Friday, September 07, 2007

Re-Plugging Volunteer Your Story for Hands on Manila

Hands On Manila Foundation Inc. is celebrating the spirit of volunteerism in the Philippines through a writing competition entitled "Volunteer Chronicles." This contest 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 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%); writing style (25%); and compliance with contest mechanics (25%).

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. You may also download the forms here:
a) Official Entry Form
b) Authorization Form
Contest Mechanics

Deadline of submission is now EXTENDED until September 30, 2007 at 9 pm.


First Prize: P5,000 worth Powerbooks Gift Certificate + Free trip for two to Plantation Bay, Cebu via Cebu Pacific.
Second Prize: P3,000 worth Powerbooks Gift Certificate + Free Accommodations for two at Baguio Country Club
Third Prize: P2,000 worth Powerbooks Gift Certificate + Free Accommodations for two at Taal Vista Hotel.

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