WOW Tour Guide

Monday, April 19, 2010 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

Ever dreamed of becoming a tour guide and promoting Philippine's best local destinations? Then why not join WOW Tour Guide video competition. Not only will you get a chance to promote your favorite local destination, but you can also take home P300,000 CASH. You just need to attend the FREE Tour Guide seminar by DOT happening at SM malls across the country to be eligible.

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Contest Requirements:
  • Open to everyone, 18 years old and above
  • Completed at least two (2) years of a four-year course
  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Must have extensive knowledge of the destination that will be represented in the competition
  • Not open to tour guides who are already accredited by the Department of Tourism.
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Attend the Pre-screening process of the Department of Tourism (DOT) - this step is optional but those pre-screened will be given priority (check schedule below)
  2. Bring your resume and school documents (for college level applicants) and attend the FREE Tour Guiding Seminars of the Department of Tourism at SM SuperMalls (check mall schedule below)
  3. After completion you will receive an official certificate issued by the Department of Tourism Tour Guiding Seminar for four days
  4. Create a 5-minute travel video entry that shows why you are one of country's best tour guides. Demonstrate your tour guiding skills by featuring your local destination.
  5. Video Guidelines
    • Use the following standard introduction spiel: “My name is/ I am (name), __(age) years old, and I am a WOW Tour Guide from ______(Destination)!”
    • Must be in English. Use of some phrases or words in the local dialect are allowed as long as translations are provided
    • Must be submitted on or before the 12 noon cut-off of the schedule
  6. You may also record your video at the WOW Tour Guide Caravan which will be held in key local destination or at SM Supermalls video booths
  7. Judging Criteria to determine top 30 participants (10 per Luz, Vis, Min)
    • 40% Online Poll
    • 30% Judging by representatives from the private sector
      • 40% Knowledge of the culture, history and facts of the destination and of the most popular and interesting tourist attractions
      • 20% Communication and Public Speaking Skills / Fluency in English
      • 20% Personality and techniques in delivering the tour guiding skills
      • 20% Organization flow of the video presentation in terms of achieving a high impact opening, body and closing
    • 30% Judging by representatives from the government sector
      • 40% Knowledge of the culture, history and facts of the destination and of the most popular and interesting tourist attractions
      • 20% Communication and Public Speaking Skills / Fluency in English
      • 20% Personality and techniques in delivering the tour guiding skills
      • 20% Organization flow of the video presentation in terms of achieving a high impact opening, body and closing
  8. The top 30 will then work on a more comprehensive and exciting ten (10)-minute travel video to qualify for the Final 10
  9. Online polls and judging by the government and private sector will determine the Final 10
  10. Judging Criteria to determine top 3 participants
    • 40% Online Poll
    • 40% Panel Screening by the judges from private and government sectors
      • 40% Knowledge of the culture, history and facts of the destination and of the most popular and interesting tourist attractions
      • 20% Communication and Public Speaking Skills / Fluency in English
      • 20% Personality and techniques in delivering the tour guiding skills
      • 20% Organization flow of the video presentation in terms of achieving a high impact opening, body and closing
    • 20% On the spot votes by the attendees of the Grand Awarding Ceremony on
      27 November 2010
      • 40% Knowledge of the culture, history and facts of the destination and of the most popular and interesting tourist attractions
      • 20% Communication and Public Speaking Skills / Fluency in English
      • 20% Personality and techniques in delivering the tour guiding skills
      • 20% Organization flow of the video presentation in terms of achieving a high impact opening, body and closing
  11. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:

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Contest Prize:
  • 1st Prize: P300,000
  • 2nd Prize: P150,000
  • 3rd Prize: P50,000

Upside:
  • FREE to do
  • Huge CASH prizes
  • Jump start your tour guide career
Downside:
  • Lots of requirements
  • Time consuming
For more information, log on to islandsphilippines.net/wowtourguide