Competition Rules and Regulations (Please Read Carefully):
Philippine-Inspired Christmas Scene or Design (with Philippine cultural elements).
The Christmas Card Cover Design Contest is open to all Filipino citizens ages 16 and up who are residing in the provinces of İstanbul, Balıkesir, Bilecik, Bursa, Çanakkale, Edirne, Kırklareli, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Tekirdağ, and Yalova.
Each artist/contestant can submit one entry only. No caption required.
Each original artwork must be in color or black and white, previously unpublished and free of copyright restrictions. It can also be done by hand or with the aid of computers and other drawing instruments.
Presented/printed on a white paper in A4 size (210 x 297 mm) or A3 size (297 x 420 mm), in either portrait or landscape orientation.
Presented in both traditional or digital format and in 2D design format only (i.e.: using glitter materials is not permitted):
Traditional: use colored pencil, crayon, felt tip marker pen, oil paint, watercolor, etc.
Digital (computer-aided): with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. Save your images in a lossless file format such as .tif and .eps to maintain accuracy and quality. It would also be advisable to have a ready .pdf file.
All eligible entries will be judged by representatives of the Consulate General of the Philippines in İstanbul (İstanbul PCG) based on adherence to the theme, creativity, originality and aesthetics.
Winners will receive the following prizes:
Award certificate and USD500 (Five Hundred US Dollars) in Cash
Award certificate and USD300 (Three Hundred US Dollars) in Cash
Award certificate and USD200 (Two Hundred US Dollars) in Cash
Honorable Mentions (up to a maximum of 10)
Award certificate for each
The design of the 1st place winner will primarily be used as the cover for the Christmas 2021 greeting cards (printed and electronic) of the Consulate General of the Philippines in İstanbul. All winning entries can be used for other events or promotional endeavors of İstanbul PCG or the Philippine Embassy in Ankara.
All contestants must submit entries to the Consulate General of the Philippines on or before 15 September 2021. All mailed entries or those sent by email (for digital ones) must be received by the deadline.
A valid entry consists of:
- An original artwork, with the contestant’s name and signature on the back of the paper;
- A consent and release form completed by the contestant’s parent, legal guardian, or other authorized person or organization with custody rights, access rights or parental authority over the contestant. Click on this to download the form.
- A photocopy of the data page of the valid Philippine passport of the artist.
*Entries submitted without any of the above documents will not be considered.
The Consulate General of the Philippines in İstanbul
Esentepe Mahallesi, Büyükdere Caddesi No: 171,
Metrocity Ofis Bldg., A Blok, Kat: 13, Şişli/Istanbul 34394 (tel. no.: (0212) 3390630)
Submission hours (for traditional artworks): Monday to Friday (except during public holidays): 10:00am to 4:00pm. For those who can only submit on weekends or beyond the prescribed submission hours, please note that you can leave the entry in the PCG dropbox in the lobby of the Metrocity Building, A Blok. The Consulate General will not, however, be responsible for the loss or theft of said submission.
*Please label the delivery as “Christmas Card Cover Design Contest 2021” on the envelope.
Please keep the original digital files. Selected winners who submit digital artworks may be requested to provide the original digital files for producing the greeting cards.
Entries will be declared invalid and disqualified if:
If found to be not the original work of the entrant/contestant and does not meet the prescribed format for the artwork (wrong format or size).
If entrant/contestant is not a Filipino citizen holding a valid Philippine passport. He or she not registered in the Consulate General's database of Filipinos. If the contestant has not registered yet, please visit Istanbul PCG's official Facebook Page and scan the QR Code or download the google form for the online registration.
If submitted late, illegible, incomplete, irregular, forged, garbled or reproduced.
If contestant is not a resident (working, studying or residing) in any of the 11 provinces under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General (namely: İstanbul, Balıkesir, Bilecik, Bursa, Çanakkale, Edirne, Kırklareli, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Tekirdağ, and Yalova.). Residence would mean that the contestant is at least living a total of 6 months in a year in any of the 11 provinces.
Any third-party trademarks, brands and/or logos such as sports team logos, businesses, restaurants or coffee chains, etc. are used or displayed in any part of the submitted artwork, obviously or subliminally.
They negatively depict another person, nation, country, ethnicity, race, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
They contain content deemed offensive or inappropriate including but not limited to nudity, vulgarity or violence.
While contestants retain the copyright to their submitted artworks, by entering the Christmas Card Cover Design Contest, they grant the Consulate General of the Philippines the right to modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, exhibit and use the entries in any and all media or distribution methods.
All submitted entries become the property of the Consulate General of the Philippines in Istanbul and will not be returned to the contestants.
Participants should make a copy of their entry if they wish to keep one.
All personal information provided by contestants will only be used by the Consulate General of the Philippines for the purpose of administering the Christmas Card Cover Design Contest 2021. Names of the contestants, place of residence as well as the title and description of the work will be placed on the card as well as for any future activity by the Consulate General.
The Card Cover Design Contest is NOT open to employees of the Consulate General of the Philippines in Istanbul nor their families.
Prizes will be distributed to the winners not later than 15 October 2021.
The Consulate General of the Philippines reserves the right to exclude from its Facebook page or website any post that does not comply with these rules and regulations or for any reason that the Consulate General of the Philippines or its partners determine in its sole discretion without notice at any time.
The Consulate General of the Philippines reserves the right to change the contest rules, prizes and other arrangements without prior notice. In case of any dispute, the Consulate General of the Philippines reserves the right of final decision.
The Consulate General may also require contestants to show proof of residence for verification purposes of eligibility.
Thank you for your cooperation.