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2012 “I Am… Filipino American” Contest for Children

Posted by lecrowder in Back To Our Roots, Events, Home on 09 28th, 2012

2012 “I Am… Filipino American” Contest for Children

October is Filipino American History Month. And, to celebrate the achievements of Filipinos in America and encourage cultural pride in our youth, The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey will be holding its 2nd Annual “I Am… Filipino American” Contest!

Contestants must answer both questions:
What is it about being Filipino American that makes you proud?
How have you shown your Filipino American pride?
Be creative! Entries can be submitted in any of the following formats:
Short Essay (no more than 100 words)
Poem or Song Lyrics
Video (no more than 15 seconds)
The Grand Prize Winner will receive:
Two (2) free tickets to attend and read/showcase their winning entry at the 2012 TOFA-NY Awards Program ( in Carnegie Hall on October 27
This year’s hosts include: Jose Antonio Vargas and Bessie Badilla; special guests Broadways star Adam Jacobs (Lion King) and Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables and West Side Story); and performers Gail Banawis, Kay Habana, Alyssa Shoemaker, Roberto Villanueva and Tiffany Viray.
Read/showcase their winning entry at the 2012 FANHS Metro NY ( FAHM Closing Ceremonies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on October 30
At this event, a Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed to Mr. Joe Bataan, also known as the “King of Latin Soul.” Joe Bataan, whose given name was Bataan Nitollano, was born and raised in Spanish Harlem in 1942 to an African American mother and Filipino father. As a musical pioneer, he has credited as one of the innovators of SalSoul (Salsa and Latin Soul), Latin Funk, Latin R&B, Latin Jazz, and Boogaloo.
A Filipino American themed gift basket (valued at approximately $150)
One (1) Runner-Up will receive a Filipino American themed gift basket

To qualify, you must be of Filipino descent, in grade 1-12, and reside in NY/NJ/CT.
Deadline for submissions is: Saturday, October 20, 2012 EST midnight.
Submit all entries to: with “FAHM Contest” in the subject. Include your name, age, city/state, along with phone number or email address.

For more information, contact:
Venessa Manzano, School Director
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Posted by FAN Admin in Back To Our Roots, Events, Home on 09 20th, 2012

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