Aside from receiving US$1,000, the first place winner of Smiles for the World Filipino photo-essay contest will get round-trip tickets to Chile and Brazil, according to organizers.
Chilean Ambassador Roberto Mayorga,who initiated the project last year, announced this in an email sent to co-organizers.
Deadline of submission of entries has also been extended to the end of April 2013.
The contest, a follow-up to the national essay contest on calidad humana last year, will focus on the cheerfulness of Filipinos.
Entries should be “geared towards the cultivation of [the virtue of cheerfulness], avoiding its debilitation, and sharing [it] with other countries.”
The competition’s website translates calidad humanaas “human compassion, sense of humaneness, strength of character, and human tone.”
Organizers also include the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), Embassy of Brazil, Cultural Center of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and the Philippine STAR.
For contest mechanics and other details, visit the Project Calidad Humana website at http://projectch.com.