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[EXTENDED!] FPE's 3rd Sarihay Media Awards Calls for Entries

Posted on February 22, 2017

The Foundation for the Philippine Environment’s (FPE) is pleased to announce the return of the Sarihay Media Awards, to honor excellence in environmental reporting.

“Sarihay” is coined from the phrase, samu’t saring buhay, or the diversity of life—capturing what FPE and its partners strive to protect and conserve. FPE, through the Sarihay Media Awards, recognizes the power and influence of media in promoting deeper awareness and better understanding of environment and sustainable­ development issues among policy and decision makers, and the general public.

Following the success of the first and second Sarihay Media Awards, the 3rd Sarihay Media Awards invites Filipino media practitioners to submit their best published work, that covers FPE’s environmental agenda: biodiversity conservation, environmental education, environmental governance, indigenous ecological knowledge, systems and practices, renewable energy, ecological sustainability and development issues (i.e. mining, logging, land conversion, fisheries, et al.), watershed or protected areas management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management.

A total of twelve awards are spread across five categories—print, television, radio, photojournalism, and online. The Sarihay Media Awards seeks to recognize outstanding and responsible reportage of environmental news, and encourage wider coverage of environmental concerns.

Winners of the 2nd Sarihay Media Awards at the Awarding Ceremony last August 2016 in Quezon City

Sarihay Media Awards Categories
Print (5)
o Best News Story Published in a Newspaper
- One Regional Winner
- One National Winner
o Best Investigative Report Published in a Newspaper or Magazine
o Best Feature Story Published in a Magazine or Newspaper
o Best Commentary or Editorial Article
• Television (3)
o Best TV News Reportage
o Best TV Documentary
o Best TV Magazine Program or Talk Show
• Radio (1)
o Best Radio Commentary
• Photojournalism (1)
o Best Photo Essay Published in a Newspaper or Magazine
• Online (2)
o Best Online Commentary
o Best Online Video Documentary


Since it first iteration in 2014, FPE has collaborated with civil society partners, government, and the academe—Tanggol Kalikasan, Miriam College Environmental Studies Institute, Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources—to form a technical review committee to select the best of the entries.

The awards program is open to all Filipino print, broadcast, and online journalists and photojournalists. All entries should have been published or aired within the competition period of January 1 to December 31, 2016. Winners shall receive a plaque of recognition, a cash prize, and an all-expense paid exposure visit to an FPE-supported conservation site.

All entries must be submitted on or before July 25, 2017.

Download the full awards program mechanics and entry form here.



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