MANILA – Switzerland, apart from being the land of mountains, cheese and chocolate, remains the most innovative country in the world and ranks first in the Global Innovation Index (GII) in a row. Switzerland excels especially in knowledge and technology and ranks second in creative output.
The Swiss Embassy, in partnership with Swatch Philippines, and with sponsorship from Swiss Cultural Fund-Philippines and Etihad Airways is hoping to inspire Filipinos to be creative and innovative by presenting the Create and Innovate: Essence of Switzerland Art Competition.
Winners will get to see the serene beauty and experience the dynamic energy of Switzerland!
All one has to do is CREATE something new or INNOVATE something old.
CREATE something new – squeeze out your creative juices, get to the drawing board, and wow us with your cool designs.
INNOVATE something old – be inspired by an existing idea, and surprise us by re-inventing it into something imaginative.
Three Grand Prizes are at stake:
1. CREATE category: The winner of this category will receive a trip to Switzerland for one (1) for 5 days/4 nights, inclusive of a round-trip ticket, hotel accommodations, and pocket money.
2. INNOVATE category: The winner of this category will receive a trip to Switzerland for one (1) for 5 days/4 nights, inclusive of a round-trip ticket, hotel accommodations, and pocket money.
3. Special Swatch Award: The winner of this award will receive Php100,000 in cash for thinking out-of-the-box and finding a way to integrate Swatch into the artwork.
Entry forms with the complete guidelines are available at:
• The Swatch & Swatch Building at 918 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City
• All Swatch Shops
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