Essay Writing Contest

ENTRY FORM Walong Filipina Essay Contest2011

Are you confident of your outstanding writing skills, particularly on urgent issues like the deterioration of our environment?  Do you believe that you can write an essay on how art can engage with such issues, and that essay can win a prize? And that essay has something important to say about how you can help heal the earth? Are you a college or graduate student?

Then come and participate in the Walong Filipina essay writing contest. All you have to do is view the Walong Filipina 2010-2011 Exhibit at Sining Kamalig, Gateway Cubao, September 29 to October 29. Admission is free, and if you come on October 15, there will be a forum-workshop led by zero waste management worker Dr. Metodio Palaypay, one of our honorees.

After viewing the exhibit, get an entry form at https://walongfilipina.wordpress.com/essay-writing-contest-2010/
(click the link at the very top of the page) or email maydatuin@hotmail.com  for your copy.

Go home, do some library and online research, request for interviews, if you need to. Think about the question:  What did this exhibit say, and how did the featured environmentalists and artists inform and inspire me to take action, do something for the environment?
The essay will be written individually.
Essays written by more than one author will not be accepted.

Submit an essay, in English, of not more than 1,500 words, Arial 12pt, double-space, and printed on letter-size paper (8½ by 11 inches) or A4 paper.  The essay should be placed in a short folder together with the entry form and proof of enrollment.  The folder should be
labeled with the student’s name and school.

Submit entry at 111 New York Cubao, Mondays to Fridays 9:00am-6:00pm, October 3-28, 2011.   Entries sent by post or door-to-door courier will be accepted as long as they are properly labeled and placed in a folder with the required entry form and proof of enrollment for the current or semester immediately preceding the deadline, and should be received by Liongoren Gallery on or before November 7, 2011.
Emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Winning entries will be published at the Waling Filipina blog. Prizes and awarding ceremonies will be announced at a later date.

Walong Filipina honors eight environmentalists through the works of eight artists. In 2011, the honorees are: Mr. Gonzalo Catan, inventor and advocate of organic products; Dr. Metodio Palaypay, zero waste management worker; Fr. Alfredo Albor, forest conservationist; Lutgardo Labad, cultural worker; Col. Romeo Magsalos, former Marikina Chief of Police “No to Plastic” campaigner; Andy Orencio, artist and gardener; Dr. Warlito Laquihon, sloping land technologist; and Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan, former secretary of Health, herbalist and traditional medicine practitioner.

The eight women artists who pay tribute to these exemplary men are: Lena Cobangbang, Marika Constantino, Marina Cruz, Hermogena Borja “Nene” Lungay, Goldie Poblador, Jeannie Tan, Josie Tionko and Pam Yan-Santos.

The 2010 honorees are: Evelyn Cacha, co-founder of Alyansa Laban sa Mina (ALAMIN) in Mindoro; UP Tacloban Dean Margarita dela Cruz; Sis. Luz Emmanuel of Assumption Antipolo; environmental lawyer Ipat Luna; Judea Millora, a waste management expert; Jurgenne Primavera, renowned advocate of sustainable fish farming and a mangrove conservationist; Lydia Robledo, butterfly habitat conservation advocate, and Luz Sabas, 80 years old, who together with her late husband pioneered waste management in the Philippines.

The advocacies of these eight women were portrayed by eight male artists: Egai Talusan Fernandez, Efren Garcellano, Renato Habulan, Rico Palacio, Mario de Rivera, Mark Salvatus, Jojit Solano and PG Zoluaga.

This 2011 exhibit also pays tribute to Rizal and Leonard Co, the botanist who was slain while in the field, allegedly because he was caught in the crossfire.

For updates and more details, log
on to: https://walongfilipina.wordpress.com/
or call Liongoren Gallery 9124319.

——-past announcements—-

CCP and Liongoren Gallery announce winners of Walong Filipina Essay-Writing Contest

If eyes are the windows to the soul, then art is the most powerful window cleaner for eyes blinded by indifference and apathy towards issues as vital as environmental problems.

Ma. Christina Pangan, a 3rd year Malikhaing Pagsulat student at the University of the Philippines Diliman wrote this statement in an essay entitled “The Window Cleaner.” It won First prize of Php 10, 000 at the 2010 Walong Filipina: Alagad ng Kalikasan Essay Writing Contest for College Students. Second Prize of Php5,000.00 was given to Melanie Joy Gunio, 3rd Year AB English Studies for her essay “Hearing The Unheard.”  Third Prize of Php2,000.00 was garnered by Loreli Pama, 3rd Year AB Art Studies, for her essay “Numbed Souls and Environmental Distress.” Gunio and Pama are also students of UP Diliman.

