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Bridge Capital holds art competition

ARTISTS young and old are invited to join the 4th Annual CNMI Art Competition hosted by Bridge Capital LLC.

“We encourage all seasoned and aspiring artists to join the competition as this annual event continues to grow and provide our artists with a perfect venue to showcase their talents,” contest coordinator Rowena Relado said.

Photographer Hervin Jacinto, third left, poses with Rose Lantin, Sally Ramos and Loida Martinez beside his entry in the CNMI Bridge Capital Art Competition in Susupe last year.  Photo by Raquel C. Bagnol

All entries will be exhibited during the Flame Tree Arts Festival at the Civic Center in Susupe on April 19-22. The awards ceremony will be held the following week at the Bridge Capital office in Garapan.

“Exciting changes this year will include the addition of a photography category and the participation of the general public in the judging,” Relado said.    

The competition has two divisions — for kindergarten to 12th grades, and for 18 years old and above.

The art categories include 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works: visual, sculpture, ceramics, traditional crafts and others.

All entries must be the original and should not be computer-generated or -enhanced.

Relado said a panel of judges representing business and government leaders in the CNMI will select the winning entry. As in the past, Relado said Bridge Capital will purchase a number of art pieces at prices that will be negotiated with the artists.

Prizes at stake are $2,500 for Best of Show, $1,500 for first prize, $1,000 second prize and $500 third prize.

The top student entries in each grade level (K-12) will also receive $100 while the classroom teacher of each winning student will receive $100 store credit for school supplies at National Office Supply.

To join the contest, an artist must be a CNMI resident or have been living in the commonwealth for one or more years. A maximum of two entries will be accepted per participant, and the art work must have a CNMI theme. Artists are required to write their names, age, address and telephone numbers on the back of each entry.

All winning entries and their rights will become the property of Bridge Capital.

The deadline for submission is April 13, 2013 and entries will be judged from April 16-20, 2013. The winners will receive their awards on April 21 during the Flame Tree Arts Festival.

Bridge Capital LLC, an international investment banking and asset management company in the CNMI, said it strongly supports the development of local artists and is committed to being a good corporate citizen and a partner in making the commonwealth the best it can be.

Entry forms and the official rules are available at

For more information contact Rowena Relado at or call 322-2222.