Nominees to UP Gawad Plaridel 2017 accepted

The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) is still accepting nominations for the annual UP Gawad Plaridel, which recognizes Filipino media practitioners that excelled in any of the media (print, radio, film, television and new media) and have performed with the highest level of professional integrity in the interest of public service. 

For 2017, the 12th UP Gawad Plaridel will be given to an outstanding television practitioner. 

The award is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar (nom de plume, Plaridel

Eligible for the awards area living Filipinos in the field of television as producer, director, scriptwriter, announcer, actor, sound designer, sound technician, reporter, news anchor, etc. Aside from their probity and integrity, these media practitioners must have produced a body of work that is marked by excellence and social relevance and must have 

The deadline for submission of nominations is at 5 p.m. March 22. The recipient of the UP Gawad Plaridel 2017 will be announced next month. 

The Gawad Plaridel is the sole award in the University of the Philippines System given to outstanding media practitioners 

The UP Gawad Plaridel will be given in August in commemoration of Del Pilar’s birth anniversary. The awardee will receive the UP Gawad Plaridel trophy (designed by National Artist Napoleon Abueva) and will deliver the Plaridel Lecture addressing issues relevant to the state and practice of Philippine media.  The recipient will have a place of honor at all ceremonies and functions of the College.  The recipient’s portrait will be hung at the UP Gawad Plaridel Gallery in the lobby (Plaridel Hall, UP Diliman).

The Award Guidelines and Nomination Form are available at the UP CMC Website ( and at the UP CMC Office of Extension and External Relations (UP CMC-OEER), Room M-204 Plaridel Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. 

Interested parties may call (02) 981-8500 loc. 2668 or email [email protected] for further inquiries.

Topics: University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) , UP Gawad Plaridel
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