Ford Announces Call For Entries for the 12th Annual Henry Ford Awards
MANILA, Philippines, 22 August, 2012 – Ford Philippines is now accepting nominations for the 12th Annual Henry Ford Awards (HFA), the country’s premier awards for excellence in automotive journalism.
The annual Henry Ford Awards recognizes the critical roles that journalists play in both chronicling and driving the automotive industry’s evolution, and remain unparalleled in their efforts to identify excellence in print, broadcast and online media.
“We’re proud to be continuing our support for excellence in automotive journalism through the annual Henry Ford Awards, now in its twelfth year,” said Randy Krieger, president, Ford Group Philippines. “The recognition that we aim to give Philippine journalists is well deserved, as they are a key part of both promoting and contributing to the success of the automotive industry.”
Ford has added two new categories to the Awards this year: Smart Technology Feature Story, which focuses on automotive technology and innovation; and the Go Further Story, which highlights Ford’s commitment to going further by offering world-class vehicles and services to its customers.
Another change made for this year’s Henry Ford Awards is the participation of the Ford employees in the second phase of judging for the ‘Ford Published Photograph’ and the ‘Go Further Story’.
The entries of the finalists in these two categories will be subject to open voting by the Ford Philippines employees, deciding the winner in each category with the most number of votes.
A total of 12 awards will be given out this year - in eight regular categories and four special categories.
- Automotive Feature Story (print);
- Automotive Column (print);
- Automotive Online Feature (online);
- Automotive Blog (online);
- Smart Technology Feature Story (print, online);
- Green Technology Feature Story (print, online);
- Automotive Television Feature (television / online video); and
- Published Photograph (print, online).
- Ford Feature Story (print, online);
- ‘Go Further’ Story (print, online);
- Ford Published Photograph (print, online); and
- Best Broadsheet Motoring Section (print).
Winners of the HFA regular categories will receive cash prizes of PhP 20,000 and a commemorative trophy, while winners of the HFA special categories will receive PhP 25,000 pesos and a commemorative trophy.
All awardees will be recognized at a gala awards night scheduled on December 6, 2012.
Call for entries
Entries may be nominated by editors, publishers, TV producers and fellow or participating journalists. In addition, participants now have the option to submit entries via hard copies or online to the Henry Ford Awards Secretariat.
Deadline for submission of entries is on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5:00p.m.
Hard copy entries must be submitted to:
The Henry Ford Awards Secretariat
c/o Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Manila
24th Floor, Picadilly Star Building
4th Ave. Corner 27th Street, Fort Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila
All online entries should be emailed to The Henry Ford Awards Secretariat: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, and to download official entry forms, visit the HFA website at www.ford.com.ph
, or contact the HFA Secretariat at +126.96.36.19945.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 168,000 employees and about 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visithttp://corporate.ford.com