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“Alay sa Pamilihang Bayan” is the theme for ArtPetron 2009, the nationwide art contest promoting Philippine art, culture, tradition and values to the Filipino youth.

By focusing on Philippine markets (pamilihang bayan), ArtPetron 9 sends out an open invitation to bask in the sense of community and abundance in the different traditional markets all over the country. Much of Philippine culture is deeply embedded in these public places, reflecting values of trust, industriousness, and pride in one’s produce.

Entries to ArtPetron 9 must feature pride in the Filipino vendors and in our country’s produce. Markets depict richness of life; each speaks of the unique identity of its locality. It proudly highlights its hometown’s distinct products — tuna market in Saranggani, danggit market in Cebu, strawberry fields in Baguio, vegetable market in Benguet. Philippine markets define who we are.

ArtPetron’s 9th National Student Art Competition is open to all students 15 to 28 years old who are enrolled in a college or university program or in a museum-based painting/photography class.

Student artists may compete in three categories, with the following criteria:

  • Watercolor or Water-based Media – surface must be watercolor paper or illustration board; unframed size not more than 4 ft x 4 ft.
  • Oil or Acrylic – surface must be canvas, canvas paper or wood; unframed size not more that 4 ft x 4 ft.
  • Colored Photography – unframed size is between 8 x 10 inches to 10 x 15 inches; original photograph taken after 28 February 2009; not previously exhibited or awarded a prize in another contest; not corrected or manipulated in any post-production activity. Entrants must declare type of camera used; digital photography allowed; filters allowed.

Six grand prize winners (three from each painting category) will receive P50,000 and an ArtPetron trophy made by National Artist Napoleon Abueva, who is also the chairman of the ArtPetron board of judges. Six runners-up (three from each painting category) will receive P20,000 and an ArtPetron trophy. In the photography category, six grand prize winners will be awarded P30,000 and an ArtPetron trophy, while six runners-up will receive P15,000 and an ArtPetron trophy.

Application forms are available from the President’s or Fine Arts Dean’s office in all schools and universities, participating Petron service stations and bulk plants nationwide, or from the ArtPetron Secretariat office at Studio 5 Designs, telephone 8953971. A downloadable application form is also available from the website:

Deadline for submission of entries is 24 July 2009 at Petron bulk plants nationwide or 31 July 2009 at the ArtPetron Secretariat.


Dagupan Bangus

bangus1A catch from Dagupan’s famous Bangus. Try the pride of Dagupan their delightful taste of native bangus. Everybody’s favorite! Grand Prize Winner – Ating Yaman Photography Competition.


sinampay1A silhouette approach, a representation of milk fish portrait hanging on bamboo sticks. Night photography winning moment…


kiko1A beautiful landscape horizon and a touch of sunset beyond that mountain is a quiet place where-in a perfect river to catch a fish.
This river is just few minutes walk away from our house. So Kiko and I went for fishing…

Good harvest

mango1A bountiful Mango fruits harvest. Mangatarem, Pangasinan’s pride!
My winning photo in Ating Yaman Photography Competition.