Huwebes, Marso 15, 2018

UPDATE: 2018 PBA All Star Games Logo Making Contest - A Case of Plagiarism?


Winner of PBA All Star Logo contest has been disqualified by the panel of judges composed of league commissioner Willie Marcial, PBA legend Alvin Patrimonio and PBA Press Corps President Gerry N. Ramos.  The disqualification of the winner was announced Friday.  PBA has taken action after netizens noticed the clear similarities of the winning entries to the logo used by Playpark Philippines on one of their events.  Playpark Philippines has acknowledged PBA's swift action over the incident.

New winner will be chosen by the panel of judges and will be announced anytime soon.

PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial lead a panel of judges that chose the winner of the logo making contest for this year's All Star Games.  According to the report posted in PBA official website a part time photographer won the said contest.  "The entry which prominently displays the three stars symbolizing the Philippines' three island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, emerged the winner in the first ever PBA All Star Sketch The Logo contest.", the report says.  The announcement was also made through PBA's offical Facebook page.

But it did not take long for some netizens to notice that resemblance of the winning logo to that of Playpark logo.  Playpark is an online gaming website that host tournaments for online gamers.  Netizens shared their comments that calls the winner out for copying the Playpark logo on his winning entry.  Check out the winning entry below and the Playpark logo and be the judge.

Winning PBA All Star Logo:

Playpark logo as searched via Google:

Check out too the comments posted by netizens.

Personally I like the logo being used now in PBA website, it looks regal and formal kind of fitting for stars.  I hope PBA get to sort things out here.  I do not judge the winner nor I claim myself clean from copying in fact some of my pictures on my blog are grabbed from different sources.  But we should not own it as ours always credit the owners as sign of respect and courtesy and professionalism.


Kindly check out related post:

PBA All Stars Partial Voting Results as of March 11

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