And the Bulawan Goes to…

High design- high value  products is what the Association of Negros Producers would always campaign for its members in order to stay on top in their businesses. To support this campaign , ANP created the “Bulawan Award” 21 years ago to recognize outstanding products by ANP member, and  to encourage ingenuity, creativity and commitment in terms of product innovation, packaging and the development of new market-driven products that are competitive in both domestic and international markets.

The  21st Bulawan Award is  chaired by Director Christina Marie Gaston.

  And the ” 21st Bulawan Award goes to..

 FOOD CATEGORY

  1. A.          Bulawan Award Winner for Pastries goes to Sugarlandia’s “Mocha Logs”, which also bagged three titles as Best in Visual Impact, Best in Originality and Best in Product Appeal.

Other Nominees are: 

1.   Casa Carmela’s Biscocho, coated with dulce de leche, café espresso

2.    Felicias’ Thin Chocolate Cookies

  1. B.             Confectionary

Bulawan Award winner:           Virgie’s Cinnamon Puff Sticks

Other Nominees are: 

1.   El Ideals  Cappuccino Balls

2.   Fresh Starts Organic Coffee

Best in Visual Impact:

1.  Virgies Cinnamon Puff Sticks

2.   Fresh Start’s Organic Coffee

Best in Originality:            Virgies Cinnamon Puff Sticks

Best in Product:                Virgies Cinnamon Puff Sticks

 

  1. C.          For Health and Wellness: 

 

Other Nominees are:

1.  Pueblo’s Malunggay Fritters & M & M Tartlets

2.  Jarvis’ Nutri Ensaymada

3.   Fresh Start’s All Natural Personal Care

 

Best in Visual Impact:     Fresh Start’s Moringa Personal Care Collection

Best in Originality:            Jarvis’ Nutri Ensaymada

Best in Product Appeal: Jarvis’ Nutri Ensaymada

 

  1. D.            Delicacies

 

Alter Trade’s “Moringa Hot Chili” collected all the Deli’s best criteria; Visual Impact, Originality and Product Appeal.

To be tagged as Bulawan’s Award winner, juried percentage grade should at least reach the minimum of 90%. There are no winners for both the Health and Wellness and Delicacies.

Bulawan’s 2nd day event is for the Non-Food Sector, the Fashion and Jewelry, Gifts and Houseware, Furniture and Furnishings.  The winning designs reflect that unique sensibility and the quality of work should exceed the expectation of the jurors’ base on Visual Impact, Design Excellence, Craftsmanship and Usage of Bamboo as Focus Material. The winners were chosen for their original designs which exhibited the level of creativity consistent with the use of Bamboo and Philippine made materials.  The collection are truly functional pieces of art and will appeal to the eco-minded and also trendsetters who recognizes these useful necessities can also be a sought after accessories.  The winners are:

 

 FASHION CATEGORY 

 

  1. Jewelry and Accessories:             with 12 entries

Bulawan Award Winner:              The Flowers design by Craff MV

Other Nominees  are:

1.  Organic Earth – by Chievs-Crystone- Cessories

2.  Kagingking  Necklace by Vito Prints

Best in Visual Impact:                  Kagingking Necklace made by Vito Prints

Best in Design Excellence:            Kagingking Necklace made by Vito Prints

Best in Craftsmanship:                  The Flowers made by Craff MV

 

  1. Bags and Footwear  – with 8 entries

 

Bulawan Award Winner and Best in Visual Impact, Design Excellence & Craftsmanship:  Kiculo’s Hand Woven Pandan Bags with laminated bamboo handles/button & leather accent

 

Other Nominees are:

1.   Saturn Arts & Fashion’s Saturn Bag Collection

2.  Gala Gifts Gaff Canvass Bag

 

  1. Garments – with 3 entries

 

Best in Visual Impact:                     Reycon’s Piña Barong Borda with Ethnic Combination

Best in Design Excellence:            Ping’s Knitwear’s Crochet Cocktail Dress with Laminated Bamboo Collar & Belt Accentuated with detachable diagonal shrug

 

Best in Craftsmanship:                1.   Ping’s Knitwear Crochet Cocktail Dress with Laminated Bamboo Collar & Belt Accentuated with detachable diagonal shrug

2.   Reycon’s Piña Barong Borda with Ethnic Combination

 GIFTS AND HOUSEWARES

 

  1. A.      Table Top/Gifts – with 12 entries

 

Bulawan Award Winner:            1.   Tumandok Crafts’ Table Top Collection

2.   Altarez Novelties’ Bamboo Jewelry Box

3.   Noah’s Table Top Collection (Placemat, coaster, napkin ring)

 

Other Nominees are:                1.  Babyland’s Serving Tray/Cutlery

2.  Novelty Handicrafts’ Bamboo Inspired Toiletry Set of Laminated  

     Capiz Shell

 

Best in Visual Impact:                     Noah’s Table Top Collection (Placemat, coaster, napkin ring)

 

 

Best in Design Excellence:          Altarez Novelties’ Bamboo Jewelry Box

Best in Craftsmanship:

1.   Noah’s Table Top Collection

2.   Novelty Handicrafts’ Bamboo Inspired Toiletry Set of Laminated

Capiz Shell

 

  1. B.      Home Furnishing  – with 12 entries

 

Bulawan Award Winner:              Tumandok Crafts’ Bamboo Corner Vase Collection

 

Other Nominees are   :

1.   Rodney Martinez’ Sail Boat “Parao”

2.   Vallehermoso’s Bamboo on Frame

Best in Visual Impact:                     Maganda Mirror by  Vito Prints

Best in Design Excellence:            Maganda Mirror by Vito Prints

Best in Craftsmanship:                   Bamboo Corner Vase Collection by Tumandok Crafts

 

 FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS 

 

  1. A.      Furniture  – with 3 entries

 

Best in Visual Impact:                   Sagana Furnish Sculpture  End Table design by  Atelier Aguila

Best in Design Excellence:          Coffee Table /Folding Stool design made by Golden Furnishing

Best in Craftsmanship:                 Coffee Table/Folding Stool design made by Golden Furnishing

 

  1. B.      Luminary – with 7 entries

 

Bulawan Award Winner:            Lampshade ‘Antique Finish with Ethnic Design made by  Eduardos

 

Other Nominees are:           

1. Hacienda Crafts’ Lampshade (Dyed bamboo branches & stained mahogany wood with fiber glass shade)

2. Art Energy’s Samantha Table Lamp

 

Best in Visual Impact:                   Terracotta Lamp Shade design made by Precious Ceramics

Best in Design Excellence:          Carlz Collection/Vinefira Accent Lamp design made by Tumandok Crafts

Best in Craftsmanship:                 design made by Precious Ceramics

See these Bulawan Entries at the 26th Negros Trade Fair on September 28-October2, 2011 at Rockwell Tent, Makati City.

 

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