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DBSA’S COMPETITION DEADLINE EXTENDED (article first published : 2004-08-16)

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has extended the closing date of the Art Competition for grades 10 – 12 public secondary and high schools learners under the theme, SA Youth in Support of Development to 27 due to the interest generated.

In addition, a second category for Private and Independent schools has been identified.

The purpose of the competition is to support the Arts, with the focus DBSA’s core mandate of infrastructure development. Criteria will concentrate on aspects of composition, interpretation of the theme, usage of media, overall impact and originality.

Learners in Secondary and High schools throughout the country are invited to enter the competition. The entry should be two-dimensional artworks (drawing, painting or mixed-media) and size should be a minimum of A3 and maximum A2.

Nine learners in the public Secondary and High schools category will be shortlisted, one from each province and will receive financial assistance to the value of R1,000 towards their education. Their schools will receive financial assistance to the value of R3,000 for a school project to be identified by the school at a later date. As one of the nine shortlisted entrants over and above the prizes awarded, the overall winner will receive financial assistance to the value of R10,000 towards their current or further educational costs. Their school will receive financial assistance to the value of R20,000 towards a school project to be identified at a later date.

The winners in the second category for Arts, Private and Independent schools will receive financial assistance towards education: overall winner R5,000, second prize R4,000 and third prize R3,000. Their schools will however not receive any prizes in this category.

A selection of winning entries will be marketed through the DBSA calendar for 2005. Three highly-commended works will be awarded R500 each towards education financial assistance including a gift pack for artist’s material, but their work will not be included in the calendar.

According to Nonnie Letsholo, DBSA Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager: “The DBSA is committed to enhancing and improving the quality of life of the people of Southern Africa, and it is this commitment to people’s development that inspired the idea to initiate an Art Competition.”

Last year, the Bank held the Soul of Africa art exhibition, with artists from as far as the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces as well as Namibia and Mozambique participating. Some of that art has been acquired by the Development Bank and some of the works evidently hang on the walls of the organisation’s corridors.

Judges for the competition will be drawn from a wide spectrum of people involved in the arts genre and the winner will be announced at a gala event to be held on September 17 at 18h30 at the Development Bank. More information from Manda Bester on 011 313-3320 / 082 964 9169 or email mandab@dbsa.org




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