Jophel Botero Ybiosa of Polytechnic University of the Philippines won the Excellent Prize in the 2010 China-ASEAN Youth Artwork Creativity Competition in China. His entries were photographic works depicting unique Philippine culture and tradition.
Winning entries were chosen among 1, 267 artworks after two rounds of rigorous evaluation of Chinese and foreign art experts. Public exhibition of excellent and selected works was held on October 18 in National Museum of Guangzi.
The China-ASEAN Youth Creativity Artwork Creativity Contest aims to promote and deepen the political, cultural and economic exchanges and cooperation between China and the ASEAN countries. The contest is jointly hosted by Chinese Communist Youth League Central Committee of Guangxi, Guangxi International Expo Affairs Bureau, Guangxi Cultural Bureau, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Youth Federation and Liuzhou Municipal People’s Government.
Last February 26, 2010, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) conferred the prestigious Ani ng Dangal Award to Ybiosa for upholding Filipino artistic excellence in the international stage by winning the Grand Prize in 1st ASEAN-Korea Multimedia Competition in Seoul, South Korea
Meanwhile, Ybiosa received the Outstanding Youth Award in the field of Arts and Culture from Dr. Jaqueline Badcock, UN Resident Coordinator to the Philippines during the United Nations Association of the Philippines’ 63rd Founding Anniversary and General Assembly at the Philippine Normal University last October 23, 2010. He was recognized for his exemplary contribution as a young leader and model for the Filipino youth.
Ybiosa was also one of the Philippine delegates during the 2010 ASEAN Youth Camp in Hanoi, Vietnam and Film Expo Asia in Bangkok, Thailand.
Source: Philippine Information Agency