ComCo Southeast Asia’s “Write to Ignite” Season 2 Extended Until July 10!

by Matthew Escosia
ComCo Southeast Asia Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2 Dear Survivor Extended Submission
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ComCo Southeast Asia would like to thank the Filipino bloggers all over the country for submitting their stories of hope and inspiration as part of the second season of “Write to Ignite Blogging Project: Dear Survivor”.

Because of their overwhelming support, the submission of entries for “Write to Ignite Blogging Project: Dear Survivor” has been extended until July 10, 2021 to give more people an opportunity to share their stories and be part of this noteworthy project.

The “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” is back for Season 2 to continue championing the triumph of the human spirit through inspiring stories during these challenging times. “Dear Survivor”, the theme for Write to Ignite Season 2, puts a hopeful light on everyone who are affected by the recent crises.

Like the 1st season, bloggers from all over the Philippines are invited to join by simply writing a letter to himself or herself and blogging about their stories, experiences and life-lessons during these trying times.

We all have our dreams and ambitions in life, whether they be with our career, our health, or our relationships. And with lofty goals comes equally titanic challenges, struggles that take all our strength and grit to solve. We all want to be able to say, “We’ve made it” but more often than not, especially with the continued threat of the COVID-19 pandemic among others, all we can say is “Don’t give up.”

“Write to Ignite Season 2: Dear Survivor” is the story of overcoming challenges in your life. What ordeals has life thrown at you? How did you overcome it or if you are still in the midst of it, how are you dealing with it? This 2021, we look forward to the year ahead with fresh inspiration and goals, rebuilding dreams that may have been put on hold. We may have lived through a season of crisis, but this has also been a season of growth.

What’s your story, Dear Survivor?

At the closing of the entry, the blog post must include the mandatory paragraph and official project key visual below:

Mandatory Paragraph:

This story is an entry to ComCo Southeast Asia’s “Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2: Dear Survivor”. The initiative continues to respond to the need of our times, as every story comes a long way during this period of crisis.  The initiative aims to pull and collate powerful stories from the Philippine blogging communities to inspire the nation to rise and move forward amidst the difficult situation. The “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” Season 2 is made possible by ComCo Southeast Asia, with Eastern Communications and Jobstreet as co-presenters, with AirAsia and Xiaomi as major sponsors, and with Teleperformance as sponsor.

Entries should be in English but if there are words or phrases or sentences in other languages within the blog, an English translation should be provided. Participants must share the blog on their Facebook account and Facebook page. Include a short caption, tag ComCo Southeast Asia’s official Facebook page, and use the hashtags #ComCoSEAWriteToIgniteSeason2 #DearSurvivor and #MeaningfulStorytelling. Make sure that the post is in public setting.

To register, participating bloggers need to e-mail their blog entry to ComCo Southeast Asia at commandcenter@comco-hq.com with the following details: full name, e-mail address, mailing address, contact number, link of the Facebook share/ post about the blog, and Title/ URL of the blog entry. Extended deadline of publishing of the blog post and submission is on July 10, 2020, 11:59PM.

Criteria will be based on

  • Writing / Creativity – 70%
  • Use of Media (Photos / Videos / Music / Graphics) – 25%
  • Engagement (Positive Comments on the Blog) – 5%.

Exciting prizes await the winners of the “Write to Ignite Blogging Project”. Prizes include:

Grand Champion:           PHP 30,000 + AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket + Xiaomi mobile phone + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

1st Runner-up:                PHP 20,000 + AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket + Xiaomi mobile phone + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

2nd Runner-up:               PHP 15,000 + AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket + Xiaomi mobile phone + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

3rd Runner-up:               PHP 12,000 + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

4th Runner-up:               PHP 10,000 + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

6th to 10th place:           PHP 3,000 + merchandise items from participating brands

11th to 20th place:         PHP 1,500 + merchandise items from participating brands

21st to 40th place:          Merchandise items from participating brands

In addition, the top five winners will win monetary donations for their chosen non-government organizations accredited by ComCo Southeast Asia such as Gawad Kalinga, Make a Wish Foundation, Save the Children, World Vision, and WWF.

Write to Ignite’s brand partner AirAsia will also give the AirAsia Special Award on Story of Journey to the entry that best reflects its brand’s mission and storytelling. The winner will receive an AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket.

The Top 40 finalists will be announced on ComCo Southeast Asia’s Facebook page and will be invited to a special virtual awarding ceremony where the Top 5 winners will be declared. After the awarding ceremony, all Write to Ignite Season 2: Dear Survivor storytellers / participants across the country will also be invited to a fun virtual after party packed with exciting prizes and surprises!

Read the full mechanics below for the complete details:

Write to Ignite Season 2 Mechanics_Extension 2

This contest is open to all Filipino bloggers age 18 years old and above who reside in the Philippines. The blog should be in existence for at least one year and have a minimum of 20 blog posts. Submitting an entry in the contest signifies permission of the participant for the Organizers to use the submitted materials to communicate or further the cause of the project. Participants also agree that blog entries shall remain published in perpetuity.

Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2: Dear Survivor is made possible by ComCo Southeast Asia, with Eastern Communications and Jobstreet as co-presenters, with AirAsia and Xiaomi Philippines as major sponsors, and with Teleperformance as sponsor. SEA Wave pop pulture magazine is the official media partner.

To know more about ComCo Southeast Asia and the “Write to Ignite Blogging Project,” visit www.comcosea.com. Follow them on social media: facebook.com/comco.southeastasia on Facebook, linkedin.com/company/comco-hq, and @comco_sea on both Instagram and Twitter.

About ComCo Southeast Asia

ComCo Southeast Asia is a trailblazing and globally award-winning integrated communications agency powered by the coalition of premier brand architects and communication trailblazers in the region. Based in the Philippines and dedicated to the Southeast Asia market, ComCo SEA takes the lead in the innovation of premier brands and growth of up and coming businesses through the emerging global disciplines of New PR – a strategy based, content-driven, and channel-agnostic way of doing PR, and Smart Social – a holistic, authentic and integrated approach in the maximization of digital and social channels, to effectively reach and engage audiences and help influence change.

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