Philippine Internet History Writing CompetitionJanette Toral
DigitalFilipino.com is launching an Internet history writing competition to encourage individuals from all over the country to write about the Internet history of their city or town.
Submitted works can get the chance to be included in the Philippine Internet Review: 10 Years of Internet History (1994-2004)
Winners shall receive a certificate of recognition, a copy of the Philippine Internet Review magazine, plus the following:
1st Prize – fifteen thousand pesos (P15,000)
2nd Prize – Ten thousand pesos (P10,000)
3rd Prize – Five thousand pesos (P5,000)
Non-winners whose submission were used as a resource for the publication shall also receive a copy of the Philippine Internet Review magazine.
Timeline for Competition
Deadline to enter your story: January 15, 2004
Finalists announced: January 30, 2004
Winners Announced: February 15, 2004
Presentation of Winners: March 29, 2004
Your Internet history story can be on any or combination of the following:
1. Websites/content – search engines, portals, verticals, publications, multimedia content that has emerged in the past ten years from your area. Highlight how the Internet content has matured if possible.
2. Groups/communities – local and overseas Filipino community sites, group discussion, email forums, chat rooms that has emerged in the past ten years. Same with conferences and trade shows.
3. E-Commerce (online shopping, e-learning, e-banking, mobile commerce, e-government, B2B) – sites that sells products or perform business transactions online that has emerged in the past ten years. Unique challenges need to be cited as well.
4. People Development – Education and training centers that started integrating the Internet in their curriculum and infrastructure in the past ten years.
5. Culture – How has Filipino Internet culture evolved in the past 10 years? Can show adoption timeline of new technologies.
6. Partnerships/Cooperation – lobbying efforts for Internet policies, private-academic private sector collaboration, international partnerships that took place in the past 10 years.
7. Investments – Internet venture capital that has come and go in the past 10 years.
8. Infrastructure Development/Connectivity – This can be a discussion of any or all of the following: Internet access issues, Internet cafes, Internet backbone, international gateway, end user devices, ISP regulations. Your assessment of connectivity status, challenges, future bandwidth roadmap. Profiles of leading ISPs should be included as well.
9. SMEs adopting Internet use – show traditional businessmen that has adopted the Internet and made progress with it.
10. Movers and shakers – people in your community that have been working hard in promoting the growth of the Internet.
1. The entry must be written in English language.
2. The story is written clearly and insightful to read.
3. Sources of information and dates must be clearly stated.
4. Stories must be accompanied by no less than 10 photos.
5. By submitting a story, you are also attesting that your work and photos are of your original creation. Or you’ve been given full-permission to submit it to this competition subject to the guidelines stated herein. You’re giving DigitalFilipino.com and CapexAsia the authority to publish, edit, and cite your work as a reference in the Philippine Internet Review (http://www.internetreview.ph) and its printed publication.
To qualify as an entry, all stories must be received on or before January 15, 2004. It should include the story, your one page profile and 3R photo. Send it in hardcopy (double-spaced) with an accompanying electronic version in diskette or CD to:
51 Sapphire St. Fern Village Tandang Sora, Quezon City 1116 Philippines
For further inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.