Cutest Photo in the Library


The month-long activities, under the direction and auspices of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts - National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS), were designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Improve the level of awareness and attitudes of the library community towards their significant roles in the UN 2030 Agenda and the SGDs;

  1. Maximize the ability of the library and information sector in advocating equitable access to information and resilient, sustainable library communities; and

  1. Link libraries and librarians worldwide to take action towards a sustainable, worth-living world through sharing/demonstration of international and local initiatives and/or practices.

In light of the celebration of the 31st Library and Information Services (LIS) Month, the NLP and NCCA-NCLIS launches the Cutest Photo in the Library.

The Contest aims to showcase memorable moments at the library through photos and promote libraries in the Philippines.




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


  • Individual and group entries will be accepted. Each individual / group is only allowed to submit one (1) entry.

  • Limited to 100 entries only.

  • Contestant/s will send individual / group photo and describe the photo where it was taken and short description of your library experience.

  • Entries will be shared by the Committee in the NLP Facebook page.

  • An Entry Form shall be accomplished by the participant with an attached copy of ID SY 2021-2022  or any Valid ID and submitted in .pdf format (Please see Annex B for the template)

  • Entry Form, photo and attached requirements shall be uploaded to submission bin on or before November 12, 2021. Filenames shall be in the following format: 

    • Entry Form (CP Last Name, First Name)

    • Photo Entry (CP Last Name, First Name)

  • The Cutest Photo contest will be on November 19, 2021 from 8:00 am to 11:59 pm

  • 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 photo (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 19, 2021 at 11:59 pm.



Entries must be submitted by a representative from November 3 to November 12, 2021.  The contest will be on November 19, 2021 from 8:00am to 11:59 pm.



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

    • 1st Prize – 3,000 + Certificate of Recognition

    • 2nd Prize – 1,500 + Certificate of Recognition

    • 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, 2021 at 1:30 in the afternoon.


* For further inquiries and clarifications, kindly contact Ms. Mabel Cabiad of the NLP through email at