PASAY CITY, March 21 -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is  inviting entries to  the 2017 GSIS National Art Competition, one of the country’s biggest and much-awaited art contests.

According to GSIS officer-in-charge and Senior Vice President for NCR Operations, Atty. Nora Malubay-Saludares,  Filipino artists  both based here and abroad  may join any or all of the contest’s three categories: representational (figurative), nonrepresentational (abstract), and sculpture.

“The competition, which is now on its 13th year,  has an open theme this year to encourage artists to conceptualize freely.  We would like  this art competition to  continue recognizing and promoting the talent of aspiring Filipino artists here and abroad,” Atty. Saludares said.

Cash prizes ranging from Php30,000 to Php300,000.00 await the winners, aside from taking the most prominent space at the exhibit of selected entries in the GSIS Museo ng Sining starting June 2, 2017.

Entry forms and competition guidelines may be downloaded from the GSIS website, www.gsis.gov.ph, or obtained from any GSIS office nationwide starting March 15, 2017.

Submission of entries is on May 6, 2017 (Saturday) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the GSIS Gymnasium, GSIS Head Office, Financial Center, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

Queries regarding the competition may be directed to 859-3095 or 479-3588, or emailed to museum@gsis.gov.ph. (GSIS)