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47th Shell National Students Art Competition

Once again, Ayala Museum hosts the winning entries of the 47th Shell National Students Art Competition (NSAC), one of the most enduring and highly anticipated contests supporting young Filipino talents in the arts. The prestigious competition has recently announced a new category.

Digital short film entries as well as digital print art are now part of the Multimedia Arts category, signifying the competition’s continued relevance in today’s art scene.

The wider scope of the Shell NSAC in recognizing newer art forms gains further significance with the centennial celebration of Shell companies in the Philippines this year.

“Just as Shell has been a pioneer in energy and gas technology through the decades, we continue to apply the same spirit of innovation in our projects such as NSAC in the arena of arts and design, and in other youth development programmes as well,” says Jackie Ampil, Pilipinas Shell social investment manager.

Past winners of the Shell NSAC include numerous contemporary Filipino art masters, including four National Artists—Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera, Jose Joya, Ang Kiukok, and Federico Aguilar Alcuaz.

The Shell NSAC is open to all Filipino college students who are currently enrolled with at least 12 units. Participants can submit works in Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Sculpture, and Multimedia Arts. The theme this year is SPARK for the FUTURE.

The winners and honorable mentions were awarded at the Ayala Museum last September 10, 2014. An exhibition of these entries were also launched on the same night and will be on view until September 21, 2014 at the Ayala Museum Ground Floor Gallery.

Other partners and sponsors of the Shell National Students Art Competition include Shell V-Power Nitro +, Shell Helix Motor Oils, Shell FuelOil Plus, Air21, Canson Artist Papers, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, National Book Store and Ayala Museum.

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