The different online activities include fast facts and contests open to the public. We believe that online events such as these can engage more people as it can be accessed by anyone from any place in the country. We also want to maximize the reach of social media and the youth’s interest in the arts through these online activities. At the end of Book Fiesta, participants are expected to be more curious and interested in reading and to be more aware of the different books available in the local and global market.
The Book Fiesta poster with the announcement of all online activities will be released on March 27, 2020 in conjunction with the opening of the National Literature Month (NLM). The activities will be held throughout the whole month of April. Contest winners will be announced shortly after the April 30, 2020 deadline.
1. Philippine Book Publishing Industry Fast Facts
Online collaterals containing fast facts about the Philippine Book Publishing Industry in Figures 2019 edition and other literary facts will be posted and shared through our social media accounts every Tuesdays and Fridays of April. Engaging graphics and illustrations will be used to share these fast facts.
2. Share-A-Book Challenge
The Share-A-Book challenge will be launched to encourage the public to share a Filipiniana book mainly about food, either literary or non-literary, through a creative shot accompanied with their favorite quote or fact from the book. A call for submission of entries and creative shots will be posted on our social media accounts. This contest aims to encourage the public to share their book recommendations and encourage others to buy and read books focused on food. Entries should be posted on Facebook with the designated Book Fiesta hashtags. The best entries will get the chance to win cash prizes.
3. Vlog Contest
The public will also be encouraged to share the weirdest Filipiniana book in their opinion and explain why they think so through a video blog or vlog. Entries should be posted on Facebook with the designated Book Fiesta hashtags. A call for entries and the guidelines will be posted on our social media accounts. The best vlogs will get the chance to win cash prizes. Through this activity, we aim to promote reading and book reviews, and to encourage the public to share books through a vlog.