CFA Helps Coordinate Evaluation Of 2008 Catholic Book Award Entries

July 30th 2008

T he Communication Foundation for Asia is helping the Asian Catholic Communicators Inc. (ACCI) to coordinate the screening of entries for the 2008 Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards for the Family Life, Youth and Children Category.CFA’s main task was to select the judges for the category as well as to organize and host the meeting to consolidate the judges’ results. The panel of judges consisted of three educators/communicators well-versed in the subject. These were: Ms. Marion Cruz, school directress of Cradle of Joy and a former judge for the same category during last year’s awards; Dr. Clodualdo del Mundo, award-winning film scriptwriter/director and former dean of Communication Arts of De La Salle University and Fr. Arsenio Lumiqued Jr., MSC, counsellor and faculty member of the Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM), Loyola School of Theology.

In a meeting at CFA on July 23, 2008, the judges discussed their choices and decided on the final winner. There were five books submitted to ACCI for the category, published from May 2007 to April 2008. The winner was judged according to content (originality of development of topic, accuracy, clarity and organization) – 60%, writing style – 20%, and book design – 20%.

The following core values were taken into consideration in choosing the final winner: love of God, love for humanity, love for creation, love of country and love for the poor and disadvantaged.

The Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) program, where the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Award winners will be announced, will be held on October 29, 2008.

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