The road to winning the OFW Slogan and Logo Contest

by reyna21 on October 25, 2007

In the beginning: 

On September 5, 2007, I launched Reyna Elena’s very own OFW Slogan & Logo Design Competition.

The whole idea was simple.

Create a catchy slogan and a sleek logo that captures the spirit and best expresses and exemplifies what an Overseas Filipino Worker is all about. This is my response to the negativities hurled to all Overseas Filipino Workers by a notorious columnist who’s got the blessings and allowed by some newspaper dailies in the Philippines.

The judges:

The judges of this contest were Bea, Kengkay and myself. Since Bea was unavailable because of work-related travels, there were only Kengkay and myself who discussed the entries in detail. The flurry of emails between Philadelphia and Munich were burning the internet lines on the Atlantic Ocean. In the end, the decision was left solely on me.

Therefore, you will notice a lot of “me, myself and I” here. (I wonder why I like those words?! Hmmmmnn…) Which would mean that, because someone out there might not agree with my decision, violent reactions should just be directed to me and not to either Bea or Kengkay. Clear?

Two contest in 1: 

In essence, there were two (2) contests actually. One for the best slogan which will win Php5,000 and one for the best logo which will win another Php5,000.

On October 19, 2007, I posted the entries I received. There were thirteen (13) of them from eight (8) people.

  1. Kita ko, nasa ‘yo: Hirap ko, kita mo?

  2. Ol For Wan, Juan For All

  3. Taas-noo OFW, Kahit saan, Tagumpay sa Sanlibutan!

  4. Taas-noo OFW, Iisang Bangka Tayo

  5. Sa Kamay Mo, Tagumpay Ng Bawat Pilipino

  6. Global Filipino: Influencing the Modern World

  7. OK, FINE, Whatever Whenever Wherever

  8. Puyat At Walang Kamatayang Ipon Sayo

  9. I Heart Pinoyz Abroad

  10. Pinoy World Class

  11. Nagsasakripisyo para umasenso

  12. Bagong Bayani ng Lahing Pilipino

  13. Kayod nang kayod para pamilya maitaguyod

Witty, creative and great entries :

I was really suprised by how witty and creative the slogan ang the logo designs were. I could not thank the participants more than enough. Although we only received 13 entries, it would prove to  be very difficult to choose, which one would be the winning slogan and the winning logo.

 The road to winning the OFW Slogan and Logo Contest

I would like to take you now, to my journey in selecting the winning OFW Slogan and OFW Logo. By doing this, I hope to prove to each one of you how much decision work Kengkay and I put into this. We not only wanted to be fair, but also transparent with our decisions.

And so, we analyzed and deliberated the entries considering the simple criteria we had:

A catchy slogan and a sleek logo that captures the spirit and best expresses and exemplifies what an Overseas Filipino Worker is all about, is my response to the negativities hurled to all Overseas Filipino Workers.

Results of deliberation: 

I won’t discuss the great points that is obvious from the Logo and the Slogan. All of these entries are excellent by themselves. What I will do is that, I will point out why it didn’t hit the mark. 

Given that:

  1. I Heart Pinoyz Abroad” (Slogan & Logo). I eliminated the entry because I felt that she only joined just for the sake of joining and I really appreciate that spirit. 

  2. Kita ko, nasa ‘yo: Hirap ko, kita mo?” (Slogan & Logo) was eliminated because I felt that tears evoked negativity and considering that I am fighting Malu’s negativity on OFW’s, the tears did not match what I was looking for.

  3. Taas-noo OFW, Iisang Bangka Tayo” (Slogan & Logo) was eliminated because I felt that the logo was more apt for seamen. They are OFW’s themselves, however, I was looking for something that would include and/or represent OFW’s. Now, because Pinoys are smart, witty and funny, and have the propensity to make fun of just about anything, they might poke fun on “Bangka” by adding another letter and spell it as “something else”.

