CFA held its first on-the-spot design contest, dubbed KAMADA 2014, on October 3 in CFA’s Lagerwey Hall. The acronym stands for “KAbataang MAlikhain at DAlubhasa.”
The contest, which brought in more than 125 high school students from 30 different schools, had for its theme “Living out the compassion of God by showing preferential option for the poor.” Crown Supply Corporation, local distributor of Dong-A and Faber-Castell art products, sponsored the event.
Twelve students made it to the list of finalists. They were: Jamia Mai Tolentino, St. Stephen’s High School; James Panaguiton, Marist School, Marikina; Shane Kaye B. Buscas, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Cainta; Adrian B. Baquiran, St. Louis College; Arren Jesther Ellazar, Nazareth School of National University; Sophia Villamayor, Immaculate Heart of Mary College, Quezon City; Esperanza Gabrielle Q. Villa and Joanna Marie R. Bechayda, Paco Catholic School; Amanda Anja Contreras, St. Paul College Pasig; Mia Antonia Ramos, Mater Carmeli School; and Maria Laetitia Mendoza and Alexandra Anne Brigino, St. Scholastica’s Academy, Marikina.
The top awards went to Amiel Chua from Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu Parochial School (Dong-A’s Choice), Frances Robina To, Saint Jude Catholic School (3rd place), Angela D. Peralta, Siena College of Taytay (2nd place), and Christian Lemuel P. Ibongas, St. James Academy of Malabon City (1st place). The two top-winning works will be featured as covers of CFA’s Gospel K and Gospel Now magazines for December-January.
CFA and Crown Supply Corporation are planning a future second version.