Hands On Manila is celebrating the spirit of volunteerism in the Philippines through a writing competition, entitled "Volunteer Chronicles."
"Volunteer Chronicles" is open to all non-professional Filipino writers, 18 years old and above, who wish to write about his or her experience in volunteer work. Interested participants may write about their significant experience in community and social development, educational programs, and initiatives for the protection of the environment.
The top three winners of the writing competition will receive awards and their articles will be published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The articles will be judged based on the following criteria: relevance (50 percent); writing style (25 percent); and compliance with contest mechanics (25 percent).
Interested participants may join the competition by submitting the following items in a sealed brown envelope: a duly accomplished official entry form and authorization form inside a sealed letter-size envelope, a printout of the write-up, and a soft of the entry on CD or floppy disk. The title of the entry and the author's pen name should be handwritten or typewritten on the letter envelope.
The official entry form and authorization form may be obtained from any Powerbooks branch.
Entries may be submitted to any Powerbooks branch or mailed to the Powerbooks head office c/o marketing at 25 Brixton Street, Capitol Subdivision, Pasig City.
First Prize: P5,000 worth Powerbooks Gift Certificate + Free trip for two (2) to Plantation Bay, Cebu via Cebu Pacific.
Second Prize: P3,000 worth Powerbooks Gift Certificate + Free Accommodations at Baguio Country Club in Baguio.