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Sculpture Recognition Program

A. ELIGIBILITY OF ENTRANT

    1. The MADE Sculpture Recognition Program is open to all Filipino citizens who are 18 to 50 years old and have not won in past MADE Sculpture Competitions. As proof of age, citizenship and residency, all entrants must submit any valid government-issued document or identification card (ID) showing birth date and citizenship e.g. photocopy of the entrant’s birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, etc. when submitting their entries.

    2. Artists who have and have not held solo exhibitions are both eligible to join the MADE Sculpture Recognition Program.

    3. Official entrants of the 2020 MADE Sculpture Recognition Program are not eligible to submit another entry.

    4. Former awardees of the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) Sculpture Competition, Chairperson and Members of the current Final Board of Judges, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Search.

    5. Employees of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and the Metropolitan Bank Trust and Company (“Metrobank”), and their affiliates involved in the implementation of the competition, are not eligible to participate in the Search.

    6. In observance of the strict confidentiality and spirit of fairness that the Search practices, actual names of the entrants will not be posted on any of the Foundation’s media channels. 2020 and 2021 entrants are also expected to comply by not posting or sharing their entry on social media or on other media channels that will identify them as the artist who created the work. The identity of the entrant will remain anonymous up until the official reveal in MADE and Metrobank Foundation, Inc.’s social media accounts.

B. ELIGIBILITY OF ENTRY

    1. The entry must be an original work, wholly conceptualized and executed by the entrant. Entries which are exact copies of existing works in terms of composition will automatically be disqualified even if they are rendered in a different style, medium, color scheme, or even if other elements have been added.

    2. An entry which has already been submitted to other local and international art/sculpture competitions will not be accepted.

    3. The entry should not be exhibited in both selling and non-selling solo and group exhibitions prior to and during the duration of the Search. Entries exhibited in other shows will be disqualified.

C. SCULPTURE SPECIFICATION

A participant shall submit only one (1) entry to the search. Below are the specifications of the freestanding sculpture piece.

    1. Medium:





    2. Size:











    3. Weight:




    4. Originality:


    5. Appropriation:



    6. Actual entry:
    a. One or a combination of of the following materials: resin, fiberglass, glass, metal, wood, stone (concrete), fired clay (e.g. terracotta or stoneware).

    Minimum Height
    Height: 1 foot
    Width: 1 foot
    Length: 1 foot
    Base is not included in the above-mentioned measurements. Height of the base must not exceed 3 inches.

    Maximum Height
    Height: 2 feet
    Width: 2 feet
    Length: 2 feet
    Base is not included in the above-mentioned measurements. Height of the base must not exceed 3 inches.

    Entry should not weigh more than 40 kilos (including the base).

    The entry must be an original work, wholly conceptualized and executed by the entrant. Entries which are exact copies of existing works in terms of composition will automatically be disqualified even if they are rendered in a different style, medium, color scheme, or even if other elements have been added.

    Photo references and links to websites where photos are appropriated must be submitted. Inability to include references can be grounds for disqualification.

    There should be no identifying marks (e.g. signature, engraved pen name, etc.) in the sculpture. The entry should not have been submitted to any other national or international sculpture competitions. The entry should not be exhibited in both selling and non-selling solo and group exhibitions prior to and during the duration of the Search.


D. AWARDS

    1. One (1) Grand Awardee:

    The Grand Awardee will receive the following:

  • Cash prize of PhP 500,000.00
  • “Mula” sculpted glass trophy by Noell El Farol
  • MADE-Network of Winners (MADE-N.O.W.) Membership
  • Eligible for a grant for first solo exhibit
  • He/she will be featured in press releases and media visits nationwide
  • He/she will be featured in MADE and Metrobank Foundation collaterals, newsletters and institutional social media channels
  • 2. Two (2) Special CitationThis is a special recognition granted to selected works that is subject to the approval of the judging body.

