Two outstanding pieces of print work bested 300 other entries to take the Grand Prix awards at the 6th Tinta Awards of the United Print Media Group (UPMG).

Public Service – Print Campaign Grand Prix

“Dirty Watercolor”
TBWA/Santiago Mangada Puno
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.

TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno tapped various Filipino artists to create a series of artworks of scenes from riverside life. The posters were crafted using water samples collected from some of the most polluted rivers in Metro Manila like the Marikina River, Tullahan River, Cainta Creek, and Taguig Estuary. The decontaminated samples were repurposed to create the custom pigment used on these works of art. Benefits from the exhibit went to the Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig, and its efforts in cleaning up major waterways in Metro Manila. 

Newspaper Best Photography Grand Prix

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Photographer Raffy Lerma’s “Lamentation” showed a woman cradling her dead partner, an alleged drug pusher and an alleged victim of extrajudicial killing, in a Pieta-like fashion. The photo, which appeared on the front page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer in July 2016, quickly went viral on social media, drawing many reactions and comments on the the issue of the drug war and alleged extrajudicial killings.