Guidelines for Online Submission

  1. Please make sure you submit all entry documents listed below:
    • Accomplished Official Entry Form (please fill in all information required)
    • Notarized Affidavit/Waiver
    • Artist's statement...
read more >




Philippine Art Awards 2015-2016 Submission Deadline Extended!

The Organizer of the Philippine Art Awards Competition is pleased to announce that the deadline of online submission of entries is extended to March 15, 2016 (Tuesday) at 5:00PM.
read more >





Philippine Art Awards 2015-2016 Competition Officially Open

The much-awaited and highly anticipated visual art competition today, the Philippine Art awards, is very pleased to announce that the competition for 2015-2016 is finally here! The PAA would like to invite artists all around the country to participate in the 17th season of this prestigious visual art competition.
read more >





ATTENTION ARTISTS! - Retrieval of Entries

The Philippine Art Awards would like to call the attention of the following artists listed below
read more >





Philippine Art Awards Visual Art Competition To Be Made More Exciting

In light of recent events and in the continuing effort to make the Philippine Art Awards (PAA) competition relevant and more exciting, the organizer of the Philippine Art Awards has decided to defer the announcement of this year’s regional winners from November 28, 2013 to the new date of March 6, 2014.
read more >




The Philippine Art Awards 2013-2014 Competition Officially Open

MThe much-awaited and highly anticipated visual art competition in the country is now officially open. After another successful run in 2012 wherein Cagayan De Oro artist Jericho Valjusto Vamenta bagged the much coveted Grand Prize plum, the 2013 competition promises to be even more challenging with inquiries about the competition coming in as early December 2012.
read more >





Philippine Art Awards announces national winners for 2012

March 2, 2012, Manila, Philippines: The eight national winners of the 2012 Philippine Art Awards (PAA) have been honored during the awarding ceremony and formal opening of exhibition at the Museum of the Filipino People at Rizal Park Manila.
read more >




Philippine Art Awards 2011 Regional Winners gear up for 2012 Finals
Forty Philippine Art Awards (PAA) 2011 regional winners have been finally selected from collective entries from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila. Receiving 40,000 each, and a trophy designed by National Artist Napoleon Abueva , the winners have been honored in the awarding ceremony at the Museo Iloilo (Iloilo City) for the Visayas winners, and the Mindanao winners at University of Mindanao (Davao City) and the Luzon and Metro Manila winners at the Museum of the Filipino People (Manila)...
read more >




Philippine Art Awards Last Call For Entries
The Philippine Art Awards (PAA) , considered the pre-eminent and the only two-tiered visual arts competition country today, shall hold its regional selection this year for Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila.
read more >




Philippine Art Awards Launches 2011 Visual Arts Competition
The much awaited visual arts competition is now officially on. Philippine Art Awards (PAA) , the only two-tiered arts competition in the country today, shall hold its regional selection this year for Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila, and shall award 10 winners from each of these regions, all of whom will receive P40,00 each.
read more >




PMFTC Inc. honors National Artist Napoleon Abueva with a book on his life and art
Filipino sculptor Napoleon Abueva was conferred the title of National Artist in 1976.  He is the youngest artist to have been declared a National Artist at the age of 46.
read more >




PAA 2010 National Winners go to Shanghai, China
As is the tradition of the Philippine Art Awards, all 8 national winners of the PAA 2010 were flown to Shanghai, China as part of their prize in line with the competition’s objective of providing an opportunity for cross-cultural exposure to winning artists.
read more >




PAA Highland 8 Exhibit @ BenCab Museum

The highlands of Scotland were immortalized by a movie and a subsequent TV series about a race of immortals.  The Philippines has its own version of the highlands known collectively as the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) most famous of which is Baguio.
read more >




Philippine Art Awards Awarding & Exhibitions go Regional
The 2009 Regional competitions culminated with the exhibition of the works and the awarding of prizes in separate venues : the Provinces of Misamis Oriental and Cebu for the Mindanao and Visayas Art Awards respectively, and at the National Museum in Manila for the Metro Manila and Luzon Art Awards.
read more >




Philippine Art Awards 2009 Regional Winners Declared
We are pleased to announce that all the 40 winners of the four regional competitions have been declared through their respective awarding ceremonies and exhibition openings. Each of the winners received their cash prize of Php 40,000 and trophy during the ceremonies.
read more >



PAA Reunion Exhibit for the Inauguration of the BenCab Museum.
As a fitting tribute to the inauguration of the newly opened BenCab Museum, a selection of past JURORS’ CHOICE as well as GRAND Prize Winners from the Philippine Art Awards
read more >



PAA 2008 National Winners enjoy Hanoi

Grand Prize Winner Marina Cruz, and Juror's Choice Winners Raymond Libiran, Raymond Legaspi, Errol Balcos, Oscar Floirendo, Mark Andy Garcia, Kirby Roxas and Raffy Napay enjoy the historic city of Hanoi, Vietnam as part of their prize for winning the PAA 2008.
read more >




PAA Congratulates the 2009 recipient of the CCP 13 Artists Award

It is heartening to note that for 2009,  5 out of the CCP 13 ARTISTS awardees were Juror's Choice winners in previous PAA competitions. The thirteen artists are Buen Calubayan, Don Djerrassi Dalmacio (PAA 2004 awardee), Patricia Eustaquio, Don Salubayba (PAA Semi-Finalist awardee), Kawayan de Guia (PAA 2004 awardee), Iggy Rodriguez, Raya Martin, MMYu, Winner Jumalon (PAA 2005 awardee) .
read more >



So you want your painting to last forever?

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever" so says the poet John Keats.  But permit us to disagree for a moment when it comes to paintings.  More often, a painting  is a joy for only a few years, maybe not even a lifetime.  Paintings will crack.  Their colors will fade.  Their varnish will darken.  And your painting, wonderful as it is, will at some point be a shadow of the beauty that it is now.
read more >




Art That Turns
Scanning the forty winning works in the Philippine Art Awards 2008 makes us realize how the tide has turned in Philippine contemporary art.  This is not to raise false expectations about a possible sea change. It is simply to say that there are signs of emerging currents.
read more >



i4 Asia Incorporated