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2nd Avida 3D Street Painting Festival

How could I not remember? It was the very first event I attended and it was the Avida’s 3D Street Painting Festival. My excitement the moment I saw the pavement comes alive was compared to a kid excited with her first Christmas present. Avida made that event so special that it turned a lot of dreams to realities. And up until now the effect on the lives of the many young artist spreads epidemically that they take another chance to join the 2nd Avida 3D Street Painting Festival held at Reliance St Corner Mayflower St Mandaluyong City.

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The competition was held from December 7 to December 8 and the awards ceremonies were held on the evening of December 8th. This year the theme was  “Pasko Natin: Ang Diwa Ng Pasko Sa Pilipinas”. Winners got to received the following prizes: Champion – Glass trophy and P75,000; 2nd Place – Glass trophy and P50,000; 3rd Place – Glass trophy and P30,000.

“We’re very happy at the support and enthusiasm of the artists who joined the competition. Once again, we were able to showcase the immense talent, creativity and artistry of the Filipino. Through their artworks, we are able to join together in celebrating the spirit of Christmas in the Philippines, which is so uniquely festive and joyous. The 3D artworks really captured the special season of homecoming, hope, peace, and unity that makes Christmas in the Philippines so special and memorable,” said Tess Tatco, Avida Marketing Manager..

She added that Avida Land is committed to projects like the 3D competition that are meant to nurture and strengthen Filipino culture. “Avida Land is all about community living and an essential part of that is sustaining the cultural and social values that define our communities.”

The contest was opened to Filipino artists, professionals or students, ages 18 to 35 years old. They formed teams of four to seven members who did the actual painting at the competition site. Each team was allowed one entry.

Contest participants were first required to submit a soft copy of their design proposal to the competition organizers for a preliminary screening. Designs that conformed to the contest theme and also passed the screening were included in the group of finalists. These finalists were the ones who went to the competition site and rendered their artworks on the pavement. Check out their artworks, HERE. With all these entries, I’m sure the judges had a hard time. But of course, only 3 shall be given the sweet spots. So to the rest who didn’t make it, well I guess next time is your moment. Smile 

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Oh! Back to the event. Judges Fil Dela Cruz, painter and national artist, Igan D' Bayan, a Filipino visual artist and critic, and Ann Baylon, Avida Land Assoc Marketing officer presented the huge prizes to the winners. Maybe, at the back of their minds, they’re thinking reminiscing of their past awards, events where they got to experience same scenarios, or maybe not. Just a thought. Smile with tongue out So here are the winners and their entries:

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3rd Place Winner: AC Team (UP Diliman)

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2nd Place Winner: Creative Arts Group (PUP)

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Grand Champion: UP FA (UP)

And, good news for those interested, (I bet you are or not reading this) Artworks in the finalists’ roster will also be posted on Avida Land’s Facebook page (Avida Land Corp.) and the artworks at the Avida Towers Centera site will be open for public viewing from 8AM to 5PM daily.

Click HERE for more event photos.

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