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May 11, 2022

MMDA Launches 2022 National Art Competition

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is inviting Filipino artists to participate in the 2022 MMDA National Art Competition for a chance to showcase their creativity and talent through drawing, painting, and other artistic forms.

MMDA Chairman Romando Artes said the National Art Competition is a great opportunity for artists across the country to create and exhibit their works or art that will inspire others.

"As part of the MMDA’s mandate to preserve and further promote the culture, not just of Metro Manila, but of the entire country, we are launching the 2022 National Art Competition to encourage Filipino artists to showcase their skills," said Artes.

"Through this competition, we can immortalize the varied yet rich culture of our country and appreciate it through visual arts," he added.

The competition is an offshoot of the "I Love MM (Metro Manila)" metro-wide photography, songwriting, and painting contests, which were held to highlight the National Capital Region’s growth and progress, in November last year.

The National Art Competition is open to all Filipino artists aged 18 to 35 years old. No participation fee is required.

Cash prizes await winners. The first prize winner will receive P300, 000 and a Scholarship for the Art Residency Program, while the second prize winner will receive P200,000.00 and a Scholarship for the Art Residency Program. Four finalists shall also receive P50,000.00 each.

All interested participants must submit their entries online, together with the notarized Registration Form and any valid government-issued Identification Card (ID) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on/ or before June 30, 2022, with the subject "MMDA NATIONAL ART CONTEST_(NAME)" [Ex. MMDA NATIONAL ART CONTEST_JUAN DELACRUZ]. Registration form may be downloaded from the MMDA website (

Contestants must declare that their entry to the competition is their original work and has not been used or submitted to other competitions. They must also declare that their entry does not infringe on any third party’s copyright.

The winning artworks will become MMDA's sole and exclusive property.

For details on how to join and full mechanics and entry forms, visit the website or contact the Corporate Planning and Management Staff at 88824151 to 77, local 1110, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inquiries. Please see link:


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