A THOMASIAN won first place in the “ArtPetron: The 1st National Student Art Competition” held last Aug. 22 at the Petron Mega Plaza, Makati City.

With the theme “Lumang Laro, Bagong Likha,” the entries depicted children playing traditional Filipino games through watercolor and oil.

An Industrial Design sophomore at the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD), Yveese Belen landed first for her work “Piko: Alay Kay Mahal.” She was also a semi-finalist in the oil category for “Kalabaw Naming si Puti.”

Aside from Belen, three other CFAD students, all CFAD seniors, won. Mark Ramsel Salvatus III was a runner-up in the oil category for “Istar Player.” Jose Razon, Jr., was a semi-finalist in the oil category for “Barkada Ko.” Ana Patricia Tan was semi-finalist in the watercolor category for “Wala Namang Hilahan.”

Former Advertising student Brenda Marie Praico was also a semi-finalist in the watercolor category for “…Hello, Buknoy?!?.”

Meanwhile, Belen and Advertising sophomore Ma. Elaine Bernardo placed second and third, respectively, in the first Asian Development Bank Key Indicators cover design contest.

The contest garnered 74 entries, of which 12 were chosen as finalists. Out of the 12, six were students of CFAD.

Aside from Belen and Bernardo, the other Thomasian finalists were Advertising seniors John Alaras and Lucas Luchico and Advertising sophomores April Asis and Gemma Alicia Cruz.

In the AXN animé action strip contest, Advertising senior Francis Zerrudo took runner-up honors in the 18 years old and above category with his computer-rendered artwork “Tribe Terra”.

The contest, which required either a computer-aided or manually drawn 11×17 inch comic action strip with original characters and story line, accumulated entries from the Southeast Asian Region.

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“If we win, it is because our students and professors are working hand in hand to develop their talents,” CFAD Asst. Dean Jaime de los Santos said. Teodoro Lorenzo A. Fernandez

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