Kagay-anon filmmaker bags nationwide logo competition

Kagay-anon filmmaker bags nationwide logo competition

By Anne Lorraine R. Sitoy

Nawruz Bernardo Paguidopon, a filmmaker and graphic artist who hails from Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, bested 133 participants in the nationwide search of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines’ (USTP) official logo.

Paguidopon’s entry no. 69 stood out and emerged as the best over 200 entries from all over the country. Incidentally, he was also hailed as the competition winner for the Metro Manila Film Festival Logo Design Competition in October 2016.

The grand prize winner and the top 9 entries were recognized on March 29, 2017 during the Rave Party, one of the culminating activities during USTP’s 3-day Grand Launching. Paguidopon received P80,000.00 as cash prize and a plaque of recognition.

The following top 9 participants also received a plaque of recognition for their outstanding work: Rimrod D. Dulongan and Gefi Hope L. Lupiba for entry no. 26; Gail A. Gonzales for entry no. 137; Rommel P. Lagumbay for entry no. 141; Mashood M. Montawal for entry no. 60; Jul Kris O. Pimentel for entry no. 76; Archimedes G. Sales for entry no. 83; Reynann G. Ybañez for entry no. 91; Ziree S. Vasquez for entry no. 198; and Archimedes G. Sales and Reynann G. Ybañez for entry no. 189.

The logo design competition, launched for the newly established USTP, was open to the public. Participants competed as individuals or as a team of two. The designs were chosen based on relevance, originality and aesthetic design. Judging was made through thorough examination and deliberation by a team of graphic experts; a committee composed of faculty, staff and students of the University; the USTP Executive Committee and the USTP Board of Regents.
The winning logo introduces images of atomic particles linking together forming a stylized map of Mindanao island, with a hint of traditional weaving patterns representing the rich, thoughtful, and skillful people from the Southern Philippines. The logo features a starting point to the year 1927. The images of atomic particles represent the students, staff and faculty – the strong community committed to excellence in the field of science and technology. The commitment to establish strong linkages with other stakeholders and to work hand in hand with broadened knowledge, experiences and insights is artistically represented in the logo where part of the Mindanao map envelops into a visual illusion of a sphere gearing for a premier and globally competitive institution.


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