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A Dance Competition for Psychology Majors

General Guidelines:
1. Open to groups of bona fide Psychology undergraduate students enrolled for the
2nd semester/term AY 2017-2018.
2. Minimum of 8 and maximum of 15 members in groups.
3. Only one (1) group may represent each school.
4. Each routine shall have a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 5
minutes (Note that time of the performance will start with the first audible sound
and ends with last audible sound and a 5 point deduction will be given to those
who do not comply with routine length).
5. Groups are required to use a performance piece / remix with a minimum of three
(3) songs.

Requirements to Join the ELIMINATION-AUDITION

1. A video of the group’s dance routine based on the following requisites:

a. The video should be uploaded in any valid youtube account.

b. The video should be at least available in 720 pixels.
c. The recorded dance routine in the video should be in the FRONT VIEW ONLY.
d. Editing of videos is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Edited videos will automatically
DISQUALIFY the group. Only the audio or music may be placed over the video for
clearer and better audio.

2. Each group must accomplish the the Transcendance Submission Form in the
PAPJA website ( Please
attach a .zip (compressed file) of the school IDs or any proof of enrollment for
A.Y. 2017-2018 of each member of the dance group.
3. Accomplished Transcendance Submission Form (with Youtube URL of Video)
should be sent in the PAPJA Website until December 11, 2017.

*Note: Requirements submitted after the deadline (December 11, 2017) shall be subject
for approval by the Transcendance Committee for inclusion in the elimination -audition
round. There won’t be any live auditions, the chosen judges will have access of the
videos online for judging.

Mechanics for the FINAL Competition (January 26,

1. For the Finalists:

a. PAPJA's Transcendance committee will be contacting the finalists via the

contact details that were provided through the registration form, as soon as the
judges have decided on the list of finalists.
b. Members of the finalist groups are supposed to register as delegates to th e
convention. Unregistered members will be disqualified from the competition.

2. For the Members of the Dance Troupe:

a. The official participants/members of the dance troupe who qualified for the
finals shall only be the student members of the group who are in the video
submitted during the elimination-audition round.
b. In the event that a member needs to be changed or replaced for the
competition proper due to unforeseen/emergency circumstances, the participating
school needs to submit to PAPJA the name of the individual/s who would replace
the participant/s with an endorsement from the Psychology Department’s Program
chair and photo of the student’s ID & registration form.

3. For the Music:

a. Finalists must submit their final material, in MP3 format, via emai l
( with the subject heading: “Transcendance 2018 Finalist
– School Name”, a week before the convention (January 26 to January 27,
2018). Groups who fail to submit their music will automatically get a 3 point
b. Changes in music will not be entertained after the said deadline (January 19,
c. No audio files will be accepted on the day of the competition.
d. Only one (1) representative of the dance troupe is allowed in the control booth
during performance. Representative must not be part of the performing team.

4. For Attire and Props:

a. Groups should wear clothing reflecting the character and style of the
performance. This may include accessories such as hats, caps, gloves, scarves,
jewelry and other forms of theatrical dress. However, bead necklaces, braces or
other accessories made of beads are prohibited.
b. Taking off pieces of clothing during the performance is permitted provided it is
not offensive or out of character.
c. Props may be allowed in the performance as long as it doesn’t destroy the
stage set-up or flooring or those that may harm other groups’ performance (e.g.
hand props or head gear)
d. Body oils, body paints, body and hair glitters AND ANY OTHER substance
applied to the body that may affect the clean dry surface of the stage and the
safety of fellow competitors ARE PROHIBITED.
e. All footwear must have clean, non-scuff soles (street shoes, heels are not

5. For the Day of the Performance:

a. On the day of the convention (January 26, 2018), groups who are qualified in
the finals will draw lots to determine the sequence of performances. Drawn spots
are final, no changes will be entertained.
b. Each group will be given 7 minutes each to practice on the day of their
competition using the stage area during the lunch break.
c. Rehearsals will be allowed before or after such time in a venue that would not
disrupt the ongoing convention proper.
d. All groups should report to the contest coordinators upon entrance to the
e. All participants are required to bring and show their school ID.

