2019 MADE Painting Recognition Program
UNLEASH
From the start, the goal has always been to unleash the artist within. Since 1984, the
Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) has set a platform to empower and showcase
the ingenuity of the Filipino creative.

Now on its 35th year, MADE is poised to further unveil fresh talents. Go and create your
greatest masterpiece yet.

A. REGISTRATION & ELIGIBILITY

1. The Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Painting Recognition Program is open to all:
• Filipino Painters, 18 to 35 years old (18 years old as of May 10, 2019 and still 35 years old as of September 19, 2019)
• Who have not held a solo exhibition until September 19, 2019

2. The following are not eligible to join the Search:
• Former awardees of the Young Painters’ Annual or MADE Painting Competition (Top Three, Best Entry, Grand Prize, First, Second, and Third Prize or Special Prize Winner, Grand Awardee)
• 2019 Members of the Board of Judges and their immediate family members

3. A participant shall submit only one (1) entry to the Search and shall compete in only one (1) category.
• Oil-based / Acrylic Medium on Canvas
• Water Media (watercolor, ink, gouache, tempera) on Paper (not board)

B. SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ARTWORK

1. MEDIUM:
a. Oil-based/ Acrylic Medium on Canvas
b. Water Media (watercolor, ink, gouache, tempera) on Paper (not board)

2. SIZE: Entry must not be smaller than 18 X 24 inches (1.5 X 2 feet) or not bigger than 36 X 48 inches (3 X 4 feet), excluding the frame

3. WEIGHT: Entry should not weigh more than 17 kilos, including the frame (if applicable)

4. FRAME: The entry should be framed and should have hanging provisions. The frame, including the matting should not exceed five (5) inches. Do not glue the canvas on the wood backing for conservation purposes.

5. ORIGINALITY: 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.

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

7. ACTUAL ENTRY: The entry should not be signed by the entrant. The entry must not have been submitted to any other national or international painting competitions.

C. AWARDS

1. Grand Awardee
• One (1) Oil-based/ Acrylic Medium on Canvas
• One (1) Water Media on Paper

The Grand Awardee will receive the following:
a. Cash Prize of P350,000.00
b. Artistic Development Fund of Php150,000.00
c. “Mula” sculpted glass trophy by Noell El Farol
d. MADE-Network of Winners (MADE-N.O.W.) Membership
e. Eligible for a grant for first solo exhibit
f. He/she will be featured in press releases and media visits nationwide
g. He/she will be featured in MADE and Metrobank Foundation collaterals, newsletters and institutional social media channels

2. Special Citation
This is a special recognition granted to selected works that is subject to the approval of the judging body.
• Two (2) Oil-based/ Acrylic Medium on Canvas
• One (1) Water Media on Paper

The Special Citations will receive the following:
a. Cash Prize
b. “Mula” sculpted glass trophy by Noell El Farol
c. MADE-Network of Winners (MADE-N.O.W.) Membership
d. Eligible for a grant for first solo exhibit
e. He/she will be featured in press releases and media visits nationwide
f. He/she will be featured in MADE and Metrobank Foundation collaterals, newsletters and institutional social media channels

3. National Finalists
• Eight (8) finalists for Oil-based/Acrylic on Canvas Category
• Two (2) finalists for Water Media on Paper Category

The National Finalists will receive the following:
a. Special Cash Incentive
b. Plaque of Recognition
c. He/she will be featured in MADE and Metrobank Foundation collaterals, newsletters and institutional social media channels

D. 2019 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
• May 10, 2019: Deadline for submission of entries through e-mail (until 11:59 PM)
• Third Week of June 2019: E-Sneak via MADE Facebook Fanpage
• September 2019: MADE Awarding Ceremony & Exhibit Opening

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