The winners of the Pilipino Po Ako Children’s Painting Contest received their plaques, cash prizes, and gifts last Sunday, at the Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Espino.
The painting contest was a joint project by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts NCCA and the Philippine Embassy in Madrid. Open to Filipino children in Spain and Andorra, the contest had two categories – 5 to 10 year olds and 11 to 16 year olds. For the first category, participants had to choose from two (2) themes: Paggalang sa Nakatatanda at sa Kapwa and Kagandahang Loob. For the second category, the themes were Bayanihan and Pakikisama. The duration of the contest was from 06 September 2015 until 02 May 2016.
The judging of the winners was held on 10 May 2016 by Mrs. Isabelita T. Salinas and Fr. Remigio Domino as official judges. The winners were announced on 18 May.
The winners under the 5 to 10 years of age category are:
1st Place – Marc Dave Vicente (Barcelona)
2nd Place – Nicole Paz Pinto (Tenerife)
3rd Place – Katrina Nicole Tagorda Oamil (Barcelona)
For the category under 11 to 16 years of age, the winners are:
1st Place – Cecile Anne Eda Ardiente (Madrid)
2nd Place – Alvin Joe Domingo Collado (Barcelona)
3rd Place – Ashley Makayla Pacis Caringal (Barcelona)
Participants who submitted entries were also given certificates of appreciation and Philippine art kits, courtesy of NCCA.