By: Francesca Leila Riego

DOST TAPI holds its second Gawad Alunig x Dalumat Science Journalism Contest

DOST-TAPI is back at it once again!

The Gawad Alunig x Dalumat, established by DOST-TAPI, aims to celebrate science communication and increase appreciation for science and innovation through writing and broadcasting.

Everyone is encouraged to become more involved in and capable of sharing real-life scientific stories through this competition.

According to DOST-TAPI Director Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, "Information is power. Correct information is transformative. In this era of misinformation and fake news, there is a greater need to provide accurate and timely information."

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For the winners of the Science Broadcast, one Gawad Alunig Best Kalipunan Student Correspondent will receive 50,000 pesos, one Gawad Alunig First Runner Up will receive 20,000 pesos, three Kalipunan Student Correspondent runners up will receive 10,000 pesos each, and the Gawad Alunig People's Choice Awards will receive 10,000 pesos!

There is more! For Science Publication, Another 50,000 pesos will be awarded for the Gawad Dalumat Best Science School Publication, 10,000 pesos for the two Gawad Dalumat runners-up, and 10,000 pesos for each of the three Gawad Dalumat Top Science Stories winners, for a total of 100,000 pesos!

Guidelines are easy to follow! Both Creative Youth Research and Local Inventors/Innovators Researchers are proposed subjects for entries to Gawad Alunig, which requires entries to be news-style videos. Also, there must be at least two stories involving science, technology, or innovation in the submission piece for Gawad Dalumat, which can be online or in print.

The deadline for submissions for Gawad Alunig x Dalumat is extended until July 31, 2023, 5 p.m. Awarding will take place during the National Youth Science Technology Innovation Festival (NYSTIF) in Pasay City in October this year.

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