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EMIR Essay Writing Contest for Students

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My boys and I watched Prince of Persia last night and I had the chance to get a glimpse of the teaser of Emir, the biggest original Filipino musical ever made. This musical film is about the plight of a Filipina who went to abroad to work as the nanny of the crowned prince of Morocco. The movie is produced by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in association with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and with the generous support of the President's Social Fund. Emir is directed by Chito Roño and stars musical artists like Dulce, Sid Lucero, Jhong Hilario, Francheska Farr, Julia Clarete, and Beverly Salviejo among others.


In line with the opening of the movie, the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education launches an Essay Writing Contest for students from Grade 4 to College. I believe that this is a good venue to have our kids exposed to the harsh realities of life and the hardships that our OFWs experience abroad. I just had to take a break from my top fat burners research work to share this news to you and your kids. See the mechanics below:

FOR GRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS (Gr.4-7)

1st Prize: P15, 000.00, 2nd Prize: P10, 000.00, 3rd Prize: P5,000.00


- Write a 200-word essay answering the following question: What did you learn about OFWs in the movie, EMIR?

- The winning student’s principal/headmaster or their duly appointed representative(s) will also get 10,000.00 for the 1st prize, 5,000.00 for the 2nd prize and 2,500.00 for the 3rd prize.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

1st Prize: P20, 000.00, 2nd Prize: P15, 000.00, 3rd Prize: P10,000.00


- Write a 700-word paper on how the movie, EMIR, helps promote the heroism and dignity of our OFWs, thereby giving them a better, more positive image.

- The winning student’s principal/headmaster or their duly appointed representative(s) will also get 10,000.00 for the 1st prize, 5,000.00 for the 2nd prize and 2,500.00 for the 3rd prize.

GS & HS Rules and Regulations:

1. The competition is open to all public and private school students.
2. Essays can either be in Filipino or English. FORMAT: 12pt Times New Roman, 1.5 Spacing, Justified.
3. Each school joining the contest, through the principal/headmaster or his duly appointed representative/s, must narrow down their students’ entries to the TOP FIVE (5). Only these five (5), or less, can be submitted to the FDCP electronically. One (1) email per student.
4. A contestant must submit, along with his/her entry, scanned copies of his student’s ID, and his signed endorsement letter from the principal/headmaster. Only the 1st five (5) entries from each school, with accompanying endorsement letters, will be recognized.
5. Entries are to be submitted via email to fdcpemirgshs@yahoo.com. Please put in the subject line the ff: “ENTRY [school] [last name] [first name] [middle name]”. An automatic reply will be sent once your entry has been received.
6. Employees of the FDCP and CCP as well as their relatives by blood or law up until the 2nd degree of consanguinity are disqualified from joining the contest.
7. Winners will need a valid school ID to claim their prizes at the FDCP office. 20/F The Centerpoint Building, Julia Vargas Ave. cor. Garnet Road, Pasig City, MM. Proxy’s will need a Letter of Authority from the winning student, the student’s valid school ID, and his own valid ID with picture to claim a student’s prize.

FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

1st Prize: P30, 000.00, 2nd Prize: P20, 000.00, 3rd Prize: P15, 000.00


- Write a 1000-word critique focusing on how the movie, EMIR, relates to the adage, the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world. What implications about Filipino society does the movie present?

Collegiate Rules & Regulations:

1. The competition is open to all public and private school students.
2. Essays can either be in Filipino or English. FORMAT: 12pt Times New Roman, 1.5 Spacing, Justified.
3. Each school joining the contest, through the dean/s or his duly appointed representative/s must narrow down their students’ entries to the TOP FIVE (5). Only these five (5), or less, can be submitted to the FDCP electronically. One (1) email per student.
4. A contestant must submit, along with his/her entry, scanned copies of his student’s ID, and his signed endorsement letter from the dean. Only the 1st five (5) entries from each school, with accompanying endorsement letters, will be recognized.
5. Entries are to be submitted via email to fdcpemircollege@yahoo.com. Please put in the subject line the ff: “ENTRY [school] [last name] [first name] [middle name]”. An automatic reply will be sent once your entry has been received.
6. Employees of the FDCP and CCP as well as their relatives by blood or law up until the 2nd degree of consanguinity are disqualified from joining the contest.
7. Winners will need a valid school ID to claim their prizes at the FDCP office. 20/F Centerpoint Building, Julia Vargas Ave. cor. Garnet Road, Pasig City, MM. Proxy’s will need a Letter of Authority from the winning student, the student’s valid school ID, and his own valid ID with picture to claim a student’s prize.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS ON JUNE 25, 2010. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JULY 16, 2010 via the FDCP website (www.filmdevcouncilph.org), e-mail and the Press.

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