College

POSTER MAKING CONTEST MECHANICS

  1. The poster making contest is open to ALL public and private college and university students nationwide per regional council. The winning entry in the regional level will automatically be the official entry for the national contest.
  2. The poster should be a visualization of the 2018 National Book Week theme: “CONNECTED ACTIONS, COLLECTIVE VISION : LIBRARIES TRANSFORMING SOCIETY.”
  3. Contestants should use white illustration board, 15” x 20” in size and use any medium (craypas, water color, crayon, pentel pen, etc.).
  4. Contestants may forward submissions to their respective regional councils. Contestants may also send their entries digitally (hi-res, 1920×1440 pixels) to nationalbookweek2018@gmail.com. All entries will become the property of PLAI.
  5. The entry should be an original work and a certification to this effect from the Dean must be submitted together with the contestant’s name. For digital submissions, please include Dean’s certification as an attachment.
  6. The contestant’s name and school must be written on a separate sheet of paper and stapled or attached at the back of the entry. For digital submissions, the details should be in the subject of the e-mail e.g. NBW Poster Making – Juan de la Cruz – Pag-asa Community College.
  7. Deadline of submission of entries to the regional council is on October 19, 2018. Regional judging and announcement of regional winners will be on October 26, 2018. Nationwide judging of regional winners will be on November 5, 2018.
  8. The criteria for judging will be as follows:

35% Originality
15% Pictorial design and composition
15% Technique
35% Relevance to the theme
100% TOTAL

  1. The winners will receive the following prizes :
  • 1st Prize – P5,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition to the College/University
  • 2nd Prize – P4,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition to the College/University
  • 3rd Prize – P3,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition to the College/University
  1. The winning entry will be used as souvenir program cover and in other promotional materials in relation to National Book Week celebration.
  2. Winners will officially be awarded during the official opening of the 84th National Book Week on November 24, 2018 at the National Library of the Philippines.

Senior High School

GRAPHIC NOVEL MAKING MECHANICS

  1. This contest is open to ALL Grade 11-12 Senior High School students nationwide. The winning entry in the regional level will automatically be the official entry for the national contest.
  2. There is a limit of one entry per school.
  3. Participants are encouraged to create their own comic book with a maximum length of 8 pages only, including the cover page.
  4. They must use letter-size paper (8.5 x 11) with black-and-white drawings and text on one side only.
  5. Each submission must be a creative and original work of the submitting author/illustrator. Any submissions with more than one author/illustrator listed (within the same institution), will be considered a single entry and will share any prize possibly awarded.
  6. Computer generated images are acceptable as long as they are original work (no clip art).
  7. Participants must complete the Graphic Novel Making Contest Entry Form and the Photo/Creative Works Release Form. Link: https://goo.gl/forms/EYVq9t2ibOYVX3sD2
  8. Deadline of submission of entries to the regional council is on October 19, 2018. Regional judging and announcement of regional winners will be on October 26, 2018. Nationwide judging of regional winners will be on November 5, 2018.
  9. Entries may also be submitted online to nationalbookweek2018@gmail.com as a JPEG or PDF attachment. Digital entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on October 19, 2018.
  10. The following are the criteria for judging:

35% Content (Overall Story)
30% Originality
20% Creativity
20% Illustrations
100% TOTAL

  1. The Nationwide winners will receive the following prizes :
  • 1st Prize –         P  5,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition for the school
  • 2nd Prize –        P  4,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition for the school
  • 3rd Prize –          P  3,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition for the school
  1. Winners will officially be awarded during the official opening of the 84th National Book Week on November 24, 2018 at the National Library of the Philippines.

High School

 ESSAY WRITING CONTEST MECHANICS

  1. The essay writing contest is open to Grades 7-12 students of public and private secondary schools nationwide per regional council. The winning entry in the regional level will automatically be the official entry for the national contest.
  2. The essay should follow the 2018 National Book Week theme: “CONNECTED ACTIONS, COLLECTIVE VISION : LIBRARIES TRANSFORMING SOCIETY” and must be written in English, not more than 300 words, handwritten.
  3. Deadline of submission of entries to the regional council is on October 19, 2018. Regional judging and announcement of regional winners will be on October 26, 2018. Nationwide judging of regional winners will be on November 5, 2018.
  4. The winning entry in the regional level should submit a digital copy of their essay. The email address will be provided to the winners.
  5. The contestant’s name and school must be written on a separate sheet of paper and stapled or attached at the back of the entry.
  6. All entries will become the property of PLAI.
  7. The criteria for judging will be as follows:

35% Organization
35% Content
30% Mechanics
100% TOTAL

  1. The winners for the Nationwide judging will receive the following prizes:
  • 1st Prize – P5,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition for the school
  • 2nd Prize – P4,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition for the school
  • 3rd Prize – P3,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition for the school
  1. Winners will officially be awarded during the official opening of the 84th National Book Week on November 24, 2018 at the National Library of the Philippines.

Grade School

READERS’ THEATRE CONTEST MECHANICS

  1. The Student Category is open to groups of grades 4-6 pupils (min. of 5, max. of 10) from public and private schools in Metro Manila.
  2. The group of participants should be officially endorsed by their school and only one group in one school.
  3. Participants should register online on or before September 22, 2018. Link: https://goo.gl/forms/SwdnMxCE11iqEqRK2
  4. Registered participants and coaches are required to attend an orientation to be conducted by the Philippine Librarians Association Inc. (PLAI) in partnership with National Library of the Philippines on September 22, 2018.
  5. All finalists will deliver one Filipino award-winning story to be provided by the organizer.
  6. Use of school uniform, costume, make-up and microphone are not allowed. The organizer will provide t-shirt for the contestants during the Finals.
  7. The contest will be held at the Children’s Section of the National Library of the Philippines on November 24, 2018.
  8. The winners will receive the following prizes:
  • 1st Prize –         P 5,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition for the school
  • 2nd Prize –        P 4,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition for the school
  • 3rd Prize –         P 3,000.00 and a Certificate of Recognition for the school
  1. Winners will officially be awarded during the official opening of the 84th National Book Week on November 24, 2018 at the National Library of the Philippines.

Should you need more information, you can get in touch with the following:

Email: nationalbookweek2018@gmail.com

Mr. Darrel O. Marco 
Knowledge Management Specialist
Baker & McKenzie
Mobile: 0908 549 6985
Email: darrel.marco@gmail.com

Mr. Michael A. Pinto
Head
Provincial Learning and Resource Center – Cagayan
Mobile: 0926 833 0266
Email: michaeladdunpinto@gmail.com

Ms. Ann Grace Bansig
Audio Visual Librarian
De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
Mobile: 0926 054 9950
Email: bansigab@gmail.com