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BSDC student tops Philippine Logo Design Awards 2013

12 August 2013 by KGRJungco

A fourth-year student from the College of Development Communication (CDC) at UPLB won First Place in the Philippine Logo Design Awards last August 5, 2013. Christerbert de Silva, a Science Communication major topped 165 Philippine based designers. His vintage-inspired logo mark impressed the judges who evaluated 232 designs. 

"The logo is my personal logo. I made this one represent me and not another entity. In joining the contest I would not only want to show what I can do but who I am," says de Silva in his submission of the personal logo. 

The winning piece. "Since people cannot pronounce my name properly-they call me Kristen, Chester, Christopher and names far from my own 'I decided to use the word Mister to help them. I want to be called Mister Christer," he adds. De Silva, who hails from Balanga, Bataan said that he did not expect to win the contest because the other contestants were professionals and were really good. More than that, the contest was internationally hosted and was judged by foreigners. Visit http://www.behance.net/misterchrister to view more of De Sliva's work.

The Philippine Logo Design Awards, launched in May this year, aimed to uncover the best graphic designers in the Philippines. The participants were composed of student designers, freelance graphic artists, and professionals. 

"The competition was really tight because it's on a global scale plus the time constraints," he mentioned. 

Saddened by the lack of support for budding graphic artists in the country, de Silva strived to work harder. 

"We don't get enough support from our fellow kababayans and less appreciation on our works too," says de Silva. "I am grateful to have people who affirm me," he adds. 

De Silva, who won a cash prize and received several offers and opportunities internationally, said that his victory affirmed his skills as a designer and inspired him to work harder and bring pride to our country.