The organizers Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Liongoren Gallery presented the cash prizes courtesy of Speaker of the House Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. and certificates of merit, December 9 during the opening reception of TutoK Ano Bayan!? exhibit at the CCP Main Gallery.

Left to right: Karen Flores, Loreli Pama, Melanie Joy Gunio, Ma. Christina Pangan, Edward Cabagnot, Egai Fernandez and Renato Habulan

Awarding the prizes on behalf of CCP were Edward DS Cabagnot, Head of CCP Visual, Literary and Media Arts Department and Karen Ocampo Flores, Head of the CCP Visual Arts Division.  Representing Liongoren Gallery were artists Renato Habulan and Egai Talusan Fernandez, themselves both CCP Thirteen Artist Awardees.

Aiming to encourage and inspire the youth to write about and seriously get involved in nurturing Mother Earth, the essay writing contest was launched at the opening of the exhibit Walong Filipina 2010: Sa Ngalan ng Kalikasan III shown from October 14 to November 28, 2010 at the CCP Small Gallery.  The exhibit was organized by Liongoren Gallery and co-curated by UP Art Studies faculty Flaudette May Datuin, supported by a team of student-researchers who helped install the exhibit and wrote about the environmentalists and artists featured in the show.

The eight women environmentalists honored were: Evelyn Cacha, of Alyansa Laban sa Mina in Mindoro; Dean Margarita dela Cruz of UP Tacloban; Sister Emmanuel of Assumption Antipolo; environmental lawyer Ipat Luna; Judea Millora, a waste management expert; Jurgenne Primavera, sustainable fish farming and mangrove conservationist; Lydia Robledo, butterfly habitat conservation advocate, and Luz Sabas, pioneer in waste management in the Philippines.

The advocacies of these eight women were portrayed by noted visual artists Egai Talusan Fernandez, Renato Habulan, Efren Garcellano, Rico Palacio, Mario de Rivera, Mark Salvatus, Jojit Solano and PG Zoluaga.

(Picture shows from left to right: Karen Flores, Loreli Pama, Melanie Joy Gunio, Ma. Christina Pangan, Edward Cabagnot, Egai Fernandez and Renato Habulan)

Essay Writing Contest Deadline Extended till December 3

Contact Person: Norma Liongoren, Liongoren Art Gallery, 111 New York, Cubao, QC tel. no. 964-3496, email : <nliongoren@yahoo.com>

Walong Filipina: Alagad  ng Kalikasan, the essay writing contest for college students, is extended up to December 3, 2010.  The project seeks to encourage and inspire the youth to seriously get involved in nurturing Mother Earth, our only God-ordained habitat.

This year’s annual Liongoren Gallery offering honors eight women environmentalists: Evelyn Cacha, of Alyansa Laban sa Mina in Mindoro; Dean Margarita dela Cruz of UP Tacloban; Sister Emmanuel of Assumption Antipolo; environmental lawyer Ipat Luna; Judea Millora, a waste management expert; Jurgenne Primavera, sustainable fish farming and mangrove conservationist; Lydia Robledo, butterfly habitat conservation advocate, and Luz Sabas, pioneer in waste management in the Philippines.

The advocacies of these eight women were portrayed by noted visual artists Egai Talusan Fernandez, Renato Habulan, Efren Garcellano, Rico Palacio, Mario de Rivera, Mark Salvatus, Jojit Solano and PG Zoluaga. Works were based on research by UP Arts Studies class under Prof. Flaudette May Datuin.   Essays in English with 1,500 words, should discuss how art can effectively engage with issues of environment, as exemplified by the thematic exhibit ongoing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Small Gallery.

The essay should comment on what the exhibit says about the featured environmentalists, and how the art pieces inform and inspire to take action about the issues. Entry forms are available at the CCP Visual Arts Unit (tel. 832-3702), the Liongoren Art Gallery (111 New York, Cubao, tel.964-3496) and the UP Department of Art Studies in Diliman and at the CCP website at http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/UserFiles/ccp//forms/ENTRY%20FORM%20Walong%20Filipina%20Essay%20Contest.pdf Certificate of enrolment should accompany the entry.

Prizes at stake are: First prize P10, 000; Second Prize P5, 000; and five citations at P1, 000 each. Prices were donated by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte.  Entries should be received on or before 6 pm Friday, December 3, 2010 at the Visual Arts Unit, 4th Floor Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Manila.

The exhibit, with collateral workshops and fora, was previously shown at Liongoren Galleries in Cubao Quezon City and Gallery Dagupan.  Students who have seen the exhibit at these venues may also join the contest.

Contest Guidelines

In line with Walong Filipina’s aim of creating awareness of environmental issues through art, the Walong Filipina Essay Writing Contest aims to encourage student viewers to appreciate and understand the exhibit, and become inspired enough to write about it, their feelings about it, what they think needs to be done, and what they can do the help heal the earth.

