Deadline for Nominations Extended to May 15


The U.P. College of Mass Communication has extended the deadline for the nominations for the tenth U.P. GAWAD PLARIDEL to 15 May 2014.  The award recognizes Filipino media practitioners who have excelled in any of the media (print, radio, film, television, and new media) and have performed with the highest level of professional integrity in the interest of public service. 

For 2014, the tenth U.P. Gawad Plaridel will be given to an outstanding TRANSMEDIA practitioner (one who excels in at least two media platforms, e.g., television & radio; print & online; film & television; print, television, and online; etc.).

The award is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar (nom de plume, Plaridel), the selfless propagandist whose stewardship of the reformist newspaper La Solidaridad helped crystallize nationalist sentiments and ignite libertarian ideas in the 1890s. Like Plaridel, the awardee must believe in the vision of a Philippine society that is egalitarian, participative and progressive; and in media that are socially responsible, critical and vigilant, liberative and transformative, and free and independent.

Eligible for the awards are all living Filipino individuals who have excelled in at least two (2) media platforms. Aside from their probity and integrity, these media practitioners must have produced a body of work that is marked by excellence and social relevance and must have achievements recognized nationally and/or internationally.

Individuals and institutions may nominate potential awardees.  Institutions include media corporations, professional media associations, media advocacy groups, educational institutions, cultural foundations, and NGOs.  Previous nominees may still be considered for this year’s award.  All current full-time faculty and staff of the UP CMC are disqualified from the nomination.

The U.P. Gawad Plaridel awarding ceremonies will be held on 27 August 2014. The awardee will receive the U.P. Gawad Plaridel trophy (designed by National Artist Napoleon Abueva) and will deliver the Plaridel Lecture, addressing issues relevant to the state and practice of Philippine media.

Nomination forms and award guidelines are available at the U.P. CMC Website ( and at the UP CMC Office of Extension and External Relations (UP CMC-OEER), Room M-204 Plaridel Hall, UP DIliman, Quezon City.  Interested parties may call (02) 981-8500 loc. 2668 for details.

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