State pension fund Government Service Insurance System is inviting artists nationwide to join the 2023 GSIS National Art Competition.
“We want to showcase the creativity and passion of our Filipino artists and provide opportunities for them to be recognized in the local and international scene,” GSIS President and General Manager Wick Veloso said.
The contest, which is now on its 18th year, is one of the biggest and longest-running art competitions in the country.
Filipino artists who are at least 18 years of age (as of May 3, 2023) may join the competition. They may submit one entry in each of the following categories: representational; nonrepresentational (or abstract), and sculpture. This year, the contest has an open theme to give artists freedom to conceptualize their artworks.
The officers and artists of the Art Association of the Philippines who are assisting in the competition are disqualified from joining the contest.
Entries must be original, created in 2023 and have not been exhibited, revised, or awarded a prize in previous competitions.
Submission period is based on priority schedule from May 2 to 6, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. only. Artists with surnames starting with A to F must submit their entries on May 2; G-L, May 3; M to Q, May 4; and R to Z, May 5. Group submission via courier is on May 6.
The prizes for the first, second, and third place winners in all categories are Php300,000, Php200,000, and Php100,000, respectively. There will be five honorable mentions in each category who will receive P25,000 each.
The finalists will be uploaded to the GSIS website on May 19, 2023 while the winners will be announced on June 16, 2023.
The winning artworks will be part of the GSIS art collection and displayed in the GSIS Museo ng Sining in Pasay City.