Your youth organization could win cash and a trip to the Philippines in the Epic Youth Leadership Awards!

Deadline to submit nominations is February 15.

DALY CITY, Calif., February 12, 2019 – Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Manuel Romualdez invites young people involved in youth-serving organizations to nominate their groups to the Epic Youth Leadership Awards (EYLA) under the parent banner Gawad Geny Lopez, Jr. Bayaning Pilipino AwardsIt is a new search by ABS-CBN Corporation, ABS-CBN International and UGAT Foundation, Inc.conducted in the U.S. and Canada that seeks to recognize youth-led and youth-serving organizations that empower and provide service to the youth whether in the U.S., Canada, or in the Philippines through any of these specific areas of service: (1) Entrepreneurship/ Innovation; (2) Environmentalism; (3) Mentorship/ Education/ Literacy; (4) Civil Rights/ Compassion/ Charity; and (5) Arts/ Culture/ Heritage Advocacy.

There are many groups doing a world of good for young people in the U.S. and in Canada. They could be your friends, your family, your co-workers, schoolmates, or neighbors. And they could be part of development or humanitarian organizations, school groups, faith-based, social justice, mentorship, or cultural societies, clubs or associations. They are ordinary people doing extraordinary work that are changing communities.

Share the stories of the groups you know of by representing the incredible work they do. Nominate them at

Here are some pointers to help you craft your nomination:

  • What are the accomplishments of the organization?
  • How does the organization make a positive impact on the youth/community they serve?
  • Review the nomination form and be sure to fill in all required information
  • Click the “Submit” button at the end of the online form. You will receive a “Thank You” message once your nomination has been successfully sent.

Deadline for nominations to the Epic Youth Leadership Awards (EYLA) is on Friday, February 15, 2019. Be sure to send in your nominations now. For more information and to submit nominations, go Follow the search for more updates on Facebook at and on Instagram at