Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
10 July 2013
BFAR launches "MuSEAka, SEAnema: Likhang Kabataan para sa Yamang Pangisdaan"
An MTV and short story documentary contest for the youth to highlight the 50th Fish Conservation Week
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources launchesMuSEAka, SEAnema a competition that would challenge the artistry of all enrolled high school and college students and at the same time involve the youth in the government’s effort to save the country’s aquatic resources.
The said contest which will highlight this year’s Fish Conservation Week Celebration is a two-part competition aiming to showcase the youth’s creative juices as they venture into two trendy MTV production and short film documentary.
MuSEAka, SEAnema has two categories: the first category gives opportunity to high school students to show their talents in song-writing, video producing and even singing as they take on the challenge of producing a music video of their own song composition while the second category opens a venue for college students to prove their skills in scriptwriting, directing and video-editing as they embark on producing documentaries that feature the state of the fisheries resource to conserve them.
The competition will be held at three levels: the regional screening for the top three (3) entries in each contest; the preliminary screening of the regional winning entries at the Central Office to determine the contests’ 10 best entries that will be uploaded on a specially-created Facebook account for online voting and; finally, the selection of three (3) grand prize and two (2) consolation prize winners for each contest.
Upon receipt of the winning entries from the regions, a preliminary screening for the contests’ 10 best entries will be conducted on September 25, 2013. The chosen entries will then be uploaded on Facebook for online voting beginning September 26 until October 13, 2013. The popular votes will constitute 20% of the total score.
The Information and Public Relations Group (IPRG) of BFAR Central Office will hold the judging of the selected best entries for each contest on or before October 14, 2013.Six (6) national winners and four (4) consolation prize winners will be invited to receive their awards and winnings during the culmination of the 50th Fish Conservation Week celebration. Five (5) judges for each contest will be invited from DepEd, the academe and professional media groups in the field of music and film editing.
It is not the first time that the bureau partners with the media industry alongside government institutions like DepEd, CHED and NCCA in pushing through its initiatives and advocacies. It can be remembered that in the 49th Fish Conservation Week last year, these institutions went side by side in partnership with BFAR as it launched a similar two-part competition for the youth in its effort to promote and instill awareness on conservation and protection of endangered and threatened fish species not only among few groups of people but on all levels, especially among the youth. Thus, “Angry Fish” essay writing contest and “Fish on the Red List” drawing and painting contest was launched.
Similar to the previous contests last year, cash prizes await regional and national winners. For the MTV-making, the top three regional winners will receive Php 7, 500 each. The grand prize winner will receive Php 20,000 while the second and third place winners will receive Php 15,000 and Php 10,000 respectively. The two consolation prize winners will receive Php 5,000 each. For the short film documentary production contest, the top three regional winners shall receive Php 15, 000 each. The grand prize winner will receive Php 30,000 while the second and third place winners will receive Php 20,000 and Php 15,000 respectively. The two consolation prize winners, on the other hand, will receive Php 7,500 each.
Participating students may submit their entries to the regional offices on or before September 13, 2013. Entries from the NCR may be submitted at the BFAR Central Office in Diliman, Quezon City.
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For queries please contact:
BFAR Information and Public Relations Group
Tel. No.: (02) 454-5863
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org