6. There will be corresponding deductions for violation of the aforementioned


List of actions during the performance that will correspond to appropriate


1. Clothing tossed into the audience

2. Routine length (over or under limit)
3. Inappropriate costume
4. Music containing improper language and lyrics
5. Lewd gestures or movements
6. Pre-performance display beyond 20 seconds time limit
7. Use of props that may damage the stage or floor or may affect other groups ’
8. Falls, trips and/or stumbles

* Note that there may be other actions that may have corresponding deductions, which
will be based upon the given rules/guidelines.

Choreography Artistry of Movement Patterns, Formation, Smooth 30

Transitions, Appropriateness of Movement.

Variety and Repetition The ability of the group to perform a broad 15

selection of complex moves from the chosen style/s without excessive use
of the same move or patterns.

Spacing/Formations/Patterns The group must demonstrate awareness of 15

spacing between the members and full utilization of the stage while forming
a range of unique, complicated and challenging formations, interactive
partner moves and patterns.

Musicality Timing and music usage and the group’s ability to perform 20
simultaneously to the music.

Showmanship Confidence, Projection and Presence. 10

Execution/Technical Merit The judges will evaluate the style of 30

movements in the routine and the execution of the styles. The judges will
consider the quality of movement throughout the routine, including arm, leg
and body placement and synchronization of the group members. The
routine contains dynamic movements from beginning to end and contains
minimal pauses and poses.

Costume Attractiveness and appropriateness of costume to music. 10


Dec 16 Deadline for submission of entires

Dec 17 Initial screening of entries

Dec 20 Viewing and assessment of judges

Jan 8 Announcement of finalists

Jan 26 Performance day of finalists and announcement of winners

A Shirt Design Contest for Psychology Majors

 The shirt design must be based on to the theme, “Emphasizing the
Importance of Mental Health in the Philippine Society”.
 The top three (3) designs may be used in the PAPJA shirts that will be sold
in the future. All three (3) designs shall officially be a property of PAPJA
and the student winners cannot use/distribute for use outside of PAPJA. No
royalties shall also be accorded the student designers in the profit gained
from the sales of the PAPJA shirts.

 Register on the PAPJA website (
convention/contests/apperception/) on or before December 11, 2017
o Upload picture of school ID or any proof of enrolment for A.Y 2017 -
2018 of the school representative.
o Include the file of the t-shirt design.

1) Open only to individuals (no group entries) who are bona fide undergraduate
Psychology students in the Philippines officially enrolled for the 2nd
semester/term, A.Y. 2017-2018.
2) The design submitted must be originally conceptualized and designed by the
Psychology student.
3) The design must be based on the template provided by PAPJA in the PAPJA
Website with 300 DPI resolution and should be in PNG or PSD format. 4) If
"quotations" would be used in the design that is not an original quote, it must be
cited. Check the following as an example:

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of

ourselves." - Carl Jung

Creativity 25%

Originality 25%

Relevance to the Theme 30%

Popularity (Facebook Likes) 20%


Dec 11 Deadline for submission of entries

Dec 12 Initial screening of entries

Dec 20 Viewing and assessment of judges

Jan 26 Announcement of winners during PAPJA convention

A Search for the Best Undergraduate Research

1. Undergraduate research includes student thesis or for schools with no thesis –
papers of equivalent breadth and scope. All research studies must have been
completed during the academic year 2016-2017.
2. The research will be evaluated by a panel of judges in terms of its contributions to
the field of psychology in the Philippines, methodological rigor, and quality of
3. Each school is allowed to nominate a maximum of three research studies.

