Yahoo! Philippines launches Project Purple

Adhering to its company colors, Yahoo! Philippines has just launched an innovative endeavor in sharing Filipino passions with the rest of the world via its latest local venture, Project Purple.

The social movement actually began in the US with Yahoo!’s ‘Start Wearing Purple’ campaign, and has moved out of North America for the first time — with the Philippines as its first stopover, as Yahoo! Philippines GM Jojo Añonuevo realizing that “there are millions of creative, innovative and passionate Pinoys.”

Añonuevo added: “Project Purple is a social movement and is open to everyone — online and offline. We are rallying Pinoys to be Purple and utilize the internet to aim higher.”

The campaign aims to empower Pinoy Passions — to encourage and nurture the Filipinos’ natural creativity, innovativeness and drive to excel in their chosen fields. So much so, that six up and coming local artists have submitter their artworks to Yahoo! to be featured i a soon-to-be-released limited edition art book showcasing the perspectives of 20 different graphic artists from around the world. Also, local art group WeeWillDoodle will create a truly unique and one-of-a-kind art piece, using a Honda Jazz as their canvas.

At their launch, various artworks from up and coming Pinoy artists were on display, photos from local photogs were up for view (via a Flickr gallery) and WeeWillDoodle were on hand for a “on-the-spot” artwork creation, using the audience suggestions on what “purple” meant to them.

Of course, to make things more fun, Project Purple is also launching a Purple Hunt — a treasure hunt requiring Pinoys to solve clues and find items scattered around the metro. The contest will start on the 2nd of June and run through to the 25th of July. Simply log on to the Yahoo Philippines Homepage come contest date.

Up for grabs are some really cool prizes: customized purple Krispy Kremes, Canon Digital Cameras, Blackberry Mobile Phones, a Sony Playstation 3, Apple iPod Touch(s) specially designed by Pinoy artists. And one lucky winner will drive away in the one-of-a-kind WeeWillDoodle designed Honda Jazz.

More information:

Here are some photos from my iPhone:

[some of the prizes up for grabs]

[Flickr photos on display]

[six local artists have submitted their artwork to Yahoo!]

[Yahoo! community manager, and ex-Yehey employee Jonas delos Reyes]

[WeeWillDoodle’s on-the-spot artwork]

You can also check out Janette Toral’s post for more info.

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