By TGN Editorial Team,
On May 14, 2020, Thome Group launched “Art in Time of Corona” where Thome’s onboard seafarers showed their talent by expressing their thoughts on COVID-19 through art.
To help the employees remain connected and proactive, the Human Resources team together with the Corporate Communications and Marketing team have produced online contests which have been greatly enjoyed and participated by all employees. The lucky winners were awarded with cash prizes.
Over 100 seafarers from 60 vessels participated and a generous cash prize was given to the winners. The grand winner received US$500 while the two runners-up each got US$250. The winners were announced on May 27, 2020.
Mari Boyle’s Junior Engineer Officer,r, Roger Ian Jomolo’s masterpiece Iririmaw sa Pagkid-Ad was chosen as the grand winner. He explained, “The title “Iririmaw sa Pagkid-an” is a Filipino local language (Kinaray-a) which means “WE FIX AS ONE”. During this pandemic crisis everyone plays a vital role to stop and contain the wide spread of the virus.”
Runners-up were Elmer John Estoesta, 4th Engineer from MT Nord Pearl – D/S Norden and Allan B. Regidor, 4th Engineer ETC Ramsis.
A panel of judges which consisted of Thome Group executives and a professional artist, picked the winners.
The contest is part of an ongoing campaign and initiative of the Thome Group to connect more with its seafarers and create a platform where they can unleash the creativity and showcase their talent to the world. More contests for seafarers will be announced soon.