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Monday, June 25, 2012

PSE LAUNCHES FIRST NATIONAL ART COMPETITION



The Philippine Stock Exchange is holding SiningPSE: 2012 National Art Competition 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 merger 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.

"Through this art competition, we hope to portray and showcase how working together can produce positive results towards development of business, livelihood and trade," PSE Chairman Jose T. Pardo said.

This is the first undertaking by the PSE to engage amateur artists 21 years old and above in a nationwide art competition.

SiningPSE is unique such that an institution 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.

"The PSE believes that investing in the creativity of the Filipino people is tantamount and parallel to investing in education of a different form. Art is a universal and unifying language that people from all walks of life and various cultures understand. Art is important in reaching out to various markets as we continue to flourish in a global economy," Mr. Pardo said.

The winning artworks will be featured in the 2012 PSE annual report and other publishable materials and products of the PSE for distribution to various publics. 

"It is our hope that through this nationwide art competition, our vision and the role of the capital markets in national development will be communicated through the broad and confident brush strokes and the bold stylized forms of the works that will be created in the next few months," Mr. Pardo also said.

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 will head 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. 

In line with the objective of the Sining PSE to develop creativity, originality, and artistic excellence, the contest requires that all entries submitted for the competition must be original works by the participant and must not have been entered to other related art competitions.

SiningPSE is supported by the following media partners: ABS-CBN News Channel or ANC (Broadcast Media Partner), BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation, The Manila Times, The Philippine Daily Inquirer and Interaksyon.Com.

Entry forms for SiningPSE: 2012 National Art Competition may be downloaded from www.pse.com.ph or www.facebook.com/SiningPSE. Application forms are also available at the Project Secretariat¿s office c/o Studio 5 Designs,  28 Paseo de Roxas corner Jupiter St., Bel-Air Village, Makati City, with telephone numbers (02) 8953971/75.

For complete details on the contest rules and mechanics, kindly visit www.pse.com.ph or www.facebook.com/SiningPSE or call the Project Secretariat¿s office c/o Studio 5 Designs at 8953971/75.

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