Phantasya IV: Philippine Folklore in the Eyes of High School Students
Last Saturday, 1 March 2014, more than a hundred students gathered at the Circle Events Place to witness the awarding of winners of Phantasya IV: An Art Contest unlike Any Other.
The competition had two categories held simultaneously, the traditional arts category was held at Circle Events Place while the digital arts was held at CIIT campus.
Approximately 174 high school students across Metro Manila had joined the traditional arts category while around 40 high school students participated in the digital arts category. Each of the students had only three hours to execute their artwork based on the theme Philippine folklore.
Judges, organizers, and audience were amazed and captivated with the students’ art works showing their own interpretations of ghosts, creatures, and the horror or fantasy these characters bring to their minds.
Well-known artists like Manix Abrera composed the judging committee and declared the following students as winners:
1st place – Gabriel Evan Blanco
2nd place – Jenisse Kaye Gidoc
3rd place – Heather Renee Alcaraz
1st place – Jana Michaella Sanchez
2nd place – James Niel Tucay
3rd place – Fern Bernadette Bautista
Dong-A, one of the major sponsors, was captivated with one artwork that they decided to award the Special Choice Award to Joseph Tandingan. Dong-A also awarded 6 consolation prizes.
A brand new DSLR camera and a full scholarship to CIIT College of Arts and Technology were given to the first place winners of both categories. Second place winners received an Intuos 5 and a half scholarship each and third place winners received an Inkling Pen and a half scholarship each.
St. Jude Catholic School got the highest total scores of participants thus they were named as the School of The Year and received a brand new laptop.
CIIT also announced the mechanics in voting for the People’s Choice Award which will be given to the participant who garnered the most number of unique likes on CIIT’s Facebook page. The winner will receive an iPad Mini.
In his speech, CIIT President Niel Dagondon, expressed his admiration and appreciation to all participants and announced the pilot classes for grades 11 and 12 under the ICT track for the SY 2014-15. Not only is CIIT welcoming these students, CIIT will also offer discounts on tuition fee to the participants.