Arts & Design

Metrobank Art & Design Excellence

Artistic Excellence. Started in 1984, the MADE Painting Competition continues its 28 year search for artistic excellence in the Filipino youth. MADE targets young and amateur painters, discovers their potential and provide opportunities to launch their careers as artists.

  • Oil-Based Medium (Acrylic) on Canvas
  • Water- Based Media on Paper


The Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Painting Competition is open to all:

  • Filipino painters, 18 to 35 years of age
  • Who have not held a solo exhibition
  • Who have not won Best Entry or First, Second or Third Prize in the Young Painters' Annual and Metrobank Art and Design Excellence organized by Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”)

Specifications of the Painting Piece:

  • Size: Not smaller than 18 x 24 inches or bigger than 36 x 48 inches, exclusive of the  frame
  • Medium: Oil-based/Acrylic Medium on Canvas or Water Media (water soluble medium) on Paper (not board)
  • Weight: not more than 17 kilos
  • Should be framed or have hanging provisions
  • No signature must appear on the painting nor on the frame.
  • The frame, including the matting should not exceed 5 inches.

MADE winners will receive a glass trophy by sculptor Mr. Noel El Farroll and cash prize of P 300,000 each for all winners. Three winners will be awarded in the painting competition -  two from the Oil-Based Medium on Canvas category  and one for the watermedia on paper category. Winners in the painting competition are automatically eligible for a grant once they held their first solo exhibition and the privilege to be a part of the alumni organization MADE-Network Of Winners (NOW) (see list of past winners). For complete details about the competition please download the latest copy of our entry form.