    The Special Citation will receive the following:

  • Cash prize
  • “Mula” sculpted glass trophy by Noell El Farol
  • MADE-Network of Winners (MADE-N.O.W.) Membership
  • Eligible for a grant for first solo exhibit
  • He/she will be featured in press releases and media visits nationwide
  • He/she will be featured in MADE and Metrobank Foundation collaterals, newsletters and institutional social media channels

D. 2021 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

DATE
a. January 4, 2021

b. March 31, 2021
c. September 2021
ACTIVITY
Launch of MADE Painting and Sculpture Recognition Programs
Deadline of submission of entries
MADE Awarding Ceremony and Exhibit Opening Webinar Day 1 and 2

E. STAGE 1: ONLINE SUBMISSIONAll submission requirements are in digital format only.

    1. Accomplished e-entry form (bit.ly/MADE2021_sculptureform)

    2. Detailed portfolio of past sculptural works

    3. Seven (7) colored photos of the sculpture in the following format:

  • 300 dpi resolution
  • digital enhancements are not allowed
  • Two (2) full shots and in an upright position – front and back
  • Three (3) close-up shots capturing important details of the sculpture
  • Two (2) progressive shots while the sculpture is being done
  • Refer to the guidelines on “How to Photograph a Painting” in the 2020 Search guidelines downloadable at mbfoundation.org.ph
  • 4. 1 pc. 1 inch x 1 inch photo of the entrant

    5. Sketches/studies of the sculpture

    6. Photo references (if applicable)

    7. Birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport information page (choose only one)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    1. All files must be properly labelled with the first name and surname of the entrant, followed by the requirement name, and the digital number.

    For example:

  • JuanDelaCruzFullShot1.jpg
  • JuanDelaCruzCloseupShot1.jpg
  • JuanDelaCruzCloseupShot2.jpg
  • JuanDelaCruzProgressiveShot1.jpg
  • JuanDelaCruzProgressiveShot2.jpg
  • JuanDelaCruzSketch1.jpg
  • JuanDelaCruzSketch2.jpg
  • JuanDelaCruzPhotoReference.jpg
  • JuanDelaCruz1X1photo.jpg
  • JuanDelaCruzBirthCertificate.jpg
  • 2. No signature or other identifying marks shall be placed on the digital images.

    3. The total size of all the files combined should not exceed 2MB per file.

    4. Do not send more than one e-mail.

    5. The subject of the e-mail should indicate first name and surname of the entrant followed by the title of entry. For example: Juan Dela Cruz Bayan Kong Mahal

    6. Accomplish online entry form via bit.ly/MADE2021_sculptureform

    7. Check validity of all data provided in the entry form

    8. The file documents, except the entry form, must be sent in a single email to [email protected]

    9. The MADE Secretariat will not accept submission requirements submitted through a link provided by a third-party file transfer/hosting service e.g. Google Drive, WeTransfer, Dropbox, MediaFire, icloud etc. Requirements must be attached in the e-mail and not embedded in the e-mail body.

    Deadline for submission of entries is on March 31, 2021. Please submit entries to [email protected]

F. STAGE 2: ACTUAL SUBMISSION OF THE ARTWORK

    1. Entries that are qualified as semi-finalists will be contacted by the MADE Secretariat via email regarding the submission of the actual artwork. It is therefore the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that the e-mail address they have provided has the correct spelling and is valid/active.

    2. Semi-finalists are requested to submit their actual artwork. Below are the details of submission.

  • Semi-Finalists from NCR – entrants from NCR will be requested to personally submit the artwork to the Penthouse of Philippine AXA Life Centre Building, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue corner Tindalo Street, Makati City. Transportation expenses of entrants from their residence to Philippine AXA Life Centre Building will not be reimbursed by the Metrobank Foundation.
  • Provincial Semi-Finalists – entrants from outside Metro Manila will be requested to submit their artwork to the nearest Metrobank Branch. Transportation expenses of entrants from their residence to the nearest Metrobank Branch will not be reimbursed by the Metrobank Foundation. However, freight expenses from Metrobank Branch to Philippine AXA Life Centre Building will be covered by the Metrobank Foundation.

