CHALLENGE PERIOD
JUNE 23 - JULY 1, 2015
They’re young, fearless, and fun-loving college students.
And they are embarking on a free once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
get to know our adventure coaches!
We invited personalities who have a passion
for travel to become Adventure Coaches
for our five Juan for Fun teams!
Juan for Fun 2013 Backpackers
Juan for Fun 2012 Backpackers
The Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2015 is the only all-expenses paid fun adventure for college students that takes five (5) Teams to various Cebu Pacific destinations within and outside of the Philippines. Now on its 4th year, expect bigger and better adventures! It is open to students and fresh graduates aged 18 to 23 years old, residing and studying in the Philippines—enrolled in an undergraduate or post-graduate program for the school year 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 studying in the Philippines.
Juan for Fun 2014 Backpackers

JUAN FOR FUN BACKPACKER CHALLENGE 2015

MECHANICS


I. ELIGIBILITY

    1. The Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge, a contest that will bring five (5) teams of students to various Cebu Pacific destinations for an all- expenses paid fun adventure, is open to applicants:
      1. aged 18-23 years old
      2. residing in the Philippines
      3. enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate program in a college or university in the Philippines for the school year 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 or
      4. who are graduates of school year 2014-2015
      5. with a valid passport on hand before May 2015; passports must not expire before January 2016.
    2. Interested students must form a team of three (3) members. Members of a team need not be students of the same school.
    3. Previous Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge finalists are not eligible to apply to give opportunities to new applicants.
    4. To apply:
      1. Fill out online application form
      2. Prepare an audition video.
        1. As creatively as possible, answer the question: "What makes you the team to beat in this year's Juan for Fun?"
        2. It must feature all three (3) members of the team.
        3. It must be one to two (1-2) minutes in length.
        4. It may be in any of these formats: data, mp3, mp4, mpeg, avi, wmv.
        5. It must have a hi-res file available upon request.
        6. Submit your audition video online with your application form and scanned copies of the team member's valid school IDs.
        7. Receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. No confirmation email, no application. Email info@juanforfun.com for any concern on application.
    5. Application period starts March 2, 2015 and ends on May 2, 2015, 11:59 pm.
    6. Video entries must not contain any explicit act of violence, sexual inappropriateness or any criminal act as mandated by Philippine Law. They should also not contain anything obscene, offensive, libelous or defamatory.
    7. Cebu Pacific Air reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of the entries and applicants (including a participant's identity, age, civil status, and place of residence) and to disqualify any entry that is not in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.
    8. Additional documents including birth certificates, original IDs, original copies of medical clearance, and waiver forms will be required of the shortlisted teams. Interviews may also be conducted.
    9. All applications (including any video footage submitted by the applicants) become the sole property of Cebu Pacific Air. The Organizers shall have the right to use such video footage in any and all media, nationwide in perpetuity with no obligation or compensation to the applicants.
    10. Applicants agree to allow Cebu Pacific Air to collect personal information in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including but not limited to agents, sponsors, service providers, and prize suppliers.
    11. All applicants must be in good physical condition and mental health and must be aware that, and sign releases attesting that, the activities in the challenge may involve risks and hazards, and that participating in the challenge may expose them to these risks. Teams must accept and assume all risks, which arise in any way from their participation in this challenge, and will not hold Cebu Pacific, its Organizers, and Sponsors responsible.
    12. By submitting an application, each applicant agrees to release, discharge, and hold harmless Cebu Pacific Air, its Organizers, and Sponsors from all claims and damages arising out of his/her participation in the application process or the Challenge itself, and to have his or her name, voice and likeness used at the discretion of Cebu Pacific and its Organizers as part of promotions for the Challenge, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.
    13. Relatives of employees (up to 2nd Degree of Consanguinity) of Cebu Pacific Air, the Organizers, title sponsors, and other partners are not eligible to be participants of the Challenge.

