University of Mindanao won the grand prize of the 31st Visual Arts Competition (VAC 31)

Artemio Bongawan Jr. of the University of Mindanao won the grand prize of the 31st Visual Arts Competition (VAC 31) of the Directories Philippines Corporation and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.
Bongawan’s hyper-realistic entry “AGEnt of Success”, which showed an old woman who dreams of finishing her studies, captured the interest of the judges with its rendering and clear, uplifting message. This year’s competition challenged fine arts students nationwide to interpret the theme “Habang May Buhay, May Pag-asa”.
“I wanted to show that as long as you have hope and you persevere, nothing comes too late. Age doesn’t matter when it comes to aspiring for success,” Bongawan explained.

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