• The 9th Lampara Books Illustrators Prize


    (Sponsored by Lampara Publishing House, Incorporated)  


    Download the application form here

    Download the manuscript here

    Download the required font here



    1. This contest is sponsored by Lampara Publishing House, Incorporated (LPHI).

    2. The contest starts on February 17, 2020 and ends on April 20, 2020.

    3. Any person who can illustrate a children’s story can join the contest, except for employees of LPHI and its sister company Precious Pages Corporation (PPC), as well as their relatives up to the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity.

    4. To join, the participant has to download the story from the LPHI official website www.lamparabooks.com.ph

    5. The participant can choose any three segments from the 14 segments of the story to illustrate and serve as his/her entries.

    6. A segment of the story can be illustrated as either a

                a. spread, or

                b. two (2) one-page illustrations facing each other.

    7. The actual page sizes are:

                1. single page—20.32 cm x 22.86 cm (8 inches x 9 inches)

                2. spread—40.64 cm x 22.86 cm (16 inches x 9 inches)

    8. The illustrations can be done either freehand or through digital rendering. Bleed-page illustrations are preferred.

    9. For illustrations done free-hand:

                a. Mixed media can be used.

                b. It should be laid out on paper or board suitable for scanning.

                c. It must be scanner-ready.

    10. Illustrations that use collage—or any other similar style—as a medium are also accepted, provided the participant submit them printed out on suitable paper from a digital file in the required actual size.

    11. For the illustrations done through digital rendering, they must be printed out on suitable paper.

    12. The participant must indicate the text block/s on the illustrations. He/she is free to layout the text on the pages provided he/she retains the fonts and the font sizes as downloaded from the Web site:

                Tagalog text: Avant Garde Bk BT, 14 pt, boldface

                English translation: Arial, 12 pt, boldface

    13. The participant must indicate on the bottom margin of each illustration the segment number of the story.           

    14. The deadline for submission of entries is on April 20, 2020 at the close of office hours (5:00 PM).

    15. The illustrations must be wrapped in protective covering for submission.

    16. The participant must submit his/her entry under a pseudonym, which he/she must write also on the bottom margin of each illustration. 

    17. Each entry must be accompanied by:

                a. a duly accomplished entry form with pen name, real name, current residential address, contact address, birthdate, gender, civil status, company affiliated with, schools attended and published works, also downloaded from the LPHI Web site, www.lamparabooks.com.ph and

                b. an affidavit attesting to the originality of the artworks as the participant’s own work.

    18. The entry, entry form and the affidavit of originality must be contained in a sealed white business envelope, on the lower right corner of which is written the participant’s pseudonym.

    19. The envelope containing the entry, the entry form and the affidavit of originality must be addressed to:





                #16 STO. DOMINGO AVENUE        

                1115 QUEZON CITY

    20. The envelope containing the entry, the entry form and affidavit of originality must be delivered personally to the above address.

    21. Judging shall be held at the Lampara Publishing House, Inc.’s conference room on April 27 2020, 3:00 PM.

    22. Entries shall be judged according to the following criteria:

                a. Interpretation—25%

                b. Creativity—25%

                c. Composition—25%

                d. Overall visual impact—25%

    23. The decision of the judges shall be final.

    24. There will be only one winner who shall be given a cash prize of Php 25,000.00 and a certificate of merit.

    25. The prize shall be subjected to the 20% tax for prizes exceeding Php10,000.00 and shall be shouldered by the winner.

    26. The name of the winner shall be announced on April 27, 2020 on the LPHI official Web site and on Facebook.

    27. Notification through registered mail shall also be sent to the winner.

    28. The awarding ceremony will be held at the SMX Mall of Asia International Convention Center in September 2020 during the annual 41st Manila International Book Fair.

    29. If unable to attend the awarding event, the winner may claim his/her prize within sixty (60) days from receipt of notice of the awarding event at the LPHI main office at the address mentioned above. Upon claiming the prize the winner must present 2 (two) valid government IDs.

    30. Any unclaimed prize after the redemption period will be forfeited in behalf of Precious Pages Corporation with prior DTI approval.


                                                                            Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 02984 Series of 2020