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Share the Beauty of the Philippines: Join Doon Po Sa Amin video-making competition Year 8

Doon Po Sa Amin Video Making Competition, Now on its 8th Year

Show the beauty of your own hometown and your talent in filming it in its finest through Doon Po Sa Amin video making competition. Now in its 8th year, Doon Po Sa Amin has been held yearly since 2007 by Smart Communications – The Philippines Leader in Mobile. Each year is full of talented contestants, and of breath-taking entries that will make you appreciate the beauty of various Filipino cultures throughout the country.

Doon po sa Amin Video-Making Contest Year 8
Doon po sa Amin Video-Making Contest Year 8

Like the accustomed mechanics, Doon Po Sa Amin Year 8 will have the same rules.

Doon Po Sa Amin Year 8 is a free-for-all video making contest. Everyone is free to join, and everyone is free to express their love and appreciation for their hometown through any one of the three types of filming:

  • Travel videos (3-5 minutes)
  • Music videos (2-5 minutes)
  • Short plugs (20-30 seconds)

Contestants are free to express themselves in any possible way they can think of, as long as their outputs will fall under any of the three categories and their corresponding time limits—and be as creative and informative as much as possible, of course.

Films should tell the tale of the contestants’ hometowns through this year’s categories:

  • Activities to enjoy
  • Food to eat
  • Community products to support
  • History to uncover
  • People to meet
  • Places to go
  • Plants and animals to discover.

Entry titles are required to start with Doon Po Sa Amin, and the language used in the film must be in Tagalog, or any local dialect, and should have English subtitles.

Doon po sa Amin Fried Halo Halo entry
Doon po sa Amin Fried Halo Halo entry

Each group of contestants should have a minimum of eight members and a maximum of ten—and the more heads and creative ideas, the more the better, and the more the challenge!

In addition to the three filming categories, contestants will also be divided into two categories, namely the students division, and the open division. Contestants who are in high school and college will fall under the students division category, and the multitude of other types of Filipino contestants will fall under the open division category.

Dinagyang Festival from Iloilo
Dinagyang Festival from Iloilo

Criteria for judging will be divided into four: 40% for content, 30% for creativity, 20% for execution, and 10% for impact.

Registration has already begun since June 1, and the deadline of submitting your entries is on September 25. For registration and more information, visit

There will be one winner for each category of filming and each from the students division and open division. Each will receive Php30,000 cash, and a chance to broadcast their hometown’s beauty to the whole country! But if you don’t get the first prize, then don’t worry. Three representatives from the top three teams from both contestant divisions will be invited for an all-expense paid awarding ceremony in Manila.

If you still aren’t able to reach the top three places, there’s still no need to worry. What matters is that you were able to show other people the story of your hometown, which is the main point of Doon Po Sa Amin—letting others (and yourselves) truly appreciate what you have over there, as your own. So what are you waiting for? Start filming, and start showing others what you have doon po sa amin!

For more information on the contest, visit the Doon po sa Amin website. You may also follow DPSA on Facebook (, on Twitter (, or subscribe to its YouTube channel ( to view other Pinoy local stories.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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