Category Archives: Contests

KWENTRATO’S TOP 5

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CFA’S KWENTRATO: Mga Kwentong BIDA sa Litrato have challenged our Gospel K Magazine readers to visualize the true meaning of BIDA through photo essays. BIDA stands for B – Banal at Bayani, I-Instrumento ng pagbabago, D-Dinadakila ang kakayahan para sa iba, and A-Adbokasiya ng kagandahang-asal at kabutihang-loob.

Here are the top five (5) high school photo-essayists:
1. Jusmine Angela Canlas – Grade 8 from Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu Parochial School
2. Jelly Faderon – 4th Year from Mina De Oro Catholic School
3. Lester De Castro – Grade 8 from Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu Parochial School
4. Jana Bianca Maria Jamision – Grade 8 from Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu Parochial School
5. Cyril Dane F. Bongolo – Grade 8 from Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu Parochial School

Their works will be published in Gospel K Magazine in the school year 2015-2016, and will be posted in CFA’s B.I.D.A. social media accounts.

The KAMADA 2014 On the Spot Cover Contest Winners

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1st Place Winner Christian Lemuel Ibong together with (starting from left) Dong-A Brand Manager, Ms. Roselle Rivera, Cartoonist Mr. Freely Abrigo, Mr. Noel De Leon, executive director of CFA and Mr. Jericho Natividad, Head of CFA Publications department.

CFA held its first on-the-spot design contest, dubbed KAMADA 2014, on October 3 in CFA’s Lagerwey Hall. The acronym stands for “KAbataang MAlikhain at DAlubhasa.”

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2nd Place Winner Angela D. Peralta

The contest, which brought in more than 125 high school students from 30 different schools, had for its theme “Living out the compassion of God by showing preferential option for the poor.” Crown Supply Corporation, local distributor of Dong-A and Faber-Castell art products, sponsored the event.

Twelve students made it to the list of finalists. They were: Jamia Mai Tolentino, St. Stephen’s High School; James Panaguiton, Marist School, Marikina; Shane Kaye B. Buscas, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Cainta; Adrian B. Baquiran, St. Louis College; Arren Jesther Ellazar, Nazareth School of National University; Sophia Villamayor, Immaculate Heart of Mary College, Quezon City; Esperanza Gabrielle Q. Villa and Joanna Marie R. Bechayda, Paco Catholic School; Amanda Anja Contreras, St. Paul College Pasig; Mia Antonia Ramos, Mater Carmeli School; and Maria Laetitia Mendoza and Alexandra Anne Brigino, St. Scholastica’s Academy, Marikina.

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3rd Place Winner Frances Robina To

The top awards went to Amiel Chua from Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu Parochial School (Dong-A’s Choice), Frances Robina To, Saint Jude Catholic School (3rd place), Angela D. Peralta, Siena College of Taytay (2nd place), and Christian Lemuel P. Ibongas, St. James Academy of Malabon City (1st place). The two top-winning works will be featured as covers of CFA’s Gospel K and Gospel Now magazines for December-January.

CFA and Crown Supply Corporation are planning a future second version.

On the Spot Cover Making Contest

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Great news for all artistic high school students out there. CFA, in cooperation with Dong-A and Faber Castell Philippines, will hold a contest series with the goal of imparting Gospel values and empowering creativity among the youth. Dubbed “KAMADA 2014” (Kabataang Malikhain at Dalubhasa), KAMADA will start with an on-the-spot cover design contest. High school students will be given a chance to design the covers of CFA magazines.

Gospel K Magazine also known as Gospel Komiks Magazine is meant for high school students as a supplemental reading material for Christian Living classes and religious instruction. Presenting the Sunday Gospel by way of true-to-life stories, Gospel K addresses young readers’ interests and their concerns about faith. On the other hand, Gospel Now Magazine caters to late-high school and early college readers, but most adults will find it appealing as well. It is intended to make the study of the Gospels “layman-friendly” reflected in its slogan – “Everyday Gospel for everyday people.”

