Written by Gin Quesada
Ten article entries have been submitted to the First Pozorrubio Essay/Expository Writing Contest. Behind the authors of the entries are impressive backgrounds: PhDs, masterals, cum laude candidate in UP, professor in La Consolacion Universiy, an outstanding physician awardee, ABS-CBN anchor, school principal, a US-based multi-awarded Information professional in the US, a UP graduate, editor-in-chief of a newspaper, consultant of governance, etc. The entries are currently under evaluation by judges representing diverse sector of the community. Hopefully, before the end of this month, the judges’ verdict will be transmited to the sponsors, who will be preparing the plaques, certificates, and cash prizes.
The entries will be judged as per the criteria set in the rules of the Contest published earlier, and to what extent authors have answered the theme question posed in the Contest rules.
The entries are published in the following websites:
- SPA Batch ’64 Alumni Organization website, http://spa64.quesadatech.com (2 of the official site of the Contest);
- Quesada e-Technologies website, http://www.quesadatech.com (2 of the official sites of the Contest);
- Pozorrubio LGU website, http://www.pozorrubio.net.ph
- Pozorrubio Private sector website, http://www.pozorrubio.ph
- Gin Quesada website, http://www.ginque.com
- Kapozok Online website, http://www.kapozokonline.com
The result of th contest will be known on January 14, 2010, which is the Awarding Ceremony of the Contest. The identities of the authors, who are still known at this time by their pen names pending the decision of the judges, will be revealed during the Ceremony. Who the judges are – will also be bared on the occasion, which will be held at the 3rd Floor of the Municipal Building of Pozorrubio, from 8am to 3pm.
The Awarding Ceremony will be graced by high local officials and will be attended by members of NGOs, local educational community, writers, and media practioners from other towns. Free raffle draw will be held. Snacks and entertainment will be served.
There are 3 major prizes (P30,000 for the first prize, P20,000 for the 2nd, and P10,000 for the 3rd) donated by members of the SPA Batch ’64 based in Hawaii, the US Mainland, Metro Manila, and Saudi Arabia). Seven consolation prizes at P2,000 each will be awarded. The consolation prizes are donated by some kind-hearted Kabaleyans and some members of the sponsoring organizations.
The project is sponsored by SPA Batch ’64 Alumni Organization (SPA means St.Philomena’s Academy) and Quesada eTechnologies, which is the creator of the Pozorrubio LGU website (http://www.pozorrubio.net.ph , http://www.pozorrubio.gov.ph ), and Pozorrubio private sector website, Pozorrubio Online, (http://www.pozorrubio.ph ) and several other Pozorrubian-centric websites including blogs.
The writing contest is the brain-child of Quesada eTechnologies founder Gin Quesada in his quest to discover existing Pozorrubio writers and develop more who could write for the websites his company are developing for the Pozorrubian local community and diaspora.