The company recognizes creativity as a driver of continuous improvement for the industry and demonstrates caring for the community by supporting up-and-coming artists
BANGKOK, Thailand. – Aviagen® Asia Pacific proudly announces the successful conclusion of its third “Hatching Young Artists (HYA)" competition. The company launched this year’s event in July under the corporate theme of “Breeding Success Together.” Finalists were encouraged to interpret and reflect on this concept through their work.
Introduced in 2020, the initiative represents a celebration of art and creativity. It is intended to empower and champion young artists with extraordinary artistic talents and is one way Aviagen gives back to its local community. The competition is open to art students at universities in Thailand and is judged by university professors. Rafael Monleon, Business Manager, Aviagen Asia-Pacific, commented that “the innovation and creativity of these young artists, serves as a constant reminder to our teams and our clients that we should be constantly looking to see if current models and practices are still the best.”
The award ceremony took place on Oct. 18 at Aviagen's Bangkok office, marking a return to in-person celebrations after a virtual event in 2021. Students had the opportunity to present their works in person. Winners were awarded with scholarships and certificates. Works from previous competitions have been actively showcased on social media, featured in an online gallery, and repurposed into greeting cards, calendars, posters as well as other marketing promotional items. By prominently featuring the artists' names and contact information, enthusiasts and potential clients are able to connect with these promising talents.
This year's judging panel consisted of:
- Dominic Elfick, Marketing Manager, Aviagen Asia Pacific
- Jaruvipa Tantisaswat, Marketing Communications Manager, Aviagen Asia Pacific
- Assistant Professor Apichart Pholprasert, Head of the Department of Art, Music, and Dance Education, Faculty of Education, at Chulalongkorn University
- Dr. Phinthanin Phijitplakas, Head of the Department of Art Education, Faculty of Fine Arts, Srinakharinwirot University
- Theekawut Boonvijit, Lecturer of the Department of Painting, Faculty of Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University
Introducing…2023 HYA winners
The judging process was a challenge, as the quality of submissions reached new heights; nevertheless, the following individuals excelled and were honored as the winners:
- 1st place winner: Nawapon Madsuden, from Poh-Chang Academy of Arts Rajamangala, University of Technology Rattanakosin
- 2nd place winner: Thidarat Jansanga, from Chulalongkorn University
- 3rd place winner: Wanwisa Mailhaw, from Chulalongkorn University
In addition to the top three awards, seven exceptionally talented artists received special recognition.
- Chirada Seejan (Srinakharinwirot University)
- Jakkrit Tammakaew (Srinakharinwirot University)
- Pannapach Keereedej (Chulalongkorn University)
- Punchanat Choosri (University of Technology Rattanakosin)
- Pitsawat Wannafoo (Chulalongkorn University)
- Sahareng Ma-ade (Songkhla Rajabhat University)
- Sarawut Chaodon (Chulalongkorn University)
This year, the company also introduced the "People’s Choice Award," allowing all attendees to cast their votes during the award ceremony. Nawapon Madsuden received this award.
"HYA embodies Aviagen's commitment to social sustainability, with a strong focus on supporting our community, particularly our younger generations. By nurturing emerging artists, we contribute to the development and recognition of creative talent, aligning with our vision for a brighter future," commented Jaruvipa Tantisaswat, Marketing Communications Manager at Aviagen Asia Pacific.
Check out the creative and inspiring entries from this year’s Hatching Young Artists competition, at https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/3254674/hatching-young-artists-hya-2023.