The award will be based on substance of the article or report, specifically its significance and relevance to the needs of the country and the Filipino people especially at this time of global financial crisis. Basically, the article or report can include both qualitative and quantitative analysis using statistics released during the period of November 2008 up to July 2009. Articles/broadcast releases which make use of statistics should be user friendly and can be easily understood by the masses. It should also positively motivate readers/ viewers/listeners to deeply understand the use and importance of statistics in improving people's lives through informed decisions. Nominees should be Filipino citizens who are media reporters affiliated with local and national news organization/company in both government and private media.
Applicants can either apply or be nominated by submitting the following requirements on or before July 31, 2009: 1) Comprehensive bio-data; 2) Accomplishments, copy of media output (e.g. write ups/articles or tape of broadcast program; 3) Endorsement from affiliated organization/company to :
NSM Media Awards Working Group
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A plaque and cash award of P20,000 shall be given to the winner on October 1, 2009 during the 20th NSM Opening ceremonies. For more information, interested parties may contact the NSM Secretariat at 890-9405, or email at email@example.com or visit our website at http://www.nscb.gov.ph/nsm/MediaAwards/2009/default.asp.
ROMULO A. VIROLA