inches in height and not more than 1. 5 feet on all sides
      • Allowed medium to be used could be one or any combination of the following durable materials: resin, fiberglass, glass, metal, wood, stone (concrete), properly fired clay (e.g. terracotta or stoneware) with a weight not exceeding 40 kilos
  5. Submission Guidelines
    • You are required to submit the duly accomplished application form and any government-issued ID showing your birthdate and citizenship before October 1, 2012
    • Submit your entries to the Project Secretariat c/o Studio 5 Designs by midnight of October 1, 2012. Regional entries sent via standard registered package or courier must be postmarked October 1, 2012 also
    • All non-NCR entries will have to be sent through courier at your own expense
    • Your entry/ies must be signed, properly labeled and accompanied with duly accomplished and signed official entry form and other important attachments
  6. Judging Criteria
    • Painting
      • 40% Rendition (Technique)
      • 30% Originality
      • 30% Visual Impact (Message)
    • Sculpture
      • 40% Rendition (Use of Material)
      • 30% Originality
      • 30% Overall Impact (Message
  7. You can only submit one (1) entry per category
  8. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: June 13, 2012 - November 9, 2012 (Submission cut-off until October 1, 2012, 12 MN)

Contest Prize:
  • Winners for each Category (Painting & Sculpture) will EACH receive:
    • Grand Prize - P100,000
    • 2nd Place - P40,000
    • 3rd Place - P20,000
    • No participation fee required
    • Big cash prize!
    • Prizes for 2nd and 3rd Place winners are a bit low compared to the expenses they have to shell out in making their piece
    • "The participant acknowledges that should his/her entry be chosen among the top 10 finalists and/or win the Sining PSE Competition, any and all rights and interests pertaining to the winning entry, including but not limited to ownership and any and all intellectual property rights thereto shall pertain to the PSE"
    For more info, log on to pse.com.ph or facebook.com/SiningPSE or call the Project Secretariat's office c/o Studio 5 Designs at 895-3971/75