220 Students Vie for Slots in the 5th VMC Art Contest
The search for the top young artists in Negros Island netted 220 entries vying for a spot in the 5th Victorias Milling Company’s on-the-spot art contest this September 22, in Bacolod City. This is, by far the biggest number of entries submitted since the contest was launched in 2013.
Divided into three categories, the high school entries topped the list with 101 submissions followed by the elementary category with 80 entries and the tertiary level with 39 entries.
All entries will be pre-judged today by a select group of visual artists and art experts and those who will qualify will receive an invitation from VMC and VMC Foundation to join the competition in a couple of weeks.
The art contest has been part of the company’s thrust to promote development of the youth in the field of visual arts and with this year’s theme, “Victory,” the organizers hope this will further inculcate the values of perseverance and hard work that will propel our youth to success and empower them to share their ideas through the arts.
Apart from cash prizes and computer packages for schools of winning artists, finalists in this competition are given an opportunity to participate in a mentorship program through workshops with experts as well as have their careers launched through a company-sponsored exhibition for the tertiary level winners.
VMC and VMC Foundation have been collaborating with renowned Negrense artists who have committed to see this competition as the platform for budding artists and help expand the arts scene in the Negros Island Region.*