Pacifica 2016 Art Contest
About the 2016 Pacifica Art Contest:
Vidal Jose H. Camacho from Mount Carmel School and Cerijean F. Mangubat from Marianas High School top this year's Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc.'s Pacifica Art Contest.
This year, there were a total of 347 submissions: 211 entries for the 6-11 age division and 136 for the 12-17 age division.
"The amount of entries each year continue to climb. Competition remains high. But, our objective to support the arts and to present our children an option to harness their artistic skills and to keep them from wandering off the wrong path is most essential," said Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc. executive vice president, Shirley Sablan. "I thank school administrators for encouraging their pupils to join and for their ongoing support."
Camacho and Mangubat each received $200 cash and other prizes.
Other winners ranked under the Top 5 list include:
Category 1: ages 6-11
2nd place - Sara Elizabeth Keaton, 10, Grace Christian Academy
3rd place - Christina Kim, 11, (school unknown)
4th place - Seiyul Hong, 10, Saipan International School
5th place - Jason Kim, 9, Seventh Day Adventist
Category 2: ages 12-17
2nd place - Joana Marie Manlapag Ridgo, 17, Saipan Southern High School
3rd place - No Eun So, 14, Saipan International School
4th place - Jessa Lyn P. Lizama, 14, Marianas High School
5th place - Maureen Faye Doculan, 17, Saipan International School
"Kudos to both Vidal Camacho and Cerijean Mangubat for a job well done. To all others, don't be discouraged. Your pieces were just as valuable to our Contest," says Sablan.
This year's judging panel included First Lady Diann Torres, Tan Holdings Logistics Vice President Alex Sablan, Owner of Quinn Consulting, LLC. Kanae Quinn and President of The Warehouse, LLC. Richard Cole.
"It was interesting to see how the kids see things," said The Warehouse, LLC. president, Richard Cole.
"Nothing makes me happier than to see our children gain confidence in joining this type of Contest. It is important that they feel free to willingly express their skills, artistic abilities and imaginations," said First Lady Diann Torres.
Students were asked to create and submit an original art piece throughout July 4th, 2016 to September 16th, 2016, including the slogan "Rest assured, it's Christmas." Permitted mediums included water paint, oil-based paint, pastels, crayons and pencils. Maximum dimensions were 18 inches by 24 inches.