QUEZON CITY, April 10 -- The Department of Science and Technology- Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) announces that nomination of media personalities to the Bantog: The Science for the People Media Awards is still on. The Institute shall receive nominations until 30 April 2018.
The Bantog Awards is given in recognition of the important role of media practitioners (print, radio, TV and online), in government and private practice, who made significant contributions to the promotion of science and technology information.
The awards has four categories. The Institutional Media Award is given to an institution or organization that served as a vital link between the science and technology (S&T) sectors and its clients through informative advocacy. Meanwhile, the Outstanding S&T Journalist Award is given to an individual media practitioner who has been an ardent advocate of science and technology whether in print, broadcast, or online. Further, the Outstanding Regional Media Practitioner Award is given to an enthusiastic regional media personality who has shown strong support in promoting science and technology information. Finally, the Outstanding Information Officer Award is given to exemplary information officers in DOST working in the area of communication production and dissemination.
Nominees should be Filipinos or Filipino-owned media companies which have broadcast and published S&T information in January 2017-March 2018. Nominees for individual practitioners from print, broadcast, and online media shall be judged according to substance, form, style, relevance of works, and additional requirements by the board of judges. Meanwhile, nominees for institutional awards shall be judged according to innovativeness, relevance, and commitment to S&T reportage. The DOST Information Officer Award shall be based on his/her accomplishments in print, broadcast, online media, and public relations.
All Bantog Awardees shall receive trophies while the individual category winners shall receive additional cash prizes. The Outstanding S&T Journalists for online, print, radio and TV will all take home P100,000; P50,000; and P25,000 for the first, second and third prizes respectively. The sole winner of Outstanding Regional Media Practitioner will receive P50,000 and the Outstanding DOST Information Officers will get P30,000; P20,000; and P10,000.