As an art student, winning a national art competition can definitely give you a lot confidence and edge in your career. It's important that young artists and aspiring photographers to join these competitions, because by joining these competitions, you can learn a lot! through your competitors and it can enhance your competitive skills. There are a lot of art competition being held throughout the year, different criteria, themes and categories. I know it can be a challenge finding a contest that suits your forte, but don't worry guys, I know a competition that I'm sure y'all will enjoy!. This year, DPC and PLDT is running their 29th Visual Arts Competition.
Here’s how to join at 29th DPC-PLDT VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION (VAC 29)
Who can join: The 29th DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition (VAC 29) is open to Filipino students, who are 15to 24 years of age and is currently enrolled in an accredited school/college/university in the Philippines. Participants can send entries individually or school-sanctioned.
- Camera Requirement: DSLR or any other digital camera capable of high-resolution images
- Color Specs: Full-color or black-and-white
- Size Dimensions: 8”x12” – orientation or 12”x8” – Portrait orientation
- Submission Format: jpeg/jpg file
- Minimum Resolution for Initial Submission: 72 dpi / pixels per inch
- Minimum Resolution for Submission by Finalists: 300 dpi / pixels per inch
- Age/Date of Photo: Every entry must have been taken in January-February 2015
- Photo Location: Every entry must have been taken within the Philippines
Submission of Entries
All entries must be submitted in jpeg/jpg format at www.visualarts.ph, together with a completely filled-out and electronically signed online . In the application form, the participant should clearly indicate the following information about the photographer
- full name
- mobile /s
- email address
- residential address
- date of birth
- school and location/address
- course, year level
Every entry should also include the following caption/information about the photograph:
- title of the entry
- the subject of the image and how it relates to the theme
- location where the image was taken
- date when the image was taken
- name of the photographer
- camera brand and model used
The caption may also include exposure details, i.e., shutter speed and lens aperture, and other information about how the shot was composed or achieved, if the photographer feels that this additional information would enhance the judges’ appreciation of his/her work. Entries may be submitted from January 21, 2015 up to February 24, 2015. Any entry submitted after 11:59pm of February 24, 2015 will not qualify for the contest. Each VAC 29 participant may submit up to three (3) entries. All entries must be uploaded to www.visualarts.ph within the contest period.
The grand prize winner will take home P100,000 in cash, a special trophydesigned by sculptor Impy Pilapil, and a Canon EOS 700 D digital camera. In , his or her school a donation worth P40,0000 – in cash or in kind – for its visual arts program from DPC and PLDT, plus a Canon PIXMA printer. The next two major winners and their respective schools will receive similar prizes.
The top 50 finalists will automatically win P5,000 in cash, and their works will be put on Metro Manila, North and South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Among the top 50 pictures, the public can select their favorite entry for the People’s Choice Award via online voting through the competition website. select SM malls in
For more information on the VAC 29 mechanics, prizes and other details, student photo buffs, school administrators and faculty are invited to visit www.visualarts.ph.