1. Each nominated research should be registered on the PAPJA Website
( by
December 1, 2017.
2. The following requirements should also be sent via PAPJA Website by December
1, 2017.
a. Uploaded picture of the letter of nomination signed by the chair of the
department/program head that indicates the significance or merit of the
b. Uploaded .pdf file of the research paper.
3. The winners will be announced during the 31st Annual PAPJA Convention on
January 26, 2018.
A Psychology Quiz Competition for Psychology Majors

1. Participants
a. All online forms for the ISPQC should be accomplished on or before
December 11, 2017. Entries beyond the deadline will not be accepted.
b. A team shall be composed of 3 members with 1 alternate. There must be a
faculty member who will be the team’s official coach in case of questions
or complaints. The team shall be the official representative of the
c. On the day of the ISPQC, all participants must confirm their registration
with the contest committee at the registration area upon entrance in the
venue. Each participant will be given a code inside a sealed envelope. The
sealed envelope will be presented at the venue for admittance to the
qualifying round. Failure to present such sealed envelope and/or opening
the sealed envelope will be disqualified. The code will serve as the
participants’ test identification.
d. Confirmation of registration for participation in the Quiz Competition will
close at exactly 10:00 am and late confirmation will not be entertained.
e. All participating teams should be identified by either wearing their official
school uniform, official Psych shirts or school I.D.
2. Only the official coach of the participating team is authorized to raise questions or
complaints on behalf of the team. Questions should be addressed to the Board of
Judges. The complaint should be settled before the Quizmaster reads the next
question. The decision of the panel of judges is considered final.
3. The board of judges is composed of three (3) psychologists who are members of
the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) and respected in their
areas of practice.

1. Qualifying Round
o Each participant answers a fifty (50) item questionnaire and a
corresponding answer sheet is provided to write their answers.
o Twenty-five (25) minutes are allotted to answer the questionnaire. The
answer sheets will be collected after 25 minutes.
o The scores of the team members will be summed and the possible total
score of the team is one hundred and fifty (150). The top ten (10) teams
that garner the highest total scores will move to the final round.
2. Final Round
o The ten (10) teams shall be asked twenty (20) questions. Each correct
answer is given an equivalent of ten (10) points. Total perfect score is two
hundred (200) points.
o Five (5) points will be deducted from the team for every blank or wrong
answer. Surnames/terms that are misspelled will be considered wr ong.
o The Quizmaster will read the questions twice only.
o Each team will be provided with a blank card to write their answers.
o The participants will be given ten (10) seconds to write their answers on
the blank card after the Quizmaster reads the question twice. All answers
on the card will be raised and shown to the judges at a given signal.
o Failure to comply with the time signal will render the answer invalid.
o Should there be a tie, the Quizmaster will give another question to break
the tie. The scores of the teams will be written on a scoreboard facing the
o The team that gets the highest scores will be declared 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Placers accordingly.

1. General Psychology
2. Abnormal Psychology
3. Developmental Psychology
4. Experimental Psychology
5. Social Psychology
6. Theories of Personality
7. Psychological Testing
8. Behavioral Statistics
9. Industrial Psychology
A Video-making Competition for Psychology Majors

1. Open only to groups of bona fide and currently enrolled undergraduate
Psychology students in the Philippines.
2. Only one entry per school is allowed.
3. The video needs to have been created, written, directed, acted and produced by
the submitting team.
4. Video:
a. The video should be relevant to the "Philippine Psychology in Challenging
b. The video shall have a maximum playing time of three (3) minutes.
c. The video can use either English or Filipino.
d. The video may be silent or use voice.
e. The video should NOT contain any offensive element, including but not
limited to, inhumane or overly sexual images and foul or derogatory
language. As much as possible, violence should not be present, unless
justified through the concept of the video.
f. The video should contain subtitles.
5. At the end of the video, the following should be acknowledged in writing:
a. The name of the team’s school
b. The names of all team members, with specific roles (i.e. creator, writer,
director, editor, actors, etc.)
c. Inspirations, special mentions, outsourced help, etc
d. References and other sources of information used in the video
6. Participants may seek help in the post-production of the video, but the main idea
and content must come from the participants themselves.

