Digital art contest for Filipino youth to celebrate Rizal’s 160th birthday

In celebration of the 160th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in partnership with Sentro Rizal London, presents RIZAL@160 TULARAWAN Digital Art Contest 2021 aimed for young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The contest is open to Filipinos ages 18 to 35, with the aim of encouraging participants to immerse themselves in Rizal’s poetry and interpret them into original creative digital artworks.

Jose Rizal, a medical doctor, was also an exceptional writer. The leading advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period, his two novels, Noli Me Tangere (‘The Social Cancer’) and El Filibusterismo (‘The Subversive’ or ‘The Reign of Greed’) helped change the course of Philippine history. Among his famous poems include Mi Ultimo Adios (My Last Farewell) and A la Juventud Filipina (To the Filipino Youth).

TULARAWAN@160 runs from 19 June 19 to 15 October 2021. The winning entries will be announced in December in time for the commemoration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and the 125th anniversary of Jose Rizal’s Martyrdom.

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Inquiries and submission of entries may be coursed through Sentro Rizal London at the following email address: email hidden; JavaScript is required