Coming from the success of the 1st season of “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” last year, ComCo Southeast Asia proudly presents the bigger and bolder 2nd season of its much awaited, talked about and regionally recognized agency initiative this 2021.

The “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” is back for Season 2 to continue championing the triumph of the human spirit through inspiring stories during these challenging times. “Dear Survivor”, the theme for Write to Ignite Season 2, puts a hopeful light on everyone who are affected by the recent crises.

Like the 1st season, bloggers from all over the Philippines are invited to join by simply writing a letter to himself or herself and blogging about their stories, experiences and life-lessons during these trying times.

We all have our dreams and ambitions in life, whether they be with our career, our health, or our relationships. And with lofty goals comes equally titanic challenges, struggles that take all our strength and grit to solve. We all want to be able to say, “We’ve made it” but more often than not, especially with the continued threat of the COVID-19 pandemic among others, all we can say is “Don’t give up.”

“Write to Ignite Season 2: Dear Survivor” is the story of overcoming challenges in your life. What ordeals has life thrown at you? How did you overcome it or if you are still in the midst of it, how are you dealing with it? This 2021, we look forward to the year ahead with fresh inspiration and goals, rebuilding dreams that may have been put on hold. We may have lived through a season of crisis, but this has also been a season of growth.

What’s your story, Dear Survivor?

At the closing of the entry, the blog entry must include this mandatory paragraph with project key visual:

This story is an entry to ComCo Southeast Asia’s “Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2: Dear Survivor”. The initiative continues to respond to the need of our times, as every story comes a long way during this period of crisis.  The initiative aims to pull and collate powerful stories from the Philippine blogging communities to inspire the nation to rise and move forward amidst the difficult situation. The “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” Season 2 is made possible by ComCo Southeast Asia, with Eastern Communications and Jobstreet as co-presenters, with AirAsia and Xiaomi as major sponsors, and with Teleperformance as sponsor.

Participants must share the blog on their Facebook account and Facebook page. Include a short caption, tag ComCo Southeast Asia’s official Facebook page, and use the hashtags #ComCoSEAWriteToIgniteSeason2 #DearSurvivor and #MeaningfulStorytelling. Make sure that the post is in public setting.

To register, participating bloggers need to e-mail their blog entry to ComCo Southeast Asia at commandcenter@comco-hq.com with the following details: full name, e-mail address, mailing address, contact number, link of the Facebook share/ post about the blog, and Title/ URL of the blog entry. The contest will start accepting entries on June 12, 2021, 12:00 AM and the deadline for publishing the blog post and submission is on June 30, 2021, 11:59 PM.

Criteria will be based on
Writing / Creativity – 70%
Use of Media (Photos / Videos / Music / Graphics) – 25%
Engagement (Positive Comments on the Blog) – 5%.

Exciting prizes await the winners of the “Write to Ignite Blogging Project”. Prizes include:

Grand Champion:      PHP 30,000 + AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket + Xiaomi mobile phone + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

1st Runner-up:           PHP 20,000 + AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket + Xiaomi mobile phone + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

2nd Runner-up:         PHP 15,000 + AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket + Xiaomi mobile phone + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

3rd Runner-up:        PHP 12,000 + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

4th Runner-up:       PHP 10,000 + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

6th to 10th place:      PHP 3,000 + merchandise items from participating brands

11th to 20th place:    PHP 1,500 + merchandise items from participating brands

21st to 40th place:   merchandise items from participating brands

In addition, the top five winners will win monetary donations for their chosen non-government organizations accredited by ComCo Southeast Asia such as Make a Wish Foundation, Save the Children, World Vision, and WWF.

Write to Ignite’s brand partner AirAsia will also give the AirAsia Special Award on Story of Journey to the entry that best reflects its brand’s mission and storytelling. The winner will receive an AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket.

The Top 40 finalists will be announced on ComCo Southeast Asia’s Facebook page and will be invited to a special virtual awarding ceremony where the Top 5 winners will be declared. After the awarding ceremony, all Write to Ignite Season 2: Dear Survivor storytellers / participants across the country will also be invited to a fun virtual after party packed with exciting prizes and surprises!

Read the full mechanics below for the complete details:

This contest is open to all Filipino bloggers age 18 years old and above who reside in the Philippines. The blog should be in existence for at least one year and have a minimum of 20 blog posts. Submitting an entry in the contest signifies permission of the participant for the Organizers to use the submitted materials to communicate or further the cause of the project. Participants also agree that blog entries shall remain published in perpetuity.

Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2: Dear Survivor is made possible by ComCo Southeast Asia, with Eastern Communications and Jobstreet as co-presenters, with AirAsia and Xiaomi Philippines as major sponsors, and with Teleperformance as sponsor. SEA Wave Pop Culture magazine is the official media partner.

“We are so happy to present once again the ‘Write to Ignite Blogging Project’, an initiative born from ComCo Southeast Asia’s mission to help gather together and connect different individuals, brands and organizations during this time of pandemic. And in celebration of ComCo Southeast Asia’s 5th anniversary this year, we made the project much bigger and bolder in scale and storytelling. To our dear Filipino bloggers in different parts of the country, this project is for you and your readers,” said Mr. Ferdinand Bondoy, ComCo Southeast Asia’s Regional Integration and Chief Executive Director, Co-Founder and Partner.

In the season 1 of Write to Ignite Blogging Project last year, Kurt Comendador of Kuku Notebook from General Santos in Mindanao emerged as the Grand Champion. He won for his entry “A Breath of Fresh Air: Coo in the time of COVID”. Carla Sangoyo of Blissful Guro from Malabon in Luzon and Cris Ruffolo of Lady With Backpack from Cebu in Visayas were announced 1st and 2nd runner ups respectively. Sangoyo won for her entry “An Open Letter from a Mother to Her Firstborn” while Ruffolo won for her article “Diary of a Village Watcher: I became a volunteer tanod because of Covid-19.”

The first season of the “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” was recognized in IABC Philippine Quill Awards for Marketing, Advertising, and Brand Communication, in Marketing PR Awards in Singapore for being a regional finalist for Best Use of Niche / Micro-Influencers, and in Asia Pacific Tambuli Awards for being shortlisted in Advocacy / Humanity and Culture category.

To know more about ComCo Southeast Asia and the “Write to Ignite Blogging Project,” visit www.comcosea.com. Follow them on social media: facebook.com/comco.southeastasia on Facebook, linkedin.com/company/comco-hq, and @comco_sea on both Instagram and Twitter.