In celebration of the National Arts Month 2022, the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges Center for Rinconada Culture and the Arts (CSPC-CRCA) sponsored the ‘Sining Biswal Competitions’, a set of visual art competitions which include logo design, group painting, digital art, and filmmaking. These art competitions catered to CSPC students, faculty and non-teaching staff, and young Rinconada artists which ran from February 7 to 18, 2022.
The Logo Design competition aimed to create the official logo for the Asog Awards, an awardgiving body created by the CRCA to give recognition and prestige to Rinconada artists. The logo design competition was open to all residents of Rinconada, limiting one entry for every competitor. Deadline for entries was on February 11, 2022.
The Group Painting competition required a team composed of 3-4 artists to submit a painting design drafted on a one-eight size illustration board which would be the basis for the on-site painting. The entries were subject to elimination and only the top 10 teams were allowed to qualify for the on-site painting competition. The on-site painting competition was done from February 9 to 14, 2022.
The Digital Art Making competition was open to all CSPCeans including students, faculty, and nonteaching personnel. Competitors were required to submit original creative outputs inspired by the theme “Disenyo ng Pag-Asa: Digital Imaginings of Hope for Rinconada. Online registration was to be accomplished on or before February 13, 2022. Only entries created with digital technology and presented as a standalone image were accepted which included, but were not limited to: graphic posters, web comics, fractal or algorithmic art, digital photography, pixel art, raster painting, and photo-painting.
The Short Film Composition was open to all CSPC students which required registration to the competition prior to engaging in film making activities. A maximum number of 6 students, 1 videographer and 5 cast and crew, were allowed in the teams. A coach was optional but only for supervision and guidance. Produced films should be related to the theme: “Pangaturogan: Stories of Hope and Aspiration”; last from 5 to 10 minutes; original and not used in other competitions; come in English, Filipino or Rinconada preferably with subtitles, and; not include offensive language or content. Final copies of entries were to be submitted on or before February 18, 2022. Additionally, the CRCA would have the intellectual property rights to the winning pieces for a period of 3 years where it may use, produce or reproduce such for the Center’s purposes.
Winners of the competition were announced via the CRCA’s Facebook page on February 28, 2022. Also, entries to the competitions were displayed at the Museo Rinconada and on official platforms of the CRCA as its Facebook Page.