DENR Mascot Design Contest 2018 | Prize: PhP 60,000 Tax Free

Join the “PINAS: THE BASURA BUSTER“, a DENR Mascot Design Contest 2018. This contest is open to all individuals aged 10 years old and above. Sixty thousand pesos (PhP 60,000.00) will be given away to the chosen winner.

DENR Mascot Design Contest 2018 | Guidelines & Mechanics

  1. The Mascot shall be named, “Pinas: The Basura Buster”. It shall portray unique features that everybody will love and understand.
  2. The Mascot shall become an effective tool in carrying the message on solid waste management.
  3. The Mascot Design Contest is open to individuals nationwide aged 10 and above EXCEPT to employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and his/her families up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity. DENR Consultants, Contractuals and Casuals and their families up to the second degree of consanguinity and affinity are also exempted from joining this contest.
  4. The Mascot Design Contest will officially start at 10:00 am on Saturday, 15 September 2018 and officially ends at 10:00 pm on Sunday, 14 October 2018. The DENR will strictly follow the Philippine Standard Time.
  5. Each entry is composed of two sheets of the entrant’s ORIGINAL character design in FULL COLOR on an 8.5 x 11 inch-paper. The first sheet must be a full body image of the character, standing. The second sheet must be a full body image of the character, standing in front, side and back views.
  6. The following information shall be written at the back of the entry:
    • Full Name of the Entrant
    • Age
    • Mailing Address/ Email Address
    • Landline/ Mobile Number
    • Island Cluster (Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao)
  7. The entrant shall write and sign his/her name at the back of every page of his/her entry.
  8. The submitted entry needs to further MEET THE REQUIREMENTS, as follows:
    • Represents the blue, red and green colors; OR blue, green and white colors.
    • Project DENR’s messages on solid waste management, such as, reduce, reuse, recycle; segregation-at-source; clean surroundings; and the like
    • Shall be comprehensible since this Mascot will be used on road shows nationwide
    • Must be realistic, i.e., must be possible to produce a costume based on the sketch/design submitted
    • Size of the Mascot needs to be identified
    • Design has to be created by the entrant himself/herself and not been used elsewhere befor
  9. Hence, the entrant shall accompany a brief description of the Mascot Design.
  10. Entries can be rendered digitally or traditionally. If digitalized, the Design shall be drawn or illustrated preferably using Photoshop or Illustrator.
  11. Digital entries shall be emailed in PDF form to: [email protected], while traditional entries shall be submitted in a sealed envelope to:
    • 2nd Floor, Development Communication Division
    • Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service
    • Visayas Avenue, Diliman 1100, Quezon City
  12. By joining the competition, the entrant declares that the Mascot Design submitted is his/her original work, has not been submitted to any other competition, and does not infringe on any third party’s existing copyright.
  13. If found that the entry is not original, it will be automatically disqualified and appropriate legal action shall be undertaken by the DENR.
  14. Any complaints that may arise due to similarities, likeness or comparison of the Design would be the accountability of the entrant as he/she will be responsible to prove its authenticity.
  15. Each entrant shall fill-up the official registration form, which will be posted on DENR official social media accounts: @DENROfficial (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and website:
  16. The Mascot Design Contest shall be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Relevance to the theme: 40%
    • Creativity and Workability: 30%
    • Visual Impact: 30%
    • TOTAL: 100%
  17. An entrant may submit as many entries as possible. Submitted entries will become the property of the DENR.
  18. By entering this Contest and/or accepting a Prize, the entrant transfers any rights on the entered Design to the DENR and consent to the use of his/her entry design, name, city or residence, any photographs or other likeness for publicity, advertising or informational purposes carried out by DENR in any medium or format without further notice or compensation.
  19. Accepted entries will be judged by representatives of the DENR. Judges decision is final.
  20. All entries that are incomplete or do not conform to or satisfy the DENR criteria may be disqualified.
  21. There shall ONLY be ONE WINNER for this contest. The selected entrant will be contacted based on the contact details indicated in his/her entry.
  22. Winning entry will receive at total of PhP60,000 tax free.
  23. Winner will be notified officially by the DENR.
  24. Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable. Awarding of prize shall be done at the DENR office.
  25. The DENR shall not shoulder the transportation and accommodation costs of the declared winner. He/she shall bear all incidental costs in coming to the DENR to claim the prize.
  26. Should the declared winner be not personally available to claim the prize, he/she can have someone pick up the prize PROVIDED that he/she is duly authorized by a Special Power of Attorney.
  27. The winning entry will become the DENR OFFICIAL MASCOT for the solid waste management program.
  28. This Design Contest will run in accordance with these rules, subject to amendment by the DENR. Entrants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules by participating in the Design Contest.
  29. DENR assumes no responsibility for failure of the internet or the website during the Contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure or any e-mail or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to the entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any material in the Design Contest.
  30. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, DENR reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
  31. If the identity of the entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address and telephone number submitted at the time of the entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The individual assigned to the indicated telephone number and e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder.
  32. A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address and the telephone number associated with the selected entry.
  33. All entries handed-in via e-mail must be submitted from a valid e- mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Design Contest will be the Design Contest server machine(s).

Submit Your Entries for DENR Mascot Design Contest 2018

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