Sunday, July 22, 2018

Search for Asia Young Designer Award for 2018 by NIPPON PAINT (Coatings) Philippines Kick Off


The Nippon Paint Young Designer Award (NPYDA) was first introduced in 2008 to inspire interior design and architecture students to apply creativity and innovation in modern design. Judges were among the best and reputable architects and interior designers in the region. It started off with just Malaysia and later reached 11 other countries in 2015 such as the Philippines, Singapore, Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China, Japan and Hong Kong. This group expanded further to 15 countries with the addition of Sri Lanka, India, and Taiwan.

The AYDA is judged by prominent and well-established industry professionals, and is supported by the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP), the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID), and the Council of Interior Design Educators (CIDE).

 (In photo: Nina Ricci Alagao with former finalists of the AYDA)

Nippon Paint Philippines Asia Young Designer Awards is now on with the theme FORWARD: Challenging Design Boundaries  is a design competition open for Architecture and Interior Design students (Third year on wards) with the tasked challenge the vernacular archetypes and present design boundaries so they can come up with more creative creations in a variety of ways possible. The paint company aims Asia Young Designer Award would be the inspiration and the spark that brings forth the best in our local interior design and architectural students so that their work would eventually gain recognition in the local and international arena.


Each student is allowed to submit One (1) entry. Deadline for submission of entries is on September 28, 2018 at 10 pm. All completed entries must be postmarked not later than September 27, 2018 (Thursday). Nippon Paint AYDA team will schedule a school to school pick up of entriesor students can also send their entries via any courier service, together with a present copy of valid school ID, The student’s entry and filled out entry form to Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines, Inc., G/F CSP Building, 173 EDSA, Mandaluyong City. All entries must be stored in USB/CD.

Criteria For Judging:

Architecture Category

Green and Sustainable Design Concept (20%) 
Design Innovation (25%), Color Concept (15%)
Design Concept Statement (30%)
Critical and Forward Thinking (10%). 

For the Interior Design category

Green and Sustainable Design Concept (15%)
Design Innovation (30%)
Color Concept (20%)
Design Concept Statement (25%)
Critical and Forward Thinking (10%).


Gold award winner

Prizes include an internship opportunity courtesy of Jose Siao Ling & Associates (For Architecture student), Santa Fe Interior Architecture and Aidea Philippines, Inc. (For Interior Design student) and a Php 50,000 cash prize. The AYDA Gold Award winner will also experience a once-in-a-lifetime learning program abroad to compete against Gold Awardees from 14 other countries, and a chance to be part of an all-expense paid learning experience at Harvard University Design Discovery for 6 weeks.

Silver Award winner 

Php 30,000 cash prize and the 8 other finalists will receive Php 10,000 cash prize, and an internship at Jose Siao Ling & Associates (For Architecture students) and Aidea Philippnes, Inc. (For Interior Design students), respectively. Other special awards include The “Best Color Choice” and “Best Green Innovation,” where the winners will receive Php 5,000 each. 

The mentor or adviser of the Gold Awardee who will be declared “Best Professor/Adviser” will bring home Php 10,000.

The design that will garner the “Most Number of Likes” in social media will win the “People’s Choice Award” with a Php 5,000 cash prize. The school of the Gold Awardee will also win Php 10,000 cash and Php 10,000 worth of paint voucher, while the Best Supporting College/University will bring home P 10,000 cash and Php 10,000 paint voucher