FIGHTING IMPUNITY: A multimedia contest for a cause

1 10 2010

It’s already October, and we’re nearing the first anniversary of the most heinous journalist-related killing in the Philippines – the infamous Maguindanao Massacre. The trial is still ongoing, and at this point we can only hope that justice may be served.

It’s been a long time since the incident, however, and it can’t be helped that the memory may have slipped from the consciousness of Philippine society. The victims of the massacre should not be forgotten, and the battle against impunity must continue to be fought.

This is why the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ), through the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) and along with the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Mass Communication (UP-CMC) is holding a multimedia contest entitled “FIGHTING IMPUNITY: The 2010 multimedia competition to mark the first year of Ampatuan Massacre.” The contest was officially launched in a function held at the CMC Auditorium last Sep. 29.

There are three themes the contest entries must address, and they are:

  • Ending the culture of impunity
  • The media’s public service role
  • Democracy and the killing of journalists
  • Of course, participants may only submit original work, but they may submit any number of entries in the three categories:

    Poster Category

  • Each entry must be in a “clean compre” form and must be on A3 size paper.
  • The poster must be mounted on an illustration board.
  • Entries must be accompanied by a soft copy, jpeg format, in a standard CD. There should be only one entry per CD.
  • The CD must contain a “thumbnail” of the poster.
  • Radio Category

  • Length must be at least 30 seconds and 60 seconds at most.
  • Radio plug must be in mp3 or wmv format.
  • Radio plug in mp3 or wmv format and script must be contained in two (2) CDs with only one entry per pair of CDs.
  • Video Category

  • Length must be at least 30 seconds and 60 seconds at most.
  • Video must be in avi or mpg format.
  • Video in avi or mpg format and script must be contained in two (2) DVDs with only one entry per pair of DVDs.
  • * The participant’s name and school should not appear on the actual entry itself.

    The deadlines for submissions are:

  • Poster Category – October 11
  • Radio Category – October 20
  • Video Category – October 29
  • Submissions should be submitted to:

    University of the Philippines Diliman
    College of Mass Communication
    Room 216, Main Building, Plaridel Hall, College of Mass Communication
    Ylanan Road, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
    Telefax: (+63 2) 9206859
    UP VOIP: (+63 2) 9818500 loc. 2664

    or

    The Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists Secretariat
    c/o the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
    2/F Ateneo Professional Schools
    130 H.V. dela Costa St., Salcedo Village
    Makati City 1227 Philippines
    Telephone Numbers: (+63 2) 894-1314/894-1326/840-0903
    Telefax: (+63 2) 840-0889
    E-mail address: staff@cmfr-phil.org

    The judges of the competition are the Board of Directors of the FFFJ. They will be responsible for dividing the P120,000 total prize according to the quality of the entries.

    The winners will be awarded in a ceremony on Nov. 22. The finalists will be announced a week before.

    Additional information can be found here.