DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) — Victorias Milling Company’s (VMC) third inter-school art competition declared recently the top three pre-judging winning artworks.
Each of the winning piece are from the college, elementary, and high school categories in the city.
Six winners from the 21 entries will represent Negros Oriental during the final judging on October 2 in Bacolod City.
VMC’s competition theme “We Are One!” is in line with its thrusts of values, unity, and collaboration not just in the workplace but also in the communities, according to Ma. Esther Espina, PR/Events coordinator for VMC.
For college category, Shiela Mae Caliguid of Metro Dumaguete College won top place, followed by Karlo Billy Rubia of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) for the second spot, and third placer Irah Kaye Osumo, also of NORSU.
The top three winners for the elementary/high school categories include Isabel Marchelle Loneliz of Immaculate Heart Academy of Tanjay City who won first place; John Raymond Enolpe, Dumaguete City Central Elementary School, 2nd place ; and Mitch Vincent Ganon, Bais City National High School, third place.
This part of VMC’s advocacy to discover talented visual artists, VMC expands its search to the whole of Negros Island in celebration of our recent unification as the Negros Island Region.
VMC expanded its competition last year to students all over Negros Occidental, and again this year in Negros Oriental.
Cash prizes are at stake including a computer showcase for schools of the winning artists belonging in the Elementary and High School categories while the NIR Tertiary category winner will bring home P30,000 in cash.
Winning entries will grace the 2016 corporate calendar of VMC and will be featured in its website.
Invited to the first pre-judging of the VMC Inter-School Art competition were renowned local artists and those involved in the arts, namely, Kristina Taniguchi, Danny Sollesta, Susan Canoy, Ramon del Prado, Antonio Wenceslao, and Provincial Tourism Council chairman Dr. Nick Elman. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on Sept. 22, 2015)