SEAIR gives away Boracay vacation packages at animation contest

Participants at the “Animated Short Tails” contest can win a Boracay vacation package for two at one of the country’s best year-round destinations, Batanes.

Presented by South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR), together with the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI), the competition will run until February 28, 2011. Registration is free and open to all Filipinos. Registration forms can be downloaded at Competition updates will be posted at


seair boracay vacation contest

Animated Short Tails Contest

“As we see and acknowledge that animation is an edgy marketing tool to promote our products and services,” says Delza Gochoco, SEAIR Head of Commercial Affairs. “SEAIR decided to partner with ACPI for 2011 to help promote our airline and its destinations, but at the same time to help boost the production of more original Filipino animation.”

The contest is divided into the professional and student divisions. The first place winner in the professional division gets two Batanes roundtrip tickets and three days, two nights accommodations for two at Batanes Seaside Hotel; second place gets two Boracay roundtrip tickets plus three days, two nights stay for two at Fairways and Bluewater Resort; and third place gets two Boracay roundtrip tickets.

The top draw in the student division wins a Batanes roundtrip ticket and three days, two nights stay at Batanes Seaside Hotel; second place gets a Boracay roundtrip ticket and three days, two nights stay at Fairways and Bluewater Resort; and third place gets a Boracay roundtrip ticket. A participant in the school division must provide a photocopy of a valid school ID and school registration form together with the entry form.

Boracay Vacation Packages
Boracay Vacation Packages

Entries should promote SEAIR and its destinations, communicate SEAIR’s positioning as the Philippines’ premier leisure airline. They can be in cel animation, line drawing, stop motion objects or animated objects, stop motion puppet, stop motion clay/claymation, sand on glass, paint on glass, cut-outs, pixilation, 2D computer/flash animation, 3D computer, or a combination of the above forms.

Works must have a total duration of 30 seconds. The deadline for submission of entry forms and related materials is on February 28, 2011, Monday.

SEAIR will also give away a Boracay roundtrip ticket to the entry with the most number of “Likes” on the SEAIR Facebook Fan Page. A link to the entry must be posted on the wall at before 11:59 p.m. of February 28, 2011.

“The support from different private institutions has been overwhelming,” emphasizes Michael Kho Lim, Executive Director of Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. “We feel that these companies are seeing the growth potential of the animation industry and how it can enliven the economy. Their support then becomes advantageous for our local artists as they get the support and encouragement to produce more original content.”

SEAIR is the nation’s second oldest airline and is the only airline that flies from Manila to the idyllic northern province of Batanes. It has the longest history of uninterrupted flights to Boracay via Caticlan and offers the fastest flights to Boracay, the world-class beach destination – at 35 minutes. It was the 2009 Best Airline of the Year at the Philippines’ Consumer Excellence Award. This year, SEAIR was named Gold Brand by the Gold Brands Council Philippines as a testament for brand image appeal, and trust and market acceptance.

ACPI is a non-profit organization recognized and supported by the government to promote Filipino animation talents worldwide. It holds the annual animation festival, “Animahenasyon”, which features works of aspiring and professional animators in the country through competition, master classes, animation congress, and work exhibits of seasoned animators and lifetime achievement awardees.

For inquiries on entry submission and “Animated Short Tails” contest rules, please contact the ACPI at 817-2727 local 108 or email: and check updates in SEAIR’s Facebook page at

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