The Vision Petron national student art competition has proven to be an attention magnet. The 2012 contest, themed Lakbay Alalay Para Sa Kalikasan, drew record entries from Filipino art students from all sixteen regions of the country. Showcasing Filipino talent, Petron believes the winning artwork deserve a wider audience, this time on a national stage.
From February until April 2013, the Vision Petron masterpieces will be on display at the National Museum of the Philippines. On its twelfth year, the Vision Petron theme of Lakbay Alalay Para sa Kalikasan brought to the fore priceless visions of a clean Philippines as depicted in oil, acrylic and water-based paintings, as well as photographs and prints.
Lakbay Alalay Para Sa Kalikasan draws attention to the environment, with the winning masterpieces creatively manifesting how to care for Mother Earth. In their artworks, the young artists shared their dream of walking through lush green forests, looking up at clear blue skies, and traversing our seas. On their canvasses, photos and imprints, they encapsulate Petron’s pledge to nurture nature for future generations.
The Lakbay Alalay Para Sa Kalikasan creations are consistent with Vision Petron’s advocacy of preservation of Philippine art and culture. Past Vision Petron themes have featured indigenous games, indigenous arts and crafts, UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines, Philippine landmarks, Philippine markets, Philippine festivities, and Petron’s partnerships with myriad communities.
A hallmark of the success of Petron’s art program is that it has garnered about 80 awards from different award-winning bodies here and abroad. Each year, the winning entries are used for Petron’s company collaterals such as the wall calendar, desk calendar, all-occasion cards, Christmas cards, planners, and t-shirts.
In addition to the honor of having been judged by no less than the masters and National Artists, the Vision PetronLakbay Alalay Para Sa Kalikasan artwork are now being showcased at the National Museum, until 30 April 2013.
The National Museum of the Philippines is located at Padre Burgos Avenue in Manila. Visitors are granted access to the National Art Gallery (in the old Legislative Building), the Museum of the Filipino People (in the old Finance Building), and the exhibitions at the National Planetarium. Museum hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (except the Planetarium, which is closed on Sundays).