In light of the celebration of the 30th Library and Information Services (LIS) Month, the NLP together with the NCCA-NCLIS launches the LIS Vlog Contest “MakiVlog na! LibREALang, may Papremyo pa!”

The Vlog Contest aims to create a powerful story around the theme “LibREAL Libraries Relate, Engage, Advocate, Lead” and will serve as the promotional video for libraries during the pandemic.




The competition is open to all Filipino citizens 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. All vlog entries must be an original work and between 3-5 minutes (max. 5 minutes) in length including credits. Entries exceeding 5 minutes will have corresponding deductions from their points, 1 point for every second in excess.
  2. Each participant should submit ONE entry only.
  3. Submitted videos must focus on the theme “LibREAL Libraries Relate, Engage, Advocate, Lead” must adhere to the objectives of the celebration.
  4. The video shall possess the following specifications:
    1. The video must be in the highest quality possible. Either 1920 x 1080 (1080p) or 1280 x 720p) is ideal. It must also include a script.
    2. Content will be screened in a public setting and should be appropriate for an audience of all ages.
    3. Observe the following when using images, sounds or music in the entry:
      1. A bibliography or list of references must be included in the credits of the images, sounds or music used in the video.
      2. The content must be in the public domain and follows all applicable copyright laws; and
      3. If the contestant uses someone else’s material, it must have the appropriate, documented permission to do so ;
      4. The content/material must be the contestant’s own original work;
  5. If during the technical review, the committee/panel has reason to suspect that the video submitted contains copied material/content without the proper attribution; the submitted video will be disqualified. We strongly encourage you to include the sources of any media used in your video within description area.
  6. The contestant expressly waives any alleged right or remedy, whether with respect to any intellectual property right, moral right or grievance as to the application of the judging criteria, and undertakes to accept the decision of the LIS Committee as final.
  7. The vlog’s first public appearance must be at LIS 2020. That is, the vlog should not have been previously shown to the public.
  8. Please adhere to all current social distancing guidelines/health protocol when creating your videos!
  9. Entry Form, video and attached requirements shall be uploaded to on or before October 15, 2020. Filenames shall be in the following format:
    1. Entry Form (Vlog Last Name First Name)
    2. Video Entry (Vlog Last Name First Name)
  10. 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.





Relevance to the theme

The work readily explains the theme of 30th LIS Month and entices the general audience.


Originality and Creativity

The work must be original and creative; the videographer must have artistically woven his interpretation of LibREAL in the video


Technical Quality

Adherence to the technical requirements and contain elements that are creatively and correctly used (i.e. text, illustrations, etc.)


Audience Impact

Measure of audience impression on the video. Heart react to the Vlog in the NLP FB Page




Entries must be submitted by a representative until October 15, 2020 complete with the name and contact number of the Person /Group/Institution. Use the title of the contest as the Subject in your email.


  1. There will be three (3) winners of this contest and they will receive the following:

  1. 1st Prize – 15,000 + Certificate of Recognition
  2. 2nd Prize – 10,000 + Certificate of Recognition
  3. 3rd Prize – 5,000 + Certificate of Recognition


  1. Wining vlogs will be posted on NLP Facebook page and website and will receive an email for notification.

* For further inquiries and clarifications, kindly contact Ms. Marie Joy Hernando of the NLP through email