National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) XI awarded the winners of the Branding Design Competition for Davao Region’s Creative Industries. The awarding ceremony was conducted on October 4,2023 at the Board Room of the NEDA XI Regional Office XI, Bangkal, Davao City.

The Branding Design Competition, which ran from September 8-20, 2023, showcased the creative outputs of talented Davaoeños by way of their visual interpretation of the regional branding adopted for Davao Region’s Creative Industries, namely: “Creatively Abundant” and “Davao CAN (Culture, Arts and Nature).”

Mr. Chrizon Rian Cubio of Davao de Oro bagged the first prize for his artistic rendition of Davao Region’s nine creative domains, while Ms. Suzette Jane Antiveros of Davao City and Mr. Ramiel Eyac of Davao de Oro, placed second and third, respectively.

The winning entries were selected based on the following criteria:  1) relevance to the theme; 2) creativity and originality; and 3) visual impact.  NEDA XI Officials led by Regional Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim and Commissioner Arvin Manuel Villalon of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) served as panel of judges.

The winning designs shall be featured in the Davao Region Creative Industries Roadmap (DRCIR),2024-2030 which aims to promote and develop Davao Region’s creative industry domains as follows: 1) Audio & Audiovisual media; 2) Digital Interactive Media; 3) Creative Services; 4) Design; 5) Publishing and Printed Media; 6) Performing Arts; 7) Visual Arts; 8) Traditional Cultural Expressions; and 9) Cultural Sites.

The DRCIR, 2024-2030 is one of the major outputs of the Creative Industries Project implemented by NEDA XI under the NEDA Research and Development (R&D) Program.  The Roadmap was formulated in collaboration with national government agencies, the academe, local government units (LGUs), and representatives from the Region’s creative sector.

NEDA XI Regional Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim (3rd from left) awards the Certificates of Recognition and prizes to the winners of the Branding Design Competition for Davao Region’s Creative Industries. Mr. Chrizon Rian Cubio (3rd from right) bagged the first prize for his artistic rendition of the Region’s nine creative domains, while Ms. Suzette Jane Antiveros (left) and Mr. Ramiel Eyac (2nd from left), placed second and third, respectively.   NEDA XI Assistant Regional Director Gilberto A. Altura (2nd from right) and Supervising EDS Kristoffer Kim K. Boga (right) assisted Director Lim during the awarding ceremony.