10 November 2014

Sari-Jeepney: Winning Doodle 4 Google Design

"The key on the tail signifies the solutions to the problems wherein we must fly high with pride and honor, hard work," said by a 15-year old high school student of Nabunturan Comprehensive High School, Compostela Valley.

Kim Patrick Saren, the overall winner, was hailed and selected to be the grand winner of the first event in the country Doodle 4 Google Philippines held at the Music Hall, Mall of Asia in Pasay City yesterday.

Winning Piece: Sari-Jeepney

His winning piece,  “Sari-Jeepney,” was inspired by a Sarimanok, which symbolizes Filipino Culture with appreciation and hard work for and creativity. The theme specifically evolved on the question: “What can I do for the Philippines?”.

Sari-Jeepney: Doodle 4 Google
Sari-Jeepney: Doodle 4 Google. Image Taken: GMAnews
The winning concept design is quite a creativity and unique with a solution to a known problems in the Philippines: Traffic, Education, Economy, Shelter, and Food.
“The concept is created to solve problems like traffic, economy, education, and basic needs. The key on the tail signifies the solutions to the problems wherein we must fly high with pride and honor” 
The judging criteria for the event will base on three categories: Artistic Merit, Creativity, and Theme Communication. Further, anything with copyright and trademarked logos that are being used will be disqualified on the said event.

Sari-Jeepney Prizes

The Prizes are kinda awesome. The winner was in the 15-17 age group. 
  • He will receive a trophy awarded by Google
  • An Acer C720 Chromebook
  • An Art kit from National Book Store
  • Money worth Php 400,000 educational grant from BPI Foundation
  • Php 350,000 connectivity grant from PLDT-Smart Foundation
  • Displayed on Google Philippines homepage for 24 hours.
Other Winners
Aside from Saren, other winners as per age group category were: 
  • Angela Kaitlin Tiu, 8, Grace Christian College, “Love and care for the Philippines” (ages 5-8); 
  • Avryll Nartates, 11, St. Scholastica’s College-Paranaque, “Coral Ripped or Coral Reef” (ages 9-11);
  • Jay Portallo, 14, Iligan City East High School, “Symphony for Peace” (ages 12-14). 

  • They each received a trophy, Nexus 7 tablet, 3D doodling pen, and P5,000 worth of gift certificate from National Book Store.
Saren's entry, a jeepney with wings and core on its tail (inspired with the colorful Philippine Sarimanok that symbolizes hard work and creativity; signifies solution with pride and honor).
The key on the tail-end signifies the solutions to the problems where in we must fly high with pride and honor,
According to Ryan Morales, a Google Philippine Country Marketing Manager stated that the event was the very first in the country.

The said Doodle 4 Google was already launched last July in the Philippines

He also stated that Google holds Doodle 4 Google in countries with new Google Offices that are just 1-2 years old. In Abs-CBN post last year, Google announced its creation of the new unit in Makati.

Sari-Jeepney: Doodle 4 Google Winning Entry
Image screenshot. Google PH homepage
Google Philippines, Department of Education, and National Youth Commission partnered and gathered the entries through a school by school caravan throughout the country.

Among the 51,000 entries from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao only 400 finalists were chosen. The pool of judges was composed of Katy Wu, a doodle of Google, Fidelina Corcuera, senior vice president of BPI foundation, Ma. Esther Santos, president of PLDT-SMART Foundation, Efren Penaflorida, 2009 CNN hero of the year and CJ De Silva, senior art director of TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno


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