Uphold our values. Know our stories. Tell our future.

From the strength of our ideals to the faults of our deeds, capture how you can preserve  and strengthen our values through moving photos that tell true stories that define us as Filipinos.

Theme

The contest theme is centered on Filipino values, which will be captured in a photo-story format.

The contest is open to all currently enrolled Filipino high school and college students in the country.

Each entry, consisting of a photograph and its corresponding story, will be judged on overall message and impact.

The photo story contest is a corporate responsibility project of PwC Philippines (PwC).

 

What are we looking for?

We’re searching for photo story entries that visually and creatively tell the many values of the Filipino.

Who can join?

Filipino students who are currently enrolled in any of the following levels as of 13 February 2017 (contest launch date) may join:

  • High school level (from Grade 7 to senior high school)
  • Undergraduate level (those studying for their (bachelor’s) degree, or a certificate or diploma)

High school and college students who have graduated six months before the start of the contest (13 February 2017) are also welcome to join.

Mechanics

  • The entry should be authentic. The photo and its corresponding story should be of real persons and events.
  • The student-entrant is the original author and photographer of the photo story, and has secured usage permission from parties featured in it. 
  • The entry should not infringe upon the rights, sensitivities, and culture of persons and parties depicted in it.
  • The image used in the entry has not been published in the past. The student-entrant must have obtained necessary third‐party releases on the image and the story.
  • The story depicted in the entry happened not earlier than January 2015.
  • The student-entrant can submit as many entries as he likes.
  • Entries should be submitted before 15 May 2017. 

Go to the download section below to read the complete mechanics.

  • Judging criteria will be as follows:
Photo quality and visual impact (30%)
Story composition (30%)
Adherence to the theme (40%)
  • PwC will lead the panel of judges. The decision of the panel is final.
  • PwC will conduct a vetting procedure to make sure that only qualified entries are included in the judging process.

Up to 100 stories will be chosen as winners.

  • The top ten photo-story entries will be selected as grand winners. Each grand winner will receive PHP10,000.
  • The rest of the winners will receive PHP3,000 each.
  • Each of the top ten grand winners' schools will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

Submission of entries is from 13 February to 15 May 2017.

  • 13 February: Contest starts 
  • 15 May: Deadline of submission of entries
  • May: Judging of entries
  • June: Announcement of winners and exhibition of winning entries

Actual dates may change. 

Sample entries

Below are photo-story samples to serve as your reference on preparing your entries.

Note: These samples are based on true events. Some adjustments have been made to provide a better guide in preparing the photo-story submissions.

Sample


Title: Aeta's Meal

Background:

As part of our corporate responsibility activity to provide children’s books to a remote Aeta community in Zambales, we treated the school children to a meal ordered from a popular fast food store. A kid stopped eating and began to walk away with his half-eaten meal.

Narration:

“Do you like it?”

“Yes. This white noodle is delicious when mixed with the red sauce.”

“So why didn’t you finish eating it?”

“I will go home and bring the rest of the food to my Kuya so he can taste it too.”

Values:

  • Love for one's family - We share what we have with our family, no matter how little.
  • Gratitude - Seeing a child value something we think is so commonplace like a fast food meal reminds us to be grateful for what we have especially when others have much less than we do. 

 

Title:

As part of our CSR activity to provide children’s books to a remote Aeta community in Zambales, we treated the school children with meals ordered from a popular fast food store. A kid stopped eating and began to walk away whith his half-eaten meal.

“Do you like it?”

“Yes. This white noodle is delicious when mixed with the red sauce.”

“So why didn’t you finish eating it?”

“I will go home and bring the rest of the food to my Kuya so he can taste it too.”

Values: Being thankful for the blessing received and sharing them with your love ones.

 

Sample


Title: Yolanda before Christmas

Background:

We came to Palawan two months after typhoon Haiyan, in time for Christmas. While handing out school bags filled with essentials and school supplies, I came across Mary Rose. She was shy and silent, but her teary eyes spoke. Soon after, she managed to speak:

Narration:

“Thank you for the donations sir. We have no food and electricity. There was no help. I thought we were completely forgotten.

I prayed really hard and God answered my prayers by bringing you here.

Our Christmas will be merry again.”

Values:

Generosity - A small act of generosity can bring great hope to a community.

 


Sample


Title: Lola Ising

Background:

One of the social enterprises that joined the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards 2016 is operating in Southern Mindanao. During the vetting process, we found out that their cooperative and production facility are both situated within a community occupied by armed rebels. Since there was time to spare, I went around to have a chat with some locals. There I met Lola Ising who was alone tending to her grandchildren.

Narration:

“My sons left me; went to the mountains to become rebels.”

“Do they have families? Where are they now?”

“Their wives joined them while the children are left to my care.”

“How do you do it?”

“I sell kamote. You know I’m old but I gather every last strength so I can take care of them.

Every night, I pray to God for a longer life. What will happen to them when I leave?”

Values:

The love of the grandparents can be as much as a parents' love for their own children.

Sample


Title: A Tale in Sagada

Background:

While waiting for the sun to rise and looking down at the homes on the foothills of Echo Valley, I asked our tour guide Manong about life in Sagada.

Narration:

"Many here left their families to find work abroad, but I didn’t because I have one here. I accompany tourists and show them amazing places here in Sagada.

I told my Australian guest that they have a beautiful opera house in Sydney. He was surprised how come I know? I was very proud to tell him - I have a son working there."

Values:

  • Love for one's homeland
  • Pride for doing humble but honorable work.

 

Submit your entries today

Choose from the three submission options below:

Via cloud

Use this option is if you have a cloud/sharing service where your photo entries are saved.

Click here to send your entry 

 

Via our online form

Use this option if you choose to upload your entries via our online form.

Submit now

 

Via email

Use this option if you wish to email your submission and your photo entry.

 

  1. Download the Contest form below.
  2. Compose an email to ourvaluesphotostory@gmail.com and write Entry form (Name of student-entrant) as subject.
  3. Attach the completed Entry form and photo.
  4. We will notify you via email once we have received and verified your entry submission.

 

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Alexander B. Cabrera
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Pam M. Gregorio
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Assurance and Markets Director
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