The Saranggola Blog Awards was launched on July 8, 2009 as an online contest for poetry, short story and children’s story. It is open to all Filipino bloggers, 18 years old and above, staying in the Philippines, or leaving overseas. Its main purpose is to encourage all Filipino bloggers to write compositions in Filipino and publish them on the web to become references and sources of inspiration for young people.
Annually, bloggers prepare themselves for this aspiration that even the minimal amount of prizes do not hamper their desire to write and share. Yearly too, the theme changes and from which, blogs are being developed.
The 2012 Awardees are as follows;
Short story – 1st Place “Ang Mga Bintana ng kanilang Mga Kaluluwa, Erwin B. Aguila (blog-Lipadlaya, 2nd Place ‘Mendiola” written by Obi Erana, blog-weblog ni ka bute, 3rd Place – Priceless by Jade Tirol (jeddypilyo’s).
Poetry- 1st Place “VXP713” by Lionel Soriano (blog-Sa,me Shift, Different Day; 2nd Place – “Ang Paglalayag ng Balangay” by Erwin B. Aguila (blog-Lipad Laya); 3rd Place – “Byaheng Espesyal” by Eddie O. Oguing (blog-Inverse Tutuldok).
Children’s Story – 1st Place – ‘Ako at Ang Mga Kwentong Kontra-Biyahilo” by Alma V. Reynaldo (blog- Mga Kuwento Likod); 2nd Place – “Ang Paglalakbay ni Tatay” by Althea D. Cahayag (blog – all because you kissed me goodnight); 3rd Place – “IPad” by Ronnie C. Mia (blog:NiteWriter)
Essay Writing – 1st Placee – “Ako si Jero, Laking Sta. Mesa” (blog-Unsung Jero!) ,2nd Place – “Ako si Tolits, Laking Canhabagat” (blog-Hiram na Kaligayahan) , 3rd Place – ‘Ako si Obot, Laking Anus” (blog:Lipadlaya).
Photoblog / Post Card– 1st Place – “Gabay” of Joselito V. Rosales (blog:Litrato at Bahaghari) and “Laruang Katutubo” by Blaine Chrian L. Ordinario (blog- Visions of a color Blind Photographer) ; 2nd Place – “Ikot ng Buhay” by Farrah Celeste Larot (blog- TabianMuch ) and “Maghahanap Ka Pa Ba? Tara, Lakbay na sa ‘Pinas! by Remegio De Dios Jr. (blog-Lakwatserong Opis Worker); 3rd Place – “Biyaheng Dagat” by Jacqueline M. Padit (blog- Cameraloca)
Sponsors of the event are Targis!, DMCI Homes and mobeeu mobile services.
“Having been invited to this event, I would like to thank Blue Umali for all the valuable pointers he has taught me and for meeting all of the people behind the 2012 Saranggola Blog Awards”.
(photo credit to Saranggola Blog Awards Official Facebook page)