2021 National Pastel Competition


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Competition Guidelines and Requirements

Eligibility

Contest is open to all Filipino Citizen Artists 18 years of age & above. Filipino Citizen Artists working or residing abroad are welcome to join the competition.

Only PPA Members (Associate and Regular) are allowed to enter the competition. To apply for membership please visit our membership page.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

 September 19, 2021   11:59 PM (2359H) Philippine time 


Entry Technical Requirements

1. Only one entry per participant will be accepted.

2. Entries should have been recently painted (Year 2021), unsigned, and have NOT been posted on any social media site. 

3. Entries must have the minimum size of 18 x 24 inches & maximum size of 20 x 26 inches. Sizes in-between the minimum & maximum sizes are acceptable. 

Painting orientation may be in portrait format (vertical) or landscape format (horizontal).

4. Entries must be done in the following media only: hard or soft pastel, pastel pencil, chalk pastel, pan pastel, and oil pastel used on appropriate pastel surfaces such as sanded, boards or paper (e.g. UART, Canson Mi-Teintes, Strathmore Grandee, Fabriano Tiziano, etc.).

5. The work’s final surface should have a minimum coverage of 80% in pastel.

6. Underpainting using watercolor, ink, or any other media aside from pastel is NOT accepted. Experimental media and the use of soot will also NOT be accepted.

7. All entries must be originally rendered in any pastel medium and not applied on top of a base photo, print, collage, or any other special medium. 

8. Entries must be original. Concepts, ideas, and images must NOT be copied from other artist’s work, from published materials downloaded from the internet, or from all other reference materials that are not owned by the participant. Intellectual Property (IP) rules for visual arts will be applied. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.


Submission Guidelines

Participants are required to submit their entry on or before September 19, 2021 in accordance with the following guidelines: 

Email to: philippine.pastel.artists@gmail.com

Email Subject: PPA COMPETITION 2021

I. Complete description of work which includes the following:

  1. Title:
  2. Size:
  3. Medium:
  4. Year
  5. Artist’s Name:
  6. Brief explanation of the artist’s concept of their artwork (100 words max).

II. Photos of their artwork:

1. One (1) full shot of the submitted artwork entry

2. Four (4) detailed shots on different focus areas of the final artwork

3. Participants are required to send five (5) clear photos of their work in progress from sketch to completion. Photos must show the base of the working surface (i.e. paper, board) as well as the sketch and underpainting, building up to its completion. 

4. Image guidelines: 

  • Images must be in.jpeg format
  • Required image size is at least 2000 pixels on the long side (if it is a horizontal image) or 2000 pixels tall if the artwork orientation is vertical.Files must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi and should not exceed 5MB.

  • Regular general enhancements (e.g. saturation, contrast, resize) are allowed but only to adjust the picture to represent the actual colors of the work and to make it as close as possible to the real artwork

  • Image manipulation and editing of the pictures to alter, rework, tweak or re-color the original artwork – are NOT allowed.

  • Required image size is at least 2000 pixels on the long side (if it is a horizontal image) or 2000 pixels tall if the artwork orientation is vertical.

  • Files must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi and should not exceed 5MB.

  • Regular general enhancements (e.g. saturation, contrast, resize) are allowed but only to adjust the picture to represent the actual colors of the work and to make it as close as possible to the real artwork

  • Image manipulation and editing of the pictures to alter, rework, tweak or re-color the original artwork – are NOT allowed.


Important Note

Violation of the rules will disqualify your entry. 

When the violation of the rules or any fraudulent representation is deemed to have been committed any time during the screening, judging, or after the awarding, the award received will be revoked and the prize should be returned immediately. The Philippine Pastel Artists, Inc. will not condone any act of misrepresentation committed by any person.


Selection of Finalists

1. Finalists will be informed by email on or before September 27, 2021

2. All finalists will be required to send their artworks properly labeled with artist’s name and work details (title, size in inches, medium, year) to the following address on or before October 12, 2021 to:

PPA 2021 National Pastel Competition
c/o Tessa P. Brodeth
2399 Dapdap St., United Hills Village,
Brgy. San Martin de Porres
Parañaque City 1713

3. Together with the painting, finalist will be required to submit a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and proof of Filipino nationality such as a copy of the birth certificate, passport or other documents. The COA need NOT be notarized.

4. Cost of sending their entries to PPA will be shouldered by the artist.

Due to the pandemic and quarantine restrictions, courier services and deliveries may be slower than usual. Please give ample time for the shipping of your paintings and send them as early as possible, especially if it will come from outside of Metro Manila.

5. Works should be unframed, protected by wax or glassine paper, and placed inside a tube container or any packaging that will protect the artwork. 

6. All finalists’ entries will be included in the Annual Pastel Convention & Exhibition (online)

7. All NCR-based finalists must retrieve their works after the annual convention. 

8. Finalists’ works from the provinces will be returned by PPA to the artists by courier service. PPA will shoulder courier expenses for the return of the artworks. 

9. Official announcement of winners will be held on the last day of the 6th Philippine Pastel Convention which is on October 24, 2021.

10. The artworks of the major prize winners will become the property of PPA Inc.


Criteria for Judging

Composition and Creativity: 25 %

Effectively utilizes knowledge of the artistic elements and principles of design, to effectively utilize the entire space and communicate a visual idea. 

Style and Technique: 25%

The technical rendition of the artwork that demonstrates deep understanding, effective control and mastery of the media.

Originality and Uniqueness: 25 %

Displays unusual, innovative, and novel ideas that demonstrate how the artist added their own unique approach to communicate their concept.

Visual Impact: 25 %

The overall impression that shows unique organization of art elements, content, and execution. To create a striking and memorable work, and the ability of the artwork to reveal the concept clearly.

Winners and Prizes

1st Prize
Php 35,000
Premium grade art materials
Trophy

2nd Prize
Php 25,000
Premium grade art materials
Trophy

3rd Prize
Php 15,000
Premium grade art materials
Trophy


CONSOLATION PRIZES for 10 HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS

Certificate, art supplies and materials from sponsors

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