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SINAG Awards Student Edition

By The Brighter Life Team, Brighterlife.com.ph


The Sinag Awards: Student Edition is back! Share with us your personal take on financial literacy and get a chance to win prizes. Read the full mechanics below:

What Financial Literacy Means to Me


  • 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 who 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 area.
  2. To qualify, a nominee must submit an essay on the theme ”What Financial Literacy Means to Me”. 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 (Download here)
  • An MS Word file of the essay
  • A scanned copy of school ID
  1. Entries must be emailed to sinag@sunlife.com.
  2. Deadline of submission of entries is on 17 November 2017.
  3. All entries submitted will be reviewed and screened by a panel of judges from Sun Life Financial. Judging will be based on the following criteria:
  • 50% Relevance to the theme
  • 50% Overall impact (must be accurate; informative, educational, and compelling)
  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 on December 6, 2017 at Fairmont Makati.

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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