Plan International PH, an international organization focusing on children and girls’ rights launched the first-ever Plan International Philippines Media Awards in an event at Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City.
The Media Awards aims to recognize media materials highlighting inclusive and diverse stories about girls, break stereotypes and sexist portrayals of girls and women, and mainstream stories on girl power and leadership.
It is part of the organization’s #GirlsGetEqual campaign, a global youth-led campaign promoting girls’ power, voice, participation, and leadership in over 60 countries, including the Philippines.
“We believe that the media is a powerful ally in our call for equal representation and recognition for every girl and young woman in the Philippines,” said Ryan Lander, Deputy Director for Programme.
“We are excited to launch the Awards to recognize our partners in the media and their unwavering support of the movement to mainstream girls’ empowerment,” he added as Plan International Philippines has opened the nomination for the awards nationwide.
The main categories are:
1.) Best Film (documentaries aired on cinema, tv, and online)
2.) Best Radio Feature (recorded episode, radio segment, or podcast), and
3.) Best Feature Story (online/print).
A special award titled “Girls’ Choice Award” will also be given to one of the finalists in any of the categories. Entries qualified for nomination are those produced from November 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. All winners will each receive a cash prize of no less than Php 30,000, a plaque and a certificate.
Plan International Philippines has always acknowledged the importance of working with partners and allies to achieve positive and sustainable change, and according to them, they believe that through stories created, the media can be a powerful ally toward achieving equality for girls.
The deadline for nominations is on June 1, 2020 at 5;00 PM
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