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Chit Estella Journalism Awards 2012 accepting nominations

September 6, 2012 12:31am
Nominations to the 1st Chit Estella Journalism Awards are now open, the family of the late VERA Files trustee and journalism professor Lourdes "Chit" Estella-Simbulan and VERA Files announced Wednesday.
The award will honor the best journalistic report in print and on-line media. The theme for this year's contest is human rights as enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
The contest is open to investigative, features, news features and in-depth news articles published between October 1, 2011 to October 1, 2012, the last day for submission of entries.
Nominees can submit a maximum of three stories, written in either English or Filipino. An accompanying recommendation/nomination letter from the editors or publishers is a requirement.
The winners will be announced on December 10, 2012, the International Human Rights Day, at the UP College of Mass Communications Auditorium. They will be chosen by a board of judges composed of four representatives from the Estella/Simbulan family, VERA Files, the UP College of Mass Communications, and a human rights organization.
Each awardee will be given a cash prize of P10,000 and a trophy.
The Chit Estella Journalism Awards are intended to keep alive Simbulan's ideals of excellent and principled journalism. At the time of her death last year, Simbulan, who was known by her byline "Chit Estella," was a journalism professor of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. 
Entries must be submitted personally or by mail to:
Lucia P. Tangi
Chit Estella Journalism Awards
Department of Journalism
College  of  Mass Communication
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

For more information, please call Lucia P. Tangi at 9206852. — VERA Files
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