Deadline for submission of entries is extended to April 20, 2019!

bayanihan 2019


  1. The program aims to encourage the youth (ages 13-18 at the time of submission) to promote the local literature in their communities through a comic strip.
  2. The comic strip must be centered on a folk or pop hero, unsung and/or imagined hero, or literary hero.
  3. Comic Strips should contain at least 18 to 24 panels; 1 panel is equal to 1 strip. Can be colored or black and white, in A4 bond paper. Anime is not allowed.
  4. Official competition is open to individual or group. Students or Out-of-school youths are encouraged to join.
  5. No entry fee required.
  6. The entry should be done in the local language and translated into Filipino (or subtitled).
  7. It should be accompanied by a certification of original work that is noted by the principal or the barangay captain (in case of out-of-school youth).
  8. The entry should be posted on Facebook no later than April 5, 2019. Deadline extended to April 20, 2019. Winners will be awarded on April 27, 2019.
  9. Criteria for judging:
    Adherence to the theme 20%
    Unity of Elements (texts and drawings) 50%
    Originality of vision     30%
  10. Winners will receive cash prize and certificate. First prize will receive Php 35,000.00, Second Prize will receive Php 20,000.00 and Third Prize will receive Php 10,000.00
  11. For more information, please contact Ms. Corinnah Olazo at (02) 521-2192 local 541 or send an email to