In the 49th year of Pilipinas Shell’s National Student Art Competition, students from the Fine Arts program of UP Cebu joined the said contest and 2 of them made it to the finals, Sitara Enguerra and Desiree Carabio. Both students went to Manila and attended the awarding ceremonies that happened on October 12, 2016. As it turned out, Desiree Carabio, a junior student, wont grand prize for the Digital Arts Category with her work, entitled “Marlon Monroe.” This year’s theme was Metamorphosis. This was the first time that UP Cebu won in this prestigious competition.