AirAsia Create Camp has named five students from Manila, Baguio, Cebu, and Iloilo as finalists in the airline’s social media reality search. These young, aspiring, and creative individuals will showcase their best photography and videography skills to become part of AirAsia’s community of online storytellers.
The competition, which aims to develop and empower young Filipino talents by providing mentorship programs, technical know-how, and support, opened the search in July with over 500 entries received online. After an initial judging period, a select panel of judges narrowed down the participants to 50 and declared the top 5 entries based on creativity, originality, and the quality of storytelling.
AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “We are amazed by the quality of work from these young talents, and this competition highlights just how much talent and skill is out there, waiting to be discovered, supported, and given a platform to shine. We are proud to bring finalist from Northern Luzon, Manila and Visayas to compete for the first-ever social media reality show.”
AirAsia named Paul Garrido from Mapua Institute of Technology, Raymond Baguilat from the University of Baguio, Beatrice Paragas from the University of the Philippines, Angela Cara Durano from De La Salle University in Cebu, and John Paul Saluba from the University of Iloilo as the Create Camp finalists today at a press event held in Makati City.
The five finalists will travel to Bohol, Palawan, Tacloban, as well as the Cordilleras region and shall undergo rigid trainings and workshops over a month long period. AirAsia will document and share their journey on its social media platforms, and the public can vote for their favorite finalist. AirAsia storytellers, including Patrick Martin, Kyrke Jaleco, Nella Lomotan, Ayen dela Torre, Rachel Halili, Javi Cang, Enzo Cruz, Benj Ramos, and Paolo Cuarteron, will also mentor them.
The grand winner will receive over 1million pesos worth of prizes composed of AirAsia Philippines flights to domestic and international destinations, Apple Macbook Pro 13, Nikon D5600, fully sponsored three days two-night stay at Amorita Resorts in Bohol, and will also become an official member of AirAsia Storytellers community.
Keep updated with AirAsia’s CreateCamp search via #AirAsiaCreateCamp and #CreateCamp or go to www.airasiacreatecamp.com.