The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) announced it will award P100,000 each to the grand winners of the SiningPSE: 2012 National Art Competition. The PSE, in partnership with the PSE Foundation, said cash prizes of Php100,000 each will be awarded to the grand winners of the Painting and Sculpture categories. The second placers for each category will receive Php40,000 each while Php20,000 will be up for grabs for the third prize winners.
“We hope that through SiningPSE which is a celebration and communication campaign about art, trade and the history of the Exchange, we will be able to promote awareness about the capital markets and at the same time become aware of the visions and impressions of Filipinos about the stock market through the works that will be created,” PSE President and Chief Executive Officer Hans B. Sicat said.
The PSE launched SiningPSE on June 15 with the theme, “Nagkakaisang Pilipino Para sa Maunlad at Masigasig na Kalakalan” (United Filipino People for Progressive and Active Trade). Sining PSE forms part of the activities
lined up by the PSE to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.
The PSE is celebrating several milestones this year including the Exchange’s incorporation on July 14, 1992, the declaration of the unification of the former Manila and Makati stock exchanges on December 23, 1992 and the first and the first general membership meeting of the PSE held on March 20, 1993.
This is the first undertaking by the PSE to engage amateur artists 21 years old and above in a nationwide art competition.
SiningPSE is the first of its kind where a company involved in currency and equities is investing in the creativity of the Filipino people through a nationwide art contest. The competition will also capitalize on budding Filipino talents that could emerge as the next Philippine master.
SiningPSE is a nationwide painting and sculpture contest open to all non-professional Filipino artists, 21 years old and above. The PSE will pick 10 finalists for each category. There will be three grand cash prizes to be awarded for each category and seven consolation cash prizes.
National Artists Hon. Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) and Hon. Abdulmari Imao are leading the board of judges for the Painting and Sculpture categories for the competition.
Winning entries will be based on originality of the work, overall impact or message and the rendition or use of material. Deadline for the submission of entries is on October 1, 2012. Regional entries sent to the Project Secretariat care of Studio 5 Designs via standard registered package or courier must be postmarked October 1, 2012.
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