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08/05/2012: MAM AWARDS: NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2012

MAM AWARDS: NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2012

The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public that the nominations for the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2012 are now formally open.

Conceived in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (December and December 18, respectively every year) chaired by the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW) and co-­chaired by the CFO, the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards aim to recognize the significant role of the media in the promotion and advocacy of migration and development

Eligible for the Awards are works by any individual, government and private media outlets, institutions and practitioners in the fields of print, radio, movie and television, advertising and internet based in the Philippines and abroad. Entries must have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas, and/or promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas, and migration and development

The six (6) MAM Awards categories include: Print Journalism Award, Radio Journalism Award, Television Journalism Award, Film Media Award, Interactive Media Award and Advertisement Award.

Deadline for the submission of entries is on 30 September 2012. All entries must be submitted to the MAM Awards' Secretariat, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Ave. cor. Osmena Highway (South Superhighway) Manila, Philippines 1007.

The rules on the filing of nominations, nomination forms and other details are available at www.cfo.gov.ph. For more information the Awards, please contact the MAM Secretariat at (632) 561.8291 (telefax), (632) 552.4766 or email at info@cfo.gov.ph .END