Moving Up

SINAG Awards Student Edition

By The Brighter Life Team, Brighterlife.com.ph


Calling all college students. This is your time to shine! How can financial literacy help the Philippines rise to a brighter future? Share your thoughts and get a chance to win in SINAG: Sun Life’s Financial Literacy Journalism Awards. 


  • To raise awareness among Filipino students on the importance of financial literacy, and its role in breaking the cycle of ignorance, worry, debt and financial dependency
  • To mold future journalists into becoming catalysts of change that can bring about a future-ready Philippines
  • To empower students to propagate Sun Life’s financial literacy advocacy


  1. The contest is open to Filipino college students enrolled in any college or university in Metro Manila and the Greater Luzon
  2. To qualify, a nominee must submit an essay on the theme “The Importance of Financial Literacy in Helping the Philippines Rise to a Brighter Future.” Articles should be original, may be in English or Filipino, and under 1,000 words.
  3. Each student may submit only one entry.
  4. The entry pack must consist of the following:
    • Accomplished Sun Life entry form (Click to download)
    • An MS Word file of the essay
    • A scanned copy of school ID
  5. Entries must be emailed to sinag@sunlife.com.
  6. Deadline of submission of entries is on 06 November 2016.
  7. All entries submitted will be reviewed and screened by a panel of judges from Sun Life. Judging will be based on the following criteria:
  • Relevance to the theme of financial literacy – 50%
  • Overall impact (must be accurate; informative, educational and compelling) – 50%
  1. There will be three winners who will receive the following prizes:
    • P10,000 in cash
    • P5,000 worth of Sun Life Prosperity Fund starter fund
    • Trophy

Winners will be recognized in Sinag: Sun Life’s Financial Literacy Journalism Awards which will be held in December at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The winning entries may also be published in a leading broadsheet.

For questions or inquiries, you may email Lalie Novero at pnove@sunlife.com. Sun Life looks forward to receiving your entry!

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