24 August 2012--A short video entitled Acceptance, created by U.P. film student Petersen Vargas, bags first place at GENERAT10N TAYO: Mga Bida ng Bagong Dekada, a viral video contest. It tells a story about “a boy [who] is confronted by his father about his problem over his relationship,” as the video description says on its Youtube webpage. Watch the video below:
The 90-second clip manages to be short but complete, and touching but impactful at the same time. The entry also won the People’s Choice Award, having accumulated more than 4000 likes on both Facebook and Youtube during the voting period of only 2 weeks. The entry hopes to address Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) issues in the country as the video advocates for change or acceptance to start in the family.
Second place was won by an entry entitled Filipino Time, created by Pete Francis Abareta, an I.T. student from Bicol University, Legazpi City. His entry can be viewed below:
The second-placer hopes to change the negative connotation of the so-called “Filipino time.” It further encourages viewers to change innate assumptions of Filipino time being late to being always on time. In just a minute-and-a-half, the entry also effectively portrays a clear message to its viewers.
The Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation Inc. launched GENERAT10N TAYO: Mga Bida ng Bagong Dekada (A Viral Video Contest) last March 2012 as part of its 10th Year Anniversary celebration. The contest hoped to show the new generation of Filipino youth–how they play their role as nation-builders, and their visions for a better Philippines. They were given the guide questions: (1) WHAT is the problem that they want to address in their community; (2) WHY do they want to address the problem; and (3) HOW do they plan to address the problem, and open happiness in their community?
Other entries tackled issues on health, environment, culture, and leadership manifesting the Filipino youth who are willing agents of change and paving the ways for a better Philippines. Watch all entries for Generat10n TAYO here.
Prize for first place is Php 25,000, second place is Php 15,000, and the People’s Choice Awardee will receive an extra Php 10,000. No registration fee was required from participants. Other information about the contest is available on a dedicated microsite hosted by the TAYO Awards official website.
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GENERAT10N TAYO is also brought to you by the National Youth Commission and Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc.