Saturday, April 9, 2011

CRITERIA & GUIDELINES 2011




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  1. GUIDELINES and ELIGIBILITIES for OFW Bloggers
    An OFW blog to be eligible should be:
    • Managed by an OFW, Pinoy Expat or a Filipino or half-Filipino living abroad. Any Filipino blogger temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than Philippines can be nominated or can join. Those Pinay or Pinoy married to different nationalities can also join.
    • Blog posts (other than the entry post) includes the life of Filipinos abroad, and must promote peace and goodwill.
    • Blog posts should be the source of inspiration and hope for Filipinos.
    • Blog posts should enrich the culture and heritage of the Philippines and the Filipino people.
  2. GUIDELINES and ELIGIBILITIES for SUPPORTER Bloggers
    An OFW Supporter blog to be eligible should be:
    • Blog should be listed in KaBlogs aggregating site. Please visit the site so we can make a link for you and we can aggregate your blog post.
    • Blog owner must have direct relation or in affinity with one or more Filipino living or working overseas. Some may have father's, mother's, brother's, sister's, uncle's, aunt's, and cousin's, etc.
  3. COMMON GUIDELINES for OFW and SUPPORTER Bloggers
    • Blog posts that contains sexually explicit, extreme violence or offensive languages which are not suitable for Age Group "below 18 years old"  must be properly declared, tagged and labeled to warn the general public that the blog contents is suitable for adult and mature readers only.
    • Blog posts that contain articles that directly invoke racism (discrimination based on race and ethnic belief & skin color, religious belief, sex and sexual preferences including articles that demean the Overseas Filipino Workers) are prohibited to join this event.
    • At least 6 months presence in the blogging world with at least one post per month.
    • If you find yourself and your blog qualified for this event - Fill up the Nomination Form and read the Nomination Process.
  4. NOMINATION PROCESS
    • A blog to be nominated should write and post an original blog entry (Tagalog, English, Taglish) about the THEME
    • Various ways of expression is allowed: Photo/s, poem, song lyrics, music, video, cartoons, drawing, with written post relevant to the theme.
    • The BANNER LOGO should be contained in the blog entry as image linking to http://www.pinoyblogawards.com or you may copy the code below

    • Fill up the Nomination Form and if you have some trouble linking us, please feel free to email nominees@pinoyblogawards.com. Our volunteers will be ready to assist you anytime, and guide you along the process to make this for you smooth and convenient.
    • The PEBA Pre-Screening Committee shall review the blog entry based on its relevance to the theme and review the blog contents randomly for its consistency with the Nomination Form.
    • After posting an entry, and approval from PEBA, a nominated blog should contain the NOMINEE BANNER LOGO of PEBA 2011
    • A nominated blogger should only have one blog entered for the award; multiple blogs for a single blogger is discouraged.
    • A nominated blogger will be allowed to edit, rephrase or make minor corrections on his nominated blog entry within 7 days upon posting provided that the original meaning is preserved. Any changes to the entry post after this period are prohibited.
    • PEBA 2011 Online Voting in a poll widget at the PEBA Site will start fromSeptember 01, 2011 until December, 05, 2011.
    • Facebook ‘like’ facility at PEBA Facebook Fan Page for every official entry will start right after the screenshot will be posted at the PEBA website and PEBA FB Fanpage.
    • The deadline for submitting Nomination forms to PEBA 2011 is October 31, 2011.
  5. CRITERIA and JUDGING PROCESS
    There will be two phases of judging process.
    • Selection of Semifinalist based on blog entry - A Panel of Judges (Semi Finalists Jurors) will review all the blog entries based on the following criterias:
           •  Form (20%),
           •  Substance (50%) and
           •  Originality (30%)
      Minimum 10 nominees will be selected to qualify for the final selection. A fresh new scoring will be made on the next round of judging.
    • Selection of Top 10 blog winners will be selected based on the following criterias:
           •  Literary merits and relevance to PEBA theme (70%),
           •  Visibility and Metrics (10%),
           •  Blog Element (10%) and
           •  Content (10%)
  6. AWARDS CATEGORIES
    • Major Award Categories - OFW Blogger Division
           •  Top 10 Blog Winners - OFW Blogger Division
           •  Outstanding Blog Entry Award - OFW Blogger Division
           •  4 Best Blog Entry Award by Region Categories
               »  Central America & Canada
               »  Asia & Pacific
               »  Middle East & Africa
               »  Europe
           •  Most Visible Blog by Metrics Category - OFW Blogger Division
           •  Best Blog Layout and Design Category - OFW Blogger Division
           •  PEBA People’s Choice Award
    • Major Award Categories - OFW Supporter Division
           •  Top 10 Blog Winners - OFW Supporter Division
           •  Outstanding Blog Entry Award - OFW Supporter Division
           •  4 Best Blog Entry Award by Region Categories
               »  Metro Manila
               »  Luzon
               »  Visayas
               »  Mindanao
           •  Most Visible Blog by Metrics Category - OFW Supporter Division
           •  Best Blog Layout and Design Category - OFW Supporter Division
           •  PEBA People’s Choice Award
  7. NOMINATION DETAILS
    • Name of Nominee (Given Name, MI, Family Name)
    • Gender
    • Current Location (City/Province/State/Country)
    • Blogsite Name (That appears on Header)
    • Blog URL Link (html address)
    • Blog Category (Personal Diary, Family, Humor, Political, Religious, etc)
    • First Blog Entry (Title, Date, URL Link)
    • Author's Name (Preference name that will appear on PEBA slide shows, either pen name or real name)
    • Profession
    • Email Address
      To nominate your blog, please fill the Nomination Form.
  8. AWARDING
    • All PEBA 2011 awardees will be notified individually through email by PEBA 2011 Committee at least 10 days before the scheduled PEBA Awards night.
    • Awardees are strongly encouraged to attend or send representative to receive their award/s during the PEBA 2011 Awards Night. PEBA shall not be liable for any loss or damaged claims after the awarding ceremony.
    • Awardees who’ll be unable to attend and collect their award/s during the PEBA 2011 awarding ceremony will be given a maximum of Fifteen (15) days to claim their award/s such as freebies, product tokens, trophies, plaques, certificates, cash prize and other winning materials by contacting PEBA 2011 Secretariat. After 15 days period, all unclaimed freebies, product tokens and cash prize will be forfeited and these items will be donated to charitable institutions to be determined by PEBA.

For questions or if you want assistance, please email: 

OFW Secretariat: rose@pinoyblogawards.com

Supporter (Philippine based): bhing@pinoyblogawards.com

or email: nominees@pinoyblogawards.com


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