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Congratulations to the winners of the WikiPilipinas Filipina Stories contest!

1st prize: The Filipina Doctor: Coming Full Circle by Dr. Claire Francisco

2nd prize: The Evolving Beauty of a Modern Filipina by Eddie Oguing

3rd prize: The Cyber Feminization of Poverty: Mail-Order Brides and the Image of the Filipina by Genevieve Ruth Villamin

Click here to view all the entries...

WikiPilipinas Filipina Writing Contest


In celebration of Women's Month in March 2008, will open a special portal called the Encyclopedia of Philippine Women which will compile and detail the achievements and triumphs of Filipinas everywhere. will also host a Philippine Women's Studies Microsite containing selected scholarly texts, research documents and abstracts, as well as selected literary works from Filipina writers.

To kick things off and in line with its advocacy of promoting a more empowered and empowering image of the Filipina, WikiPilipinas is partnering with Filipina Images as we launch Filipina Stories.

At stake!


The three best essays will be selected, and their winning authors will be awarded cash prizes of:

  • 1st placer - P5,000.00
  • 2nd placer - P3,000.00
  • 3rd placer - P2,000.00

An iPod Nano will also be raffled during the launch!

So what are you waiting for?! See you on the unveiling of the WikiPilipinas' Encyclopedia of Philippine Women and's Philippine Women's Studies Microsite on March 29, 2008, 5:00-6:00pm, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia.

Click here to get your invites! See you!!



The entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges composed of Kristine Mandigma (WikiPilipinas Editor-in-Chief), Julius Corotan (Vibal Foundation Program Director), Dr. Grace Mateo (UP Manila Assoc. Dean) and Dine Racoma ( These judges will use the following criteria for evaluation:

  • Form – 20%
  • Substance – 50%
  • Originality – 30%
The winning entry will be announced at the launch of the WikiPilipinas Women's Portal and the Philippine Women Microsite.



1. Open to Filipino bloggers of all ages.

2. Interested participants may choose to write an essay about any of these three sub-themes:

  • The Iconography of the Modern Filipina;
  • The Commercialization of the Filipina through the Internet; and
  • The Role of Bloggers in Uplifting the Image of the Filipina.

3. Articles to be submitted should be original, previously unpublished, at least 500 words long, and in the English language.

4. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Participant's entry together with the complete name and contact details, should be sent to: 

5. Essays must be published in the participants' respective blogs and should contain the following links:

(5.1) at least one link to or articles and/or images;

(5.2) a link to WikiPilipinas, using the code”>Philippine Encyclopedia;

(5.3) a link to Filipina Images, with the code”>Filipina.

All entries are in!

The Logo


official logo of the contest

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