May 6, 2009
Contact Person: Maida Ojeda
Communication Specialist, PLCPD
(02) 925-1800, 926-6619 loc. 6 / 0918-3389363
PLCPD to give Award for Best Photo Essay in this year’s PopDev Media Awards
The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) announces the inclusion of the Award for Best Photo Essay in the Photojournalism category of the 5th PopDev Media Awards.
Entries to the Award for Best Photo Essay should consist of at least five (5) to 10 photos published in print media or posted on the internet between August 16, 2008 and August 15, 2009. Outstanding single photos will also be recognized as part of the Photojournalism Category, which is one of the major categories in the PopDev Media Awards along with the Print and Online, TV, and Radio categories. Citations will also be given to best blogs (text) and photo blogs.
The 5th PopDev Media Awards is open to all print, broadcast, online, photo, and citizen journalists nationwide. For this year, in the context of the approaching Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline on 2015, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) 15th year celebration, and the upcoming 2010 elections, entries must be able to stress the importance of the MDGs and the ICPD as electoral issues that must be put in the public agenda.
Interested parties may send as many entries in a chosen category. Winners of the major categories will receive a cash prize, trophy, certificate, and a chance to participate in a study trip to a PLCPD project area in the Philippines.
For more information, interested journalists may visit the PopDev Media Awards webpage at http:www.plcpd.org.ph. or contact the PLCPD secretariat at 925-1800 or 9266619.
Maida T. Ojeda
Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population and Development
Tel: (02) 9251800/4362373/9266619 loc 5
Mobile: +63 9183389363