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Events: MullenLowe Philippines and Unilever Recognize the Best Creative Work in the Country with the NOVA Awards Manila

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MullenLowe Group Philippines is proud to launch the 2019 MullenLowe NOVA Awards Manila and invite the country’s most talented artists in the fields of art, design, fashion and photography to submit their entries.

The MullenLowe NOVA Awards Manila engage Filipino visionaries and industry leaders with the goal of supporting emerging talent, creative excellence and innovation. This arts and culture program is focused on supporting ‘challenger thinking’ and giving artists a platform for recognition and opportunity to extend their thinking beyond the educational environment.

From a shortlist of 10 artists, 6 prizes will be given out: the Grand Prize, two Runners-Up and the YourNOVA ‘People’s Choice’ Award. These awards will be presented to artists who demonstrate surprising lateral thinking and whose work stretches creative ability to its limits with an emphasis on craft, skill, and exceptional accomplishment in their respective fields. The Grand Prize recipient will receive a short-course scholarship supported by leading art, design and performance college, Central Saint Martins, University of Arts in London.


Special prizes will be awarded by our partners: The Unilever #Unstereotype Award, and The Meralco Spark Prize, given by Meralco. The Unilever #Unstereotype Award recognizes inclusive, forward-thinking creative work that breaks away from limiting and outdated stereotypical gender portrayals. The Meralco Spark Prize, to be bestowed by Meralco President and CEO Ray Espinosa, will be awarded to work that sparks creativity, innovation and embodies the company’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.

The judging panel consists of icons in the Filipino world of art, design, fashion and photography, including Kenneth Cobonpue, Leeroy New, Len Cabili, Mark Nicdao, and JC Buendia.

Entries for the 2019 MullenLowe NOVA Awards are now open. All submissions must be finalised by 5pm on Friday, 18th October 2019. Entry can be made via the MullenLowe NOVA Awards Manila website: https://manila.mullenlowenova.com/join.html

To be considered for a MullenLowe NOVA Award Manila, all submissions must be the artists’ original and recent work. Work is still eligible if it’s been exhibited prior, however cannot be submitted if it has been entered in another competition, whether in the Philippines or abroad. Filipino citizens, 18 years old and above, are eligible to submit.

All shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the final awards program on November 29, 2019 in Poblacion, Makati.

The 2019 MullenLowe NOVA Awards Manila has been made possible thanks to our partners at Unilever, Meralco, Heineken, TMG and MullenLowe Group Philippines.

For inquiries, you can reach the MullenLowe NOVA Secretariat at (02) 8811 1111 / (02) 2671149 or (0922) 8002497/ / (0927) 7970023 or through their official Facebook page @mullenlowenovamanila.


About MullenLowe Group

MullenLowe Group is a creatively driven integrated marketing communications network with a strong entrepreneurial heritage and challenger mentality. We are a global creative boutique of distinctive diverse agencies, rich in local culture with both intimacy and scale, present in more than 65 markets with over 90 agencies. With a hyperbundled operating model, global specialisms include expertise in brand strategy, and through the line advertising with MullenLowe; experience-led digital transformation with MullenLowe Profero; media and communications planning and buying with MullenLowe Mediahub; CX activation with MullenLowe Open; and consumer and corporate PR with MullenLowe PR and MullenLowe salt. We are focused on delivering an Unfair Share of Attention for clients’ brands and are consistently ranked among the most awarded creative and effective agency networks in the world. For eight consecutive years, MullenLowe Group has topped the Effie Index as the most effective global network in terms of points per dollar revenue, in 2018 was named to the Ad Age Agency A-List and in 2019 was ranked in the top ten ‘Top Agency Networks for Creativity’ in the WARC Creative 100.

MullenLowe Group is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG).

For more information, visit us at www.mullenlowegroup.com or follow MullenLowe Group on Twitter @MullenLoweGroup and on Facebook.com/MullenLoweGroup.

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