• Veronica Pulumbarit

Quincentennial Art Competition extended to October 30

The National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) leading the Philippine celebration of the 1521 Victory at Mactan has extended the deadline of the Quincentennial Art Competition to October 30.


The country will mark on April 27, 2021 the 500th year since Filipinos defeated Western invaders on Mactan Island.

The NCQ says the "2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines" (2021 QCP) is the collective name for the different 500th anniversaries in Philippine history next year.


Aside from the Victory at Mactan, the other historical events that will be celebrated next year are:

  • the 500th year since the first circumnavigation of the world (to be commemorated from March 16 to October 29, 2021)

  • the 500th year since Christianity was introduced to the Philippines.

The NQC said the painting competition has four themes: sovereignty, magnanimity unity, and legacy.


Participants may submit one entry per theme.


The grand prize winner will receive P500,000 while the runners-up will get P50,000 each.


The announcement of winners will be on December 16 this year. For more information about the competition, please visit the NQC website.





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