‘Chalk Art’ and US-Philippine friendship

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The US Embassy’s Chalk Art Festival Competition Grand Prize winner, the Parañaque Science High School students, with the US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg (third from right), SM Vice President for Marketing and Communications Group Millie Dizon (third from left), and Doodle Art Enthusiasts’ Lei Melendres (second from right)

The US Embassy’s Chalk Art Festival Competition Grand Prize winner, the Parañaque Science High School students, with the US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg (third from right), SM Vice President for Marketing and Communications Group Millie Dizon (third from left), and Doodle Art Enthusiasts’ Lei Melendres (second from right)

As part of its “America in 3D” festivities, the US Embassy in Manila recently held a Chalk Art Festival Competition at the SM Mall of Asia By the Bay. The contest was a part of a multimedia, entertainment, and education event that was free to the public.

Chalk Art is the visual arts technique of drawing with chalk, which is widely practiced in the United States.

With US-Filipino Friendship as its theme, 10 schools participated in this one-of-a-kind event. Parañaque Science High School students won the Grand Prize; while the Kalayaan National High School-Pasay and the Las Pinas North National High School placed First and Second, respectively.

Other schools that joined are the Batasan Hills National High School, St. Anthony School, San Antonio National High School Makati, Paranaque National High School—Sto. Nino Annex, Moonwalk National High School, Makati National High School, and Pasay City Science High School.

The students used non-toxic, water-based chalks, brushes, and wet wipes as erasers, as provided by the US Embassy. The Doodle Art Enthusiasts, a group that promotes doodle art, also showcased their skills along with the high school students.

No less than the US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg judged the artworks together with SM Vice President for Marketing and Communications Group Millie Dizon, and Doodle Art Enthusiasts’ Lei Melendres.

The US Embassy’s “America in 3D” is a unique road show showcasing the US Embassy and its programs, services, and people throughout the Philippines.

The US Embassy’s “Chalk Art Festival Competition” is one of the many artistic events at the SM Mall of Asia By the Bay.

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