    3. The entrant is to exempt, discharge, release and free Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (“Metrobank”) and the Metrobank Foundation, Inc., their director/trustees, officers and staff from any claim or liability arising from any loss or damage which his/her entry may incur while being transported.

    4. Maximum retention of the artwork is 1 year only. Should the semi-finalist not claim his/her entry within the allotted timeframe, the Metrobank Foundation reserves the right to dispose the artwork however it deemed necessary.

G. RULES AND REGULATIONS

    I. SUBMISSION OF ENTRY VIA EMAIL

    1. An entrant may submit ONLY ONE (1) entry to ONLY ONE (1) Category. Entrants found to have submitted multiple entries will be disqualified.

    2. Photograph of the entry must be of the final artwork. Do not physically alter or revise artwork after it has been submitted electronically. Alterations, additions or modifications will disqualify an entry.

    3. Do not digitally alter the photograph using Photoshop or any other image editing/enhancing software. Any alteration automatically disqualifies the entry.

    4. All entrants MUST USE the latest Entry Form in submitting their entries. All other and previous application/entry forms, rules, and regulations issued prior to the current year are hereby cancelled and declared null and void.

    5. The MADE Secretariat will not accept submission requirements submitted through a link provided by a third-party file transfer/hosting service e.g. Google Drive, WeTransfer, Dropbox, MediaFire, icloud etc. Requirements must be attached in the e-mail and not embedded in the e-mail body.

    6. Entrant must ensure that data provided in the Entry Form for the selling price of the artwork is correct. If entrant will not provide selling price, artwork will be marked as “not for sale”. The entrant is no longer allowed to change the selling price of the artwork after Entry Form has been submitted.

    7. It is the responsibility of the artist to ensure the veracity of all information stated in the entry form as well as the completeness of all required documents. Incomplete documents and false information may and will result in the disqualification of an entry.

    8. The entrant must read rules and regulations completely and carefully. Due to the volume of inquiries and entries, the MADE Secretariat may or may not reply or confirm receipt in a timely manner.

    II. SELECTION PROCEDURE

    1. The winners are chosen by a Board of Judges to be selected by Metrobank Foundation, whose decisions on the qualification or disqualification of an entry, and selection of finalists and awardees are final.

    2. Judges may decide not to award prizes if the entries do not meet certain artistic and technical requirements. All decisions of the Board of Judges as to whether or not an entry or an entrant complied with the rules and regulations, as well as in all aspects of the Competition, shall be FINAL.

    3. The identity of the chairperson and the members of the Board of Judges will remain anonymous until the official press release from the Foundation has been published.

    4. Entrants whose entries are included in the semi-finalists roster shall be notified via e-mail. Semi-finalists must submit actual artwork for actual verification of sizes, review of entry documents, and compliance to rules & regulations.

    III. OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS

    1. The Metrobank Foundation may acquire any artwork at a price agreed upon by the Foundation and the artist.

    2. The Foundation reserves the right to withdraw any award and/or cash prize at any time should the entrant violate any of the rules and regulations of the Competition or if the Foundation deems, in any way, that granting the participant the award will damage the reputation of the Foundation and/or Metrobank.

    3. In accordance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (R.A. 10173), the entrant provides the Metrobank Foundation the right to use the name and photo of the painter and his/her entry free of charge for any broadcast, telecast, print or any medium.

    4. The Competition does not require any registration fee.

    5. Please read all the mechanics, rules, and regulations carefully. The MADE Secretariat enforces strict implementation of technical guidelines. Submission of entry signifies acceptance of all rules, regulations and selection process of the Competition. Non – compliant entries on any of the stipulated rules and regulations will be disqualified.

 

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