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News from Mama Sita

Mga Kuwentong Pagkain 2016 Call for Entries

We’re rounding-up a potful of food stories from kitchens around the Philippines’ scattered islands. Like a great cook selects her ingredients to bring out the best of flavors. These stories reveal an ocean of knowledge about Philippines rich culinary history. Take out your best sandok and palayok, and make that mark on the Philippine food map!

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Official Rules for Participating in MKP Year 4
“JOIN NOW! No purchase necessary, just a great kuwentong pagkain to tell!”

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to all interested participants* who have true, authentic, and one-of-a-kind Philippine culinary stories to tell.  What is the purpose of this contest? Through this contest, Mama Sita Foundation promotes our Philippine culinary heritage, echoing the mission of Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes’ advocacy throughout her life.

*Except for employees of Mama Sita.

JOINING

Share with us a story about food from your hometown or region! It can be about a native dish, ingredient, or even a non-food item related to cooking or preparing
meals. Tell us your story through one of the following FORMATS: an ESSAY, a POEM, a DRAWING, OR a VIDEO.

Include original supporting documents to your story (such as photos, video clips, research material) in your submission as needed. You may send more than one entry.

Entries may be in English or Filipino. Entries in different dialects are required to have accompanying translation either in English or Filipino.

SUBMITTING ENTRIES

Get a copy of the entry form from Mama Sita Foundation.

Accomplish the form and submit your entry to:

MGA KUWENTONG PAGKAIN AT IBA PA
KUSINA NI MAMA SITA
131 F. MANALO ST. SAN JUAN,
METRO MANILA 1500

or email it to: mgakuwentongpagkain@msita.com

A confirmation will be sent informing that the contest committee has received your entry. Participants below 18 years old should include a letter of
consent signed by their parents and/or guardians.

AMAZING PRIZES

There will be one grand winner from Luzon, one grand winner from Visayas and another one from Mindanao. Each Grand Winner will receive Php 10,000, a medal and
gift items from Kusina ni Mama Sita. Other entries with merit will receive a Special Citation, a medal and gift items from Kusina ni Mama Sita.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

All entries will be evaluated using just ONE set of Criteria:

  • 40% Content and Significance to Philippine Cuisine – How relevant is the entry to Philippine Cuisine?
  • 25% Presentation – How well did the entry tell its story?
  • 25% Originality – How creative is the entry?
  • 10% Over-all Impact – Is the story effective?

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

Winners will be notified through their contact details and announced on the Mama Sita Official Facebook Page: (https://www.facebook.com/KusinaNiMamaSita), Mama
Sita Website (www.msita.com), and through the Media. Submit your entries!