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2021 WAD Contest Second and Third Place

Congratulations to Japhet Tolosa-Celis for taking second place in the IAF and ILAC WAD 2021 poster competition, and to Laura Uraine for taking third. Both were awarded USD 500.

Japhet Tolosa-Celis is currently assigned in the Promotion and Documentation Division of the Philippine Accreditation Bureau. Her responsibilities include creating IEC materials such as brochures, press releases, presentation materials on accreditation, its benefits, and other related themes. With years of experience and training, she is now one of the Bureau’s resource speakers in various accreditation-related topics.

What was the inspiration behind your design?

With my work inclined in promoting the importance of accreditation, my inspiration comes from the realization and understanding of its real value and the desire to make both public and private sectors pursue accreditation and take advantage of its benefits for the common good.

More than this, as a young parent, the design resonates my simple hope to see a future generation experiencing a better quality of life.

How does your poster illustrate this year’s theme?

The poster was designed to convey the significant role of Accreditation as a supporting tool in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The earth as the core of the poster symbolizes humanity and the inherent unity among men that needs to be strengthened and sustained. The 17 SDG icons embedded into this sphere identifies the key and diverse areas needing targeted actions and development towards achieving a better and sustainable future for all.

The globe resting on the palm of the hands, represents the vital role of Accreditation as a tool in the successful implementation, measurement and monitoring of many of the objectives and targets contained in the SDGs. With the rays added as pictorial element depicting movement, Accreditation is viewed as a key element and part of the collaborative, intersectoral and integrated approach towards attaining these global goals.


Laura Uraine earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, TV and Film from California State University, Fullerton in 2012. Since that time, she has worked in customer service, operations support, administration, and accounting. Laura has been working for the International Accreditation Service (IAS) since November 2018. She currently supports the customer success group at IAS as a customer success specialist, a role she has been in for a little over a year.

What was the inspiration behind your design?

I wanted to submit a design that was consistent with the previous 2 years. I liked the use of white space and a globe in the previous 2 years’ designs. Since accreditation is a global industry, I felt that the use of a circle was appropriate because it was evocative of the globe.

How does your poster illustrate this year’s theme?

A circle inspires many themes. In addition to representing the globe / world, it also is continuous/ unending. This is how I see any goal; the work is never really done; one must continue to work and strive towards better solutions.

A circle also brings people and ideas together. Our yearly World Accreditation Day, brings all accreditation bodies together to unite under one common theme and this year is no different.