The Philippine art scene welcomes new talent as Pilipinas Shell awarded 12 student-artist winners at this year’s 52nd National Students Art Competition (NSAC). The twelve winners for oil/acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, and digital fine arts categories received their recognitions and showcased their artwork at the Glorietta Mall in Makati last November 11.

“Shell continues to invest in programs that promote social development, because we believe in the power of the Filipino youth. We believe that they can influence the country towards a better and brighter future,”

said Pilipinas Shell president and CEO Cesar Romero.

Also gracing the event was Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who praised the beauty of the students’ works and their contribution to the country’s rich art history.

“Filipino contemporary artists have long been making a mark in the international art world, and many of them started their careers in this competition,” mused Romulo-Puyat. “Looking at the creations of the students here, I think your next art work could very well start a revolution!”

Imagining the nation’s future in different mediums

The Shell NSAC winners were handpicked by painters and master artists who served as the critics and judges for this year’s competition. From over 1,000 entries, three winners from each of the four categories were chosen. Their artworks represent their creative take on this year’s theme, “ImagineNation.”

The following are the winners with the respective works and schools:

Each of the winners received a cash prize, a plaque, and art material supplies care so they can continue their journey in their craft. The first place, second place, and third place winners received P60,000, P40,000, and P30,000 respectively. Winning works are on display alongside the top 100 submissions at Glorietta 4 from November 12 to 23.

Continuing the legacy of supporting aspiring Filipino artists

Shell NSAC has built a legacy of developing the local art scene by creating an opportunity for young talent to showcase their hard work. As the organizers of one of the longest-running art competitions in the Philippines, Pilipinas Shell has hoped to continue its legacy of recognizing and driving artists to excel, just like the many artists who started their careers with Shell NSAC.

For the last 105 years of its operations in the Philippines, Pilipinas Shell has remained committed to be a partner in nation building, the company continues to envision a Philippines that is fueled by creativity and innovation.

Pilipinas Shell continues to make the future of Filipino art so that future generations continue to be inspired.

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