SAN FRANCISCO — The Philippine American Press Club USA is proud to announce the eighth Plaridel Awards which will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in San Francisco. Call for Entries are now in full swing. Entries for this year’s competition must have seen print or had been broadcast through a Filipino American or mainstream media anywhere in the U.S. between June 1, 2018 thru May 31, 2019. Deadline for submission is August 31, 2019. For more information on The Plaridel Awards please visit www.papcusa.org.
Established in 2012, The Plaridel was created to inspire and empower journalists of Filipino descent by acknowledging and celebrating outstanding journalism. Now in its 8th year, The Plaridel has become a benchmark among Filipino American journalists in rating news and contents nationwide. With the caliber of the judges chosen for The Plaridel, PAPC is confident that winning articles are outstanding in content, form and style among other aspects of good journalism.
Trophies will be given to the winners with the best written articles or reportage that provide a unique perspective on the issues and concerns of Filipino Americans and/or the community at large.
Categories for print and online articles include Investigative/In-Depth Story; Commentary or Editorial Essay; International Reporting; Entertainment Story; Sports Story; and Youth Voice among others. For Broadcast TV and Radio, the categories are Community Reporting, and Documentary. Last but not least, there is a category for Photojournalism.
Philippine American Press Club, U.S.A. (PAPC) is now in its 31st year of providing a venue for its members to network and affirm their journalistic endeavors as they chronicle the lives and times of their compatriots, promote and share their culture and history, champion their causes and provide a vehicle where readers/listeners can voice their concerns and ideas for the betterment of the community and society at large.
The name Plaridel was chosen in honor of Marcelo H. Del Pilar, a Filipino patriot, journalist and publisher who brought his craft and zeal as an expatriate to Europe in the late 1800s. He was a prolific writer who kept his constituents abreast of the goings on in their expat community as well as in their homeland. In him PAPC has found a hero – a person to emulate and an inspiration to Filipino American writers and publishers everywhere, who continue in their journalistic aspirations and service to their constituents in the new land they now call home.
The Philippine American media has been providing news and information to the community since the 1920s. At present, total monthly circulation of the combined major publications in print/online and broadcast is approximately over 3 million nationwide.