On its 15th year as an award-winning national student art competition, Vision Petron recently announced the winners of the 2015 competition themed Lakbay Kasiyahan: Our Journey of Happiness.
The winning artworks are featured in Petron’s corporate gifts and merchandising materials for 2016. Petron’s corporate gifts and merchandising materials for 2016, including an e-calendar with inspirational quotes, feature the winning artworks of students from all over the country. Particularly gratifying is the fact that the Vision Petron 2015 winners are well represented from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao — proof of the huge pool of Filipino artistic talent among the youth.
Weriel Mallari, a student of Tarlac State University, had the distinction of winning two grand prizes in Painting. His work, Libre Lang Maging Masaya, May Sukli Pa won a grand prize in the oil/acrylic painting category, while Basaan sa San Juan earned a grand prize in the water-based painting category.
Other Painting grand prize winners for Oil/Acrylic were Smile! All is Well! by Wencyl Ureta from Museo ng Bulacan, and Hapag Ng Kagalakan by Modesto Samonte, Jr. from the College of the Immaculate Conception, Nueva Ecija. In the Waterbased Painting category, the grand prize winners were Aanhin ang Masarap na Ulam Kung Wala Naman ang Magulang by Eric Perreras of the Museo ng Angeles, Pampanga; and Surprise by Arman Jay Arago from Kulay Diwa Gallery.
For Photography, the following works were awarded the grand prize: Shadow+Play (Jenevie Estrella, Partido State University); Mga Angel sa Calangitan (Joel Policarpio, Museo ng Probinsya ng Tarlac); Amigo (Reyjie Baluyot, Southern Luzon State University); Sumisilip na Kasiyahan (Vincent Gerard de la Rosa, Tanauan Institute); Ingiti Mo (Jana Patricia Padre Juan, EARIST); and Liguan Na! (Jal Valdez, Adventist University of the Philippines).
In the Video-Making category, the three grand prize winners were: Lipad (Rizzelle Mae Santiago, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology); Para Sa ‘Yo Kaibigan (Vyankka Balasabas, University of Mindanao); and Tingnan Nang Malapitan (Anne Catherine Malazarte, University of San Agustin).
Finally, for the T-Shirt Art Design category, the three grand prize winners were: Lakbay Kasiyahan sa Aming Munting Tahanan (Ejem Alarcon, Lakandayang Cultural Association); Hiling (Jonathan Villalobos, University of the Cordilleras); and Happinas (Deo Carlos Amarante, EARIST).
Working on this year’s theme—Lakbay Kasiyahan—the Vision Petron 2015 winners delved into the well-known cheerful character of Filipinos, who have proven themselves to be among the happiest people on earth. Always looking at the bright side and hoping for the best while dealing with life’s challenging situations, the Filipino national character is deeply rooted in their abiding faith, and best experienced with loved ones, or in community festivities.
For its consistent wins over the years, the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) has awarded Vision Petron with a Hall of Fame Award for winning the Anvil Award of Excellence in the PR Tools/Publications category eight times since 2001. The Vision Petron Art Collaterals have also been recognized with the PRSP Gold Legacy Award for having earned nine Excellence and one Merit Anvil Awards over the years.