2013 Children’s On-the-Spot Poster Making Competition

A Better Life with Chemistry
Children’s On-the-Spot Poster Making Competition

February 11, 2013 8:00-12:00
Venue: TBA


As we celebrate the Chemistry Week on 11-17 February 2013, the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies in cooperation with ten Philippine Universities is holding the third Children On-the-Spot Poster Making Competition on the theme “A better life with Chemistry”. This contest will highlight children’s view of the role of chemistry in our life. This is the first time this activity will be conducted nationwide. This activity aims to contribute to a greater public interest in and appreciation of chemistry, particularly among the youth.

The competition will be held on 09-16 February 2013 at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at different venues.

Contest Rules

  1. Eligibility. This contest is open to all interested Grades IV to VII pupils, not older than twelve (12) years old, from both public and private schools nationwide.  
  2. Pre-registration.  Each contestant must pre-register by sending to the Secretariat the attached registration form on or before 25 January 2013 through fax (Telefax: insert number) or email (insert email of contact person).  The registration form should be endorsed by the school’s Principal. A maximum of two contestants per school will be accommodated.  
  3. Acceptance.  Only fifty (50) contestants will be accepted to participate in the contest.  Acceptance will be made on a first-come first-served basis.  The accepted contestants will be informed on or before 01 February 2013.  Each contestant will be required to present a valid school identification (ID) card on the day of the competition.
  4. Theme.  All posters should relate to the theme “A better life with Chemistry”.  The contestants are encouraged to read on this topic prior to the contest.
  5. Format.  The poster should be done on a 10” x 15” illustration board using craypas.  Drawing and writing materials for the contest (including illustration board, bond paper, craypas, pencil, eraser) shall be provided by the organizers at the contest venue.  All other materials must be brought by the individual contestant.
    The artworks must remain anonymous.  All entries will be pre-numbered. No signatures, names, or other identifying marks should appear at either side of the material of the entry.
  6. Time limit.   All artworks must be done only on the spot, and must be completed within the allotted time of two and one-half (2½) hours. 
  7. Violations.  Entries that violate any of the contest rules may be disqualified outright.  Any administrative or technical problems that may arise during thecontest and judging process shall be resolved by the organizers/judges whose decision shall be final and unappealable.  
  8. Ownership of Entries. All entries in the competition will be properties of the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies.


Criteria for judging.  Entries will be judged according to creativity (40%), originality (30%) and relevance to the theme  (30%). 


Local: The Board of Judges will be chosen by the organizers from the host school. The decision of the Board of Judges shall be final and unappealable.

National: The Board of Judges will be composed of noted artists and representatives from the Federation of Philippine Chemistry Societies.  The decision of the Board of Judges shall be final and unappealable.



Local: Three winning entries from each host school shall be chosen and shall be awarded  PhP 2000.00 each. They will qualify as finalists for the national award.

National: Three winning entries will be chosen from the pool of finalists and shall be awarded the following prizes:

First Prize – PhP7,000.00
Second Prize -PhP5,000.00
Third Prize – PhP 3,000.00

The first place winner and his/her teacher will also receive free accommodations and round trip airfare tickets to Dumaguete.

Awarding. The local winners will be announced and awarded the prizes on the day of the competition.  The national winners will be announced  by the second week of March and the prizes will be awarded during the 28th Philippine Chemistry Congress which will be held on 10-12 April 2013 at Silliman University in Dumaguete City. The winning posters will also be exhibited during the Congress.

Organized by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies
In cooperation with the ff venue heads and universities: 

Dr. Glenn Alea
De La Salle University

Dr. Agnes T. Aranas
Ateneo de Davao University

Dr. Paulina Aspilla
Silliman University

Dr. Lilibeth Coo
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Dr. Rene Angelo Macahig
Ateneo de Manila University

Dr. Hideliza P. Hernandez
University of the Philippines- Los Banos

Dr. Fortunato Sevilla III
University of Santo Tomas

Ms. Ligaya Suico
University of San Carlos

Ms. Romelisa A. Ibale
Xavier University

Ms. Fremielle Lim
De La Salle University

For further details, contact:

Dr. Glenn Alea
De La Salle University
Tel / Fax: 536-0230
Email: glenn.alea@dlsu.edu.ph