Nippon Paint officially opens this year’s edition of its renowned competition in interior design and architecture, the 2017 Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA). The search is now on for the Architecture and Interior Design students who will represent the Philippines to compete in the regional finals in Malaysia early next year. This year’s theme is entitled “You For Tomorrow: Future Living, As Envisioned Today.”
Now on its 10th year, AYDA was launched in 2008 in Malaysia and has become one of the most sought-after and highly anticipated industry award programs. Joining in this program are 14 countries throughout the region, namely: Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. This is the fourth year that the country has been participating in AYDA, and it will be the first time that the local search will feature foreign guest judges.
AYDA is also Nippon Paint’s signature corporate social responsibility (CSR) program that provides a much-needed platform to expose today’s young professionals to design trends, to provide them with mentoring and coaching from renowned Architects and Interior Designers, and to allow them to interact and network cross-culturally with fellow young specifiers from the ASEAN region.
Every year, students in the field of interior design and architecture are challenged on a particular theme to come up with innovative ideas in changing the way that people live, as influenced by design.
“With this year’s AYDA competition, we ask our youth to start becoming responsible and responsive toward the challenge of aesthetics combined with sustainability and environmental sensitivity,” says Nippon Paint group general manager Gladys Goh..
Last year, a total of over 1,200 Filipino students in both architecture and interior design categories participated in the competition, coming from 27 schools all over the country.
“We look forward to even stronger support and participation from our young Filipino students especially in this year’s momentous 10th anniversary of AYDA,” states Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines general manager Michael Francisco.
For this year’s Philippine leg of the competition, a panel of respected judges from the interior design and architecture industries both locally and abroad have been assembled in order to select the deserving Filipino representatives to the regional AYDA competition.
Submission of entries is from August 01 to September 30, 2017 and for more information and submission guidelines for the 2017 AYDA program, visit www.youngdesigneraward.ph.
2017 AYDA PRIZES
GOLD AWARD: 6-month Internship opportunity from Casas + Architects and/or Aidea, Inc., Php 50,000 cash prize and experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip at the AYDA Learning programme in Malaysia in 2018, for a chance to compete against 14 other countries and win the PLATINUM AWARD + USD 1,000 cash.
SILVER AWARD: Php 30,000 cash prize + Plaque
FINALIST X 8: Php 10,000 cash prize
BEST COLOR CHOICE: Php 5,000 cash prize
BEST GREEN INNOVATION: Php 5,000 cash prize
BEST PROFESSOR/ADVISER: Php 10,000 cash prize (for the GOLD AWARDEE)
BEST COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY: Php 10,000 cash prize + Php 10,000 paint voucher ( for the Gold Awardee)
BEST SUPPORTING COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY: Php 5,000 cash prize + Php 5,000 paint voucher ( for the school with the most number of entries )