DENR in the Ilocos launches online spoken poetry contest
SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 17 (PIA) – As part of the celebration of this year’s Environment Month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Ilocos launched an online spoken poetry contest which kicked off last June 6.
Youth, ages 13 to 20 years old and residing in the Ilocos Region, are encouraged to create their own poetic composition in line with the theme, “Protect Nature, Sustain our Future.”
“Kabataan ang ating mga target dahil gusto nating ma-revive ang kanilang consciousness and awareness on their critical role in protecting our environment,” Renelita Santos, chief of the Regional Public Affairs Office, said during her guesting at PIA-La Union’s radio program dubbed as “Tugstugan at Balitaan” on Monday.
Participants will have to film themselves while reciting their piece.
The video must have at least two to five minutes of duration.
Entries will be submitted through e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org attached with the transcription of the poem, and some personal details such as name, address, contact number, and a copy of an identification card proving their residency.
Submission is still on going until its deadline on June 26.
“Winners will be announced in our official Facebook page, the DENR-Ilocos Region on June 30,” Santos said.
The grand winner will receive a cash prize amounting to Php 5,000.00, while the second best will have Php 3,000.00 and Php 2,000.00 will be awarded for the 3rd placer.
Eco-friendly items will also be given to non-winners as their consolation prize.
Moreover, other online activities had been launched simultaneously with the said contest during the first week of this month.
“Dahil nga iniiwasan natin ang mga malakihang pagtitipon sa gitna ng banta ng COVID-19 ay ginamit natin ang most powerful platform ngayon – ang social media para mairaos ang taunang selebrasyon ng Environment month,” she added. (AMB/CGRC/PIA La Union)