Last March 2, 2013, hundreds of high school student artists gathered together at Circle Events Place in Timog, Quezon City to compete in the third year of PH.antasya, An Art Contest Unlike Any Other. Their parents, friends, and school representatives watched in awe at the creative output these young artist had produced despite the two-hour time limit.
PH.antasya III welcomed the more than four hundred participants and guests with performances from CIIT Students and an inspiring talk from CIIT Instructor and Multimedia artist, Stanley Coloma.
The winners for both categories received awesome prizes such as a DSLR Camera, top-of-the-line Pen Tablets and Apple iPod Touch. The most supportive school also received a Lenovo Laptop. Lastly but perhaps most exciting, an iPad Mini awaited the winner of the “People’s Choice Award” for being the student whose artwork raised the most number of Facebook likes during a one-week time period.
Winner or not, everyone had something to bring home with the help of Gardenia Bakeries and Tom’s World. Media partners such as Gala Magazine and WhenInManila.com also helped the event become the success it was.
It is not only a memorable experience for the students and guests who participated, but also to CIIT College. It is a reminder that however different people are with each other, everyone is still united by a similar love for the arts.
The main lobby and registration area was immediately jam-packed with participants along with their parents and friends as the afternoon started.
Loot bags from both CIIT and our sponsors were distributed to every contestant.
Contestants receive their Certificates of Participation inside CIIT’s latest 2013 College Brochure
WACOM displays one of its top-of-the-line must have tools; the Cintiq 12WX
THe more than 400 contestants, guests, CIIT staff, judges, speakers, singing the national anthem alongside animation by Arnold Arre
Awesome prizes awaiting their new owners.
Digital Arts competition was held in the campus of CIIT while the Traditional Arts category was held in a separate venue to hold the more than 100 contestants.
Talents of students were easily displayed as their skills in Photoshop and their imagination fused to create awesome artworks.
Traditional arts contestants keeping it cool while trying to finish their works.
Nothing can stop determination. Not even an injured hand.
Traditional Arts category were open to all mediums including pencil, charcoal, water based paints, oil based paints, oil pastel, felt tip pens, etc.
President and CEO of CIIT, Niel Dagondon with Head Judge, Ferdie Castellano and Chief Financial Officer, Darwin O.
Angeline Aventino with representative from Marian School and Nerian Guyang
Judge Francis Homo with 3rd place Digital Arts winner, Kamille Anne Areopagita from St. Paul College, Pasig. She receives a WACOM Bamboo Pen and Touch Tablet
Danmark Dimaano 3rd place Digital Arts winner, from International Christian School with Francis Homo and Nerian Guyang
Chief Financial Officer, Darwin O with 2nd place Digital Arts winner Vincent Sumo of Notre Dame of Greater Manila with Judge Michael Carranceja.
CFO Darwin O with 2nd place Traditional Arts winner Neil John Laranjo of Peacemaker International Christian Academy with Michael Carranceja who is also Technical Director for Operations at Anino Games.
CIIT CEO and President, Niel Dagondon, with 1st place Digital Arts winner, Pauline Gabrielle Navarro of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Montessori along with Judge Archie Jacinto.
1st place winner for Traditional Arts, Dymo Dela Pena of Sacred Heart of Novaliches School together with Computer Teacher, Andrew De Vera, and Judge Archie Jacinto.
The winners circle along with the judges
Students checking out CIIT’s latest 2013 College brochure.
Sir Stanley Coloma gives an entertaining and inspiring talk on how students can and should follow their passion for their future careers.
1st Place Digital Arts: Pauline Gabrielle Navarro, St. Therese of the Child Jesus Montessori
2nd Place Digital Arts: Vincent Sumo, Notre Dame of Greater Manila School
3rd Place Digital Arts: Kamille Anne Areogapita, St. Paul College Pasig
1st Place Traditional Arts: Dymo Dela Pena, Sacred Heart of Novaliches
2nd Place Traditional Arts: Jhon Niel Laranjo, Peacemaker International Christian Academy
3rd Place Traditional Arts: Danmark Dimaano, International Christian School
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Digital Arts: Lawrence Nikolai M. Reyes, Our Lady of Carmel School
Lawrence Nikolai M. Reyes receiving the Apple iPad Mini from head judge, Ferdie Castellano and Ms. Maricel Guemo