Equipped with imagination, 96 students and professional artists were given two hours to interpret the contest theme A Nation of Mercy and Compassion through beautiful artworks. Notable personalities PG Zoluaga (Local Artist and Executive Council Member of NCCA), Liby Limoso (Academic Coordinator for Fine Arts, University of San Agustin), Gerard Habana (Member, Alumni Community Theatre, UPV, and Former President, Theater Arts Guide, UPV), Rodolfo Libiano (Member, Arts Association of Capiz), Mervin Orola (HS Art Teacher), and Narciso Francisco (BS Industrial Ed Major in Architectural Drafting) were invited by PHLPost Area 6 Director Fabiolita P. Ferraris to judge the entries for their originality, relevance to the theme, visual impact, and artistic method/design.
Here are the judges’ best bets:
These winning entries shall be submitted to the Central Office to compete with the winning entries from other Areas, and from which the top two entries in each category shall be selected to be featured in the stamps that will be issued and launched in January 2015, in commemoration of the Papal visit. A special souvenir frame, which shall house the winning designs on stamps, shall be given to the Holy Father.
All entries in Area 6 shall be featured in the forthcoming Philatelic Stamps Exhibit.