I encourage students to join art competitions
because it is an excellent venue for a healthy
interaction with other students and learn techniques.
Nido's Little Artist Program recognizes the value and
commitment of institutions devoted to art education
in the Philippines. My students at Madrigal Art Center
and Arkolektib were always invited to participate and
some had won prizes. The program ended in 2004.
Below are my students entries in 2004:
"The World in the Eyes of a Child"
Clockwise from top right: Sabrina Garcia (age 5), Bea Ilagan (5), Amaia Garcia (8) and Matthew Hernandez (5) who won a consolation prize!
The Ayala Alabang's Village Association (AAVA) had a festival (February 2007) focusing on the environment as their theme. A sculpture competition using waste materials was held and I was invited to be a member of the panel of judges. I always get invited to help judge their annual inter-school competitions in Ayala Alabang, the Kulay Kabataan.
Below, the entry of The Learning Child School (grade school level), Third Place.
and the winner: Maria Montessori school (left) and De La Salle Zobel (2nd Place)
Part of the competition was a short but educational presentation on environmental awareness and action. This program was supported by the Children's Environmental Awareness and Action Program. Check out their site www.ceaaf.com
This activity is an annual initiative of the people behind the Barangay Ayala Alabang who was also responsible for the exciting festivals and concerts at the park and in the village every year! A great community program!