Shell’s long-running student art competition calls for entries nationwide

Published September 28, 2021, 9:00 AM

by Manila Bulletin

NSAC’s 2021 theme ‘RestART’ aims to rebuild dreams through art

From last year’s “Hope in Our Art” creations that depict hope through art, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation’s (PSPC) Shell National Students Art Competition (NSAC) takes on an equally relevant theme this year—restART, which encourages young artists to come up with art works that inspire and contribute to a stronger and better country.

In its unwavering commitment to Philippine art, Pilipinas Shell’s introduces Juan Art Nation, a campaign that aims to broaden programs for our growing community of artists, through the 54th edition of Shell NSAC, one of the most prestigious art competitions in the Philippines. One of the longest-running student art competitions in the country, with five decades to its name, it is one of the programs under Juan Art Nation which enables the youth and art community to let their imagination loose in a tangible art form and serve as inspiration for Filipinos.

Recognizing the importance of art as a guide to the future, PSPC president and CEO Cesar Romero said, “We encourage the youth to actively take part in shaping the future of the Philippines, using art as tool and guide. Shell is committed to help shape the country’s leaders of tomorrow. We therefore ask the youth to continue to bring inspiration through art and use that as a platform to keep the Philippines moving forward.”

‘We encourage the youth to actively take part in shaping the future of the Philippines, using art as tool and guide.’

Participants need to bring forth their dreams, ideas, unique perspectives, and novel insights and foresights through art.

They get to choose from various art categories, namely, Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Sculpture, and Digital Fine Arts.

Shell’s NSAC, which last year saw the participation of 1,500 art hopefuls, has been an enabler for artists to showcase their talent and vision, producing established artists like abstract National Artist of the Philippines awardee Jose Joya, expressionist painter Ang Kiukok, applied sculpture practitioner Leeroy New, realistic oil painter Ivan Roxas., and National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera.

What’s in store for the winners of the 54th Shell NSAC are, first prize, ₱60,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a gold medal, and a plaque; second prize, ₱40,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a silver medal, and a plaque; and third prize, ₱30,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a bronze medal, and a plaque.

The deadline for entries is on Oct. 1, 2021. Winners will be announced through a virtual awarding ceremony via Zoom on Nov. 24, 2021. https://www.shell.com.ph/energy-and-innovation/make-the-future/national-students-art-competition-juan-art-nation.html

 
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