UST NOW has an official logo for the 2011 celebration.

The logo designed by College of Architecture and Fine Arts (CAFA) alumnus Dopy Doplon, chief executive officer of ArtOne Design and Communications, Inc., was launched as the University’s official logo for its quadricentennial celebration in 2011 last April 29 during the Grand Alumni Homecoming at the Manila Hotel, Roxas Blvd.

The logo contains the UST Main Building tower while four tounges of fire above it illustrate the word “UST”.

“There were several alumni who offered their design but when the judges saw his (Doplon) design, they unanimously decided to use it since it best depicts the UST 2011 celebration,” Dr. Cristina Cabral, Public Affairs and Alumni Office director, told the Varsitarian.

Doplon offered to design the logo for free after the judges of the logo-making contest with the theme “Unending Grace,” a line taken from the UST hymn, unanimously declared there was no winner from the 74 logo contest entries.

“According to the judges, they (the entries) did not capture the essence of the 2011 celebration,” Cabral explained.

Despite this, 10 entries from the logo contest and three entries from the Hymn writing were awarded special citations and cash prizes. Their designs were also exhibited with the other entries at the Beato Angelico Bldg. last February.

On the other hand, Cabral said the judges suggested that UST should not adopt yet an official hymn for 2011.

“It may be too early to adopt an official UST-2011 hymn for now as it lessen the hymn’s appeal when the actual celebration arrives,” Cabral said.

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The judges of the logo-making contest were Dominican Prior Provincial Fr. Edmund Nantes, O.P., former rector Fr. Tamerlane Lana, O.P., College of Fine Arts and Design Dean Jaime De los Santos, and CAFA alumni Alfonso Oñate and Jules Perez, recipients of the 2001 National Book Award for Design.

The judges of the hymn-writing contest were Conservatory of Music Dean Raul Sunico, University of the Philippines College of Music Dean Ramon Acoyno and St. Paul’s College Music Dean Maria Anunciata Sta. Ana. M. L. C. Celis

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