The U.P. Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) at the prestigious Arezzo competitions. It won two First Prizes - in the Romantic Period Music & Folklore Music Festival (which also determined the Prize of the Public) and 2nd Place in the Mixed Choirs Choirs Category. UPSA also qualified for the Grand Prix round together with choirs from Slovenia, Spain and Italy. The Grand Prize was given to APZ Tone Tomšič from Ljubljana, Slovenia. The UPSA won the Arezzo Grand Prize in 2001 and represented the Arezzo competitions in the 2002 European Grand Prize for Choral Singing also held in Arerzzo, Italy. Similarly, UPSA won the Public's Prize in 1992. Likewise, The Philippine Madrigal Singers was conferred the prestigious Guidoneum Award by the Fondazione Guido d'Arezzo. Together with The Estonian Girls TV Choir (Estonia) and Cantemus Children's Choir (Hungary), they were cited for their artistic achievements and the contribution to the world of choral music.