From last year's "Hope in Our Art" creations that depict hope through art, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation's 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.

As Pilipinas Shell’s unwavering commitment to Philippine art, we introduce Juan Art Nation, a campaign that aims to broaden programs for our growing community of artists, through the 54th edition of NSAC, one of the most prestigious art competitions in the Philippines for more than five decades.

Recognizing the importance of art as a guide to the future, PSPC President and CEO Cesar Romero, said that “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.”

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, including: 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.

Winners of the 54th NSAC can win these prizes

  • First Prize: Php60,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a gold medal, and a plaque
  • Second Prize: Php40,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a silver medal, and a plaque
  • Third Prize: Php30,000 cash, a limited Shell NSAC shirt and jacket, a bronze medal, and a plaque.

The deadline for entries is on October 1, 2021. Winners will be announced through a virtual awarding ceremony via Zoom on November 24, 2021. For more details, please visit

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