On-the-spot multimedia art contest to raise awareness on human trafficking

December 2, 2015 6:41 am 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 1 — Groups of artists in the city are calling on college and high school students in Western Visayas to join an on-the-spot multi-media art contest which seeks to raise awareness on human trafficking.

The art contest, organized by Dakila-Iloilo Artists, TIPster and Fulbright, will be held in time with the International Day Against Human Trafficking on Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Atria Park District, Iloilo City.

Arren de la Torre, one of the organizers, said those who who want to join the contest have to bring in their own 16×16 canvas and art materials, including rendering aids like projector, grids and tracing and stenciling tools.

The artwork shall be based on the theme “Fighting for a Change” and must relate to modern-day heroism.

To raise awareness on the intensity of human trafficking as a problem confronting many Filipinos, the participants are required to attend a 30-minute seminar before the contest proper starts.

Those interested have to pre-register until before Dec. 11, 11:59 p.m. The registration for the contest is free.

The artworks will be judged based on the following criteria: Relevance to the theme, 25 percent; Creativity/Originality, 35 percent; and Visual Impact (composition and technique), 40 percent.

The top three winners will win cash prizes of Php 8,000, Php 5,000 and Php 2,000, respectively,.

The entries will be featured in an art exhibition.

To pre-register, participants may visit Facebook Event Page: "Fighting for a Change 2015: A Multi-Media Art Competition"; contact de la Torre at 09177658525; or visit Casa Real Gallery, from Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Ayala/Atria Park District. (PNA)

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