The University of the Philippines Open University Foundation, Inc. (UPOUFI), in cooperation with the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and the Faculty of Management and Development Studies, UP Open University (UPOU), will be sponsoring a Wood Carving Competition on 21 March 2013, 5:30 p.m. at the National Computer Center (NCC) Building lobby, C.P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines This competition is UPOU’s contribution to the annual international celebration of World Wood Day on 21 March 2013. This annual event is celebrated to increase public awareness of the importance and goodness of wood. With the global theme “Wood: Art, Joy and Culture”, this event will highlight the crucial role of wood in the development of human civilization and environment.
The competition will invite artists from the wood-carving towns of Betis, Guagua, Pampanga and Paete, Laguna.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the non-winning wood sculptures will support collaborative activities that will be participated in by the wood carving communities in Betis, Guagua Pampanga and Paete, Laguna, Philippines.