After the fun filled and painstaking process of creating your designs to entry submission, leading into the judges’ deliberating and critiques, the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) Philippines 2019 recognized the winners during the awards ceremonies held at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City on January 23, 2020.

Officials of Nippon Paint Philippines led by the company President Mark Webb (center) handed the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) Philippines 2019 winners their cash prizes and trophies in a ceremony at PETA Theater Center in Quezon City on January 23, 2020. The gold award for the architecture category was given to John Carlo De Jesus from the Bulacan State University (BulSU) while the Interior Design category top prize was bagged by Abigail Florence Taghoy of University of San Carlos University (USC) Cebu. Both went home with the P50,000 cash prize.

The gold award with a cash prize worth of P50,000 for the architecture category was given to John Carlo De Jesus from the Bulacan State University (BulSU) while the silver award with a cash prize of P30,000 was awarded to John Harold Siblag of St. Mary’s University.

Meanwhile, for the Interior Design competitions, Abigail Florence Taghoy of University of San Carlos University (USC) in Cebu bagged the gold award and P50, 000 cash prize while the silver award with a P30,000 prize money went to Clarisse Limsui of De La Salle -College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB).

The gold awardees for AYDA 2019 will go to the Asia Young Designer Summit to compete with the best Architecture and Interior Design students in Asia which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in March 2020. The winners will battle for the chance to be included in the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Design Discovery Program.

Aside from the major prizes, special awards were also given to other participants during the ceremony.

AYDA 2019 congratulates all the winners in the Architecture category.

Gold Winner – John Carlo De Jesus from Bulacan State University

Silver Winner – John Harold Siblag from St. Mary’s University of Bayombong

Best in Green Innovation – John Carlo De Jesus from Bulacan State University

Best in Color Choice – Christian Adrian Manalo from Batangas State Unviersity

Best Mentor – Ar. Diane Alfonso from Bulacan State University

Best College/University – Bulacan State University

Best Supporting College/University – Far Eastern University

People’s Choice Award – Johann Orozco from Bulacan State University

AYDA 2019 congratulates all the winners in the Interior Design category.

Gold Winner – Abigail Florence Taghoy from the University of San Carlos Cebu

Silver Winner – Clarice Limsui from the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

Best in Green Innovation – Josette Thai from the University of the Philippines Diliman

Best in Color Choice – Michael Gabriel Vazquez from the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

Best Mentor – IDr. Hermie Ray Oplado from the University of San Carlos Cebu

Best College/University – University of San Carlos Cebu

Best Supporting College/University – De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

People’s Choice Award – Erika Mari Ordinario from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

Nippon Paint Philippines President Mark Webb led the awarding ceremonies along with the distinguished panel of judges. Webb affirmed AYDA 2019 was the perfect opportunity to highlight the best young talents of the country and showcase their brilliance to the international arena. He also thanked the mentors and academic partners who patiently guided, motivated and shared their expertise to the students, and for allowing them to join. He added that Nippon Paint is proud to be part of the initiative in elevating the amazing Filipino skills and talent.

AYDA 2019 is a design competition open to Architecture and Interior Design students. The panel of judges is composed of prominent and well-established industry professionals and was supported by the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP), the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID), and the Council of Interior Design Educators (CIDE).

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