Asia Young Designer Awards 2019 Awarding Ceremony

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Interior Design students started their journey to greatness last August 2019. Their funfilled and painstaking journey to the start of greatness now begins with the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) Philippines 2019 awards ceremonies that was held at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City on January 23, 2020.

If you remember from my previous post last August, the theme for the 2019 AYDA is "Forward: A Sustainable Future". It is quite timely with all the disasters happening around the world, we all need to find a way to integrate reusing and reducing our trash and carbon footprint with design ideas to create beautiful and eco-friendly buildings and projects. Here are some of the designs that students who entered the Asia Young Designer Awards have made:

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asia young designer awards 2019 awarding

asia young designer awards 2019 awarding

asia young designer awards 2019 awarding

asia young designer awards 2019 awarding

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.

For Architecture:

The Best Color Choice Award went to Christian Adrian Manalo of Batangas State University (BSU). Meanwhile the Best Green Innovation Award was given to John Carlo De Jesus of Bulacan State University and the People’s Choice Award to Johann Orozco from Bulacan State University. Best College/University for the Architecture area went to Bulacan State University, with Far Eastern University as Best Supporting College/University. Best Mentor for the said category went to Ar. Diane Alfonso from Bulacan State University

For the Interior Design category:

The Best Color Choice award went to Michael Gabriel Vazquez from the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. While Josette Thai of UP Diliman won the Best Green Innovation Award. The People’s Choice award went to Erika Mari Ordinario from De La Salle -College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). The same school is hailed the Most Supportive School for the Interior Design category. And the Best Mentor for the Interior Design Category went to IDr. Hermie Ray Oplado from the University of San Carlos Cebu. The said school is also hailed as the Best University for the ID Category.


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 Paintis proud to be part of the initiative in elevating the amazing Filipino skills and talent.

asia young designer awards 2019 awarding

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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