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July 13, 2018

JICA Philippines Nationwide Digital Arts Competition
"The Sustainable Development Goals: Building an Inclusive Future"

Mechanics

Eligibility
The contest is open to all currently enrolled Filipino college students in a duly-recognized academic institution except immediate family members of JICA employees.

Submission of Entries

  1. Entries that won in previous competitions, or have been used for commercial purposes or published will not be eligible.
  2. Likewise, entries with elements whose copyright belong to other organizations or other creatives are not qualified.
  3. Entries must be original digital art (print) form. Animation, motion graphics, and other sub-classification of digital art will not be accepted.
  4. Submitted entries should be 1080 x 1920 pixels, at least 300 dpi and in JPEG format.
  5. Entries that are hand drawn, painted, or art form that was scanned/copied/went through manual process will not be accepted.
  6. Entries should not contain inappropriate content e.g. promotion of brands, malicious or explicit content that can offend race, sex, religion, or public taste.
  7. Each entry should have a caption (less than 40 words).
  8. JICA reserves the right to reject submissions with incomplete details. Submission deadline is extended to September 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
  9. The file name of the image should follow this format: family name then first name_date submitted (ex. JavierLara_06302017). Submission should also include the registration form which may be downloaded from: https://www.jica.go.jp/philippine/english/office/topics/index.html
  10. Only one entry per person is allowed. All entries should be emailed to: jicappcontest@gmail.com

Copyright

  1. Each image submitted must be original and an unpublished work of the participant who owns the copyright.
  2. By submitting an entry for the contest, the participant is also granting JICA the right to use the artwork without any fee payment, for JICA PR activities. JICA will acknowledge the participant accordingly.

Prizes
1st place - 12.9 64GB iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, 2nd place - Wacom Intous Pro Medium Drawing Tablet, 3rd place - Wacom Intous WL Medium Drawing Tablet
9 runners up: 1 TB WD External Hard Drives
All 12 finalists will receive a certificate and their artworks will be used for JICA publications.

Judging and Results

  1. A panel of judges will select the winners, and the decision is final.
  2. The following criteria will be used: relevance, creativity, and originality

JICA and the Sustainable Development Goals

A Background Guide for Participants

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) shares the global vision of improving the lives of people in the next 15 years. In the Philippines under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations, JICA lays down its support to the SDGs in concrete ways through its development cooperation activities throughout the country.

Here's a glimpse on how JICA shares in this collective effort towards these global objectives in the Philippines.

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JICA implements over 100 projects in the Philippines as of 2018 to ensure no one is left behind in poverty reduction efforts


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More than 300 agrarian reform communities benefited from JICA project through credit and infrastructure, 1995-2015


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JICA maternal and child health project in the Cordillera helped increase facility-based delivery to 92% in 2015 from 65% in 2010


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Supported senior high school modeling program in 10 pilot /model technical vocational schools


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Through community-based forest management project, contributed in capacity building & strengthening of People's Organizations (POs) that are led by female leaders with mostly female members


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Partnered with Maynilad to support its non-revenue water reduction program in its service areas


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Provided grant aid to upgrade power distribution in electric cooperatives in Mindanao conflict areas


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Implementing 11 transport infrastructure projects under PH Build Build Build program


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Partnered with PH to develop industry-academe-government model in improving HR and supply value chain


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Implements about 73 poverty reduction projects on disaster reduction, agriculture, and environment


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Supports flood control management in PH 10 critical river basins


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Worked with 13 Japanese SMEs to raise PH agriculture productivity, 2012 to present


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Introduced Japanese technologies on waste management, recycling, e-tricycles, water supply/sanitation and hydropower in partnership with Japanese SMEs


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Partnered with universities & agencies in Japan, Philippines & Indonesia to protect marine biodiversity & blue carbon ecosystems in the coral triangle


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Supported forestland management efforts via community organizing/strengthening and comprehensive site development activities in critical river basins


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Implemented 24 projects to support peace building and community development in Mindanao's conflict areas


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Dispatched about 1, 630 Japanese volunteers in the Philippines and worked with over 90 Japanese grassroots organizations over the years


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