The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

25 April 2019

Join the Paralym Art World Cup 2019!

The Autism Society Philippine is organizing a stable of artists willing to compete at the Paralym Art World Cup, a series of annual art events which will culminate with the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020. The competition seeks to empower artists with disabilities all around the world.

¨Roads to the Festival¨ by Carl Veluz, Philippine Winner, Paralym Art World Cup 2018

This year theme for the Paralym Art World Cup 2019 is "Dance/Performance". "Dance/Performance" can mean many different things and can be observed all over the world-for example, scared dance as a prayer, sports performance, dance in a social occasion, dance in a street etc. This can be express many emotions and perceptions as well as stories behind. this is also can be based on everyday expressions, such as dancing with joy when you're happy, plodding along when you're sad. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and fill out the form below.

Who can join?
Persons with autism, regardless of age, with a PWD ID or medical abstract from a developmental physician can join the competition.

What are the specifications of the art work?
Art work must be between A4 (210mm×297mm) to A0(841mm×1189mm) in size. Art work can be digital paintings, colored pencil drawings, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, water color paintings, papercut art, print, embroidery, calligraphy, others. LIMITATIONS: When the surface of the submitted artwork is full of BUMPS to a degree that makes it impossible to scan, the artwork will not be considered for the contest. Photos and 3-dimensional objects will NOT be considered as legitimate applications.

How many entries can a PWA send?
Applicants can only send one entry.

How do we send our entry?
(1) Fill out the form below.

(2) Scan artwork with a decent scanner. Phone images are also acceptable but not ideal. Original art work must be between A4 (210mm×297mm) to A0 (841mm×1189mm) in size. Art work can be digital paintings, colored pencil drawings, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, water color paintings, papercut art, print, embroidery, calligraphy, others. Maximum file size is 10MB.

LIMITATIONS: When the surface of the submitted artwork is full of BUMPS to a degree that makes it impossible to scan, the artwork will not be considered for the contest. Photos and 3-dimensional objects will NOT be considered as legitimate applications. Finalists will be asked to send the original artwork to Japan.

(3) Scan artist's PWA ID and/or medical abstract from a developmental physician proving their disability.

(4) Create an email. Subject line must read: PARALYM ART WORLD CUP 2019 / Last Name, First Name of Artist.

(5) Attach files from Items 1 and 2 in the email and send to autismphils@gmail.com. Deadline is 28 May 2019, Tuesday, 5pm.

What are the prizes?
Prizes include JPY500,000 (grand prize) and JPY250,000 (second prize). Award winners of key prizes will also be invited to Tokyo to attend the award ceremony and reception party to be held in September 2019. Extra prizes will also be provided to the award winners. Airfare and accommodation for PWA and parent are included. Award winners will be responsible for the cost of passport and Japanese visas.

What is the selection process*?
June 2019 - Premilinary screening by the Paralym Art World Cup Executive Office and participating embassies in Japan
July 2019 - Final selection by judges panel, embassies and sponsor companies
September 2019 - winners will be announced on the Paralym Art World Cup website and will also be individually contacted by the Paralym Art Executive Office.

Winning artworks must be sent to the Paralym Art World Cup Executive Committee by post. (Shipping will be paid for by the committee).
*subject to change

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