In light of the celebration of the 30th Library and Information Services (LIS) Month, the NLP and NCCA-NCLIS launches the BookFace Contest.
The Contest aims to showcase the Filipinos’ creativity through the use of books as artistic objects; foster the love for reading and promote Philippines print collections.

The contest is open to all Junior High School Students who are residing in the Philippines, except to NLP/ NCCA-NCLIS Secretariat, and their relatives up to the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity.

  1. Individual and group entries will be accepted. Each individual / group is only allowed to submit one (1) entry.
  2. Contestant/s will pick a book/s that has a human face, object and / or any body part in its cover. The book/s may be borrowed from the public libraries in your community or your own collections.
  3. Book/s to be used should be written by Filipinos or about the Philippines.
  4. Contestant/s will take / snap a photo using the book/s cover to augment or obscure any part of his/her/their body/ies or face/s or used the objects of the cover.
  5. Entries will be shared by the Committee in the NLP Facebook page.
  6. An Entry Form shall be accomplished by the participants with an attached copy of a School ID year 2019 or Valid ID and submitted in .pdf format (Please see Annex B for the template)
  7. Entry Form, photo and attached requirements shall be uploaded to on or before November 12, 2020. Filenames shall be in the following format:
  1. Entry Form (BF Last Name First Name)
  2. Photo Entry (BF Last Name First Name)
  1. The BookFace contest will be on November 20, 2020 from 8:00 am to 11:59 pm
  2. Submission of entry constitutes permission granted to NLP to use contestant’s name and entry for purposes of presentation, marketing and promotion without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. All entries become property of the NLP.
The decision of the panel of judges based on the following criteria is final and irrevocable.
The work must be original
*Audience Impact
Measure of audience impressions to the video (Hearts and Share)
Creativity and Presentation
Adherence to the technical requirements and containing elements that are creatively and correctly used (i.e. text, illustrations, etc.)
*The score of audience impact will be based on total number of Hearts and number of Shares on Facebook until November 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
Entries must be submitted by a representative from November 4 to November 12, 2020. The contest will be on November 20, 2020 from 8:00am to 11:59 pm.
  1. AWARD
  1. There will be three (3) winners of this contest who will receive the following:
  1. 1st Prize – 3,000 + Certificate of Recognition
  2. 2nd Prize – 1,500 + Certificate of Recognition
  3. 3rd Prize – 1,000 + Certificate of Recognition


  1. The list of winners will be posted on the NLP FB Page and website. Winners will be invited to attend the virtual Awarding and Closing ceremonies on November 30, 2020 at 1:30 in the afternoon.
* For further inquiries and clarifications, kindly contact Ms. Rhodora Julian of the NLP through email