Now on its 17th year, the Henry Ford Awards (HFA) honors members and publications from the country’s roster of motoring journalists. Held at the Marquis Events Place in Bonifacio Global City, submissions from various members of the media are judged according to their respective categories with a panel of experts chosen by Ford Philippines.
This year, the Henry Ford Awards selected 16 winners for the 16 different categories, narrowing down the finalists from a total of 210 entries.
The Autodeal team took home the award for best Ford Automotive Video Feature, which was judged by Quark Henares, esteemed Film and TV Director, showing off the capabilities and features of the Ford Everest SUV during the media drive last 2017.
Winners in the print category include Mariano Jose Tamayo of Top Gear Philippines for Automotive Print Feature, Patrick Everett Tadeo of Carmudi Magazine Philippines for Automotive Column, Eric Tipan of Carmudi Magazine Philippines for Automotive Print Lifestyle Feature, Jerel Fajardo of C! Magazine for Published Photograph, and Kristoffer Lim of AutoCar Philippines for Automotive Green Feature.
The winners in the digital categories are Froilan Victor Bacungan, Jr. of CNN Philippines for Automotive Online Feature, PJ Caña of Esquiremag.ph for Automotive Online Lifestyle Feature, Iñigo Roces of AutoIndustriya.com for Automotive Roads Safety Feature, Vincent Christian Pornelos of AutoIndustriya.com for Smart Technology Feature, Mark Francis Jesalva of TopGear.com.ph for Automotive Video Feature, and Mariano Jose Tamayo of TopGear.com.ph for Automotive Industry Feature.
Ford also had special categories for this year, and the winners were Maria Cecilia Carpena of TopGear.com.ph for Ford Automotive Feature, Jerel Fajardo of C! Magazine for Ford Published Photograph, and Ronald Delos Reyes of Business Mirror for Ford ‘Go Further’ Feature.