The contest also aims to contribute to developing young writers, who will develop and mature into fully engaged competent and informed observers, teachers and critics of art.

The essays we are looking for will address, refer or respond to the exhibit Walong Filipina 2010: Sa Ngalan ng Kalikasan III which was exhibited in Quezon City and Dagupan City earlier this year, and will be exhibited at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) from October 14 to November 28, 2010.  The Contest is open to all college undergraduate students.

The essays should respond to the question: What did this exhibit say, and how did the featured environmentalists and artists inform and inspire me to take action, do something for the environment?

I.Who can join and how?

  1. The contest is open to all individual college undergraduate students.
  2. Contestants should have seen the exhibit, and signed the attendance sheet.
  3. Contestants should register and fill up an entry form available at the CCP Visual Arts and Museo Division (VAMD) and the CCP website, and also at Liongoren Gallery (111 New York Street, Cubao, QC) and the UP Department of Art Studies office (2nd Flr UP Faculty Center, Diliman, QC), or download: http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/UserFiles/ccp//forms/ENTRY%20FORM%20Walong%20Filipina%20Essay%20Contest.pdf
  4. This entry form will be attached to the submitted essay and will serve as the contestant’s duly signed certificate of originality.
  5. Entry forms should be accompanied with any proof of enrolment, such as the enrolment form or certification from the school.

II. Writing and submitting the essay:

  1. After viewing the exhibit, contestants can do their library and online research, request interviews with artists and honorees, among others.  The essay will be written individually.  Essays written by more than one author will not be accepted.
  2. Submit an essay, in English, of not more than 1,500 words, Arial 12pt, double-space, and printed on letter-size paper (8½ by 11 inches) or A4 paper.
  3. The essay should be placed in a short folder together with the entry form and proof of enrollment.  The folder should be labeled with the student’s name and school.
  4. Submit entry at the CCP VAMD, 4th Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines from Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00am-6:00pm.  For inquiries, call CCP Visual Arts at 8323702 or 8321125 locals 1504/1505.

Entries can be submitted in person or by post or door-to-door courier. They should be properly labeled and placed in a folder with the required entry form and proof of enrollment. Deadline for walk-in and mailed entries is extended till December 3.

Emailed submissions will not be accepted.

IV. Judgment Criteria

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

Substance, originality, analysis – 70%

Development and coherence – 15%

Style and presentation – 15%

IV. Selection and announcement of winners:

There will be a total of seven (7) finalists, from which two (2) top winners will be chosen

All decisions of the Panel of Jurors, including the First Screening, shall be final

Winners shall be informed by email and SMS

Winners or his/her authorized representative are strongly encouraged to attend the awarding ceremony on December 09 6:00pm to be held at the Main Gallery of the CCP to personally receive their prize.

V. Prizes:

Winning entries will be published in the CCP website and other sites endorsed and sponsored by Liongoren Gallery and UP Art Studies.

1st Prize           Php10, 000.00

Certificate of Merit for the Student

2nd Prize          Php5, 000

Certificate of Merit for the Student

Five (5)  Special Citations                   Php P1, 000 each

Certificate of Merit for the Student

These guidelines are also available in pdf form at:

http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/UserFiles/ccp//forms/8FILCCP_Essay%20Writing%20Contest.pdf

16 Responses to Essay Writing Contest

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  2. Jairene Cruz says:

    I would just like to ask if I would be allowed to join even if I would be finishing or graduating from my undergraduate course by November 2010. I would very much appreciate your response.

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  4. Lex Michael Guiritan says:

    sayang. As much as i would want to join, i have no time to view the exhibit. I live in Mindanao and it is so hard for me to just go to Manila and view the exhibit. It could have been better if the paintings are also exhibited in Mindanao and on-line. hahay, thanks.

    • Ay sayang nga, Lex. But hope springs eternal, Walong Filipina can go to Mindanao in whatever form. First year pa naman ito, who knows maybe next time the guidelines can change and expand. Thanks!

  5. Dear Jairene,
    Yes, please submit your entry, Jairene. The contest starts october 14, and you are still enrolled as an undergraduate at that time.
    Thank you for your interest,
    prof may

  6. renault83ph says:

    Out-of-school na undergrad, puwedeng jumoin?

  7. renault83ph says:

    *ay di nga pala. 😐

  8. joey says:

    is this contest exclusive for undergraduates? What about MA students? Cant we join?

  9. Jeanne says:

    Is it open on weekends?

  10. Joshua A. Zuniega says:

    Maam, are we supposed to send our entries through snail mail?
    I wanna join, but I don’t know where CCP is, hehe.
    ^^

  11. mai says:

    sana may photo contest din

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