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FIGHTING IMPUNITY: The 2010 multimedia competition to mark the first year of Ampatuan Massacre | CMFR

FIGHTING IMPUNITY: The 2010 multimedia competition to mark the first year of Ampatuan Massacre

ABOUT THE CONTEST

This is a multimedia competition to encourage and enhance public awareness of the killing of journalists and the culture of impunity as part of the commemoration of the first anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre. On November 23, 2009, around 100 armed men allegedly led by Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan Jr. killed 58 people including 32 journalists/media practitioners in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao.

The Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ), represented by its secretariat, the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) with the cooperation of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP-CMC), is announcing a competition for the best commemorative poster, radio plug and short video.

THEMES

The themes of the competition in each category (poster, radio plug, and short video) are the following:

Ending the culture of impunity
The media’s public service role
Democracy and the killing of journalists

COMPETITION RULES

Currently enrolled tertiary level students/student teams from all universities/colleges/schools in the Philippines may join. Proof of current enrollment must accompany the entries.

Participant/s must submit only original work. They may submit as many entries as desired in any category.

CATEGORIES

a. Poster Category

  • Each entry must be in a “clean compre” form and must be on A3 size paper.
  • The poster must be mounted on an illustration board.
  • Entries must be accompanied by a soft copy, jpeg format, in a standard CD. There should be only one entry per CD.
  • The CD must contain a “thumbnail” of the poster.

b. Radio Category

  • Length must be at least 30 seconds and 60 seconds at most.
  • Radio plug must be in mp3 or wmv format.
  • Radio plug in mp3 or wmv format and script must be contained in two (2) CDs with only one entry per pair of CDs.

c. Video Category

  • Length must be at least 30 seconds and 60 seconds at most.
  • Video must be in avi or mpg format.
  • Video in avi or mpg format and script must be contained in two (2) DVDs with only one entry per pair of DVDs.

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

Deadlines for submission of entries:

  • Poster Category – October 11
  • Radio Category – October 20
  • Video Category – October 29

Participant’s name and school should not appear on the actual entry.

A letter indicating the sender’s participation in a category or categories, CD/DVDs, and proof of current enrollment should be sealed in a short brown envelope with the following label:

  • Poster Category

Student Name, Poster Title, Category, Course, School, and Contact Details

  • Radio Category

Student Name, Radio Plug Title, Radio Plug Length, Course, School, and Contact Details

  • Video Category

Student Name, Video Title, Video Length, Course, School, and Contact Details.

Entries should be submitted to the:

University of the Philippines Diliman
College of Mass Communication
Room 216, Main Building, Plaridel Hall, College of Mass Communication
Ylanan Road, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
Telefax: (+63 2) 9206859
UP VOIP: (+63 2) 9818500 loc. 2664

or

The Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists Secretariat
c/o the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
2/F Ateneo Professional Schools
130 H.V. dela Costa St., Salcedo Village
Makati City 1227 Philippines
Telephone Numbers: (+63 2) 894-1314/894-1326/840-0903
Telefax: (+63 2) 840-0889
E-mail address: staff@cmfr-phil.org

JUDGES

The members of the Board of Directors of the FFFJ will serve as contest judges. The decision of the board shall be final.

All entries shall become the property of the contest organizers and may be used for their continuing advocacy campaigns.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

Relevance and Content                 50%
Creativity                                            30%
Originality                                           20%

PRIZES

A total of P120,000 will be awarded to the winners. The number of prizes will depend on the Board of Judges’ evaluation of the quality of the entries.

The names of the finalists will be announced a week before November 22. The winners will be announced in ceremonies on November 22 hosted by CMFR and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), with Southeast Asian journalists in attendance.

SEAPA is a regional press freedom alliance of organizations from the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. CMFR and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism are the Philippine members of SEAPA.