Top Gear PH bags 3 trophies at the 2019 Henry Ford Awards

Congratulations to all the winners
by Jason Tulio | Feb 12, 2019
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The Henry Ford Awards (HFA) is now in its 18th year, and it continues to be the only award-giving body that recognizes the efforts of local automotive journalists. This year, a total of 239 entries were submitted for 16 different categories.

“The HFA has become an institution in the local automotive industry with its continuing efforts to help boost the practice of motoring journalism in the country, and give outstanding motoring journalists the recognition they deserve,” said EJ Francisco, assistant vice president for communications at Ford Philippines.

Top Gear Philippines won three awards this year. Editor-in-chief Paulo Rafael Subido took the honors for Best Automotive Feature for the story ‘Sell the car? Here’s the cost of maintenance over 21 years.’ Tracy Carpena, meanwhile, took the award for Best Automotive Road Safety Feature for the story ‘What are the legal implications of leaving a toddler inside a car?’ Lastly, Mikey Yan won the trophy for the Best Ford Automotive Feature for the story ‘A surprise fit for a queen.’

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Here is the full list of winners:

  • Best Automotive Print Feature: Ramoncito Henares for Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Best Automotive Column: Manuel Francis de los Reyes for Philippine Star
  • Best Automotive Online Feature: Paulo Rafael Subido for Top Gear Philippines
  • Best Automotive Print Lifestyle Feature: Manuel Francis de los Reyes for 2.0 Magazine
  • Best Automotive Online Lifestyle Feature: Eric Tipan for AutoIndustriya
  • Best Published Photograph: Joserl Cruz Rabe for AutoIndustriya
  • Best Automotive Road Safety Feature: Maria Cecilia Carpena for Top Gear Philippines
  • Best Automotive Green Feature: Paul John Caña for Entrepreneur Philippines
  • Best Smart Technology Feature: Jacob Fidel Oliva for AutoDeal
  • Best Smart Technology Feature: Emmanuel Davein Madrid for Auto Review – PTV
  • Best Automotive Industry Feature: Iñigo Sarmiento Roces for AutoIndustriya
  • Best Ford Automotive Video Feature: Shazadi Reyra de los Reyes for Auto Review – PTV
  • Best Ford Published Photograph: Kelvin Christian Go for AutoIndustriya
  • Best Ford ‘Go Further’ Feature: Ronald Rey de los Reyes for BusinessMirror
  • Best Ford Automotive Feature: Mikey Yan for Top Gear Philippines
  • Best Automotive Section for Broadsheet: The Manila Times

Congratulations to all the winners! 

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