Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sun Life launches financial literacy journalism awards

DAVAO CITY- Sun Life, a financial services company is inviting journalists and writers to join its Sinag, financial literacy journalism awards.

The awards aims to recognize financial literacy journalism in the country. Its objective is that thru the media, every Filipino is encouraged to become more financially prepared and break-free from the bondages of ignorance, worry, debt and financial dependency.

Sinag, a part of Sun Life’s Financial Literacy advocacy  also hopes to enable media to become a catalyst of change that can bring about a future-ready Philippines. 

The contest is open to Filipino print journalists from both broadsheets and tabloids nationwide. Writers may enter the contest themselves or may get nominated by their editors.

To qualify for Sinag, a nominee must have written at least three articles that would address the following objectives:

Promote the importance of financial literacy.  Educate readers on different financial products and services. Share stories that readers may draw inspiration from their own financial journey.

Articles should be original, written in English, bylined and published between December 1, 2014 and October 30, 2015. Participants can submit up to five articles.

Entries should be submitted on or before November 6, 2015 and submitted to Sun Life PR and Communications via Lalie Novero thru email The entries must contain the nomination form (provided by Sun Life), Microsoft Word files of the articles each clearly labeled with the date the story was published and the name of the publication and curriculum vitae.

The entries will be reviewed and screened by a panel of judges composed of the prominent personalities from the private and the public sectors.

The winning articles will be chosen on the following criteria: Relevance to the theme of financial literacy (50%), Overall impact (must be accurate, informative, educational and compelling (50%).

There will be only one Grand Champion each from Luzon (including National Capital Region), Visayas and Mindanao.

The Grand Champion will receive a cash prize of P35,000 plus a Sun Life Prosperity Fund starter fund of P5,000 plus a trophy. (PIA/RG Alama)

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