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The 43rd Shell National Students Art Competition Winners

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The 43rd Shell National Students Art Competition, the country’s longest-running country-wide tilt for budding artists culminated in the awarding of winners at the Ayala Museum in Makati City.

The winning artists, out of 1,660 total submissions throughout the country, impressed the judges for offering a fresh perspective in terms of concept and use of medium. The jury panels were composed of eminent figures in the Philippine Art scene, including past winners of the National Students Art Competition.

This year’s Calendar category accepted entries in Digital Fine Arts following the theme "143 Pilipinas," a celebration of patriotism and the competition’s 43 years. The works of the following students will be featured in the 2011 corporate calendar of Pilipinas Shell


Khamille Kate C. Viray - College of the Holy Spirit - "Tangkilitin ang Sariling Atin"
Reynan S. Sanchez - University of the East, Caloocan - "Happy Pilipinas"
Rossini Grace C. Reyes - University of the East, Caloocan - "Market Endorsed Philippines"
Karen Louise B. Magano - University of Santo Tomas - "PaPaKaPi"
Raymond Bernard D.D. Ignacio - University of Santo Tomas - "Isang Watawat Isang Ugat"
Catherine L. Capistrano - University of the East, Caloocan - "Fragile, Handle With Care"


1ST PLACE: Elias Miles L. Villanueva - University of the Philippines, Diliman - "Accidentally On Purpose"
2ND PLACE: Brendale A. Tadeo - Philippine Women's Univeristy, Manila - "Mana-mana: A Portrait Of An Unlearned Family"
3RD PLACE: Chrisanto N. Aquino - Tarlac State University - "Behind the Smile"

Thaddeus Pagaduan - College of the Holy Spirit - "Puraw A Pugut"
Renz Marrionne Bautista - Bulacan State University - "Extraction of the Last Morning"
Mark Renemin - Technological University of the Philippines, Manila - "Pagkamit Lalapit Ngunit Hindi..."


1ST PLACE: Milo Ezel G. Buñao - Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila - "Mind Architecture"
2ND PLACE: Maria Joanna Del D. Igancio - University of the East, Caloocan - "Narcissism and Vanity"
3RD PLACE: Miguel Benjamin Senieres - University of Santo Tomas - "Art of Battle"


Maricar Dizon - Far Eastern University - "Organic World,"
Jay Alexander Santos - University of Santo Tomas - "This Is For You"
Danroled Ian Gonzalez - University of Santo Tomas - "Lady Ardor."


1ST PLACE: Benedict V. Arquero - University of Northern Philippines - "Memorabilya Dyay Tukador"
2ND PLACE: Ferd Angelo A. Failano - University of the Philippines, Diliman - "Kung Paano Dinagit ng Realidad ang mga Childish kong Ambisyon"
3RD PLACE: Raynold V. Beltran - E.A.R.I.S.T. - "Let's Start with Forever"

Franco Matucad - Far Eastern University - "Kwadrado"
Nico Aaron Balisacan University of the Philippines, Diliman - "Kanlungan"
Marie Anne Crispino - University of the Philippines, Diliman - "Ang Tunay Na Gulong Ng Buhay."


1ST PLACE: Ace L. Aquino - University of the East, Caloocan - "Childhood Memories"
2ND PLACE: Dennis G. Ticao - Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Negros Occidental - "Pag-asa"
3RD PLACE: Enrico G. Manalang Jr. - University of Santo Tomas - "Martilyo"

Reen Rusty Barrera - Far Eastern University - "Gradation of Hope"
Santi Pascual - Far Eastern University - "Tuyo’t na Pag-Asa"
Joshua Mogol - University of Santo Tomas - "Hope."

Guest speaker Ral Arrogante, who currently heads the Society of Philippine Sculptors, shared personal stories and prodded young artists to rise above challenges. Top executives Edgar Chua of Pilipinas Shell and Guillermo Luz of Ayala Foundation expressed their observation that most of the 2010 finalist entries showed optimism in their works compared to previous years.

Over a million worth of cash prizes were awarded to the winning student artists, plus medals and art supply items. Schools of first-place winners were honored with a special grant in support of the Faculty Development Program.


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