Mitzi Ilagan | Fotograpiya
As we travel from home to our workplace or school, we pass by the Rizal Monument at RCBC Plaza in Makati or the People Power Monument at EDSA. Some may not feel anything as they see these but for some, it means history–something that have contributed to what’s with the present.
With that, Samsung PH and Yuchengco Museum would want everyone to remember why these statues matter. In celebration of Eduardo Castrillo’s 50 years of being a professional artist, Culture Connect, an Instagram photo contest was launched to make the Filipino spirit even stronger. He, Eduardo castrillo, is the one responsible for the famous monuments in Manila such as Bantayog ng mga Bayani (Bantayog Rd., Diliman, QC), People Power (EDSA corner White Plains Ave., QC), The Spirit of Pinaglabanan (Pinaglabanan Shrine, San Juan), Andres Bonifacio (Taguig), Rizal (RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala & Sen. Gil J. Puyat Aves., Makati), The Spirit of EDSA (RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala & Sen. Gil J. Puyat Aves., Makati), Katuparan ng Pangarap ng Lahi (GSIS Building, Financial Center, Pasay), Cry of Tondo (Tondo), Youth’s Cry of Defiance (Fort Santiago, Intramuros), Life and Heroism of Gat Andres Bonifacio (Liwasang Bonifacio, near Manila City Hall), Binhi ng Kalayaan (Rizal Park, near National Museum of the Filipino People and Taft Ave.), Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal (Rizal Park, near Rizal Monument) and Raha Sulayman (Plaza Rajah Sulayman, Roxas Blvd., Malate).
The photo contest, Culture Connect, aims to inspire us on remembering what our fellow Filipinos have done for our country and to express our pride through social media. Considering that August is celebrated as Buwan ng Wika, entries could showcase captions which speak about pride, honor and celebration of a Filipino’s excellence. Also, one of its purposes is to make more people appreciate Eduardo Castrillo’s works of art which could be seen in different parts of the country. The photo contest will run from August 1 to 31, 2016. All you need to do is capture these monuments in the most creative way that you could, upload it on Instagram using the hashtags #SamsungCultureConnect #Castrillo50 and then you’d get to win a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and a Gear VR. The winning contest photos will also be featured on the Culture Explorer application, a mobile app launched last year by Samsung which shows Manila’s plazas and historical sites using augmented reality. You may send up to 3 entries per person under the professional or open category.
The winners will be announced on September 14 and will be awarded on October 13. For more information, visit www.eduardocastrillo.com or @castrillocultureconnect on Instagram.