2015 National Digital Arts Awards Winners Announced

Pasay, Philippines—National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA) 2015 #DIGITALPINOYAKO opened its doors for the awarding concert in the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila last January 15, 2016. This annual award advocacy...

Pasay, Philippines—National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA) 2015 #DIGITALPINOYAKO opened its doors for the awarding concert in the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila last January 15, 2016. This annual award advocacy organized by Globaltronics, Inc. ensured that 100% of the participants this year are completely students.

NDAA aims to highlight works from the youth—their interpretation of the Philippines’ growing digital technology. Participants crafted their works that integrates technology and rich visual media as integral to nation-building, instilling nationalism, and how young people can influence culture using positive values towards affirmative change.

Take a look on the amazing things we have captured during this event.

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Senator Sonny Angara graced the event as keynote speaker.

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NDAA 2014 Student Motion Graphics Category winner Kim Alexis Tinambacan gave his inspirational message to all the digital artists present.

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Project Upgrading Motherbayan and Ang Pinoy Sa Digital Age Claimed the First Place for Print and Motion Graphics Category
John Paulo Espeña of Polytechnic University of the Philippines was named as the first place in the Print Category with his modern approach of Project Upgrading Motherbayan earning him ₱175,000. Philip Alfred Nery of Malayan Colleges Laguna claimed the top spot in the Motion Graphics Category with his Ang Pinoy Sa Digital Age earning him ₱200,000.

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John Paulo Espeña of Polytechnic University of the Philippines

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Philip Alfred Nery of Malayan Colleges Laguna

Ang Pagpupulong and We Are Juan Took Second and Third Place for Print Category
Second place was awarded to Jean Napeñas of Technological University of the Philippines for her entry titled Ang Pagpupulong earning him ₱150,000. Third place was awarded to Gian Carlo Wong of Mapua Institute of Technology for his entry titled We Are Juan earning him ₱100,000. His artwork, being represented by the breath-taking landmarks that came out of the gadgets, is a tribute to the Philippines’ rich beauty, and admirable culture.

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Jean Napeñas of Technological University of the Philippines

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Gian Carlo Wong of Mapua Institute of Technology

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Young Digital Heroes and Building Juan Took Second and Third Place for Motion Graphics Category
Second place was awarded to Anton Victor Espelita of First Academy of Computer Arts for his entry titled Young Digital Heroes earning him ₱150,000. Third place was awarded to Gian Paolo Garrido of Mapua Institute of Technology for his entry titled Building Juan earning him ₱125,000.

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Anton Victor Espelita of First Academy of Computer Arts

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Gian Paolo Garrido of Mapua Institute of Technology

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All winners were awarded with the coveted NDAA trophy designed by renowned trophy designers.

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People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award for Print Category was awarded to Jean Napeñas while the People’s Choice Award for Motion Graphics Category was awarded to Gian Paolo Garrido.

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Celebrity Performances
Celebrity guest Alden Richards took center stage and performed in the midst of a cheering crowd. Dance numbers by the A-Team wowed the mostly youthful crowd. OPM bands Up Dharma Down, Kean Cipriano and Eunice Jorge, and Parokya ni Edgar rocked the after the awarding ceremony.

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Alden Richards

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Kean Cipriano of Callalily

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Eunice Jorge of Gracenote

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Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar

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Armi Millare of Up Dharma Down

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The National Digital Arts Awards has highlighted the best talents in local digital arts community since 2012. It was launched by Globaltronics and it aims to honor the brightest digital artists in the country.

The National Digital Arts Awards 2015 #DIGITALPINOYAKO is co-presented by Resorts World Manila.

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Photographed by Jomari Bolaton.

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Dibs Leaño is a professional writer, journalist, and managing editor of Doodle Arts. While not working as content manager, she prefers to play computer games, feed her cats, vandalize restroom walls, draw doodles for special occasions, whine for more and plan for world domination. Follow her on Instagram, @dibsidoodles.
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