Friday, January 28, 2011

Two Contests to Celebrate Dr. Jose Rizal's Birthday

Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero, will celebrate his 150th birthday on June 19.

Well, not exactly. We Pinoys will be celebrating Dr. Jose Rizal's birthday. Two simultaneous events will be held on June 19. One in Rizal's birthplace,  Calamba. Another celebration in Manila, where Rizal's body lies.

In line with the celebration, the National Historical Commission came up with not just one, but two contests that would highlight our main man. 

The first one is a Rizal monument photography contest with over 130,000 pesos worth of prizes at stake. 

The second one is a stamp design contest to commemorate the event with no monetary prize whatsoever. Huh? Did I read that right?

No money involved because it's priceless, actually. Instead of cash, the prize is something money cannot buy. How many of us can claim that our design was used in a Special Limited Stamp issued by the Philpost? Not too many.

Check out the contest mechanics at their Facebook page:

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