Vincentian contest highlights youth activity for founder’s anniv

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MANILA, April 3, 2013—Young people of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) will celebrate founder’s birth anniversary by holding the 2nd Vincentian Idol contest which will showcase the singing talents of the society’ young members and will help promote engagement, collaboration and raise funds for various apostolates of the organization.

As the society celebrates a special year of grace and blessing for the 200th birth anniversary of their founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, the National Council of SSVP through their youth coordinator, Karl Michael Hila, stressed that the contest will also be a night of entertainment as the community recalls the times of their very dear founder through songs from the famous “Les Miserables”.

The search for the 2nd Vincentian Idol is open to all SSVP Youth members 15-30 years of age, either from institutions, schools, parishes or offices where SSVP conferences or councils are present. Only one contestant per conference/council is allowed to join.

Contestants must be amateurs—not making a living through singing, and will only render two songs, one in English and in Filipino. The choice of songs must have Christian values infused on the lyrics.

They are required to wear Filipiniana attire or any Filipino native dress during the contest.

Criteria for judging will be 35% voice quality, 10% stage presence, 20% rhythm % style, 30% people’s support, and 5% audience impact.

The 2nd Vincentian idol winner will take home a cash prize of P15,000 plus trophy; the 1st runner up will receive P10,000 plus trophy and 2nd runner up P5,000 plus trophy.

The contest, which is part of the society’s National Convention program, will be held on the 200th birth anniversary of Bl. Frederic on April 23, 2013.

SSVP Philippines will be holding their National Convention at the Punta Villa Resort, Iloilo City on April 23 and 24. (Jandel Posion)

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