In celebration of the ASEAN Month in August, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) calls on Filipino citizens residing in the Philippines and overseas, aged 18 and above, to submit original creative outputs inspired by the theme, ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together. 

In line with Cambodia’s 2022 chairmanship theme, this year’s contest aims to showcase the best of the expressions of Philippine amateur and professional artists in digital art in promoting ASEAN awareness by highlighting the cultural uniqueness and identity being shared by the citizens of ASEAN amidst the ongoing global health crisis, climate change, rivalries between major powers, protectionism, territorial disputes, trade wars and technology rivalries, and other traditional and non-traditional security threats.

The aforementioned theme for this year’s competition is considered relevant as the region navigates through the unprecedented effects of the crisis that continue to threaten not only the general well-being of its citizens but also the condition of the economy.

The prescribed categories in relation to the context/meaning of the digital art output relevant to the whole ASEAN region (instead of just national) are:

  • ASEAN community concerns (political, economic, socio-cultural)
  • Health and environmental care concerns, safety, and resilience (ASEAN region in scope)
  • Art concerns (ASEAN region art markets, materials and production, exhibitions, motivations, etc.)
  • Personal concerns (Self, family, and community as part of the whole ASEAN region)

The process of the contest will be done online, from submission of entries to the selection and announcement of winners.

The submission of entries will begin at 12:01 AM on 01 July 2022 and will close at 11:59 PM on 12 August 2022 (PHT). Questions about the competition may be submitted through

For the guidelines and other further details about the contest, interested participants may check out the details via this link: