Call for entries to 7th PAPC Plaridel Awards

Call for entries to 7th PAPC Plaridel Awards

/ 11:45 PM June 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A call for entries is now in full swing for the Philippine American Press Club USA’s seventh Plaridel Awards, which will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in San Francisco.


Entries for this year’s competition must have seen print or been broadcast through a Filipino American or mainstream media anywhere in the U.S. between June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2018. (For more information on The Plaridel Awards visit

Established in 2012, The Plaridel was created to inspire and empower journalists of Filipino descent by acknowledging and celebrating outstanding journalism. In just five years from inception, The Plaridel has become a benchmark among Filipino American journalists in rating news and contents nationwide. With the caliber of the judges chosen for The Plaridel, PAPC is confident that winning articles are outstanding in content, form, and style among other aspects of good journalism.


Trophies will be given to the winners with the best written articles or reportage that provide a unique perspective on the issues and concerns of Filipino Americans or the community at large.

Categories for print and online articles include Investigative/In-Depth Story; Commentary or Editorial Essay; International Reporting; Entertainment Story; Sports Story; and Youth Voice among others. For Broadcast TV and Radio, the categories are Community Reporting, and Documentary. Last but not least, there is a category for Photojournalism.

Philippine American Press Club, U.S.A. (PAPC) is now on its 30thyear of providing a venue for its members to network and affirm their journalistic endeavors as they chronicle the lives and times of their compatriots,promote and share their culture and history, champion their causes and provide a vehicle where readers/listeners can voice their concerns and ideas for the betterment of the community and society at large.

The name Plaridel was chosen in honor of Marcelo H. Del Pilar, a Filipino patriot, journalist and publisher who brought his craft and zeal as an expatriate to Europe in the late 1800s. He was a prolific writer who kept his constituents abreast of the goings on in their expat community as well as in their homeland. In him PAPC has found a hero – a person to emulate and an inspiration to Filipino American writers and publishers everywhere, who continue in their journalistic aspirations and service to their constituents in the new land they now call home.

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