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Henry Ford Awards Now Open for Entry Submissions

  • Open to all automotive and lifestyle journalists in the country, the Henry Ford Awards is now accepting nominations for 16 categories
  • Three new categories for the year introduced: Automotive Print Lifestyle Feature, Automotive Online Lifestyle Feature, and Automotive Industry Feature

MANILA, Philippines, 27 July 2017 – Ford Philippines is now accepting entries for the 17th Henry Ford Awards (HFA), the only award-giving body in the country that recognizes the contribution of journalists in driving the growth of the automotive industry through excellent, extensive, and incisive reportage.

The HFA continues to celebrate the roles of journalists in helping shape the ever-changing automotive industry as well as acknowledge excellence and professionalism in journalism in the online, print and broadcast media.

“The Henry Ford Awards is set in place to recognize the passion and dedication of media practitioners in continuously upping the ante of automotive journalism year after year. With the HFA, we want to extend our gratitude to them for their exemplary work and the impact it created on the Philippine automotive industry in general,” said EJ Francisco, AVP for Communications, Ford Philippines.

This 2017, Ford is adding three new categories to the awards this year: Automotive Industry Feature, a story that showcases latest industry trends and issues affecting the Philippine automotive industry; Automotive Print Lifestyle Feature, a non-Ford exclusive feature story on print media that focuses on the relevance of a vehicle in today’s lifestyle; and Automotive Online Lifestyle Feature, a non-Ford exclusive feature story on online media that focuses on the relevance of a vehicle in today’s lifestyle.

Journalists can submit their work under these 16 categories:

Regular categories (Automotive):

  • Automotive Print Feature (print)
  • Automotive Online Feature (online)
  • Automotive Video Feature (TV/online video)
  • Automotive Column (print/online column)
  • Automotive Road Safety Feature (print/online)
  • Published Photograph (print/online)
  • Automotive Green Feature (print/online)
  • Smart Technology Feature (print/online)

Regular categories (Non-automotive):

  • (NEW) Automotive Lifestyle Feature (print)
  • (NEW) Automotive Lifestyle Feature (online)
  • (NEW) Automotive Industry Feature (print/online)

Special categories:

  • Ford Automotive Feature (print/online)
  • Ford Automotive Video Feature (TV/online video)
  • Ford Published Photograph (print/online)
  • Ford ‘Go Further’ Feature (print/online)
  • Best Automotive Broadsheet (print)

The winners under the Regular Categories will receive a cash prize of P25,000.00 with a trophy. A cash prize of P35,000 with a trophy will be awarded to the winners of the Special Categories. The winners will be announced and recognized during the awards night on January 23, 2018, Tuesday.

Call for entries
Entries may be nominated by editors, publishers, TV producers and fellow or participating journalists. In addition, participants now have the option to submit entries via hard copies or online to the Henry Ford Awards Secretariat. All entries must be published/posted/aired from October 1, 2016 to September 22, 2017.

Deadline for submission of entries is on September 22, 2017 by 5:00PM. Hard copy entries must be submitted to:

The Henry Ford Awards Secretariat (c/o Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Manila)
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Manila
14th Floor, 8 Rockwell, Hidalgo Drive,
Rockwell Center, Makati City 1224

All online entries must be submitted to The Henry Ford Awards Secretariat:

For more information and to download the official entry form, visit the HFA website at, or contact the HFA Secretariat at +632.238.7000.

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