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Manila Bulletin Sketchfest 2017 – Davao, Cebu and Manila

The MB SKETCH FEST is an ON-THE-SPOT drawing/sketching and EXHIBITION contest sponsored by the MANILA BULLETIN that will take place in Davao, Cebu and Manila.

ON- THE-SPOT CATEGORY

I. REGISTRATION
DAVAO
A. Pre-event Registration
• Participants may pre-register starting May 15 and fill out an entry form available at https://mbsketchfest-davao-leg.eventbrite.com
• Registration cut-off is on June 30 at 12 noon.
• Print out the registration ticket and present it to the registration booth together with a valid I.D. on July 8, 2017 at SM Ecoland Activity Center, Davao.
• Pre-registered participants should be present on July 8, 2017 at SM Ecoland Activity Center, Davao by 9 a.m. Otherwise the reserved slot will be forfeited.

CEBU
A. Pre-event Registration
• Participants may pre-register starting June 5 and fill out an entry form available at https://mbsketchfest-cebu-leg.eventbrite.com
• Registration cut-off is on July 21 at 12 noon.
• Print out the registration ticket and present it to the registration booth together with one valid I.D. on July 29, 2017 at Activity Center, SM Seaside Cebu.
• Pre-registered participants should be present on July 29, 2017 at Activity Center, SM Seaside Cebu by 9 a.m. otherwise the reserved slot will be forfeited.

MANILA
A. Pre-event Registration
• Participants may pre-register starting July 3, 2017 and fill out an entry form available at https://mbsketchfest-manila-leg.eventbrite.com
• Registration cut-off is on August 18, 2017 at 12 noon.
• Print out the registration ticket and present it to the registration booth together with one valid I.D. on August 28, 2017 at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.
• Pre-registered participants should be present on August 28, 2017 at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall by 7 a.m.
B. On-site Registration
• Contestants may also register on the day of the event from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a. m.
• On-site registrants must fill out an entry form and present one valid I.D. upon registration.

II. CONTEST RULES/MECHANICS

A. The Manila Bulletin will be providing the official sketching paper for all categories upon registration.
B. All participants should bring their own sketching and drawing tools for dry media only. Painting is not allowed. Only Category 1 participants shall be provided with pencils, erasers, and crayons.
C. Participants will be given five (5) hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on that day to do their artworks based on their interpretation of the theme “UNITY IN DIVERSITY.”
D. Participants must work on their drawings only within the designated event area.
E. All artworks submitted for judging shall become the property of the Manila Bulletin, which is in no obligation to return them. Only entries drawn/sketched during the contest day shall be considered valid entries.
F. There will be three (3) winners in each category.
G. Judging period will be at 3:30 pm. Announcement of winners and awarding of prizes will follow immediately.
H. 20% TAX on prizes exceeding 10,000 shall be shouldered by the winners.
I. Aside from the cash prizes, winners will also be featured in the Manila Bulletin.
J. Employees of The Manila Bulletin and SM including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not eligible to enter the contest.

CATEGORIES
• KIDDIE (Children 12 years old and below)
• JUNIOR (13 years old to 18 years old)
• SENIOR (19 years old and above)

CRITERIA
Adherence/Consistency with the theme 40%
Creativity and Composition 35%
Originality 25%

EXHIBITION CATEGORY

A. This category is open to all 16 years old and above. Artist must submit their artwork and filled out registration form at the Manila Bulletin, Muralla cor. Recoletos Sts., Intramuros, Manila from June 1 to August 4, 2017 (Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-5p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-12noon). Each artist must submit only one (1) entry. Artworks should be original and based on the theme “UNITY IN DIVERSITY”.
B. This category is open to any medium. Entries should be 18” x 24” size in any orientation (portrait or landscape), wall bound and ready to hang. Unfinished works including wet works will not be accepted.

CRITERIA
Adherence/Consistency with the theme 40%
Creativity and Composition 35%
Originality 25%

C. An entry will be disqualified in case of the following:
• Not following the given requirements including size, material and age
• Works that discriminates any group, culture, beliefs and integrity of others
• Works using any dangerous, illegal/prohibitive, hazardous materials
• Works which are fragile or brittle
• Unfinished works including wet works
• Works with incomplete documentation
D. All winning artworks, including the top 20 finalists, will automatically become the property of Manila Bulletin and the ownership, copyright and the intellectual property rights pertaining to the winning artwork including the Top 20 finalist, shall be deemed automatically assigned to the Manila Bulletin without any payment or reimbursement for the value thereof.
E. Participants can only win once under this category. Participants who did not make it to top 20 may join the on-the-spot category. Subject to the in compliance with the Manila Bulletin’s registration requirements and mechanics for the on-the-spot category.
F. Twenty (20) semi-finalists will be chosen on August 11, 2:00 p.m at Manila Bulletin main office located at Muralla cor. Recoletos Sts., Intramuros, Manila. These will be exhibited during the event.
G. There will be three (3) winners from this category.
H. Judging period will be at 3:30 pm on August 28 at SM Mall of Asia, Music Hall. Announcement of winners and awarding of prizes will follow immediately

PRIZES:
1st place 50,000 PHP + MB loot bag
2nd place 30,000 PHP + MB loot bag
3rd place 20,000 PHP + MB loot bag

I. 20% TAX of prizes exceeding 10,000 should be shouldered by the winners.
J. Aside from the cash prizes, winners will also be featured in the Manila Bulletin.
K. Winners must bring one (1) valid I.D. to claim their prizes. Claiming of prizes will be during the awarding on August 28, 2017 at Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Unclaimed prizes may be claimed at Manila Bulletin main office located at Muralla cor. Recoletos Sts., Intramuros, Manila from August 29 to October 30, 2017 (except Saturdays and Sundays) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

RETRIEVAL OF ENTRIES
A. All art works which do not qualify as 20 semi-finalists must be retrieved from September 4 to 29, 2017, except Saturdays and Sundays from the collection center (The Manila Bulletin Head Office; Muralla St. cor Recoletos, Intramuros, Manila) where the works were submitted.
B. The artist must present the Retrieval Pass and proper identification card to the authorized Manila Bulletin personnel to claim his/her entry.
C. Entries not collected on designated dates shall automatically become the property of the Manila Bulletin, including the copyright and all intellectual property rights thereof.

PRIZES
Senior:
1st place 30,000 PHP + MB loot bag
2nd place 15,000 PHP + MB loot bag
3rd place 10,000 PHP + MB loot bag
Junior:
1st place 10,000 PHP + MB loot bag
2nd place 7,000 PHP + MB loot bag
3rd place 5,000 PHP + MB loot bag
Kiddie:
1st place 5,000 PHP + MB loot bag
2nd place 3,000 PHP + MB loot bag
3rd place 2,000 PHP + MB loot bag