KAMADA 2014 is a one day event on the spot cover making contest that will be held at CFA, 4427 Old Sta. Mesa St. Sta Mesa, Manila on October 3, 2014 (Friday). All high school students wanting to join the contest must register first on the website http://bit.ly/KAMADA2014. The first place and second place artworks will be the cover of Gospel K Magazine and Gospel Now Magazine respectively for the December-January issues. Cash prizes will also be given to the top three winners. All students joining the contest will get free drawing and art supplies courtesy of Dong-A and Faber Castell. To know more about the contest and its mechanics visit the contest website and registration form by clicking here. So what are you waiting for? Register Now!

Grade 7 student from Blessed Trinity College, Bohol is a winner of Kabataang CFA contest

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Steve Francis Mejias and Sr. Josephine Ativo, AR from Blessed Trinity College together with Medina Quilantang from our own Sales Team

Steve Francis Mejias, Grade 7 student from Blessed Trinity College, Bohol makes our judges proud with his answer Kabataang Courteous Friendly to All Always ready to help his or her fellowmen. Through his answer he is inspiring volunteerism especially among the youth. Due to recent events, volunteerism and helping our countrymen is one of the most valuable traits we can have. This selfless act continues to uplift our sense of camaraderie and as one family, the Church of God.

Congratulations to Steve and thank you to all who joined.

Student from La Salette of Roxas, Roxas City, Isabela is one of the winners of Kabataang CFA contest

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The winner Jenina Galang together with Fr. Marcelino and CFA’s Sales Team Mr. Sean Siy and Mr. Laurence De La Cruz

Congratulations to Jenina Marie Medina Galang from La Salette of Roxas City, Isabela for being one of our winners of the Kabataang CFA contest with her answer Kabataang Christian that Follows God All the time. In her answer, she exemplified the glory of our faith as the center of our daily lives. This got the attention of our judges who prioritized the importance of being in accordance with God’s plan for us.

Jenina submitted her answer via Twitter just three days before the contest ended. Thanks Jenina and all contestants who joined. We’ll be featuring the next two winners soon.

Top winners of Kabataang C.F.A. Contest Announced

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The Communication Foundation for Asia recently announced the winners of the Kabataang C.F.A. contest. The contest invited suggestions from students to develop youth-oriented slogans from the acronym “CFA.” The winners are:

Jenina Galang, 3rd Year student from La Salette of Roxas College, Roxas, Isabela, with her entry: “Kabataang Christian that Follows God All the Time;”

Steve Francis Mejias, Grade 7 student from Blessed Trinity College, Talibon, Bohol, who submitted “Kabataang Courteous, Friendly to All Always ready to help his fellowmen;” and

Kent Bryan G. Torres, Grade 8 student from St. Mary?s College of Catbalogan, Catbalogan, Samar, who proposed “Kabataang Courage and deep faith in God Faithful Service Abiding in and establishing unity, courage and hope to every person.” Stay tuned for other upcoming contests and activities.

KABATAAN: “Nasa VOLUNTEER-ZONE ka na ba?” Champs V-Zone

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Champs V-ZoneVolunteerism is the first step to becoming an engaged citizen. It is an essential part of society which enables it to function effectively. Presently, one best example of this is the magnitude of volunteer work extended to the Typhoon Yolanda victims in the Visayas. It motivates and inspires others to participate and do the same. The possibilities for civic engagement is limitless. Helping one’s needy fellowmen improves, strengthens and unifies society.

Based on a survey conducted by the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA) for the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), there was only a small turnout of youth volunteers in the 2013 elections. There is presently an awareness deficiency that needs to be addressed. To reinforce and maintain a constant level of awareness of volunteerism, especially among the youth, the CFA, in partnership with PPCRV launches another project called “NASA V-ZONE KA NA BA?” (“Are You in the V-Zone Yet?”). It features the CHAMPS 2: Our Light Shall Rise and Libreng Concert Para sa Kabataang Bida (A Free Engagement Party for the Filipino Youth).

