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Join the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Triennial Awards Blogging Contest – for Visayas and Mindanao bloggers

Here’s one event I’m very proud to be a part of! May I all encourage you to please join this blogging contest and please do not hesitate to share this information with all of your friends as well 🙂

To promote the inspiring stories and work of recognized development workers in the Visayas and Mindanao, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) has launched the RAFI Triennial Awards Blogging Contest.

Open to individuals between 13 and 35 years old based in the Visayas and Mindanao, this blogging contest highlights the RAFI Triennial Awards, its awardees and finalists.

Guided by the theme, “Shaping the big picture of change”, entrants are expected to do background research on the lives and works of RAFI Triennial awardees and finalists nearest their area.

The RAFI Triennial Awards is an awards program of RAFI given every three years to recognize the philanthropic, humanitarian, and holistic efforts of individuals and institutions in the Visayas and Mindanao in enhancing the quality of life of the communities they serve. It is now on its 5th run with conferment of awards in 2012.

To join the RAFI Triennial Awards Blogging Contest, individuals should register through the official Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc website. Entrants must have an existing and updated blog for at least six months.

All blog entries must be original and written in English, with a minimum of 1,000 words and maximum of 4,000 words. Entries should not have been entered or won in previous competitions. Writers must at the end of their blogs indicate, “This is an official entry to the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Triennial Awards Blogging Contest.” and include a link to the RAFI website.

The criteria for judging include 50 percent for content (originality and alignment to the theme and research value) and 50 percent for writing style or composition (including technicalities).

A contest participant is allowed a maximum of three blogs that feature different awardees and finalists.

After posting their entries on their blogs, entrants should email application form, URL of the blog post, and electronic copy of at least one valid ID to [email protected] with the subject header: Entry to the RAFI Triennial Awards Blogging Contest.

The blogging contest starts on September 30, 2011. Deadline for the submission of blog entries is December 15, 2011.

Entrants must ensure that their blogs are accessible until winners are declared in January 2012.

Check out the great prizes:

First prize winner will receive Php 25,000

Second prize Php 20,000

Third prize Php 15,000

All entries of winners and finalists will be consolidated and published into a book.

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc (RAFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization committed to “elevating lives through a comprehensive approach that champions best practices in community development.”

Visit the RAFI website for more information.

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