Ford PH announces winners of 19th Henry Ford Awards; Gadgets wins Best Automotive Print Feature

    Ford Philippines announced the winners of the annual Henry Ford Awards (HFA) at ceremonies held last February 20 at One Canvas Event Place, Makati.

    Gadgets Magazine’s editor-at-large Ren Alcantara was awarded the Best Automotive Print Feature with his article Ride and AI, while mobility consultant Arnel Doria’s article on “Innovations in the Automotive Industry” was chosen as one of the Top 3 finalists in the same category. Another article published in Gadgets Magazine, “Bataan: Where Culture, History, and Natural Attractions Meet,” written by Mia Barrientos for the April 2019 Road Trip issue was also a finalist in the Automotive Print Lifestyle category.

    Now on its 19th year, the HFA has served as a platform in recognizing the important role of journalists in taking the country’s automotive industry forward. The HFA has become an institution in the industry with its continuing efforts to help uplift the state of motoring journalism in the country and give outstanding media practitioners the recognition they deserve.

    This year, the HFA welcomed two innovations in the advent of the digital revolution. Firstly, it introduced an all-digital submission for all entries, harnessing the speed and precision in using a fully-digital platform to submit, accommodate, and even evaluate entries without the need for paper submissions. 

    Secondly, the HFA launched the new Best Automotive Website category which recognizes the power of digital platforms in informing, educating, and influencing the Filipino motorist. Below are the winners in the 16 categories:

    Regular Categories

    Best Automotive Column
    10 Guidelines: Proper Parking Etiquette for Riders
    Aristeo Ilagan of Top Gear Philippines

    Best Automotive Green Feature
    Are Filipinos Ready for The Electric Vehicle Lifestyle?
    Isaac Atienza of Go Flat Out

    Best Automotive Industry Feature
    Philippines: The Next Battleground for China’s Gargantuan Auto Industry?
    Vince Pornelos of AutoIndustriya

    Best Automotive Online Feature 
    First Drive: The Toyota Hiace Grandia Tourer Takes on Manila’s Tight Streets
    Andrei Laurel of Top Gear Philippines

    Best Automotive Online Lifestyle Featur­e
    Pay Check: Can I Really Afford a Car? Things to Consider Before Making an Auto Purchase
    Eric Tipan of AutoIndustriya

    Best Automotive Photograph
    Wolf Pack
    Jenna Genio of AutoIndustriya

    Best Automotive Print Feature
    Ride and AI 
    Ruben Alcantara Jr. of Gadgets Magazine

    Best Automotive Print Lifestyle Feature
    Finding Your New, Pre-Loved Ride
    Kristoffer Lim of Speed Magazine

    Best Automotive Road Safety Feature
    6 Defensive Driving Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road      
    Kristoffer Lim of AutoCar Philippines

    Best Automotive Technology Feature
    Waze Map Editors are Unsung Heroes of PH’s Fight Against Traffic
    Andrei Laurel of Top Gear Philippines

    Best Automotive Video Feature
    Driving Schools in Japan
    Mark Francis Jesalva of Top Gear Philippines

    Special Categories

    Best Ford Automotive Feature
    Raptors in the Desert: Pushing the Ford Ranger Raptor to the Limit
    Carl Christian Van Hoven of C! Magazine

    Best Ford Automotive Video Feature
    Adventures Await: What Makes the Ford Everest a Perfect Road Trip Vehicle
    Vince Pornelos of AutoIndustriya

    Best Ford Automotive Photograph
    Kelvin Christian Go of AutoIndustriya

    Best Broadsheet Motoring Section
    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    Best Automotive Website
    Top Gear Philippines

    Henry Ford Awards
    Winners of the 19th Henry Ford Awards

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