Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Writing Contest This February

Dear Me,

I bumped into some local blogs hosting essay writing contests during this month of hearts. Sheesh! I want to join but...

I'll try to find time... =) It's been a while.



WikiPilipinas Filipina Stories, A Contest

In line with the principle of honoring the diverse, beautiful, and powerful image of a Filipina, WikiPilipinas will launch a special portal, Encyclopedia of Philippine Women, inside the site which will compile and detail the achievements and triumphs of Filipinas everywhere. Its sister site, Filipiniana.net, will also have a Philippine Women Microsite containing documents discussing Filipino women, as well as selected texts from the oeuvres of Filipina writers. Through a combined effort for advocacy, WikiPilipinas partnered with Filipina Images to help promote a more empowering image of the Filipina. By having an online platform to showcase Filipina intelligence and talent, the goal of developing more empowered Filipinas becomes achievable.

Many participants, through this project, will discover that they can help bridge the digital divide and promote gender mainstreaming and gender equality.

To promulgate the advocacy, WikiPilipinas and Filipina Images websites will launch "Filipina Stories," a writing contest with the mission of uplifting the image of the Filipina.



Prizes at Stake
The three best essays will be selected and their winning authors will be awarded cash prizes of:

1st placer - P5,000.00
2nd placer - P3,000.00
3rd placer - P2,000.00

An iPod Nano will also be raffled during the launch!


Mechanics
  • Open to Filipino bloggers of all ages.
  • Interested participants may choose to write an essay about any of these three sub-themes:
    The Iconography of the Modern Filipina;
    The Commercialization of the Filipina through the Internet and
    The Role of Bloggers in Uplifting the Image of the Filipina

  • Articles to be submitted should be original, previously unpublished, at least 500 words long and written in English.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Participant's entry together with the complete name and contact details, should be sent to: mindy@wikipilipinas.org.ph.
  • Essays must be published in the participants' respective blogs and should contain the following links:
    (5.1) a link to your entry at the WikiPilipinas or Filipiniana site
    (5.2) a link to WikiPilipinas, using the code Philippine Encyclopedia
    (5.3) a link to Filipinaimages.com, with the code Filipina

    Submission of entries will be from February 1 to 29, 2008.

    Articles to be submitted will be available for public viewing in WikiPilipinas starting February 8, 2008.

    Shortlisted essays will be announced in the WikiPilipinas website on March 1, 2008.

    Please take note that all entries will be licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

    All submitted article titles for the contest will be shown in the WikiPilipinas Site.


    Criteria
    The entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges selected by WikiPilipinas. These judges will use the following criteria for evaluation:

    * Form – 20%
    * Substance – 50%
    * Originality – 30%

    The winning essay will be announced at the launch of the WikiPilipinas Women's Portal and the Filipiniana.net Philippine Women Microsite on March 12, 2008 in time for the celebration of Women's Month.

    Venue to be announced. The first 100 bloggers (with entries) to arrive at the venue will receive a FREE Filipina T-shirt.

    Be part in uplifting the image of the Filipina, the Knowledge base of the WikiPilipinas and meeting up with other bloggers on March 12, 2008. Remember you are not only writing about Filipino women. You will help uplift the reputation --- remove the prejudice, not just against Filipino women achievers but against your mothers, sisters, daughters. Against You.


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    Love Struck Writing Contest

    As a way of giving back to her readers, visitors and lurkers, part of the prize money she won from winning Best Website (Blogs Category) in the last 10th Philippine Web Awards, Noemi who blogs at Touched By An Angel is sponsoring a love-themed writing contest.


    Prize
    Three (3) winners will receive US$50.00 each for top 3 Love Struck entries.
    Three (3) lifetime (for the life span of her Protagonist WebHosting) domain and hosting plan worth $30.00 each. Prize is transferrable but NOT convertible to cash.


    Duration
    January 26 till February 23. Winners to be announced on February 24, 2008 which marks her second blog anniversary.


    Rules

    Open to all Single People or Married Couples

  • Write a blog entry on a Love Struck moment. The object of the love struck moment should be a person, not a thing, animal or place.

  • Post the link of your story in the comments section of http://aboutmyrecovery.com/2008/01/26/love-struck-writing-contest/. A link to this contest is required so more bloggers can join.

  • Entry will be judged by her love struck daughter, Lauren. She will choose the top 3 winners and 3 consolation prize winners.


    Come on! Join these two (2) writing contests. Who knows? *winks*
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