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European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen said that the contest encourages children to showcase the European Union and the Philippines’ shared partnership, history, culture, and traditions through their artworks.
The art contest will include a workshop session in the morning by illustrator and graphic designer Angela Taguiang with visual artist-slash-art teacher Rex Aguilar—both members of the children’s book illustrators group Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK).
Criteria for judging include relevance to the theme – 50%, technique – 25%, and composition – 25%. Kids will be given three hours to work on the spot with the medium and materials provided (pastel colors on illustration board measuring 18” x 24”).
Joining the panel of judges are Ang INK members, self-published author Arli Pagaduan and PBBY Wordless Book Prize grand winner Rev Cruz.
Mr Mattias Lentz, Minister Counsellor of the EU Delegation to the Philippines shall award the winners and shall give an inspirational message to the children.
A total of five winners will be chosen from the entries, and each will receive a trophy and a medal plus special prizes and freebies from the EU Delegation to the Philippines. Winning artworks will be exhibited at Museo Pambata during the week following the awarding ceremony.
Mounted in cooperation with Dong-A, with the support of Maynilad and Universal Robina Corporation, the contest is open to all Filipino children aged 9 to 12 years old and are enrolled in public or private schools in Metro Manila.
For further information on “Europa, Kaibigan Ko Ito” On-the-Spot Art Contest, visit http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/philippines or the EU in the Philippines Facebook page.