Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate

Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

5th NCFBE Theme: “Family Evangelizing Families through the Word of God and the Eucharist.”

5th NCFBE Theme: “Family Evangelizing Families through the Word of God and the Eucharist.”

 

MECHANICS:

1.  Letters will be disseminated to all the Archdioceses, Dioceses, Prelatures, and Apostolic Vicariates. They can confirm their participation through regular mail, e-mail, phone call, or text. They can also send back a filled-out registration form stating their confirmation or indicating their participation with the Secretariat via phone call.

2. The competition will be announced to the parishioners and over local radio stations, where eligible families will be encouraged to join. Each participating family  is limited to 4-5 members, composed of father, mother, with 2-3 children, single, 8 – 25 years old (elementary, high school, or college level/graduate or out-of-school).

3. It is the discretion of the Arch/Bishop whether the Arch/Diocese will conduct Parish-level or Vicariate-level eliminations. Diocesan Parochial Schools may conduct a separate elimination, the winner of which will participate in the Arch/Diocesan elimination. What is important is that Arch/Diocesan-level elimination must be held. The Office of Biblical Apostolate of the Arch/Diocese should assign one Bible Animator to guide and accompany the family participant all the way to Regional/National Competition.

4.  The Secretariat will not provide questions for the Arch/Diocesan Level eliminations.  The Office of  Biblical Apostolate of each participating Arch/Diocese  will submit 20 questions with answers and biblical  references for each category (Identification;  Multiple Choice; True or False; Who Said it and  To Whom it Was Said; & Open Bible) to the Secretariat.  The coverage of the question may be taken from the entire Bible.  All questions are to be written in English. For the Regional and National Levels, questions are in English and will be provided by the Secretariat and the Philippine Bible Society.  Deadline for submission of questions: April 16, 2012.

 5. The Bible version to be used for the competition will be the Good News Version with deuterocanonicals in Today’s English Version. This version has the Imprimatur of Bp. Cirilo R. Almario, Jr, D.D., Bishop-Emeritus of Malolos and first ECBA Chairman; and a Nihil Obstat by Fr. Efren Rivera, O.P., S.T.L., S.S.L., and the first ECBA Executive Secretary. This version gives today’s readers maximum understanding of the content of the original texts. This is also the version translated to different vernacular languages in the Philippines, which is known as the BEC Bible.

6. For the Arch/Diocesan competition to materialize there must be a minimum of four (4) family participants. Failure to gather four (4) family participants would mean cancellation of the competition in the Arch/Diocese. The official Arch/Diocesan family participant to compete in the Regional level must have won the eliminations in the Arch/Diocese. The Arch/Bishops are entrusted to conduct their respective eliminations.

7. There will be Regional Arch/Diocesan competitions in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the National Capital Region (NCR). Luzon is divided into two parts: Northern and Southern.  Qualified finalists residing far from the venue will be provided with transportation, board, and lodging for a maximum of 6 persons (i.e., father, mother, 2-3 children, and 1 Bible Animator) for 3 days and 2 nights if necessary. The 3 family-winners from the Regional competitions held in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and NCR will receive surprise gifts, while the 1st place family winners advance to the National Finals.

8. Schedule of the Regional Arch/Diocesan Competitions.

                        Region                                                                                     Date

            Northern Luzon                                                                        October 26-28, 2012

            NCR:                                                                                        November 9-11, 2012

            Southern Luzon:                                                                       November 16 - 18, 2012

            Visayas:                                                                                   November 23 - 25, 2012

            Mindanao:                                                                               November 30 - December 2, 2012

9. Deadline for submission of the names of Arch/diocesan winners for the Regional Competitions not witnessed by the Secretariat:

                        Region                                                                                     Deadline

            Northern Luzon                                                                        October 20, 2012

            NCR                                                                                         October 27, 2012

            Southern Luzon                                                                        November 3, 2012

            Visayas                                                                                                November 10, 2012

            Mindanao                                                                                November 17, 2012

10. The National Finals will be held on the 3rd week of January 2013, at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City.

