BPI Anak Expat Ako 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013 jeffrey 0 Comments

Working abroad apart from your kids is not easy. That is why OFWs are considered as the country's modern-day heroes. In line with this,  BPI once again launches the search for 2013's Ten (10) Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children. This is for the kids to take pride and help them appreciate the importance of their parents' contribution to the country, but more importantly, to their future. Choose which category you are most qualified to join: Ibang Klaseng Talino Award, Ibang Klaseng Community Leader, Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur, or Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete. Aside from submitting the needed requirements, you must also write an essay on the topic, "Overseas migration has it gains and pains. As a daughter/son of an OFW, how can you help optimize the economic gains of your parent's employment overseas and minimize the social risks that your family faces due to distance and years of separation?". Seven (7) awardees for the Ibang Klaseng Talino Award will each receive P50,000. One (1) awardee for the each of the 3 remaining categories (Ibang Klaseng Community Leader, Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur, Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete) will also be granted P50,000.


Contest Requirements:
  • Son/daughter of an Overseas Filipino Worker (with a current work contract abroad) meeting the following qualifications:
    • High school graduate and is currently enrolled in at least a four-year college course
    • With no failing grade. For academic excellence, you must comply with the grade requirement
    • Not more than 21 years old
    • You or your parents/immediate family member must have a deposit account with BPI, BPI Direct, or BPI Family Savings Bank
    • Not a relative of a BPI Unibank employee up to the third degree of affinity and consanguinity
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to BPI mybpimag.com and download the application form
  2. Four (4) Categories
    • Ibang Klaseng Talino Award
    • Ibang Klaseng Community Leader
    • Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur
    • Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete
  3. Entry Guidelines
    • Write an essay on the topic: "Overseas migration has it gains and pains. As a daughter/son of an OFW, how can you help optimize the economic gains of your parent's employment overseas and minimize the social risks that your family faces due to distance and years of separation?(Ang pangingibang bansa ay may mga benepisyo at kawalan. Bilang anak ng OFW, paano ka makatutulong upang mapalago ang mga positibong bunga sa ekonomiya ng pagtatrabaho ng iyong magulang sa ibang bansa at mabawasan ang mga negatibong epekto sa lipunan ng distansya at matagal na pagkakalayo sa isa’t isa ng mga pamilyang OFW?)"
    • The essay may be written in Filipino or English
    • Must be typewritten, double-spaced
    • Must contain at least a minimum of 800 words and not more than 1,200 words
  4. Submission Guidelines
    • Essay
    • Fully accomplished application form
    • Certified true copy of grades for school year (SY) 2012 - 2013 indicating the general weighted average expressed in absolute amount eg. 95%, 89%, etc. If your grading system follows a letter/range such as A to D; 1 to 5, etc., it must be authenticated and certified true and correct by the school administrator or dean of college
    • Proof of enrollment for SY 2013 - 2014
    • Certificate of Good Moral Character from School
    • Certified true copy of birth certificate
    • Proof of involvement or membership in non-academic activities, community or civic works covering special citations or awards in sports and the arts; proof of membership in school clubs/organizations and civic organizations. Covers membership in 2012 and 2013 only
    • Work contract or proof of overseas employment of overseas Filipino parent
    • Form certification that applicant, parent or immediate family member has a deposit account with BPI, BPI Direct or BPI Family Savings Bank
    • Requirements/proof specific to the category you wish to enter
  5. Judging Criteria
    • Ibang Klase Talino Awards
      • 70% Academic excellence (General weighted average of at least 85% for school year 2012 - 2013)
      • 20% Essay
      • 10% Non-academic (sports, community etc.)
    • Ibang Klaseng Community Leader / Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur / Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete Awards
      • 50% Excellence in special category
      • 30% Academic excellence (General weighted average of at least 80% for school year 2012 - 2013
      • 20% Essay
  6. Submit your entries to 
    • BPI Search Project Secretariat 
      Attention: Ms. Crismen Marie L. Alingasa
      Global Banking Product Development and Marketing Management
      9F BPI Card Center, 8753 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
  7. There will be additional criteria for Ibang Klaseng Community Leader, Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur, and Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete
  8. You can only join in one (1) category where you think you are most qualified
  9. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Deadline of submission of entries until August 31, 2013

Contest Prize:
  • Ibang Klaseng Talino Award - Seven (7) winners of P50,000 EACH
  • Ibang Klaseng Community Leader - One (1) winner of P50,000
  • Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur - One (1) winner of P50,000
  • Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete - One (1) winner of P50,000
Upside
  • CASH prize
Downside
  • No online submission
  • No multiple submission
For more info, log on to mybpimag.com or call 750-6510 or 501-5090