A burst of colors and creativity: PHantasya V Art Competition

Imagination is more important than knowledge, we believe. And as an arts school ourselves, CIIT encourages a creative environment where students can further develop and freely express their skills and passion in the arts.

For the last five years, CIIT has also been providing a venue to acknowledge the skills and talents of students who are naturally more creative, visual, and artistic. Skills which, unfortunately, are not necessarily normally recognized in schools where students are programmed to excel more in science and math.

CIIT’s PHantasya art contest paves the way for students from different schools to display their creativity and skills. It is an annual art competition which gathers junior and senior high school students who create on-the spot artworks through digital and traditional mediums.

Dubbed as PHantasya V, the competition used the theme, Philippine fantasy: Rising Above, where students’ artworks were based. The on-the-spot competition or both categories was has held simultaneously on March 7, 2015 at the CIIT campus with a total of 144 participants from 35 different schools, 22 for digital and 122 for traditional. The winners were awarded on March 8, 2015 at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City.

Here are this year’s winners for our PHantasya V art competition both in digital and traditional categories:


1st Place Digital: Aerol B. Santiago of St. Paul College of Makati

1st Place Traditional: Matthew G. Juniosa of St. Paul College of Makati

*Winners of Php 10,000 each and a full four-year scholarship at CIIT


2nd Place Digital: Janella Rayne R. Habal of Sto. Nino De Novaliches School

2nd Place Traditional: Pauline Grace I. Marquez of St. Claire School of Basic Education

*Winners of Php 5,000.00 each and 80% four-year scholarship at CIIT


3rd Place Digital: Anna Angela F. Limen of The Living Epistle Christian Academy

3rd Place Traditional: Aiza Marie Joy F. Albaran of Sto. Nino De Novaliches School

* Winners of Php 3,000.00 each and 60% four-year scholarship at CIIT


4th Place Digital: Coleen S. Castro of Espiritu Santo Parochial School

4th Place Traditional: Norman B. Jungco Jr. of Sto. Nino De Novaliches School


5th Place Digital: Gester Ian S. Aguason of St. Mary’s School of Novaliches

5th Place Traditional: Jose Angelo R. De Vera of Stella Maris College


One of our major sponsors, Dong – A, also awarded a Dong-a Choice Award to Pauline Grace I. Marquez of St. Claire School of Basic Education.

People’s Choice Award

Marvin Rosarosa of Manila Cathedral School won People’s Choice Award after garnering the most number of likes for his traditional art entry. His artwork had more than 1,400 likes on the CIIT Facebook page from March 12 to 27, 2015. He was awarded with an iPad mini on April 13 at the CIIT campus.

Congratulations to all the winners and we hope that you can join us again next year for another PHantasya art competition.