Arts & Design

Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE)

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About the Program

Created in 1984, then known as the Metrobank Annual Painting Competition, the Competition was foreseen as an instrument that wouldengage the youth in a positive endeavor amidst the economic and political chaos that the Philippines was in at that time.

In 1996, the Competition was renamed to Young Painters’ Annual or YPA to help reflect the expanding interventions of MBFI in the arts. In 2004, the Young Painters’ Annual expanded its intervention to Sculpture, Architecture, and interior Design.  With this came its new name, theMetrobank Art and Design Excellence or MADE.  Under this re-launched program also came new partnerships with the United Architects of the Philippines and the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers who will help oversee the rigors of the Competitions in Architecture and Interior Design, respectively.

The educational activities like lecture series and workshops under the arts were also re-branded to MADE Art Exploration Series.  Then in 2006, new partnerships from Federal Land and BluPrint were established. In 2007, MADE launched a long term advocacy “Your Environment Shapes You,” reflecting our belief that a creative and sustainable environment fosters holistic surroundings. 

In 2009MADE celebrated its 25 years of recognizing excellence in Filipino Art and Design. The following year, MADE intensified its Art Education program through the MADE Art Caravan: Art Exploration Lecture Series by bringing a travelling exhibition and lecture series to selected sites in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

For 2012, MADE implemented competition enhancements by targeting professional sculptors and moving to conceptual designs for the architecture and interior design competitions thereby encouraging our Filipino designers to re-imagine and re-define Filipino architecture and interior design.

Entry forms are available at  Metrobank Foundation, 4F Executives Offices, Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, selected NCR and provincial Metrobank branches nationwide , UAP and PIID Headquarters/Chapters.

For inquiries, please contact the Metrobank Foundation at (63-2) 898.8856 or 857.5918  and look for Louise Lane Calicdan and Henri Palma. You may also email  them at and/or   For queries on architecture and interior design competitions, you  may  also call UAP National Secretariat at 412.6403 /6374 and PIID Secretariat at  519.3672.