We are pleased to announce that Victor Ocampo has won this year's Romeo Forbes Children's Story Writing Competition for his story, "HERE BE DRAGONS."
The other finalists were:
- Agay Llanera for "A Story About Stories"
- Edgar Samar for "Ang Batang Naghangad ng Ikatlong Mata"
- Ida Salazar for "The Last Curious Boy" and
- Roxanne Saldana for "Alfonsito and the Magic Bookshop
The decision of the judges: Ms. Mel Tan (Program Officer for UNESCO - Education in Asia Pacific, and former Program Manager of the eSkwela Program of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology); Mr. J Pacena (Creative Director of Hub 2.0 Inc., artist, curator and new father-to-be); and Gigo Alampay (Executive Director of CANVAS) was unanimous.
Congratulations to Mr. Ocampo and all the other finalists!
We look forward to working with artist Jon Jaylo, who provided the inspiring contest piece, to bring Mr. Ocampo's story to life next year. :-)