WWRRC (Watershed and Water Resources Research Center) - Region 2 in Tuguegarao, Cagayan bagged 2 awards during the "Symposium on the Transfer and Adoption of ENR Technologies" which was held on November 5, 2015 at the ERDB Auditorium.

The winning entry was the Seedling Production and Clonal Propagation Technologies of the CELYO Rizal Kooperatiba, a Rizalista sect of Barangay Buntun, Tuguegarao, City, Cagayan which was assisted by WWRRC- Region 2. They won the 1st place in both paper (P30,000) and poster (P10,000) presentations.

BCWERC (Biodiversity, Coastal, Wetlands, and Ecotourism Research Center) - Region 6 in Western Visayas won 2nd place in paper presentation with a cash prize of P20,000 and 3rd place in poster presentation with a P5,000 cash prize. Their entry was the Mangrove Reforestation and Talaba Culture technology.

The technology on the Mass Propagation of Pagatpat of MDARRC (Mining and Degraded Areas Rehabilitation Research Center) - Region 11 in Davao City got the 3rd place in paper presentation and won P10,000.

The 2nd place winner in poster presentation was the LAUFTRC (Land Management, Agroforestry and Upland Farms Technology Research Center - Region 5 in Bicol on "Karagomoi" technology. They received P7,000.

The non-winning entries were given a consolation prize of P2,000 each.

The panel of judges were For. Celso P. Diaz, former Director of ERDB; Mr. Eliseo M. Baltazar, former Chief of the Technology Transfer Division (TTD); Dr. Aleli M. Luna, former Chief of the Upland Farms Ecosystems Research Division (UFERD); and Prof. Rommel A. Daya, professor at the College of Development Communication in UPLB.

There were nine (9) technology entries in the contest from the ERDB Satellite regional offices such as the National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11 . ERDB had a guest presentor from the PO of Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal who presented their project on bamboo propagation technology.

The criteria for judging for the paper presentation were the: a) manner of ENR Technology Transfer {extension planning (10 points), actual extension strategy (15 points), b) monitoring and evaluation (5 points) }, b) ENR technology adoption { community cooperation (5 points), actual use of technology (10 points), success/failure story (15 points) }, and c) prospects of sustaining ENR technology {support mechanisms (5 points), ERDS-Client Interaction (10 points), Benefits and Access of POs (15 points) and Worth Emulating (10 points) } .

For the poster presentation, the criteria for judging were the contents /message (60 points) and form/appearance (40 points). Marla V. Cambay, TTD