Join Filipino Pride Essay Writing Contest and win 50k in cash prizes

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Good news stories in the news media will finally be receiving due recognition in a unique contest that aims to encourage Filipinos to write more positive stories about the Filipino people and the Philippines.

GoodNewsPilipinas.com, a positive news portal that highlights the beauty of the Philippines and the good in the Filipino, has partnered with EdukCircle ICCS and BPI Foundation in a Filipino Pride Essay Writing Competition with the Theme: “Why I am Proud to be a Filipino.”

The writing contest invites writers to share thoughts and feelings in an essay format on why they are proud Filipino, the great Filipino spirit, and the amazing wonders of the Philippines.

Essays are expected to uplift, inspire and boost the morale of Filipinos. The writing should make every Filipino feel proud of their country, heritage, and culture.

EdukCircle ICCS, a venue for students and educators for the advancement and essential evaluation of communication practices in different academic fields, partners with GoodNewsPilipinas.com in providing an opportunity for participants to practice skills and inspire others.

Alex Baltazar, Managing Director of EdukCircle ICCS, says of the collaboration, “In this time when all the news we watch and read are depressing issues, may it be about politics and other social concerns, encouraging everyone to think deeply and write about the beauty of the Philippines and the goodness in Filipinos can really be a breath of fresh air.”

“What this country needs is inspiration and I think that this contest could definitely give an opportunity, especially to the students, to think that the Philippines is a country that is so blessed with many natural wonders and talented, kind-hearted people that we can really be very proud of,” Baltazar affirms.

Faye Corcuera, Executive Director of BPI Foundation and SVP & Head of the BPI Sustainability Office, says of the partnership, “We wholeheartedly support this contest because the topic is very relevant as it enlivens our sense of identity and pride in being Filipino. The country has experienced healthy GDP growth in the past four years and there is a new confidence in the country with our economic activity only second to China.  Thus, there is much for us to be proud of in our country. We are no longer the ‘sick man in Asia’.”

“Writing about the many reasons for why we can be proud will further propel the country as an upcoming economy to the global market. Positive stories will also build our sense of nation.  This creates a good self-image for the Filipino, and engenders national dignity, a positive optimism and ‘can-do’ attitude to surmount any challenge a country may face,” adds the Bank of the Philippine Islands official.

The writing contest is divided into two sections, the Student and Open categories.

Six winning entries, three from each category will be published in the Inspirational Views section of www.GoodNewsPilipinas.com alongside the writings of acclaimed inspirational personalities.

In the Open Category, the first prize winner receives 15,000 pesos and a trophy. The second placer receives 10,000 pesos and a certificate, the third placer gets 5,000 pesos and a certificate.

In the Student Category, the first prize winner receives 10,000 pesos and a trophy. The second placer receives 7,000 pesos and a certificate, the third placer gets 3,000 pesos and a certificate.

The contest period runs from June 15 to August 8, 2015. Contest details may be seen on GoodNewsPilipinas.

Winning essays will be read and awarded at the EdukCircle ICCS Conference on September 5, 2015 at the UP Theatre, Diliman, Quezon City.

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  1. Hi! Where should I put these following requirements? All I can see in the page are space-boxes dedicated for my name, my email address, the title of my story, my story, and a file attachment box for my photo. But where should I put the small bio-data with my bitthdate and other required stuff? I’m sorry, I’m just confused.

  2. why i am proud to be a filipino?being a citizen of a country that was given the opportunity to prove d world how much special this island to be named as ASIAN MIRACLE,PEARL OF D OCEAN and CENTER OF EARTH BIO DIVERSITY,,and most of all d promise land of god ,,as what happened last march 01 2014,,d apparitiuon of new born planets and as well as visiting of all gods creation that passed in our world,,,being choosen country in 85 countries in d world there are more AGENDAS what does its all about that whole world or outside life awaken for this happening that very first happened in our history,,and why it must challenge us and we focus not to d advancement on what we caould and continully take to d gifted country as well as citizen of it,,that from d beginning it always known as we called it about but unnoticed that d source of all of this is sacrificing of d importance while d giants and rich neighborhood taking advantage for its chance to change..ang mahirap sa pilip[inas lahat na nangyyayari ay kaloob ng diyos sa bansangf higit na may paniniwala at pagsasabuhay sa mga bagay na ninanais nya na mangyari na mabgo sa mundong gingalwan ng mga tao,,,simpleng kahilingan at simpleng pangarap,,,pinagbuhusan mo ng pagpupunyagi at pagsisikap at ptuloy na pkikipg digma,,higit sa kaalaman ng lahat ay mayroong ibt ibng mukha ng pkikipagdigma laban sa paraang marahas at maka mundong pananakop ng mga dayuhang panllamang ang alam,,,subalit kung ang sarili mong kalaban ay syang mga pinuno ng bayang hinahangad ay Kalayaan,Kayamanan,pagKakilanlan sa mundong mapang api at mapang aba,,kung ang lahat ay kayang nakawin ang mga bgay na my kinlaman sa ating bayan,simula sa ating myamang kalikasan,myamang klima at mattalinong mmamayan nito ay HAYIP<<<paano nila mananakaw kung ang mismong diyos ng lahat at ang representante nito ay mayroong ugnayan na di magppadaig sa bgay na di kyang talunin ng mkabgong teknolohiya at modernong makirnarya,,,iisa lmang ang hinangad ko at ng mga taong nagsakripisyo ng mga pangyyaring to,,na si YAMASHITA ay dting pinagusapan sa buong mundo dhil sa kyamanang binaon nito at ngayong pagkalipas ng mhbng pnhon ay muling nabuhay at sya ring nagpatunay na kya nyang sirain lhat sa pmamagitan ng delubyo ng kalikasan noong july16 2014 nagsimula at ipinamalas sa buong mundo,,at ang mga sasakyan ay ipinamigay ni OPTIMUS PRIME sa lhat,,at ang hari ng neptune na si EMMANUEL,ay ipinamalas ang mhika ng blue moon…at ang relihiyong KATOLIKO na 80% sa bansang ito ay di nagpadaig na pinamunuan ni JESUS na syang kinikilla na diyos ng pilipinas,,,kung anuman ang mga patuloy na nangyyaring ito ,sa tahimik na gyera ng ating magulong pagiisip sa loob at lbas ng mundong to,,,mayroong proyekto man ang tao lban sa lumikha at pinagmulan nating lahat,,,bilang isang mandirigma at representante ni YAMASHITA na itinatwa at di kinilla ng lhat sa mga nkalipas na pnahon,,,na tulad din ng LA ISLAS FILIPINAS,at tulad ko din na pinagnakwan at pagkktaong makillalat umunlad ay magpupunyaging ituloy ang "HISTORY OF STORY"at "TUBI-TUBI"blng founder.at minsan isang beses my pagkkataon ding marinig at makita ang maliit na tinig ng isan LAHING KAYUMANGGI at aqng bansang SINISIMBULO NITO..kung paano nagsimula ang isang kontinente at blikan ang uri ng mga taong nagsimula dto,,,at kung ang pagblik sa lumipas ay ang daan ng pagsisium,ula sa pagbblik tanaw nating lhat,,,ay syang ugat ng progresibo at mas msayang pantay pantay nating lhat,,,sa mata ng batas ng ating diyos at sa mata ng ating inang mundo,,,,,

  3. Hello GNP 🙂 Can you please update us about this essay contest, because we’ve been waiting for the results for 2 months. I’m hoping that you’re going to announce the winners before the year ends. Thanks!

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