IN­NO­VA­TIVE IDEAS @ WICKED DREAMS

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In­no­va­tive project ideas and other tech­based projects of stu­dents from lead­ing schools in the Visayas were show­cased at the Wicked Dreams Ac­tion Civics Fair held at the Robin­sons Gal­le­ria Cebu last Oct. 28.

Over 70 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the fair and show­cased their ex­cep­tional tal­ents in de­vel­op­ing in­no­va­tive projects for the com­mu­nity us­ing dig­i­tal me­dia and tech­nol­ogy.

“We or­ga­nized Wicked Dreams to give stu­dents from the Visayas the chance to high­light their tech projects and en­cour­age the spirit of col­lab­o­ra­tion and in­no­va­tion along the way,” said Fleire Cas­tro, Third Me­dia Team’s chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer (CEO), who was also the lead event or­ga­nizer.

“Apart from show­cas­ing their projects, the fair will see par­tic­i­pants pitch­ing for the chance to get fund­ing and men­tor­ing for their ven­tures. Three lucky projects will be awarded seed money and men­tor­ing for im­ple­men­ta­tion in their schools and com­mu­ni­ties,” Cas­tro con­tin­ued.

The first prize of the fair’s pitch­ing com­pe­ti­tion went to Dalang­pan­gan, a team com­posed of Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity (CNU) stu­dents. The sec­ond prize was given to Ili­gan City’s kulTOURismo, while the third prize was awarded to Ver­non Joseph Go.

CNU’s “Dalang­panan Restora­tive Jus­tice” project aims to raise aware­ness on the is­sue of ju­ve­nile delin­quency and at the same time break the stigma that goes with it. Am­pli­fy­ing the voice of the youth is all part of this project’s ob­jec­tives.

Ili­gan City’s kulTOURismo aims to spread in­for­ma­tion on cul­tural di­ver­sity to help an­swer and cor­rect mis­con­cep­tions and prej­u­dices in our so­ci­ety, specif­i­cally in Lanao, and even­tu­ally pro­mote cul­tural aware­ness.

Ver­non Joseph Go’s Pod­cast on the Go’s Men­tal Health Dis­cus­sion Se­ries is an ini­tia­tive that raises aware­ness and en­cour­ages dis­cus­sion on men­tal health is­sues. His tagline: It’s time to break the stigma. #ShareTheWicked­ness

The first placer got P25,000 as cash prize. The sec­ond placer got P15,000, and the third placer re­ceived P5,000 as seed money for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the project.

The Best in Re­search Award was given to the Mi­nor League Hackathon of the CCL Cen­trEx. The Peo­ple’s Choice Award was also awarded to CNU’s Dalang­pan­gan while the Best Ac­tion Award was pre­sented to Glam­bi­tion of Maria Montes­sori In­ter­na­tional School.

Teams that made it to the Oct. 28 con­test passed through sev­eral hur­dles, in­clud­ing the hold­ing of group dis­cus­sions in par­tic­i­pat­ing schools last Au­gust, pitch­ing work­shops in the said in­sti­tu­tions and the pre­lim­i­nary elim­i­na­tion of en­tries held last Septem­ber.

The pitch­ing con­test judges in­cluded Fred­er­ick Amores, di­rec­tor of the De­part­ment of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (DICT); Dann Diez, CEO of SEED4Com; and Cas­tro of Third Team Me­dia.

The com­pe­ti­tion was held with Mikva Chal­lenge, PR Works, Third Team Me­dia and DICT as part­ners. Com­mu­nity part­ners in­cluded GDG Cebu, Cebu In­no­va­tion Net­work and Cebu An­i­ma­tion Guild. Other part­ners were Robin­sons Gal­le­ria Cebu, Blood­Life.ph, Is­land Ren­de­voo, BASS, Qual­fon, Uni­form So­lu­tions, and AtoX Busi­ness So­lu­tions Inc.

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SEC­OND PLACE. The KulTOURismo project of stu­dents from Ili­gan City aims to spread in­for­ma­tion on cul­tural di­ver­sity to help cor­rect mis­con­cep­tions and prej­u­dices in our so­ci­ety, es­pe­cially in Lanao, and pro­mote cul­tural aware­ness as well.

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THIRD PLACE: Pod­cast-on­the-go is an ini­tia­tive that raises aware­ness and en­cour­ages dis­cus­sion on men­tal health. It’s time to break the stigma, its cre­ator, Ver­non Joseph Go (cen­ter), says.

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FIRST PLACE. Cebu Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity stu­dents’ Dalang­panan aims to raise aware­ness on the is­sue of ju­ve­nile delin­quency and at the same time break the stigma that goes with it.

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