Upcoming Event: The Green Spine Book Poetry Contest

As part of the Green Spine Book Fair 2016, the Libraries will hold The Green Spine Book Poetry Contest on Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This activity aims to showcase the DLSU students’ and faculty members’ creativity through the use of books as artistic objects, foster the love of reading, and promote the Libraries' print collection and social media accounts.

  • The contest is open to all bona-fide DLSU faculty and all students of DLSU Manila, MEC, and STC campuses.
  • The contest will be held on 19 January 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Individual and group entries will be accepted. Each individual/group is only allowed to submit one (1) entry. Interested participants may pre-register online not later than 15 January 2016 (Friday). Walk-in participants may also join this contest by registering at the Libraries’ Booth at the Green Spine Book Fair, Cory Aquino Democratic Space on the contest date from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • Submission of entry constitutes permission to use contestant’s name and entry for purposes of presentation, marketing and promotion without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. All entries become property of the Libraries.

  • Contestants will find print books and stack them up, arranging the spine titles in an artistic manner, to create a poem. The books should be borrowed and checked out from the Libraries’ collection.
  • Each entry should use a minimum of three book spines and a maximum of eight.
  • To qualify, contestants shall:
    • bring the books to the Libraries’ Booth at the Green Spine Book Fair and present the checkout transaction receipt of the books borrowed or show their MyLibrary account checkout record
    • take a photo of their Green Spine poem in the designated photo booth
    • “like” the Facebook page of the Libraries and “follow” LORA’s Twitter account
    • tweet the photo to @LORA_DLSULib using the hashtags #GreenSpine2016 and #TheGreenSpinePoetryContest
  • Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:  
    • Message           30%
    • Creativity            25%
    • Originality                     25%
    • Social Media Impact*    20%
*will be based on the entry’s recorded total number of likes on Facebook and number of favorites on Twitter until 20 January 2016 at 12 midnight. The Libraries will post all qualified entries on its Facebook page on the same day, 19 January 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Winners and Prizes:
  • The three entries with the highest scores will be declared winners and will receive the following prizes:
    • 1st prize: Php 1,500-worth The Store gift certificate
    • 2nd prize: Php 1,000-worth The Store gift certificate
    • 3rd  prize: Php 500-worth The Store gift certificate
  • The winners will be notified by e-mail on 20 January 2016 and will be invited to attend the Green Spine 2016 Awarding Ceremonies on 21 January 2016 at 4:00 PM. List of winners will also be posted on the DLSU Libraries Newsette, Twitter, and Facebook page.