Shell Students Art Contest '14

Friday, July 11, 2014 Unknown 0 Comments

Last year's competition was really a success! Now, it's time once again to create your imprint on today's world and be immortalized as one of the great influencers of future generations. The theme will run on "SPARK for the FUTURE". Open categories are: Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Sculpture, and Multi-media (Digital Art (Print) & Short Film). Give it your best shot and submit up to 2 entries across all categories. Cash prizes worth P60,000, P40,000, and P30,000 are at stake with medals and plaques in each category. Add to that some goodies from the International Fine Paper Exchange. Non-winning entries will not go home empty-handed for they will each receive P2,000 + Certificate of Merit. Lastly, a special grant worth P20,000 will be given to the schools of First Prize winners for the Faculty Development. Start working on your entries now. Go ahead and be part of the legacy, be the spark for the future.

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to currently enrolled college students with at least 12 units in duly recognized local schools during school year 2014-2015
  • Previous first prize winners may still join except in the category where they already won
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to Shell National Students Arts Competition website and download the entry form
  2. Theme: SPARK for the FUTURE
  3. Four (4) Categories
    • Oil/Acrylic
      • Minimum of at least 2x3 feet and a maximum of 3x3 feet including the box frame
      • Only rectangular and square canvass will be accepted
      • Entries should be ready to display (Properly stretched with a box frame or in wrap-around stretcher)
    • Watercolor
      • Must use Arches Papers and Winsor & Newton or Lefranc & Bourgeois colors
      • Paper size must be 14x20 inches and not more than 22x30 inches including the frame
      • Entries should be properly framed and ready for display
    • Sculpture
      • Freestanding
      • Height must be at least 1 foot but not more than 1.5x1.5  feet including base
      • Base (optional) must be at least 1 inch but not more than 2 inches in height and not more than 1.5 feet on all sides
      • Entries may be made of wood, properly fired clay, stone, metal or other durable material, or a combination
    • Multi-media
      • Digital Art (Print)
        • Must be in CD-ROM format with letter-sized print in photo or ink-jet paper
        • CD-ROM must contain "native" or original working files used in composing the entry which includes PSD files that must not be flattened, fonts and raw materials (scanned image sources)
        • Resolution must be 300 dpi 
        • You may use scanned imagery and digital painting techniques via available graphics software
        • You may only use your own photos unless otherwise you have proof/receipt of your purchase from an image bank or from the owner 
      • Digital Short Film
        • Should interpret current theme
        • Length should be at least 3 minutes, including opening titles and closing credits
        • Can be filmed in the style (animation, live action, music video, experimental, etc) and genre (documentary, drama, comedy, action, etc) of your choice
        • You must submit 2  DVDs:
          • DVD 1 - Must contain a DVD playable format
          • DVD 2 - Must contain a DATA file of the video rendered master in 16:9 format
        • Entries must be original
  4. Submission Guidelines
    • Your name must not appear on the face of the entry 
    • One (1) entry form per artwork
    • Entry form Section A must be submitted at the authorized NSAC receiving center or Shell office duly signed by you, your parent/guardian and the certifying professor
    • Entry form Section B must be attached on the back of the artwork for proper identification duly signed by you, your parent/guardian and the certifying professor
    • You will be given an acknowledgement receipt signed by the receiving officer with the corresponding entry number
    • Provincial entries must be submitted to any of the ff:
      • Shell depots and installations outside Metro Manila
      • Gallery Orange, 2/F, Annex Bldg., Lopue's Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
      • Anthill Fabric Gallery, Pedro Calomarde corner Acacia Sts., Gorordo Ave., Lahug, Cebu City 
      • Museo Iloilo, Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo CIty
    • Metro Manila entries must be submitted to:
      • Ground floor, Shell House, 156 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
  5. You may submit a maximum of two (2) entries only across all categories
  6. The price indicated on the entry form will be considered as final
  7. Proceeds of painting sold during the exhibition will be turned over to you after the exhibition
  8. All entries will undergo preliminary screening before final judging. The decision of judges will be final
  9. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:
  • Submission Dates:
    • Provincial Entries - July 9, 10, & 11, 2014
    • Metro Manila Entries - July 31, August 1 & 2, 2014
Contest Prize:
  • Categories:
    • Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor
      • First Prize - P60,000 CASH + P5,000 worth of products from International Fine Paper Exchange + gold medal + plaque
      • Second Prize - P40,000 CASH + P4,000 worth of products from International Fine Paper Exchange + silver medal + plaque
      • Third Prize - P30,000 CASH + P3,500 worth of products from International Fine Paper Exchange + bronze medal + plaque
    • Sculpture/Digital Art (Print)/Digital Short Film
      • First Prize - P60,000 CASH + gold medal + plaque
      • Second Prize - P40,000 CASH + silver medal + plaque
      • Third Prize - P30,000 CASH + bronze medal + plaque
  • Consolation Prize (All finalists except major winners) - P2,000 CASH + Certificate of Merit
  • Schools of First Prize Winners - Special grant worth P20,000 for the Faculty Development Program
  • Notes:
    • All participants will each receive a Certificate of Participation
    • Cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners in all four (4) categories include the purchase award for the winning art piece. This also applies to winning art pieces tagged "not for sale"
    • In the event that there would be a buyer from the digital fine art (except the major prize winners), you will receive P2,000 for every request of reprint
  • Bragging rights
  • CASH prize!
  • After the exhibition, you will receive the proceeds of painting sold during the exhibition
  • Up to 2 entries on all categories
  • Previous first prize winners may still join except in the category where they already won
  •  No online submission
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