Pilipinas Shell Launches 53rd Edition of National Student Art Competition

The photo shows Justin Vital, 1st placer, sculpture category, NSAC 2019.

Manila, Philippines – Recognizing the healing power of art and the Filipino youth’s ingenuity, Pilipinas Shell has just launched the 53rd edition of the Shell National Student Art Competition (NSAC), with its theme “Hope in Our Art.”

One of the country’s longest-running student art competitions, NSAC calls for student artists to showcase their talents in various mediums: digital art, oil and acrylic, watercolor, and sculpture.

Even with the pandemic lingering over, more than 1,200 students are expected to join this competition. The winning contestants will win cash prizes, medals, and plaques. The third placer gets P30,000; second placer, 40,000, and 1st placer, P60,000.

“Art can inspire creativity, provoke thought, and empower people to make a change – and that’s how it gives hope,” said Pilipinas Shell Vice-President for External and Government Relations Serge Bernal.

“Young artists often have a fresher vision and an untarnished idealism. We believe they can influence the country towards a better and brighter future.” Bernal added.

Shell continues to invest in programs that promote social development because we believe in the Filipino youth’s power.

Serge Bernal

Through the years, NSAC has been instrumental in the growth of thousands of Filipino artists. It has been proud to have in its roster National Artist Jose Joya, expressionist artist Ang Kiukok, contemporary street artist and sculptor Leeroy New, and realistic oil painter Ivan Roxas.

Student applicants may submit their entries now until 11 October 2020. For more information, visit Shell.com.ph.

Photo: Pilipinas Shell