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Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Branding / Brand Expression in Moving Image / 2019

In Medellín, Colombia, issues of poverty and inequality threatened to bar opportunities to children living in the city's slums. To help these children realize the strength to rise above their circumstances, musical instrument manufacturer Yamaha invented a new instrument that was resilient enough to survive in a run-down environment, and taught the children how to play the instrument over the course of 6 months. Yamaha then arranged for the children to perform the national anthem at a major football match. During the program, the children began to act and think more confidently.

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