Student artists from all over the country still have the chance to join the 53rd Shell National Students Art Competition (NSAC) as the deadline for entries and submission of their artworks is until October 11, 2020.
On Saturday, a virtual art interact session for Luzon leg with the theme “Exploring Visual Art as Catharsis and Self-Expression in the New Normal” was held joining with guest street artist, painter and illustrator Jappy Agoncillo and Contemporary Artist and NSAC Alumna Leeroy News.
During the session, they discussed the importance of art in expressing one’s vision and how to make a career in the art industry wherein the said competition will surely enriches the platform to support and nurture the young Filipino artists.
The Shell NSAC program was formally launched last August and has started accepting entries wherein they call on student artists to showcase their talents in various media such as digital arts, oil and acrylic, watercolor, and even sculpture.
To ensure the safety of everyone participating in the competition, every step of NSAC will be done online from the submissions of the entries (photographed with specific guidelines) up until the awarding of the winners.
“Pandemic is one factor to making the competition virtual for the first time but it is also a way to maximize technology and make it more accessible to a wider audience across the country. All entries can be submitted online,” said Sankie Simbulan, Country Social Performance & Investment Manager of Pilipinas Shell.
Winning contestants will be awarded with cash prizes, medals, and plaques, the 1st placer getting P60,000, 2nd placer getting Php40,000, and the 3rd placer getting P30,000. All other finalists will also receive P2,000 and certificates.
“Annually, we get at least 1000 studentsparticipants in the much-awaited NSAC. This year, we are hoping to have a wider reach due to the online nature of the competition and invite more participants from around the country to join,” Simbulan said.