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Our Values (Pandemic edition)

A photo-story contest for Filipino students

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Our Values Photo-Story Contest (Pandemic edition)

The contest theme is centered on the values of Filipinos as they live through and prevail during this pandemic, captured in images and storytelling.

The contest is open to all currently enrolled Filipino high school and college students in the country. Each entry will be judged on overall message and impact.

The contest will run from 1 April to 31 July 2022.

Winning stories will be announced in August 2022.



Who can join?

Filipino students, individually or in teams, who are currently enrolled in any of the following levels as of school year 2021–2022 may join:

  • High school level (from Grade 7 to Senior High School)
  • Undergraduate level (those pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or a certificate or diploma)



  • The story depicted in the photo-story entry must be during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic (from January 2020).
  • The student-entrant should be the original author and photographer of the photo story, and should have secured usage permission from parties featured in it.
  • The photo should be candid and not staged. The corresponding story should be of real persons and events.
  • Entrants should observe proper health and safety protocols in accordance with government guidelines while taking photos.
  • The entry should not infringe upon the rights, sensitivities, and culture of persons and parties depicted in it.
  • The following are not allowed:
    • Photographs that have previously won in any local or international photography contest.
    • Photographs that violate a person’s rights including, but not limited to copyright and privacy.
    • Photographs that contain obscene, sexually explicit, offensive or any other objectionable or inappropriate content.
    • Multiple submission of entries is allowed.
    • Entries should be submitted by 31 July 2022.

Entry specifications


  • 300 dpi, JPEG or JPG format.
  • At least 1,600 pixels on one side (whether image is vertical or horizontal).
  • Full color (black-and-white and sepia are not allowed).
  • No digital manipulation, such as colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites.
  • Minor adjustments in color, sharpness, cropping, contrast or digital equivalents are allowed.
  • Photos taken with mobile devices, smartphones and tablets, are allowed provided they meet the above requirements.
  • Photos taken with a 12 mp (mega pixel) resolution mobile device camera set to “Best” setting are acceptable.


  • A story must accompany the photo entry.
  • The story must be directly associated with the photo entry.
  • The story should be creative and compelling.
  • The story should be written in English, with a maximum number of 200 words.
  • The story should have the following elements:
    • Title of the photo-story
    • Background/context of the photo-story
    • A narrative in the form of testimonials, dialogues etc.
    • The value/s highlighted in the entry


How to submit

Go to the form

Criteria and prizes


  • Photo quality and visual impact 30%
  • Story composition 30%
  • Adherence to the theme 40%


Thirty (30) winning entries will be chosen from the pool of photo stories and shall be awarded the following prizes:

  • The top ten entries will each receive PH₱10,000.
  • The remaining winning entries (20) will each receive PH₱3,000.

Terms and conditions

  • By entering this contest, I agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines, its officers, agents, employees, successors and assignees from any cause of action or claim or demand arising out of my actions in participating in this contest.
  • By entering the contest, I grant Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines the non-exclusive right to publicly display any photographs/stories I submitted into the contest. I also grant Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines the right to use the submitted entries royalty-free, worldwide and in perpetuity, without added remuneration outside the contest prize. I further undertake not to use the submitted photo as an entry into any similar competition.
  • By entering, I grant Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines the permission to provide my name and city of residence when identifying me as an entrant in the photo contest. I acknowledge that while Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines will make every effort to credit photographers when using photos, there may be circumstances where it is not possible to do so.
  • By entering, I warrant that the entries I submit are original and are my own, and do not infringe on the rights of any third party. I further warrant that my/our participation in this photo contest does not violate any agreement between myself and a third party.
  • If my entry includes a recognizable person or people, I will secure written permission from each person (or in the case of a minor, the minor’s parent or guardian) to use his/her image in the photo contest and will provide the Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines with a signed consent form for each such person. I understand that Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines has the right to disqualify an entry if I fail to secure a necessary release. Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines also reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it finds, in its sole discretion, to be offensive or in any way inappropriate for this contest or for Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines’ intended use.
  • In the event that Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines derives any income solely from its use of the photo, any such income will be donated to Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation, Inc. In any case, I in my personal capacity, can sell, trade, barter or exchange through any other means the photo and/or story without any obligation to Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines.
  • I will abide by the mechanics, official rules and the decision of the Judges, which I will accept as the final decision and waive all rights to judicial recourse in case of disputes.
  • My failure to comply with the rules of the contest may result in my/our disqualification.
  • By joining the contest, I hereby release and hold Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines and their employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, its advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the prizes and giveaways; or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
  • In the event that my entry is declared as one of the winners, I hereby allow Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines and its designees to use my name and/or photograph, for advertising and publicity purposes.
  • I will be responsible for any and all other incidental expenses associated with the collection of the prize in the event that my entry is declared as one of the winners.
  • The entrant, or the entrant's parent, or legal guardian (if the entrant is a minor), acknowledges and agrees that he has read the terms and conditions of the contest and has complied with, and understood the rules of this contest. In case the entrant is a minor, he/she may be asked by PwC to provide written permission from his parent or legal guardian. Failure to provide such written consent upon request may result in the entrant’s disqualification.

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