The Philip Morris Group of Companies announces the 1999 ASEAN Art Awards, comprising national competitions in seven ASEAN countries leading to the regional awards ceremony at the National Art Gallery of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on November 3.

The ASEAN Art Awards provide artists with an opportunity to exhibit their works and compete for cash prizes in both a national competition in their home country and at the ASEAN-wide final competition. Each level of the competition is judged by a panel of art experts. Five works from each national competition will be chosen for the ASEAN final, set for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November.

The Philip Morris Group of Companies established the ASEAN Art Awards in 1994, building on Philip Morris' 40 year heritage of support for the arts and cultural activities around the world. The program aims to inspire and support creative works by established and emerging artists in ASEAN countries, to reward their best efforts, and to promote contact and interaction between the arts communities around the region.
The Philip Morris Group of Companies 1999 ASEAN Art Awards is open to citizens of THAILAND (over 18 years). There is no entry fee. In the spirit of creativity and freedom of expression, an artist may explore any subject or theme in their work, using any medium. Each entry remains the property of the artist. The art work will not exceed 2 X 2 metre and weight will less than 30 kilograms without the glass.

All art works must be submitted in 3-6 July 1999 8.30 am.-4.30 pm.
at The National Gallery, Silpakorn Universit, Thapra Palace Tel. (02)221-3841
Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Tel. (053)211-724
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Burapha University, Chonburi Tel. (038)391-042
Faculty of Fine Arts, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Tel.(043)246-592

For more information, please call Philip Morris (Thailand) Tel. 636-1833-48