  4. ” Nagsasakripisyo para umasenso” (Slogan and Logo) was eliminated because we feel that the carabao is more tied to farmers than OFW’s. Although the slogan definitely defines the OFW, I felt that the competitors slogan fares better.

  5. “Bagong Bayani ng Lahing Pilipino” (Slogan & Logo) same as 5, but more importantly, I believe that the word Bayani is simply way overused. 

  6. “Kayod nang kayod para pamilya maitaguyod” (Slogan & Logo) same as 5 

  7. Puyat At Walang Kamatayang Ipon Sayo” (Slogan & Logo) was eliminated because I feel that I could not connect with the design and the meaning.

  8. Sa Kamay Mo, Tagumpay Ng Bawat Pilipino” (Slogan & Logo) was eliminated because I felt that I  could not connect with the great creative design of the logo and that the slogan encompasses all Pinoys. It was tough for me to connect with the “palad” though bold and creative.

  9. Pinoy World Class” (Slogan & Logo). It was easy to fall in love with this one, but I have to eliminate this because even if we put a comma to make it like “Pinoy, World Class”, it’s too general that it might not mean OFW’s no more. 

  10. Global Filipino: Influencing the Modern World” (Slogan & Logo). Similar to #9, it was also very easy to fall in love with this one. However, as we continued to deliberate, I felt that I have to eliminate this one because it’s also too general similar to #9.

 SloganLogoMapia

The elimination round resulted with the following map:

  1. Kita ko, nasa ‘yo: Hirap ko, kita mo?
  2. Ol For Wan, Juan For All
  3. Taas-noo OFW, Kahit saan, Tagumpay sa Sanlibutan!
  4. Taas-noo OFW, Iisang Bangka Tayo
  5. Sa Kamay Mo, Tagumpay Ng Bawat Pilipino
  6. Global Filipino: Influencing the Modern World
  7. OK, FINE, Whatever Whenever Wherever
  8. Puyat At Walang Kamatayang Ipon Sayo
  9. I Heart Pinoyz Abroad
  10. Pinoy World Class
  11. Nagsasakripisyo para umasenso
  12. Bagong Bayani ng Lahing Pilipino
  13. Kayod nang kayod para pamilya maitaguyod

 

The Final Three: 

Which now brings me to the following remaining entries which are very witty and unique by themselves. One of this or a combination of either one will win the prize.

They are:

  1. Ol For Wan, Juan For All

  2. Taas-noo OFW, Kahit saan, Tagumpay sa Sanlibutan!

  3. OK, FINE, Whatever Whenever Wherever

This contest will be concluded tomorrow.

Follow the road to winning the OFW Slogan and Logo Contest with some surprises!!!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

xienigma October 25, 2007 at 1:45 am

Congratulations to everybody who joined, especially to the Final Three! :)
such great talent guys.. keep it up.

xienigma’s last blog post..the Magical Kiss

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pusa October 25, 2007 at 1:45 am

yey kasali si ol for wan, i dont know him/her but that is the logo and slogan i voted for :)

pusa’s last blog post..berso sa metro

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chuva October 25, 2007 at 2:36 am

Wow!! down to the last three.. drumroll pleaseeeeeeeeee…….

Congratulations to everyone cause I believe all 13 entries did what they can to show their pinoy and OFW spirit. Unfortunately only the one that ‘exemplifies what the Pinoy OFW is all bout’ would win.

Goodluck to the TOP THREE!!

5000PHP or 10000PHP, it’s money right to the bank.

chuva’s last blog post..Match-ups ready for “Pinoy Mano-Mano Celebrity Boxing Challenge”

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ros October 25, 2007 at 2:50 am

Uy..pumasok yun mga binoto ko sa poll hehhehe

Good luck sa tatlo!

Wise decision Reynz :)

ros’s last blog post..SMILE SAVES THE DAY

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kotsengkuba October 25, 2007 at 3:02 am

dun parin ako sa “sanlibutan” entry, kahit sabi ng mga taga-INC e hindi magandang word ang “sanlimutan.” (don’t know why)

lahat na pala ng nandito may CommentLuv plugin. kailangan ba lagyan ko din sa site ko ng ganun to take effect here?

