Art students from different Asian countries, their parents and guardians, mentors and friends and other distinguished guests gathered together at the SMX Convention Center of SM Aura in Taguig City for the highly successful run of the “Global Art International Competition 2014.”
Spearheaded by this year’s host country, Philippines, Filipino young artists from different Global Arts campuses in the country competed against each other for the national level and the winners were pitted against the best Global Art students from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Myanmar, China, India and Hong Kong.
Out of an estimated 500 contestants, four artists—Jasmin Chong Sheng Tyen from Malaysia (Category A), Emily Yeo from Singapore (Category B), Kelvin Sum KokSiong from Malaysia (Category C) and Aulia Syafitri from Indonesia—went home to their respective countries with the grand prize.
Meanwhile, the Philippines’ Angelica Aceron (a student of St. Scholastica’s College who takes her art classes from Global Art Serendra) placed second in the international level, Category C (10 to 12 years old).
At the helm of the competition was Yenny Saw, country manager of Global Art Philippines franchise, who invited young artists from sister schools all over Asia. Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia have played host to the said event in the past years and it is the Philippines’ first time to take charge of the competition on home ground.
The first phase of the competition saw the best students from different Global Art campuses in the Philippines outdo each other in expressing themselves and interpreting the global theme through their visual arts flair. The entries of Dione Maircheline Tanada (a student of Global Art Manila and Chang Kai Shek College), Dominique Kiersten Lim (Global Art Makati and St. Jude Catholic School), Angelica Aceron (Global Art Serendra and St. Scholatica’s College), and Hannah Clarisse Lim (Global Art Ortigas and Faith Academy)—who won the grand prize in the national level—were automatically qualified and made as official entries to the competition’s international level.
Mahair Goh, founder of Global Art International, flew into Manila to take his place in the panel of judges. Other judges included Ajin Thong (Global Art master trainer) and Gean Fong (Global Art assistant trainer).
All winners in the national and international levels went home with trophies making their families, mentors, schools and country proud.
The Global Art International Competition 2015 will be held in Cambodia.
For information log on www.globalart.com.ph.