 

 

 

POWER TO UNITE BIBLICAL SONG WRITING CONTEST

The Power to Unite Catholic Family Bible Group, Inc. launched the 5th National Catholic Family Bible Encounter (NCFBE) on January 30, 2012, with the theme: “Family Evangelizing Families through the Word of God and the Eucharist.”  Together with this launching is the unveiling of the Power to Unite Biblical Song Writing Contest, which aims to showcase the talents of the youth in writing and singing songs that are relevant to the same theme.

This Contest is open to all amateur songwriters (composers and lyricists) and interpreters aged 15 – 25 years old; single; and Catholic.  They should be bona fide and legitimate parishioners of a Parish which Parish Priest shall attest as to their qualifications in their respective Entry Forms.

More details about this contest will be posted here. Please come back soon.

 

BIBLICAL SONG WRITING CONTEST

 

The Power to Unite Catholic Family Bible Group, Inc. launched the 5th National Catholic Family Bible Encounter (NCFBE) on January 30, 2012, with the theme: “Family Evangelizing Families through the Word of God and the Eucharist.”  Together with this launching is the unveiling of the Power to Unite Biblical Song Writing Contest, which aims to showcase the talents of the youth in writing and singing songs that are relevant to the same theme.

 

RULES, REGULATIONS, & MECHANICS

1.  This Contest is open to all amateur songwriters (composers and lyricists) aged 15 – 25 years old; single;   and Catholic.  They shall be bona fide and legitimate parishioners of a Parish as attested to by their Parish Priest in their respective Entry Forms.  The physically disabled or impaired may join, without discrimination.

2.  The songwriters can submit only one song entry each. Its interpretation by whoever the songwriters deem fit shall be their sole responsibility.

3.  Entries must be in English, Filipino, or any vernacular (with the corresponding translation in English or Filipino).  The songwriter may choose any type of music genre so long as the entry is based on the theme of the 5th NCFBE, and shall not exceed five (5) minutes, including its introduction/entrada, refrain, repeats, and coda.

4.  Both music and lyrics of the entry should be original and not a derivative work.  It should not have been sung, performed, recorded, published, or registered before.  On the day of the Contest, it may be performed a cappella or accompanied by any musical or indigenous instrument.

5.  All interested songwriters shall submit to the NCFBE Secretariat on the day of the Contest a hard copy of the score and lyrics, together with a properly-labeled demo CD of the entry and the duly filled and signed Entry Form.  All entries submitted shall become the exclusive property of the NCFBE Secretariat which may exercise all rights of ownership over them.  By submitting the entry, the songwriter immediately and voluntarily waives and relinquishes all rights to it, including artistic, moral, and economic, thus holding the NCFBE Secretariat free from any past, present or future loss or liability for infringement or any other cause.

6.  This Contest is to be held simultaneously or coincide with the Diocesan Catholic Family Bible Encounter, without which no Contest shall be held.

7.  The Arch/diocesan Organizers shall designate at least three (3) Judges for this Contest within their respective arch/dioceses who shall be oriented by the NCFBE Secretariat as to the criteria.  The decision of a majority at least of the odd-numbered Judges shall be final and unappealable.  The criteria for judging are as follows:

 

    1.  Adherence to the Theme            40%

    2.  Originality                                  25         

    3.  Scoring/Musicality                      25        

    4.  Overall Impact                             10__

                                        TOTAL     100%

 

8.  There will only be one winner for each Diocese: BEST SONG.   All Arch/diocesan BEST SONGS shall qualify and participate in the Regional Level, and all Regional BEST SONGS shall qualify and participate in the National Level.

 

 CONTACT:

MS. NAOMI DAGADOG
Secretary
National Catholic Family Bible Encounter

CP# (0928) 944-2291
TEL# (02) 525-4522