As part of the Earth Day celebration at SM City Batangas, the Provincial Tourism Council, in cooperation with Lapian ng mga Pintor at Iskultor (LAPIS), spearheaded an on-the-spot painting contest at the mall’s Event Center, with the theme: “Save Taal Lake Now!”. Sixteen participants (high school students) all over the province joined the said contest.
This is the introduction to a bigger event to be held on May, where the Philippines’ attempt to break the world record of the longest painting where the continuous canvas will be sewn together and will be displayed at the Philippine Ports Authority in Batangas Port. The country’s entry is targeted to be 7,107 meters long. See related article HERE.
The following contestants made it to the top five:
1st Place – Bryan S. Gascon (entry #9, won P10,000)
2nd Place – Mark Freddierick G. Divino (entry #16, won P7,000)
3rd Place – Francis Zam Gutierrez (entry #10, won P5,000)
4th Place – King Ariel Caringal (entry #11, won P3,000)
5th Place – Vonn Maverick A. Beredo (entry #3, won P3,000)
The board of judges were composed of Danilo Orito Adon, Griego Vive (Head Artist, LAPIS) and the chairman of the board, Rollie de Leon (award-winning scenographer of GMA-7, the founding president of On the Spot Artist Association or OTSAA, and the proponent of World’s Longest Painting for the Guinness Book of World Records).
All entries were automatically become properties of the Provincial Tourism Office. Furthermore, the 16 participants of this contest will become part of the Philippines’ attempt to have the world’s longest painting which will be finished next month. The painting would be entitled “Fishes of the Ocean”.
On the Spot Painting Contest at SM City Batangas Image Gallery