As PPCRV’s chairperson Ambassador Henrietta de Villa put it, “The CHAMPs – Jessa, Lexa, Cyberoid, Nemesis, Mang Bok against Ratdago, the tradpol – were successful in putting the corrupt politician behind bars and through unyielding voters’ education on responsible voting helped to get a young candidate Roger Pili elected. The CHAMPs determined to push good governance into the consciousness and involvement of the citizens now move forward responsible citizenship through their Follow Your Vote campaign. But alas, new problems arise in Pook Digawa… Abangan!”

The Libreng Concert Para sa Kabataang Bida is to be held on March 7, 2014 starting at 6:00 PM at CFA, with guests Moonstar88, Jett Pangan and Paolo Santos. One of its highlights would be the awarding ceremony of the winners of the MTV Songwriting Competition. The competition drew original songs for the youth by the youth. CFA has always looked at young people as BIDAs:
B – believes in holiness and heroism;
I – instrumental to change;
D – develops one’s greatness for the common good; and
A – advocates kindness and good deeds.

The one-night activity is also an opportunity for our young people to discover and find areas of interests to commit their time and talents, and for different advocacy groups to present their cause and enlist commitments. The participating advocacy groups are Youth for Sustainable Development Assembly (YSDA), Philippine Red Cross, Youth Pinoy, Hands On Manila, U! Happy Events, Educational Research Development Assistance Foundation (ERDA) and the National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA). All this happens in an evening of fun and wholesome entertainment! “NASA V-ZONE KA NA BA?” encourages today’s youth to espouse volunteerism and service, become engaged citizens and participate more actively in the community.

Nasa V-Zone Ka Na Ba? (Libreng Concert Para sa Kabataang Bida)

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MTV for blogFinally after months of deliberation and online voting, CFA will declare the winners of the Awit ng mga Bagong Bida 2: Music Video Making Contest. The top 10 finalists coming from different schools nationwide will be presented here live at Communication Foundation for Asia grounds on March 7, 2014 (Friday). Dubbed “Nasa V-Zone Ka Na Ba” A Free Engagement Party for the Youth, the event is open for all interested participants especially the youth. The free concert aims to inspire volunteerism among the youth and promote the importance of good governance, both which are highly relevant to the current issues our nation is facing. For Free tickets, call 7132979 or 09054880168 and look for Mela or Connie.

Here are the top 10 finalist listed in no particular order.
Tara Na
Engaged Citizen Slate
Magandang Hantungan
Tayo Na
Awit ng Anghel
Simple Ways
Bangon Pilipino
Tayo Ang Simula
Bagong Kabanata
I Am, We Are

Culminating the concert are Moonstar88, the band made famous by chart topping hits like “Torete”, “Sulat” and “Migraine”, and Jett Pangan one of the country’s well known musician. Hosting the event is Actor and Host AJ Dee.

Good luck to all the entries and See You this March 7.

Awit ng Bagong Bida 2: Top Ten Entries Revealed!

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The top 10 entries for the Awit ng Bagong Bida 2 contest are finally revealed! Over the course of a month the judges have finally picked the top 10 entries among the 25 music video entries submitted. All entries are original compositions and music videos created by the Filipino youth from all over the country. Facebook and Twitter pages have been set up to feature the contestants creativity and passion for engaged citizenship and promotion of good governance through video and music, the youth’s most favored language of expression.

Congratulations to all the qualified entries who made it to the top 10! They are listed in no particular order.
Tara Na (Preview)
Engaged Citizen Slate (Preview)
Magandang Hantungan (Preview)
Tayo Na (Preview)
Awit ng Anghel (Preview)
Simple Ways (Preview)
Bangon Pilipino (Preview)
Tayo Ang Simula (Preview)
Bagong Kabanata (Preview)
I Am, We Are (Preview)

Online voting is now officially open. Click here to view and vote!

Forty percent (40%) of the final score given to the entries will be based from the online vote so be sure to vote the MTV that inspires you to become an engaged citizen and work for good governance.

The three highest overall scores will be named winners. The overall Champion will receive P 30,000 while the 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive P 20,000 and P 10,000 respectively.

Best of luck to the top 10!