Competition Objective

The Dangerous Drugs Board, with the Department of Education is hosting a Storytelling Competition. The objective of which is to provide an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation for the beauty of language alongside the promotion of drug abuse prevention concepts. It also aims to hone students’ skills in imagining and visualizing stories and enhance their presentation and communication skills as they share their stories with others.

Who can join?

This competition is open to students of primary schools in the National Capital Region.

Prizes at stake

1st Prize            Php 15,000
2nd Prize           Php 10,000
3rd Prize            Php 5,000

*10% of the cash prize will go to the winners’ respective coaches.

Consolation Prize        Php 1,000


  1. Only students of primary schools in the National Capital Region are allowed to join the contest.
  2. Entries must be coursed through the Division of City Schools. There should only be one representative and a coach (adviser) per Division of City Schools. The deadline for the submission to the DDB of the official representative of each School Division is on September 15, 2015.
  3. Entries must be original and anchored on the theme, “Kaya ko ‘to nang walang droga.”
  4. Entries must be in Filipino.
  5. Genres that may be used are historical tales, oral histories, family stories, personal stories and proverbs.
  6. Contestants will only be given 5 to 7 minutes for the presentation of the story.
  7. Contestants must provide a typed copy of the story (on 8.5 by 11” white paper, double spaced, in Times New Roman 12 point font) on the day of the presentation scheduled on October 2, 2015 at the Convention Hall of the National Irrigation Administration, NIA Road, East Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City.
  8. On the day of the competition, time will start when the contestant first speaks. The judges will signal time with the use of flags.
        Green flag: The participant begins storytelling
        Red flag: The time is up (participant reached the maximum 7 minutes)
        *A 15-second grace period will be given after the participant reached the maximum 7 minutes of presentation. If the story has not yet been finished within the grace period, the judges will give five knocks to signal that time is up. Every second past the tolerance time will reduce the score by 1 point.
  9. The decision of the judges together with DDB representatives are final and irrevocable.
  10. The winners will be invited to perform their piece during activities of the DDB for children.
  11. Awarding of the prizes is on the same date of the competition.

Criteria for judging

Content (30%)
Story is delivered in a logical order and is appropriate to the theme

Pronunciation (15%)
Articulation and intonation

Fluency (15%)
Pace, voice quality, vocal expression

Performance (15%)
Confidence, gesture, mimicry

Creativity (15%)

Time Management (10%)