*Note: Upon submission of entries to PsyClips 2018, team members grant permission to
the Psychological Associal of the Philippines - Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) to use any of the
materials for any purpose the organization deems appropriate.

1. Accomplish the PsyClips submission form on the PAPJA Website
( on or before December 11,
2. Include in the submission form the following:
a. Uploaded photos of school IDs or any proof of enrollment for A.Y 2017 -
2018 of each participant.
b. A URL to an online file storage where the video (in MP4 format) can be
downloaded (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).
c. If minors were used in the video, send scanned photo of written consent of
guardians/parents of the child actor/s in the video to PAPJA’s email
( with the subject heading: “PsyClips 2018
Consent Forms – School Name”.


Dec 11 Deadline of submission for entries

Dec 11-20 Initial screening of entries

Jan 2-8 Judging to determine finalist videos (at least 3)

Jan 10-20 Uploading of videos on PAP Facebook Like Page and start of liking

Jan 26 Performance day of finalists and announcement of winners


Accuracy and Quality of Content 30%

Quality of Execution and Creativity 30%

Relevance 30%

Popularity (Facebook Likes) 10%

A Search for the Organization with the Best Community Extension Project


As a fulfillment of the mandate to all learning institutions regarding the extension
of community programs, all institutions are guided by the following:

Executive Order No. 117

 Section 3: Declaration of Policy. – It is hereby declared as a basic State policy

that the education system shall make a maximum contribution to the attainment of
national development goals; that the State shall promote and maintain equality of
access to education and enjoyment of the benefits thereof by all citizens, and that
the State shall use education as an instrument for the development of the cultural
communities of the nation and the deprived community to enrich their participation
in the community and national life and to unify all Filipinos into a free and just

Letter of Instruction No. 606

 Whereas, there is a need for the State colleges and universities to inte nsify their
efforts in their present endeavors to transfer to the community their expertise,
scientific and technological knowledge so that the barangays will be able to
benefit from these expertise and advance scientific and technological knowledge
relevant to their communities.

Letter of Instruction No. 607

 Whereas, private schools, colleges and universities, in view of their altruistic and
public service orientation, may find it propitious to join cause with the government
in these programs for our least fortunate communities and share with them the
expertise and technology which is available in these educational institutions.

Hence, a community extension project is a service extended to chosen

beneficiaries where the psychological principles and expertise of the institution
are shared.
1. Open to all Psychology Societies or to any organization of the undergraduate
Psychology students duly recognized by the school representative (Dean/Director
of the Office of Student Services). A certificate of recognition is required.
2. Only one entry per psychology organization is allowed.
3. The community extension project is reflective of the theme: Emphasizing the
Importance of Mental Health in the Philippines.
4. The student organization must submit a portfolio of the community extension
project conducted within the months of January 2017 - December 2017 on or
before December 15, 2017 at the PAP Secretariat duly endorsed by the school
representative (Dean/Director of the Community Extension Programs and
Department Chair of Psychology). If portfolio will be sent through a courier,
please contact us at for the mailing details with the
subject heading: “Outstanding Community Extension Project 2018 Mailing Details
– School Name” and mail it at least a week before the deadline.
5. The design of the portfolio will depend on the creativity of the organization. A PDF
copy should be available for its presentation on the first day of PAPJA.
6. The portfolio must contain the following:
a. Proposal and approval of the activity
b. Documentation of the planning and meeting with the target beneficiaries
(pictures and attendance sheets)
c. Documentation of the actual activity (pictures and attendance sheets)
d. Three (3) one-page, single spaced insight paper of the students involved
e. Three (3) testimonials of the impact of the activity from the beneficiaries
f. Sample of materials used in the activity