2013 GSIS Art Competition

Friday, May 17, 2013 jeffrey 0 Comments

If you missed the past year's art challenge, now is your chance to enter the yearly GSIS Art Competition. This is in celebration of Government Service Insurance System's (GSIS) 76th anniversary. Running on an open theme, all veteran and aspiring artists are now welcome to submit their artworks from any of the three (3) categories: Representational (any style), Non-Representational (abstract), and Sculpture. Prizes at stake are P300,000, P200,000, and P100,000 respectively for the representational and non-representational categories while P200,000, P150,000 and P100,000 await the winners of sculpture category.

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all Filipino artists age 18 years old and above as of June 1, 2013
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Official entry forms are available in all GSIS offices (Headquarters, Regional Offices and Satellite Offices), AAP Kanlungan Ng Sining or you can download it via GSIS website
  2. Theme - Open Theme
  3. Three (3) Categories
    • Representational - Any style, realistic, stylized (distorted figure), representational cubism, etc
    • Non-representational (abstract) - Purely non-representational, no-recognizable figures and objects
    • Sculpture
  4. Entry Guidelines
    • Painting (Representational & Non-Representational)
      • Size is 3 feet by 4 feet (horizontal/landscape orientation only, excluding frame) frame
      • Weight should not exceed 10 kilos (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)
    • Sculpture
      • Height: minimum of 24 inches and maximum of 48 inches
      • Width: minimum of 18 inches and maximum of 36 inches
      • Depth: minimum of 12 inches and maximum of 24 inches
      • Weight: between 10-50 kilos
      • Entries should be provided its own pedestal (when appropriate)
      • Medium for sculpture should only be Metal (steel, brass, copper, aluminum, and bronze); Hardwood (narra, mahogany, yakal, et al); Stone (marble, granite, limestone, et al); Terracotta; Resin and Solid Glass
    • Wet paintings and wet sculptures not accepted
    • Must be made on 2013, 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
  5. Submission Guidelines
    • Completely filled-up and signed official entry form with one (1) 1x1 ID colored picture
    • Photocopy of one valid ID for age verification (Current School ID, PRC License, Driver's License, Official Company ID, copy of recent Passport, Postal ID, SSS ID, GSIS UMID Card, Senior Citizen’s ID, Voter's ID, NBI/Police Clearance and AAP Membership ID)
    • 5" x 7" colored photo of the work with the following information written at the back: Artist (Name, Address, and Contact Numbers), Title of the work, Medium, Size, Year and Price, if the artwork is for sale
    • Notarized Entry Form certifying originality of entry and subscription to the rules and regulations of the competition
  6. Entries 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 the submission date
  7. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Submission Deadline is on June 1, 2013 (8AM-5PM) ONLY
Contest Prizes:
  • Representational
    • 1st Prize - P300,000
    • 2nd Prize - P200,000
    • 3rd Prize - P100,000
    • Honorable Mention - Five (5) winners of P15,000 EACH
  • Non-Representational
    • 1st Prize - P300,000
    • 2nd Prize - P200,000
    • 3rd Prize - P100,000
    • Honorable Mention - Five (5) winners of P15,000 EACH
  • Sculpture
    • 1st Prize - P200,000
    • 2nd Prize - P150,000
    • 3rd Prize - P100,000
    • Honorable Mention - Two (2) winners of P15,000 EACH
  • No entry fee
  • Open theme
  • Non-winning entries may be retrieved
  • Prizes are subject to 20% tax
  • One (1) entry per category
For more info, log on to gsis.gov.ph or email at museum@gsis.gov.ph and theatre@gsis.gov.ph or call (02) 859-0395, (02) 479-3588 and 0929-171-4091