Friday, March 22, 2013

Pasig launches the 1st Pasig Mass Media Awards


PASIG CITY - The 1992 Pastoral instruction “Aetatis Novae” on social communications describes the local Churches’ efforts to affirm the media professionals, whether religious or secular: “A pastoral plan should seek [c] to promote media awards and other means of recognition in order to encourage and support media professionals.” (Aetatis Novae, no. 31c)
   The Diocese of Pasig under the leadership of its bishop, Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara, is proud to launch the first Pasig Catholic Mass  Media Awards as the main feature   of the  Mediafest scheduled to be held on May 17, 2013 as part of the celebration of the Year of Faith for the Media Ministry.
   The purposes of the Mediafest are to encourage parishes and institutions in the Diocese to utilize mass media in proclaiming the Good News and to promote the work of the Church; to make people aware of the role of mass media in forming public opinion; to recognize the best media works in the Diocese of Pasig; and to acknowledge all supporters of the work of mass media.
   The PCMMA trophy is a visible image of the Church in communication and communion.  Its ground is circular, reflecting the motto of unity in the Diocese: “Ut unum sint”; at the center is Christ, the light of the world.  That is why the overall shape of the trophy is like a flame of light to symbolize the role of media to proclaim the light of truth to everyone.
   Targeted to the youth who are most exposed to the internet and social networking and the local media practitioners, the recipients of this year’s mass media awards are those in the parishes, schools, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and religious and civic groups.
   The awards to be given this year are: best newsletter, parish, local, or school; best news or features article; best video documentary or narrative (short and long films); best new photo; and best website.
   The winners will be judged according to the values promoted by the Church as: love for God, love for truth, love for family and life, love for positive Filipino values, and love for environment. The entries need not be “religious” nor the nominees be exclusively Catholic.
   Entries will be judged according to these values together with  the technical value.
   Deadline of submission of entries is on March 31, 2013.  Submit your entries at the Mediafest Secretariat, Sto. Rosario de Pasig Parish Compound, Ortigas Ave. Ext., Rosario, Pasig City, with tel. no. 6410728. The awarding will be held on May 17, 2013 at a venue to be announced at a later date.  Everyone is requested to attend.

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