The pandemic is a global phenomenon that is currently threatening the health and safety of the people and poses a big challenge to the survival of mankind. Wearing of face masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) became the new fashion and symbol of protection and safety. However, this has, likewise, created a bigger threat to our environment due to the massive amount of hazardous and domestic wastes that is being generated from our health care facilities and individual households. The lifestyle of online purchase and delivery created an unsustainable culture of disposables. If this situation is not strategically addressed, this problem will create a ripple effect and be a bigger health threat to the people as well as a global environmental concern hastening the effect of climate change and weakening our fight against COVID-19.

Therefore, there is a need to create awareness and action to this alarming situation. This competition aims to create awareness on maintaining and creating a healthier environment, & promote innovative actions and be part of a solution.

Presented by 

UST Alumni Association, Inc.

In partnership withBasic Environmental Systems & Technologies, Inc.
Intramuros Administration

Sponsored by 

Agos Media
Anino Design
Archion Architects
Equipaje and Associates (E+A)

Media Partner




This will be open to all Thomasian members:
– current enrolled students
– academic members – faculty
– non-academic members – support and technical staff
– alumni

A copy of Identification cards (IDs) would be needed as proof.

Age: 13 and up

Team composition

Individual or group submission (maximum of 3 members)

Submission Guidelines

Size 20” x 30” inches (portrait orientation) with a short narrative essay of 200-300 words on “Advocating Towards Healthier Environment of the 21st Century”

Visual expression will be any medium.

Digital: 6000px x 9000px (300 dpi or higher)

Hand drawn or mixed media should be scanned with at least 300dpi resolution or higher.

All Entries would be submitted on a digital format.

Do not put name or any mark of recognition to the poster.

Register now!

Criteria for Judging

Creativity 40%
Concept and content 30%
Overall impact 20%


Winners would be announced on August 21, 2021

Grand Prize Php 15,000.00
1st Place Php 10,000.00
2nd Place Php 5,000.00

People’s Choice Award Php 5,000.00

Top 10 entries will be exhibited at Intramuros, Manila. For the selected semifinalists who are not in digital format, the actual work will be requested for the exhibit.

All entries are property of the respective creator except for the winning entries, which will be turned over to UST AAI.

Dates to Remember

Launching and Talk: June 26, 2021

Start of Submission of Entry: July 19. 2021

Deadline of Submission of Entry: August 7, 2021

Announcement of Top 10 Semifinalists: August 15, 2021
(Start of Social Media Selection of People’s Choice Award)

Announcement of Winners: August 21, 2021

Physical and Virtual Exhibit: August 16-31, 2021