FORD Phils. recently held the 13th Henry Ford Awards (HFA) and recognized outstanding work and contributions in motoring journalism and photography, with 12 awards in eight regular categories and four special categories given out this year.
Ford said the HFA “stands for excellence in both reporting and driving the automotive industry’s revolution in print, broadcast and online media.” It noted that automotive and non-automotive journalists this year submitted 122 entries.
“This is a great year for the Henry Ford Awards as we not only recognize the contributions of motoring journalists but also give due recognition to non-automotive journalists who play a critical role in shaping the automotive industry today. We celebrate all the journalists for their passion, dedication, creativity of reporting and professionalism in their field, and on behalf of Ford Philippines, I extend my gratitude for their unwavering support throughout the years,” said Ford Phils. Managing Director Kay Hart.
This year’s HFA winners are Vernon Sarne of Top Gear for Best Automotive Feature Story in Print; Inigo Roces of Power Wheels for Best Automotive Column in Print; Mariano Tamayo of topgear.com.ph for Best Automotive Online Feature; and Vince Pornelos of autoindustriya.com for Best Automotive Blog.
Also awarded were Kevin Francisco of hardwarezone.com.ph for Best Automotive Television/Online Feature; Ulysses Ang of carguide.ph for Best Published Photograph and for Green and Smart Technology Feature, and Steven Yu of Brand Magazine for Automotive Consumer Feature.
Winners in the special categories are Andy Leuterio of topgear.com.ph for Ford Feature Story (Print/Online), John Darilag of Top Gear for Ford Published Photograph and Yu of BusinessWorld for Best Ford Go Further Feature Story.
Named as having the Best Motoring Section was the Philippine Daily Inquirer, whose Motoring section is edited by Jong Arcano.