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reynz October 25, 2007 at 3:08 am

@kotsengkuba,

you don’t have to install it in your blog, although it would be nice because it makes it a lot easier for anyone to bisit your blog.

what you do when you leave comments, just put in your blog address and the plugin will parse your entry. at least, that’s how it works or should work.

reynz’s last blog post..The road to winning the OFW Slogan and Logo Contest

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kotsengkuba October 25, 2007 at 3:15 am

pang-social climbing din pala tong plugin na’to. naglagay nako sa blog ko tingnan natin kung gagana. pag hindi maghuhurumentado ko :D

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reynz October 25, 2007 at 3:23 am

hahaha! @kotsengkuba! where else would you have to learn social climbing? HAHAHA!! Galing yan ki Ambo!

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kotsengkuba October 25, 2007 at 3:24 am

linsyak na plug-in ‘to ayaw sa kin gumana LOL!:P

sorry reynz, ini-spam ko na ata ang blog mo. now i know the reason why… putting the “www” in between “http://” and your URL tends to block off the plugin.

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reynz October 25, 2007 at 5:31 am

kotse, yong {URL} alisin mo lang ang URL then ipasok mo yong URL mo starting with www.

it takes a littleb bit of time. go ako check ko.

reynz’s last blog post..The road to winning the OFW Slogan and Logo Contest

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nina October 25, 2007 at 7:03 am

pumasok din ang binoto ko….

nina’s last blog post..I Want to Retire Young!

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Ambo October 25, 2007 at 7:51 am

Congrats to all the 13 entries! Now it’s bottom 3, let’s wait and see who will be the Overall-Froud-Winner of this contest. Hehehehe.

Ambo’s last blog post..Ang Ika-Labing Tatlong Numero

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kengkay October 25, 2007 at 8:19 am

galing reyna.. ngayon, tambay ulit ako para sa coronation night :D

kengkay’s last blog post..the most exciting mail i just received

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reynz October 25, 2007 at 10:15 am

@kotsengkuba,

ba’t ganun? di ako maka-comment sa site mo? pag-submit ko, error?

reynz’s last blog post..The road to winning the OFW Slogan and Logo Contest

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kotsengkuba October 25, 2007 at 12:44 pm

nagtry ako nakakapag-comment naman. pano ba ginagawa mo? baka nag-error lang sa pag-load. nung naglagay ako ng CommentLuv may nakapagiwan naman ng comment.

Nagcomment ako dun sa pinanggalingan ng CommentLuv plugin gumana naman yung sa last po ko.

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diwatang_byaning October 25, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Pwede pa bang humabol ng entry? Alam mo naman medyo matindi ang pangangailangan ko ngayon… Tignan mo ngat’ kung ano-ano na ang ginagawa ko, pati ang pagtulay sa alambre at pagkain ng bubog pinatulan ko na… Na daig ang labada at notaryo on the side mo!

diwatang_byaning’s last blog post..Asbestos Removal

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chuvaness October 25, 2007 at 5:39 pm

reynz, consolation prize ko ha pagdating mo sa isang isang isang araw…KISS LANG

hahahahha

chuvaness’s last blog post..aiMzster Live!

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lordmanilastone October 25, 2007 at 8:18 pm

wow, congrats sa finalist, at congrats reynz for this wonderful concept of a contest, very nationalistic, be back soon to find out who made it, good luck to all the participants^^

lordmanilastone’s last blog post..Reviewing my Patience

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Baklang AJ October 25, 2007 at 9:06 pm

Me likey likey Ol For Wan!

Yung Ok Fine, whatever, whenever, napapasayawa ako. naisip ko bigla si acheng shakira!

Baklang AJ’s last blog post..Dumbledore is Gay!

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toni October 25, 2007 at 9:29 pm

1 & 3 binoto ko, pero at least jan pa rin ung isa..thanks mommy talagang fairy godmother ka nga.
love yaaaaaaaaa

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