How to prevent sexual harassment on college campuses

Winning team at 2023 Portfolio Night All-Stars competition is from Helsinki, Mumbai, Singapore, and Manila

At a glance

  • The week-long program gathered 24 national representatives from various cities across the globe.

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YOUNG CREATIVES Ayan Arden (Helsinki), Jacob Banog (Manila), Pa llavi (Mumbai), and Jodi Ong (Singapore) are conducting online meetings to refine their concepts for the competition
(Photo Jacob Banog)

The One Club for Creativity, an international non-profit organization that empowers the next generation of industry professionals, recognized young artists at its recently concluded Portfolio Night All-Stars competition.
Launched virtually, the contest served as a worldwide platform for aspiring individuals to showcase their talents and skills in a fast-paced evening of advice, networking, and recruitment.

The week-long program gathered 24 national representatives from various cities across the globe, including Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Helsinki, Lisbon, Manila, Milan, Montreal, Mumbai, Pan-India, Paris, Prague, Santiago, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, and Toronto. Completing the roster are Charleston, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York, and San Francisco. The contenders were divided into six groups of four to create powerful campaigns against sexual assault on college campuses.

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READY FOR ADVENTURE The Adventures of Lemon Boy showcases an illustration
presenting character designs for an original 2D animation and game based on the story of Lemon Boy and his adventure in the fruit world
(Photo Jacob Banog)

These were guided by brief given by American transportation conglomerate Uber during the red zone period from August to November, after students came back from their holiday break. The term recorded at least 50 percent of harassment due to countless gatherings and social events, following their return to their respective school grounds in the US.

The One Club for Creativity hailed the team of Ayan Aden from Helsinki, Jacob Banog from Manila, Pallavi from Mumbai, and Jodi Ong from Singapore as the Portfolio Night All-Stars Winners.

Banog, a Multimedia Arts (MMA) student from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of New Media Arts (SNMA), shared their proposal which highlighted the vital role of higher educational institutions in providing a safe space, supportive environment, and culture of respect among the members of its community. 

He said they created an engagement calling on universities to take the necessary actions by imposing critical measures to prevent these incidents.
“We utilized social media, in-app features, and out-of-home (OOH) advertising in different phases. All of the participants presented compelling ideas that focused on the different insights and strategies to address the issue,” he said.
Despite the different time zones, Banog emphasized that his colleagues had built excellent online communications and set coordinated meetings that allowed them to brainstorm and refine concepts. “We ensured that everyone had a voice in our unit,” he furthered. “I was truly inspired by my team because we all wanted to win.”

The All-Stars Winners will fly to New York this September, hosted by The One Club for Creativity, to personally work on their campaign with the experts from Uber. They are likewise set to attend fellowship events, discussions with esteemed specialists, and in-person recruiting sessions.