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CLEANING THE AIR : ON-THE-SPOT PAINTING CONTEST


On-the-Spot Painting Contest: Cleaning the Air for a Safer Climate: What Would It Take?

On-the-Spot Painting Contest
Philippine Environment Month
June 13, 2009

In celebration of the Environment Month in June, the World Environment Day on June 5, and the upcoming celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act implementation, the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is sponsoring an on-the-spot painting contest with the theme, “Cleaning the Air for a Safer Climate: What Would It Take?” for college students in Metro Manila. This will be held on June 13, 2009, beginning 9:00 AM at the Ampitheater of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center in North Avenue, Quezon City.

The contest aims to encourage the artistic talents of our youth by visually representing their views on how we can tackle air pollution and climate change, two of the biggest environmental problems we face today.

The category for the contest is representational painting. Participants will be provided with an 18″ x 22″ canvas and may use either oil or acrylic paint. A total of 120 participants are expected to join the competition.

Attached is the concept paper for the event, as well as a copy of the registration and the entry form. If you need more information regarding this activity, kindly contact Vim Elpa, Karen Pacpaco or Iva Borja at tel. nos. 928-4674 and 920-2251.

Downloads:
- Mechanics
- Registration Form
- Entry Form
- Background

Deadline of registration: June 9, 2009, 6:00 PM

Prizes to be given are the following:
1st Prize – Php15,000
2nd Prize – Php 10,000
3rd Prize – Php 7,000
7 consolation prizes – Php 2,500/each


Guidelines:

Category: Representational Painting

Popularly called “Realism,” representational or figurative painting. Traditional subjects for representational paintings include landscape, still life, portraits and figures.

This contest is open to all current college students from various universities all over Metro Manila. The presentation of school identification (ID) card with picture is required during contest proper.

The medium is oil on canvas or acrylic on canvas. The size of the canvas is 18” x 22”.

Only the canvas will be provided by the organizers during the competition. Participants are expected to bring their own painting materials such as oil or acrylic paint and painting tools.

Participation to the contest is free. Interested individuals are expected to pre-register by downloading registration forms at www.emb.gov.ph. Entries may be sent via telefax at 928-46-74 or 920-22-51 or emailed as attachment at emb_eeid@yahoo.com.

The competition will be limited to 120 participants. When participants exceed the expected number, the committee will put participants on wait list and on a first-come-first-serve basis. For cases of no-show, participants on wait list will be allowed to compete.

Participants are required to be in the venue at least one hour before the start of the contest for final registration and briefing. They will be given three (3) hours to complete their painting. An official time keeper will start and end the contest. He/She will also signal when the last 30 minutes is reached.

Late comers up to a maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed to join. However, no time extension will be given to them.

Coaches will be allowed only five minutes to be with the painters right after the contest has been declared open, after which, they will be limited from coming close to the participants throughout the contest proper.

The criteria for judging are as follows:
Composition and Visual Impact - 40%
Relevance to the theme - 20%
Technique - 20%
Creativity - 20%

The contestants must register with the EMB secretariat prior to the competition by submitting the Registration Form. During the contest proper, participants also have to submit their Entry Form.

A board of judges will be selected for the contest, coming from specialists in the field of the arts and environment, from the government and private sectors.

Announcement of winners will be done immediately after the contest proper.

The decision of the Board of Judges is final and unappealable. All entries will become the property of the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and will be used for the continuing education program on the environment.

Students who are related to employees of EMB up to the second degree of affinity and consanguinity are not eligible to join the contest.

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