Illustration Pinoy

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Posted by Joel Chua on March 31, 2009


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LRTArt 2009 is a flagship project of the Light Rail Transit Authority
(LRTA), recognized as the premier rail transit authority in Metro
Manila, and the Philippine Association of Printmakers,
Inc. (PAP), the prime movers of multiple original artworks in the
country. This project is a national painting competition, which aims to
promote art while raising consciousness of train riding as a way of life
in the metropolis among Filipino commuters.

The competition is open to all Filipino citizens age18 years old and
above as of May 30, 2009.
Entrants must present a valid ID and/or document showing birth date and
citizenship when submitting their entry (passport, school ID, birth certificate, driver’s license, voter’s ID, senior citizen ID), and must
submit together with the entry form a photocopy of the same.
Each entrant may submit only one entry. Employees of the LRTA as well as Officers and Board Members of the Philippine Association of Printmakers are not eligible to participate in the competition.

The theme for this year’s competition is: “LRT at ang Buhay
Pinoy”. The artist is encouraged to explore the subject and respond
to the theme to the best of his ability.

The Artwork: Entries must have been done in the year 2009, must be the entrant’s original and exclusive work, and must not have been
exhibited, revised, nor entered in any other competition.
Medium: Oil or acrylic on canvas only.
Size: 3 feet x 4 feet excluding frame, horizontal or vertical in
orientation, and not thicker than 2inches in width.
Entries must be wall bound. Appropriate support, and/or equivalent
devices should be provided to ensure proper hanging of the art work.
Only box type frame or museum wrap (gallery wrap) will be accepted.
Entries must be signed but must be covered with masking tape prior to
submission (to conceal artist’s identity).

Wet paintings will not be accepted

Upon submission, the entrant must also submit together with the entry,
the following in order to qualify:

Completely furnished and signed official entry form
Signed and notarized affidavit (attached with entry form)
Photocopy of required ID (see B. under Eligibility)
One 2×2 ID photo of the artist
One 4R color photograph of his/her work bearing the following
information at the back:
Artist’s name, title of work, medium, and selling price.
• There is NO entry fee for the competition
• The entrant must be responsible for the transport of his/her work
to and from the venue of submission/retrieva l.

Submission of all entries will be on May 30, 2009, Saturday, between
8:00 am to 5:00 pm only at the LRT Cubao Station West Side. For
provincial entries, the participant must advise Mail Forwarders that
entry will only be accepted on the said date, time and venue.
Participants from the provinces are encouraged to organize the shipping
of their works together to make cost of transport cheaper.

One GRAND PRIZE winner to receive PhP 200,000.00 exclusive of tax
Five JURORS’ CHOICE to receive PhP 100,000.00 each exclusive of tax
Six FINALISTS to receive PhP 50,000.00 each exclusive of tax
• All winning entries will automatically become the property of the
LRTA. LRTA reserves all rights to its reproduction.
• All entrants shall be given a certificate of participation.

The LRTA reserves the right to use the name and photo of the artist and
his/her work for free in any broadcast or print media. The artist also
grants the LRTA and the PAP the right to exhibit the entries as deemed
fit and shall have the right to decide which of the entries will be
selected for inclusion in the exhibition and the catalogue. Winning
entries and selected none winning entries will be exhibited at the Cubao
Station East Side from July 11 to August 10, 2009.
Selected none winning entries will be offered for sale to the general
public subject to 20% commission due the Philippine Association of
Printmakers, Inc., the organizer, to support their programs and
projects. All possible care will be taken for the handling and security
of the entries submitted. However, the LRTA and the PAP assume no
responsibility for any loss of or damage to the entry or entries before,
during and after the competition/ exhibition due to
force majeure.

All entrants whose entries are selected for the exhibition will be
notified via email, text or phone call by June 5, 2009. If entrant does
not receive any notification, he must retrieve his/her work within the
period from June 6 to 13, 2009 between 9:00am to 5:00pm only. Unclaimed
works may be forfeited. The rest of the none-winning entries that are
included in the exhibition may be retrieved at the submission site from
August 10 to August 21,
2009 from 9am to 5pm only. Only entrants or their representatives with
official retrieval form will be released the entry.

Awarding of winners and exhibition opening will be held on July 11,
2009, Saturday, at 4:00 in the afternoon at the LRT Cubao Station East
Side, to coincide with the LRTA anniversary.


3 Responses to “BIG LRT ART CONTEST!!”

  1. ASD said

    Sana meron po LRT art 2010?

  2. Henry said

    meron po ba LRT 2010 art competition?

  3. tj cast said

    oo nga po!sana meron pang lrt art 2010.

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