RPN Flora & Fauna Contests

Sunday, May 30, 2010 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

UPDATE: Submission and payment deadlines are Extended. See below.

RPN Flora and Fauna Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization that aims to help in the preservation, management and care of the Philippine biological diversity. To make the youth aware of their advocacy, they launched 4 different contests catered to aspiring photographers, writers, inventors and artists. For a small participation fee, participants have a chance of bagging huge CASH prizes and receiving recognition.



Contest Requirements:
  • Photo Competition
    • Open to all Filipino (UPDATE: and Non-Filipino) youth, amateur and professional photographers
    • Participation fee of P300
  • Essay Competition
    • Open to all students (UPDATE: Filipino and Non-Filipino) between 10 and 18 years old, enrolled or who will be enrolled in all grade school and secondary public, private and parochial schools in the Philippines
    • Participation fee of P200
  • Invention Competition
    • Open only to all Filipino Young Inventors (UPDATE: and Non-Filipino) between 14 and 18 years old in the secondary and University Levels in the Philippines
    • Participation fee of P300
    • Maximum of 3 members in each team
  • Arts & Crafts Competition
    • Open to all (UPDATE: Filipino and Non-Filipino) grade school and secondary school students between 10 and 18 years old sharing common love for the environment who are enrolled or who will be enrolled in all public, private and parochial schools;
    • Must be a bonafide student of the school they are representing
    • Only one entry per grade or level
    • Participation fee of P300
Contest Mechanics:
  • Photo Competition
    • Theme: "Gifts of Nature"
    • Categories (full mechanics for details)
      • Flora (Plants)
      • Fauna (Reptiles, Amphibians, Marine, Avians, Mammals, Insects)
      • Nature and Landscapes
    • Photo Guidelines
      • Shoot in high quality JPG format (RAW) printable in 18in x 24in
      • Only captive animals photographed in major zoos, wildlife research facilities or wildlife rehabilitation centers are acceptable. Images of captive animals photographed in game farms or small unregistered zoos will be disqualified.
      • Images of pets or domestic animals are not acceptable as entries
      • Minor adjustments allowed
      • Combining multiple exposures using the same scene for better tonal range with the use of HDRI (high dynamic range imaging) is accepted
    • Download and fill out the application form
    • Email application to photography@philippinefloraandfauna.org
    • Deposit P300 participation fee
      • Account Name: RPN Flora and Fauna Inc.
      • Account Number: 4170128993
      • Bank Name: Banco De Oro
      • Bank Address: Reposo, Makati
    • Fax the bank receipt to 534-9826 along with your name, mobile number and indicate “2010 Photography Contest” on the receipt
    • You will receive an entry code through your mobile phone
    • Submit the following materials inside a sealed brown envelope:
      • Application form
      • Bank deposit slip
      • DVD or CD of JPG file (must not exceed 4MB)
      • Written on a separate sheet of paper
        • Image files must be in English and follow the following pattern:
        • [Entry Code – City – Name – Division – Category - Subject.jpg]
      • 8in x 10in photo paper print
      • Brief intro on your pictures not more than 100 words
    • Send entry by mail to
      • Organizing Committee –
      • 2010 PIFGEX “Gifts of Nature” Photography Competition
      • UG-26 Wack Wack Royal Mansion
      • Wack Wack Road, Mandaluyong City
    • Each contestant can submit a maximum of three (3) entries per category. The same photo cannot be entered in more than one (1) category
    • Judging Criteria
      • 25% Substance and originality
      • 20% Composition
      • 20% Artistic merit
      • 20% Technical excellence
      • 15% Overall impact
    • View complete contest mechanics
  • Essay Competition
    • Theme: "Social and economic trends that have contributed to the preservation of the environment"
    • Categories (full mechanics for details)
      • Eco-friendly/Green Lifestyle
      • Environmental Conservation
      • Biodiversity and Development
    • Essay Guidelines
      • Essay compositions must be the work of an individual only
      • Free of spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors
      • Must cite the sources. Use parenthetical citations within the text.
      • Minimum of five (5) bibliography sources are allowed. Essays that rely solely on internet sources may be disqualified
      • Print in A4 size paper using MS Word in Times New Roman, font size 12, double spaced with one (1) inch margin on all four (4) sides and numbered pages
      • Not more than 1,500 but less than 1,000 words (doesn't include title, bibliography and parenthetical citations)
    • Download and fill out the application form
    • Email application to essaywriting@philippinefloraandfauna.org
    • Deposit P200 participation fee
      • Account Name: RPN Flora and Fauna Inc.
      • Account Number: 4170128993
      • Bank Name: Banco De Oro
      • Bank Address: Reposo, Makati
    • Fax the bank receipt to 534-9826 along with your name, mobile number and indicate “2010 Essay Writing Competition” on the receipt
    • You will receive an entry code through your mobile phone
    • Submit the following materials inside an envelope:
      • Application form
      • Bank deposit slip
      • DVD or CD of essay
      • Written on a separate sheet of paper
        • Image files must be in English and follow the following pattern:
        • [Entry Code – City – Name – Division – Category - Essay Title]
      • Essay printout
      • Brief intro of your essay
    • Send entry by mail to
      • Organizing Committee –
      • 2010 PIFGEX “Essay Writing” Competition
      • UG-26 Wack Wack Royal Mansion
      • Wack Wack Road, Mandaluyong City
    • Each contestant can submit one (1) entry per category
    • Only one entry per grade or level
    • Judging Criteria
      • 25% Substance and originality
      • 20% Composition
      • 20% Artistic merit
      • 20% Technical excellence
      • 15% Overall impact
    • View complete contest mechanics
  • Invention Competition
    • Theme: "4 R’s of Conservation Ethics: Rethink, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle"
    • Categories (full mechanics for details)
      • Invention
      • Utility
      • Industrial
    • Invention Guidelines
      • If patent has been filed for the invention, a copy of the Patent document shall be submitted together w/ the Official Registration Form
