Sunday, 19 December 2010

Winners of the News Feature Writing Competition 2010


Winners of the News Feature Writing Competition (2010)

Universitas Paramadina & The Jakarta Post

Universitas Paramadina and The Jakarta Post would like to congratulate the winners in our “News Feature Writing Competition, 2010”.

This first nation-wide writing competition has been joined by many Indonesian youth from various schools and universities in Indonesia and overseas. The competition was divided into two categories. The first category (A) was for Indonesian citizens currently studying in SMU or in their first semester of a university. The second category (B) included advanced undergraduate students, sarjana (S-1), and other Indonesian youth between 18 and 26 years old. Participants had to write a 1,000 word news feature article in English and include at least two original interviews.

After careful reading of many submissions, judges picked the 12 best participants (finalists) from each category to join the Journalism Writing Workshop on 5 and 6 November 2010. Category A submissions were reviewed by a committee at Universitas Paramadina, and Category B submissions were reviewed by a committee at The Jakarta Post. The workshop was conducted at Paramadina campus by experienced journalists from The Jakarta Post. During the workshop participants learned about journalism and styles of journalistic writing and had their samples evaluated for further selection.

Following the workshop and interviews with the finalists in each category, a committee from Universitas Paramadina and the Jakarta Post jointly made the final selections, and here are the results:

* Category A: For high school (SMU) students or university students in their first semester.

Prize Name School Article title
1st Ali Riza Lazuardi Global Islamic High School. Social Networking Services a Privacy Paradox
2nd Reininta Sylvania SMA Global Jaya Int'l, Tangerang. Social Networking: An Option for Change
3rd Callistasia A. Wijaya SMA Ora et Labora - Tangerang Be Your Own Privacy Protector!
Runner-up Shita Pina Saphira SMAN 2 Surabaya to be or not to be
Runner-up Chr. Timothy Wijaya SMAN 10 Malang. Share it as worse or keep it as secret?
Runner-up Meher Vaswani Gandhi Memorial Int'l School, Jakarta Is Social Media networking Changing the Way we feel about privacy?
Honorable Mention Sharifah Zainab Pratiwi Sem.1; Prodi Psikologi, Univ.Paramadina, Jakarta Drunk in the World of Social Media.
Honorable Mention Widya Mukti Pinandhitaningrum SMAN 98 Jakarta Timur Why is it difficult to curb Corruption within Bureaucracy?

* Category B: For university students (undergraduate level), sarjana and youth (age 18-26).

Prize Name University, or City Article title
1 st Putera Satria Sambijantoro Universitas Indonesia National Police, Govt Commitment in Eradicating Corruption is 'In Question'.
2 nd Bachrul Jefrey A. Sitanggang Unpad, Bandung Social Media Networking: Today's Amusing Park.
3 rd Dewanti Aditya Wardhani Univ.Gajahmada Social Networking revolution: Changing Our Definition of Privacy.
Runner-up Muhammad Bagir Assegaff Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia. Has Our Nation's Football Gone to a New Low?
Runner-up Hendra Saputra Denpasar, Bali Why Is It Difficult to Curb Corruption within the Bureaucracy?
Runner-up Pujiana Nurul Hikmah Parongpong, Bandung, Jawa Barat. Globalization Era Has No Limit, But Privacy Should Have!
Honorable Mention Dea Sardiyana Cimahi, Jawa Barat Corruption and Indie Films
Honorable Mention Lina Noviandari Sampoerna School of Education, English Dept. Jakarta. A broken-winged Garuda.

Prize for the three (3) winners:

* All the first prize winners will receive a full tuition scholarship at Paramadina University; Rp. 2 million cash prize; and certificate. (Scholarship is non-transferable and subject to terms and conditions.)
* Second prize winners will receive Rp. 1.5 million cash prize and certificate
* Third prize winners will receive Rp. 1 million cash prize and certificate

Awards for the three (3) winners will be presented at an Award Ceremony on:
23 November 2010, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at Paramadina Graduate School, The Energy Tower, 22nd floor, Sudirman Commercial Business District (SCBD), Jakarta.

All winners, runner ups and honorable mentions are invited to attend the award ceremony mentioned above. RSVP by sms to 0818 655 616 by 19 November 2010, 13:00.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Marketing & Public Relations Division, Universitas Paramadina;
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Phones: 021-7918-11-88 ext. 200 and 211
SMS to: 0815-918-1188 or 0818 655 616.

Source: Paramadina University

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