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Event Overview DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition 32 (VAC32) is an annual arts competition for student artists in the Philippines organized by Directories Philippines Corporation (DPC) and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). The contest is open to students, aged 18-24, who are currently enrolled in accredited Philippine tertiary schools with a Fine Arts program.

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For its 32nd edition, VAC 32 challenged Fine Arts students nationwide to interpret the theme “Pinoy Pride.

A total of 73 entries were submitted from all over the country. Top 30 art works were chosen for final judging and were displayed in an exhibit at Little Theater Lobby at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from March 13 to 20, 2018.

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The winning artwork, which will be announced and awarded on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 will be featured on the cover of the 2018-19 Metro Manila Telephone Directories of DPC (Yellow Pages) and PLDT (White Pages). In addition, there will be two other major prizes for the students who submitted the Finalists Entries with the next two highest points, based on the tabulated and audited scores. Cash prizes, trophies and donations to their respective schools will also be given to the winners.

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Date                                                                               20 March, 2018 (Tuesday)

                                                                                         32nd DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition Awarding Ceremony

Venue                                                                            Main Lobby, Cultural Center of the Philippines Pasay City

Awards First Place:                                    P100,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 Grand Prize Trophy

                                                                                         P40,000 donation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

                                                                                         VAC 32 Plaque of Commendation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

Second Place:                                             P75,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 2nd Prize Trophy

                                                                                         P30,000 donation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

                                                                                         VAC 32 Plaque of Commendation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

Third Place:                                               P60,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 3rd Prize Trophy

                                                                                         P20,000 donation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

                                                                                         VAC 32 Plaque of Commendation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

People’s Choice Award:                            P15,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 People’s Choice Trophy / Plaque

Top 30 Finalists:                                        P10,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 Certification as Finalists

Additional Activities Launching Event:       November 2017

Prior to Judging

Top 30 Finalists Exhibit:                                    13 March, 2018 to 20 March, 2018

Criteria for Judging                                  Visual Composition 25%

                                                                                         Originality 25%

                                                                                         Adherence to Theme 25%

                                                                                         Suitability as Cover 25%


Panel of Judges Chris B. Millado (Vice President and Artistic Director at Cultural Center of the Philippines)

Don Djerassi L. Dalmacio (Awardee, 2009 Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists

Ruben Fortunato M. de Jesus (Award-winning illustrator of children’s books, and founding member of the Illustrador ng Kabataan (Ang InK), an organization of artists promoting illustrations for children’s books)

Marabini S. Williamson (Seasoned advertising and publishing expert, formerly from McCann-Erickson Phils.)

Wesley Valenzuela (1995-1996 DPC-PLDT VAC Grand Prize Winner)

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