Nippon Paint announces the winners of AYDAPH2019 at the PETA Theater

Nippon Paint announces the winners of AYDAPH2019 at the PETA Theater

The PETA Theater quickly filled up with excited finalists and their friends, family, teachers, and judges … all eager to hear the announcement of who won finally won the Asia Young Designer Awards Philippines 2019 (AYDAPH2019).

We’ve heard the expression “everyone’s a winner” and this is very true in this competition. All AYDAPH2019 finalists who do not receive the silver or gold award will still receive a cash prize of P10,000.00. However, being a finalist is not enough, each one is, of course, shooting for gold.

Nippon Paint did not make the audience wait long and neither will I.

The special and major winners in Architecture

2019 is a good year for male Architecture students from outside Metro Manila. For the first three awards that I will mention, if they do not win the major awards they each receive P10,000.00 in cash for being a finalist PLUS the cash prize for the special award.

Best Color Choice Award

Christian Adrian Manalo of Batangas State University received the BEST COLOR CHOICE AWARD. He received an additional P5,000.00 cash prize. This means his total cash prize is P15,000.00.

Best Green Innovation Award

The award for BEST GREEN INNOVATION went to John Carlo de Jesus of Bulacan State University. He received an additional P5,000.00 cash prize. This means his total cash prize is P15,000.00.

People’s Choice Award

The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD is based on online votes and Johann Orozco, also from Bulacan State University received that most votes in the Architecture category. He received an additional P5,000.00 cash prize. This means his total cash prize is P15,000.00.

Johann Orozco

Most Supportive School

Far Eastern University

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The award for MOST SUPPORTIVE SCHOOL went to the Far Eastern University for having the most number of entries submitted in this competition. They received a cash prize of P10,000.00 plus a paint voucher worth P10,000.00 also.

Silver Award

The recipient of the silver award will receive a cash prize of P30,000.00 plus an internship opportunity with a renowned Architecture or Interior Design firm.

John Harold Siblag
John Harold Siblag

And the silver award winner is John Harold Siblag of St. Mary’s University in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. He could not contain his shock upon hearing his name.

Gold Award

John Carlo de Jesus, Architecture Gold Award Winner

… John Carlo (JC) de Jesus of Bulacan State University. As the gold winner, he received a cash prize of P50,000.00 plus an internship opportunity AND he will compete against other gold winners from participating countries at the Asia Young Designer Award 2020 Summit at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Since he also won the green innovation award, this brings his total cash prize to P55,000.00.

Best Mentor

The Best Mentor award goes to the professor who guided the gold winner in his journey to victory. This award goes to Ar. Diane Alfonso of Bulacan State University, the mentor of the gold winner in Architecture, John Carlo de Jesus. She received a cash prize of P10,000.00.

Ar. Diane Alfonso
Ar. Diane Alfonso

Best College/University

Bulacan State University logo

Bulacan State University

The award for BEST COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY goes to the school that the gold winner represents. Congratulations, Bulacan State University! The school that receives this award receives a cash prize of P10,000.00 plus a paint voucher also worth P10,000.00.

In this year’s Asia Young Designer Award Philippines BULSU produced two finalists, both of whom won awards. That is pretty amazing!

The special and major winners of Interior Design

Where Architecture was dominated by men, Interior Design was dominated by women. Just as above, all finalists who do not win either silver or gold will receive a cash prize of P10,000. And, if they win a special prize, that amount will be added to their cash prize.

Best Color Choice Award

The award for BEST COLOR CHOICE goes to Michael Gabriel Vazquez of De La Salle College of St. Benilde. He was the only male Interior Design student to win an award in the Interior Design category. He received an additional cash prize of P5,000.00 which brings his total cash prize to P15,000.00.

Michael Gabriel Vasquez
Michael Gabriel Vasquez

Best Green Innovation Award

The award for BEST GREEN INNOVATION went to Josette Thai of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She received a cash prize of P5,000.00 in addition to her cash prize for being a finalist, which brings her total cash prize to P15,000.00.

Josette Thai

People’s Choice Award

The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD goes to the finalist who received the most online votes. In the Interior Design category, this award went to Erika Mari Ordinario of De La Salle College of St. Benilde. She received P5,000.00 on top of her cash prize for being a finalist which brings her total cash prize to P15,000.00.

Erika Mari Ordinario
Erika Mari Ordinario

Most Supportive School

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The award for MOST SUPPORTIVE SCHOOL for the Interior Design Category went to De La Salle College of St. Benilde for sending the most entries. Additional information that is important to note is that five out of the ten finalists of Interior Design are all from De La Salle College of St. Benilde!

The school that receives this award receives a cash prize of P10,000.00 plus a paint voucher also worth P10,000.00.

Silver Award

The recipient of the silver award will receive a cash prize of P30,000.00 plus an internship opportunity with a renowned Architecture or Interior Design firm. Congratulations to Clarice Limsui of De La Salle College of St. Benilde!

Clarice Limsui
Clarice Limsui

Gold Award

The recipient of the gold award is Abigail Florence Taghoy of the University of San Carlos, Cebu. She received a cash prize of P50,000.00 and an internship opportunity. For receiving the gold award, Abigail will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Asia Young Designer Award 2020 to be held in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Abigail Taghoy
Abigail Taghoy

Best Mentor

For mentoring Abigail Taghoy, IDr. Hermie Oplado of the University of San Carlos received the award for BEST MENTOR. He received a cash prize of P10,000.00.

IDr. Hermie Oplado
IDr. Hermie Oplado

Best College/University

University of San Carlos

University of San Carlos
University of San Carlos

The award for BEST COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY goes to the school that the gold winner represents. Congratulations, University of San Carlos, Cebu! The school that receives this award receives a cash prize of P10,000.00 plus a paint voucher also worth P10,000.00.

It is to be noted that three out of ten finalists in the Interior Design category came from their school.

The Asia Young Designer Award challenged students of Architecture and Interior Design to come up with designs that are both innovative and sustainable, our winners have displayed both!

To Mr. John Carlo de Jesus and Ms. Abigail Taghoy, good luck in your coming competition in Vietnam!

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