Krungthai Bank opened the opportunity to the artist, school student, college student and general public to create their artworks for competing in the 1st Krungthai Art Awards to win the Royal Trophy of her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chaki Sirindhorn and the cash almost 3 million Baht. The artworks must convey the theme of “Krungthai” or City of Thailand which is full of valuable and aesthetic creativity leading to the happiness, virtue and maturity to society and mankind.
Mr. Nontigorn Kanchanachitra, the Board of Director of Krungthai Bank and the Chairman of Krungthai Art Awards revealed that the Bank aimed to support the artwork creation and increase Thai artists’ capability by holding the project of Krungthai Art Awards with the purpose to encourage the creation of artworks which expresses and broadens out the Thai-ness content in the aspect of culture, architecture, handicraft, tradition and way of life under the theme of “Krungthai” or City of Thailand which is full of valuable and aesthetic creativity leading to the happiness, virtue and maturity to society and mankind. The Bank was honored by 11 national artists to be jury members namely; Professor Emeritus Prayat Pongdam, Mr. Thawan Duchanee, Professor Vichoke Mukdamanee, Mr.Chamraung Vichienket, Mr. Thawee Ratchaneekorn, Mr. Inson Wongsam, Mr. Pichai Nirand, Professor Kiettisak Chanonnart, Professor Ithipol Thangchalok, Professor Emeritus Preecha Thaothong, Mr. Thongchai Rakpathum.
Student, college student and general public who need participating Krungthai Art Awards project are required to submit painting, print and sculpture in a maximum of 3 entries per person. Painting and print must not exceed 2.2 m. (inclusive of the frame) and sculpture must not exceed 2.2 m. (inclusive of platform). The judgment shall be done without separated category and all submitted artworks shall receive fairly judgment based on their artistic qualities. The applicants can submit their artwork within 12th-16th November 2014 between 9.00-16.00 hrs. at Krungthai Art Gallery, Krungthai Bank, Yaowaraj Branch, Bangkok or tel. 0-2222-0137.
As for the prizes, the first prize was the Royal Trophy of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and 300,000 Baht for each prize, a total of 3 awards; the second prize was 200,000 Baht for each prize and certificate, a total of 5 awards; the third prize was 100,000 Baht for each prize and certificate, a total of 10 awards. List of the award winners shall be announced via KTB website, www.ktb.co.th in December 2014.
Mr. Nontigorn Kanchanachitra also added that Krungthai Bank has adhered to the principles of corporate social responsibility in operating business and focused on the ongoing creating intellectual capital via CSR activities to all parts of the society and in connection with these 4 dimensions namely; education, society and environment, culture, sport. In the cultural dimension, the Bank has supported the arrangement of the National Art Exhibition and established the “Awards given by Krungthai Bank” since 2003 in order to encourage artists’ inspiration in creating artworks to frequently participate in the National Art Exhibition. The artworks with award shall be displayed and installed so as that customer and general public will also have opportunity to appreciate those quality artworks. Moreover, the Bank also renovated KTB Yaowarat branch, which was the first KTB headquarter built in Sino-Portuguese style with almost 60 years ago, to be KrungThai Art Gallery and transformed to be the modern art gallery for artworks collected by the Bank. There also offer the multipurpose areas available to be circulated gallery and be held the activity of teaching art as well as the support of education to nearby-the Bank school and broadcasting any cultural activity. Furthermore, the Bank also established Krungthai Sculpture Park in order to exhibit the big sculptures in the garden as an Open-air Museum at KTB Training Center, Khao Yai, Nakhorn Ratchasima.
The project of Krungthai Art Awards was strongly believed that it would gain more attractive from a group of art lovers. However, the Bank was so proud of being a part of creating better quality to the society according to its vision as “Growing Together”.
Corporate Branding and Communications Department
July 31, 2014