Action & Event-ure:
After six long weeks, the My Shirt Story Blogging Contest, a project under Electrolux Philippines' Clothes and Hugs to Those Who Need it Most (Electrolux Wash-a-thon clothes donation advocacy year 3), finally reached its conclusion! And in the competition's culminating event held earlier at the grounds of IMAX SM MOA, the top ten finalists and winners were finally announced!
Here are the Top Ten My Shirt Stories:
10th Place - Rai Lacoste of B&L Magazine for "My Happy Life is with a Tee"
9th Place - Iris Acosta of Pinay Ads for "My Shirt Story: My Favorite Shirt for Advocacy"
8th Place - Butchi Filart Dublin of Filipina Explorer for "These Clothes Were Made for Giving"
7th Place - Melanie Abuel of MEL (My Everyday Life) for "The Sweet Story of Showmanship, Servitude and Survival of My Special Shirt..."
6th Place - Nonoy Floresca of Trails Unlimited for "My World Vision Shirt Story"
5th Place - Richard Mamuyac of Astig Machisms for "What's the story on your chest?"
4th Place - Ruth de la Cruz of Ruthlicious for "My T-Shirt Story: I Think (Thought), Win (Won), Will (Share)"
3rd Place - Pehpot Pineda of Make or Break for "This is My Shirt Story: Black Shirt Times 3"
Grand Prize Winner - Ronald de Lima of Journey of No Fera for "How This Shirt Changed My Life: My Shirt Story"
The shirts donated by the bloggers will be turned over to DZRH's Operation Tulong. DZRH News Director Andy Vital said that this project is very timely as many of our countrymen have been hit by a major typhoon (Pepeng) and another one (Quiel) has entered the Philippine area of responsibility. DZRH will be holding a relief mission on Wednesday. Tina Monzon Palma, ABS-CBN Foundation's Head on the other hand said, "This project is another dimension in reaching out to typhoon victims and we're happy to partner with Electrolux for this."
Now on its third year, the Washing Marathon 2011 was able to gather more than 10,000 kilos of shirts! And in our country's current state, where are in between very strong typhoons, a disaster preparedness project like this will be of great help.
Again, congratulations to the winners and thank to everyone who participated in the My Shirt Story Blogging Contest! =)
Note: Caption on winning entries courtesy of Carl Cuevas.