June 24, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples invites IP youth to participate in the different contests in commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the promulgation of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) next month.
The music video making contest is open to NCIP Educational Assistance Program (EAP) and Pamana grantees (current and graduates). With “Suwod ko” or “Kapatid ko” by Jerry Angga as background music, the video must be at least 2:30 minutes and not to exceed 3:30 minutes. The contest will be officially launched on Oct. 1 and the last day of submission of entries is on Oct. 9. Last day of online viewing is Oct. 25.
The Tiktok: Barefoot Challenge must showcase an IP youth wearing casual attire transitioning to indigenous attire using any ethnic or indigenous music as background. The video must not be more than 30 seconds. Launching will be on Oct. 1, uploading for public viewing on NCIP Facebook page is on Oct. 12 and online viewing is until Oct. 25. Awarding of winners is on Oct. 29.
For the infographic video making contest, it is open to IP students who are in elementary, high school and college level. Entries should be based on the theme, “IPRA @ 23: Correcting historical injustice for indigenous peoples rights and welfare.”
The video must be educational, interesting and accurate in the form of visual media including digital art, graphic, charts, photographs, illustrations, drawings and paintings presented in infographic video. Entries in MP4 must be submitted on or before Sept. 25.
Another event is the poster making contest for NCIP employees. There are two categories – traditional hard copy poster making contest and digital poster making contest based on the theme.
All entries must be received by the contest committee through the Records Section at NCIP central office not later than midnight of Oct. 25.
For more details about the contest, visit the NCIP-CAR Facebook page.
The IPRA was signed by then President Fidel Ramos on Oct. 29, 1997. – Peter A. Balocnit