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Tambuli Media Awards

 

 

About the Award 

 

Tambuli Awards started year 2000. The award was conceptualized by then the Supervising Science Research Specialist and now the Regional Director of DOST CALABARZON, Dr. Alexander R. Madrigal.

The Award is signified by a musical instrument usually made from animal hide or horn. Tambuli resonates noble reverberations, most especially when worked by a good musician. During the old days, this instrument was used in celebrations, victory after war, and most importantly, in spreading good news.

DOST CALABARZON associates the piece to the highly-principled role of media in spreading good news and pieces of information that echoes the fine harmony of development in the country.

The conduct of recognition happens every after 5 years to pay gratitude to media practitioners in print, broadcast, and cyber whose love, passion and lives were dedicated in witnessing and echoing the voice of the country’s inequities, progress, and milestones. However, the DOST RO has decided to conduct the said competition every two years, starting this year.

 

Purpose of the Award

The award is granted to deserving local media practitioners in the CALABARZON region to recognize their invaluable contributions in the development and coverage of S&T news.

The previous awards were presented in 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 to journalists and broadcasters, together with publishers and radio stations as partner institutions, whose works have significantly increased general public awareness of DOST IV-A’s programs and projects, and regional advances in science and technology at either the local or regional level.

This year, the Tambuli Media Awards will recognize journalists, publishers, broadcasters and the body of their published work during the period of October 2015  to October  2017. Henceforth, as a gesture of the Department’s recognition of the technological age, a new category for Digital/online will be opened.

The awards are designed to:

Recognize and encourage informed news coverage by journalists of DOST IV-A’s programs and projects, and regional advances in S&T;
Improve media coverage and awareness of the current and future impact of regional advances in S&T ; and
Increase public awareness of the various DOST IV-A’s programs and projects, and regional advances in S&T.
 

Eligibility

The awards will be presented to journalists, publishers, and broadcasters for aired/published news, as documented and upon submission of entry/ies by the Public Affairs, Relations and Communications Unit, whether it is a single piece, a series, or a body of work, published/ aired from October  2015 to October  2017. A single piece and a body of work are given weights based on the submitted number of entries, quality of stories, substance, and motivational appeal or impact on readers/ listeners/viewers, and effectiveness of the style/approach/form of articles/reports released. Encouraged works were those that focused on DOST IV-A’s programs and projects, regional advances in S&T, and those that exemplify a range of work. Broadcast, print, web media journalists, and publishers are eligible.

The two awards namely Individual Award and Institutional Award will be presented in four categories:

Print
Radio
Television
Web
Each category will have one winner that has been selected according to the following rules and guidelines.

 

General Guidelines

The contest is open to all LOCAL AND REGIONAL MEDIA OF CALABARZON (private and government owned).
To qualify for the competition, media companies, organizations, should have aired or published S&T information from October 2015 to October 2017
Entries should be submitted on or before November 15, 2017.
 

Criteria

Nominees will be judged on the basis of breadth of news coverage as measured in terms of:

Number of documented and submitted entries
Quality of stories, substance, and motivational appeal or impact on readers/ listeners/viewers
Effectiveness of the style/approach/form of articles/reports released
 

Recognition

The 2017 Tambuli Media Awards will be presented at the celebration of DOST IV-A’s   54th Anniversary Celebration on December 7, 2017. Each winner will receive the following:

Individual Award

Print- Cash Prize + Trophy
Radio- Cash Prize + Trophy
Television- Cash Prize + Trophy
Web- Cash Prize + Trophy
 

Institutional Award

Print- Cash Prize + Trophy
Radio- Cash Prize + Trophy
Television- Cash Prize + Trophy
Web- Cash Prize + Trophy
 

 

HOW TO JOIN?

 

NEWSPAPER

Hard copy of entries can be mailed through door-to-door couriers to DOST CALABARZON, Jamboree Rd., Brgy. Timugan, Los Baños, Laguna c/o Public Affairs Relations and Communications Unit
Preferably, soft copy of entries can also be submitted via e-mail through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in PDF format
Attach accomplished official form for the list of entries
 

RADIO

Entries can be mailed through door-to-door couriers to DOST CALABARZON, Jamboree Rd., Brgy. Timugan, Los Baños, Laguna in a DVD/CD/ Flash drive c/o Public Affairs Relations and Communications Unit
Attach accomplished official form for the list of entries
 

TELEVISION

Entries can be mailed through door-to-door couriers to DOST CALABARZON, Jamboree Rd., Brgy. Timugan, Los Baños, Laguna in a DVD/CD/ Flash drive c/o Public Affairs Relations and Communications Unit
Attach accomplished official form for the list of entries
 

CYBER

Link of entries can be mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NOTE: IF A CATEGORY FAILS TO RECEIVE AN ENTRY, IT IS THE RIGHT OF DOST IV-A’s TOP MANAGEMENT TO CHOOSE THE RIGHTFUL WINNERS.

 

 

The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Philippines, the highest recognition body on science and Technology in the country is searching for nominees for the various NAST and DOST awards for 2018.

The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Philippines, the highest recognition body on science and Technology in the country is searching for nominees for the various NAST and DOST awards for 2018.