Jumping off from the success and excitement which erupted from last year’s very inspiring outcome, and a part of CIIT’s pursuit and mission to be both a center for higher learning and an important stakeholder in the fields of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts, the Cosmopoint Institute of Technology has once again held the PH.antasya Art Contest, a competition for high school students focusing on traditional, digital and multimedia arts. Now on its second year, the event exceeded hopes and expectations as the event drew and gathered four times more than the total number of participants that attended last years.
For this year, quite possibly the most exciting change and addition to the contest is the inclusion of Game Development in the list of categories. This is, of course, in acknowledgement of the widely known fact that the young ones of today are already equipped with the necessary skills and imaginative capabilities to conceptualize and execute their own games. CIIT seeks to support these talented young individuals and give them the opportunity to push through with their passions and begin the difficult but exciting task of forging their own futures filled with promises of success and growth. In 2013, PH.Antasya will again expand the contest further choices by including a Multimedia Arts category to further emphasize CIIT’s position as the best Multimedia Arts school in the Philippines.
The awarding ceremony was held at the Imperial Palace Suites. It began with a short speech by Mr. Raffy Santos, CIIT’s very own supervisor for the Business Development Department, and quickly followed by an inspirational talk by CIIT Professor of 3D Animation and Multimedia Arts, Jesli Garcia, who eloquently spoke about the future an individual can find in the field of multimedia arts, while disproving any known theories and rumors that there is no career path in that burgeoning discipline. After, at around 3 in the afternoon, the winners were finally announced. For the Traditional Category, Frederick Escota from the Garden of Life School took home the first place, while Meryl Andre Ang from the Immaculate Conception Academy bagged the 2nd. Other nominees for the category were Almirah Maniri, Camille Anne Ocampo Capiltly and Christian Andrew Tolentino. For the Digital Category, the 1st prize was awarded to Luisa Mari Odulio of the Espiritu Santo Parochial School, while the 2nd place went to Ren Daniel A. Reyes from The Refiner’s Christian School. Other nominees for the category were Arcell Gilberto Angeles Bercero, Altheia Cloi M. de Guzman and Christian Andrew Tolentino. For the Game Development category, special prizes were awarded to Ren Daniel A. Reyes, Christian Bayani and Jireh Ryan O. Moralde, who are all students of The Refiner’s Christian School. Lastly, for The People’s Choice Awards, Ren Daniel A. Reyes and Almirah Maniri were honoured for their works and the efforts they have made. The event officially ended with a couple of fitting words from Ms. Nerian V. Guyang, the Chief Operations Officer of CIIT, putting a close to the 2nd PH.Antasya contest.
Though many are unaware, Digital and Multimedia Arts are very important in the lives of the youth in the current era. It is one of the fields that have a big stake on how the world and the industry will progress in the next few years. CIIT, with the annual PH.Antasya contest, continually helps in making kids today more knowledgeable on what’s coming by providing a venue where they can discover their talents and hone their skills to ensure a bright future. Congratulations to the winners and we all look forward to PH. Antasya in 2013.
1st Place Winner for Traditional Arts category, Luisa Marie Odulio together with Mr. Jesli Gloria, 3D Animator for GMA7 and faculty member of CIIT and Ms. Neri Guyang, COO for CIIT
1st Place work of Ms. Luisa Marie Odulio for Digital Arts category
1st Place winner for Traditional Arts category, Mr. Frederick Escota, receives his full scholarship and Canon DSLR from CIIT
1st Place work of Mr. Frederick Escota Odulio for Digital Arts category
Ms. Meryl Ang wins Runner-up for Traditional Arts category and a WACOM Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet
Mr. Ren Daniel Reyes wins Runner-up for Digital Arts category and a WACOM Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet plus half scholarship. He is also a member of the group who created the only entry for Game Development