      • Should get prototypes ready upon submitting entries upon request of the judging panel
      • Brief description of not more than 100 words
      • Create a photo, drawing or computer rendering of the invention together with a diagram of how it works must be submitted first for pre-selection of finalists
      • Prototypes must be shot in the following views: front, left and right side, and top views
    • Download and fill out the application form
    • Email application to inventions@philippinefloraandfauna.org
      • Deposit P300 participation fee
      • Account Name: RPN Flora and Fauna Inc.
      • Account Number: 4170128993
      • Bank Name: Banco De Oro
      • Bank Address: Reposo, Makati
    • Fax the bank receipt to 534-9826 along with your name, mobile number and indicate “2010 Inventions Competition” on the receipt
    • You will receive an entry code through your mobile phone
    • Submit the following materials inside an envelope:
      • Application form
      • Bank deposit slip
      • Clear photograph(s)
      • CD, DVD, or Flash Drive depicting the invention and how it works
      • Written on a separate sheet of paper
        • Image files must be in English and follow the following pattern:
        • [Entry Code – City – Name – Division – Category - Invention Title]
    • Send entry by mail to
      • Organizing Committee –
      • 2010 PIFGEX “Gifts of Nature” Photography Competition
      • UG-26 Wack Wack Royal Mansion
      • Wack Wack Road, Mandaluyong City
    • Each contestant can submit one (1) entry per category
    • Only 1 invention per category
    • Only one entry per level, division or college
    • Judging Criteria
      • 35% Innovation/Inventiveness (How creative is it?)
      • 35% Usefulness (How will it help or educate society?)
      • 15% Research, Design & Execution (How well was the problem solved?)
      • 10% Marketability (Would the cost of the invention be reasonable?)
      • 5% Organization & Clarity of essay (including spelling and grammar)
    • View complete contest mechanics
  • Arts & Crafts Competition
    • Theme: “Gifts of Nature” - 4 R's, ways to minimize toxins and waste
    • Categories (full mechanics for details)
      • Painting
      • Sculpture
      • Craft Making
    • Entry Guidelines
      • Entries depicting violence and racism are not allowed
    • Download and fill out the application form
    • Email application to artsandcrafts@philippinefloraandfauna.org
    • Deposit P300 participation fee
      • Account Name: RPN Flora and Fauna Inc.
      • Account Number: 4170128993
      • Bank Name: Banco De Oro
      • Bank Address: Reposo, Makati
    • Fax the bank receipt to 534-9826 along with your name, mobile number and indicate "2010 Arts and Crafts Competition” on the receipt
    • You will receive an entry code through your mobile phone
    • Submit the following materials inside an envelope:
      • Application form
      • Bank deposit slip
      • Photos of your artwork in the following angles: front, left and right side, and top views
      • Written on a separate sheet of paper
        • Image files must be in English and follow the following pattern:
        • [Entry Code – City – Name – Division – Category - ArtworkTitle]
      • Brief description of not more than 100 words
    • Send entry by mail to
      • Organizing Committee –
      • 2010 PIFGEX “Arts and Crafts” Competition
      • UG-26 Wack Wack Royal Mansion
      • Wack Wack Road, Mandaluyong City
    • Each contestant/group can submit one (1) entry per category
    • Judging Criteria
      • 25% Substance and originality
      • 20% Composition
      • 20% Artistic merit
      • 20% Technical excellence
      • 15% Overall impact
    • View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:
  • Last day of payment of joining fee: May 31, 2010 EXTENDED to June 30, 2010
  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2010 EXTENDED to July 5, 2010
Contest Prize:
  • Photo Competition
    • Platinum Award - P30,000 or equivalent value of photographic equipment/travel service plus a chance to join one (1) RPN Flora & Fauna Inc. expedition
    • Gold Award - P25,000 or equivalent value of photographic equipment/travel service plus a chance to join one (1) RPN Flora & Fauna Inc. expedition
    • Silver Award P15,000 or equivalent value of photographic equipment/travel service
    • Bronze Award P5,000 or equivalent value of photographic equipmentor supplies
    • Outstanding Performance Awards (10 winners) - P2,000 or equivalent value of photographic supplies for EACH winner
    • All finalists will be awarded a certificate of participation and will be exhibited at a photography
  • Essay Competition
    • Platinum Award - P20,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Gold Award - P15,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Silver Award P10,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Bronze Award P5,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Outstanding Performance Awards (10 winners) - P2,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • All selected entries will be awarded a certificate of participation and will be presented during the PIFGEX 2010 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City
  • Invention Competition
    • Arts & Crafts Competition
    • Platinum Award - P30,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Gold Award - P25,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Silver Award P20,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Bronze Award P15,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Outstanding Performance Awards (10 winners) - P5,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • All selected entries will be awarded a certificate of participation and will be presented during the PIFGEX 2010 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City
  • Arts & Crafts Competition
    • Platinum Award - P30,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Gold Award - P25,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Silver Award P20,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Bronze Award P15,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • Outstanding Performance Awards (10 winners) - P5,000 or equivalent value of school equipments & supplies
    • All selected entries will be awarded a certificate of participation and will be presented during the PIFGEX 2010 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City

Upside:
  • HUGE CASH prizes
  • Great exposure
  • Proper credits are made to winners
Downside:
  • Prizes are subject to tax
  • All works shall be owned by RPN Flora & Fauna Inc.
For more information, log on to philippinefloraandfauna.org or email competition@philippinefloraandfauna.org