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Friday, May 28, 2010

NCCA Culture Page Winners Announced

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is set to award the winners of the Culture Page Writing Competition held last February and March as part of the celebration of the National Arts Month-Philippine International Arts Festival (NAM-PIAF) 2010.

Joining the competition were 58 schools, colleges and universities nationwide: 25 for the tertiary level and 33 for the secondary level.

The winners for the secondary level are The Reflector of Daniel Aguinaldo National High School (Mindanao), Sinaglaya of the Amparo High School Caloocan (NCR), Ancestral of Batangas Province High School, The Granary of Nueva Ecija High School, and Ang Gabay of Parada High School Bulacan. There are no winners from Visayas but a special citation is given to The Lampbearer’s Voice from the University of Bohol High School Evening Session.

For the tertiary level, The Crusader of Xavier University Cagayan de Oro (Mindanao) bagged the winning spot, and joined by The Quill of the Southwestern University of Cebu (Visayas); for Luzon, the winners are the Mountain Collegian from Benguet State University and the Michaelean Herald of St. Michael’s College in Biñan, Laguna and for the National Capital Region (NCR), the winners are Papyrus of Adamson University, Ignite of the JCSGO Christian Academy in Cubao and the Lunduyan ng Kultura at Sining-TIP Voice of the Techological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) Manila.

The competition was done in promotion of the Filipino arts and artists to all sectors of society especially to the grass roots level. NCCA reaches out to the youth sector by raising their consciousness and sensitivity to the beauty, diversity, and richness of our arts and culture hence, the NCCA Culture Page Writing competition is was launched to encourage schools, colleges, and universities to feature the recently concluded NAM events through essays, editorials, photos, photo essays, poems, and other articles relevant to the celebration of NAM.

The Culture Page Writing Competition awarding is set to be held on June 13 at the Sining Gising show to be aired over at NBN-4, together with the awarding of the winners of the Writer’s Prize.

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