II. TOP FIVE (5) TEAMS

    1. Top Five (5) teams will be chosen based on completeness of requirements and their audition video. Criteria for judging the audition video:
      1. Content (does it aptly answer the question “What makes you the team to beat in this year’s Juan for Fun?“) - 40%
      2. Creativity (does it creatively present the said answer to the question?) - 40%
      3. Execution (is the video engaging and enjoyable to watch?) - 20%
    2. The first three (3) finalist teams will be announced on May 15, 2015. They are assured of their slots in the Top Five (5).
    3. 10 semi-finalist teams will be announced the following day, May 16, 2015. From this roster, we will determine the two (2) teams who will advance to the Finals through online voting.
    4. Online voting commences on May 16, 2015 and ends on May 20, 2015 11:59pm.
    5. Cebu Pacific and its Organizers will invalidate online votes found fraudulent and automatically disqualify the concerned semi-finalists without prior notice.
    6. The final Top Five (5) will be announced on May 22, 2015.
    7. All announcements will be made online at www.juanforfun.com, www.facebook.com/CebuPacificJFF. Teams will also be notified through phone call and email.
    8. Finalists are solely responsible in obtaining all required travel documents, visas, and permits, and for complying with the laws, regulations, orders, demands, and travel requirements of countries of origin, destination, or transit. Incomplete travel documents will cause the disqualification of the team. It is a must to have a valid passport on hand before May 2015. Passports must not expire before January 2016.
    9. Top Five (5) teams will converge on June 22, 2015 for the Pre-Challenge Briefing, during which the teams will be thoroughly briefed about the Challenge proper, right conduct, safety, and other important matters. Complete attendance of each team is a must. Inability to attend this briefing will cause disqualification of the team.
    10. Pre-Challenge Coaching and Send-Off Ceremonies happen on June 23, 2015. During which:
      1. the teams will meet their Adventure Coaches and Team Marshals (please see section III for details).
      2. the teams will be handed their official gear: uniform, travel gear, and gadgets such as cameras.
      3. the destinations will be revealed; the teams will be given time to research on their itinerary before the first flight.
    11. The Pre-Challenge and Send-Off venue will be disclosed to the Top Five (5) upon qualification. All travel arrangements will be provided.

III. THE ADVENTURE COACH AND TEAM MARSHAL

    1. Each team will be assigned an Adventure Coach:
      1. whom they will meet on the day of the Pre-Challenge Coaching;
      2. who will give the team tips and advice on how to win during the course of the competition. The teams will communicate with their Adventure Coaches online.
    2. Each team will be assigned a Team Marshal:
      1. whom they cannot go anywhere without at any point in the Challenge.
      2. who acts as chaperone, ensures that the team abides by the rules, and monitors the progress of the team during the Challenge.
      3. who is not there to help the team win in any way such as by giving travel tips or offering extra money.
      4. whose expenses during the Challenge (e.g. transportation, food, accommodations, entrance fees to tourist spots, etc.) will not be covered by the team’s pocket money.

IV. THE CHALLENGE

    1. The Challenge proper is from June 23 to July 1, 2015. The Challenge will take the teams to various Cebu Pacific destinations.
    2. The Challenge to the teams is to have the most number of fun activities within the duration of the trip with the given travel allowance. Examples of activities: visiting museums, theme parks, churches, and other tourists spots, trying the local delicacies and other fun activities the destination offers.
    3. The teams are free to choose the activities so long as they are within these safety limits prescribed by Cebu Pacific and its Organizers:
      • No bungee jumping.
      • No swimming in open waters after 6:30 pm.
      • No unauthorized/unsupervised interaction with wildlife.
      • No trespassing in prohibited areas.
      • No mountain-climbing without a guide.
      • No cliff-diving.
      • No reckless activities that can cause danger or harm to themselves, other teams, spectators, or property.
    4. Each team must maximize and use up all of their travel allowance.
    5. Each team's activities are monitored via log sheets. They are required to accomplish these and turn in to their Team Marshal receipts or proofs of purchase.
    6. There are also the Special Fun Challenges set up in select destinations. These are small contests and tasks that highlight the destination. Scores from the Special Fun Challenge will be factored into the total scores to determine the final winners. Scoring per Special Fun Challenge is as follows:
      • 1st place: 50 points
      • 2nd place: 30 points
      • 3rd place: 20 points
      • 4th place: 10 points
      • 5th place: 5 points
    7. Teams are not allowed to make arrangements with family and friends for travel tips, free accommodations, food, transportation, or additional travel allowance.

V. DOCUMENTATION MECHANICS

    1. Part of the Challenge is to document the fun adventure through photos and videos.
    2. Point-and-shoot and video cameras as well as peripherals (batteries, charger, memory cards) will be provided on loan and must be returned by the end of the Challenge. Lost or damaged equipment will be for the account of the team.

VI. JUDGING AND AWARDING

    1. Criteria for judging:
      1. 70% - Fun Activities.
      2. 30% - Special Fun Challenges.
      3. Judging will be based on log sheets, photos, and videos to be validated by the Team Marshal. A panel of judges will deliberate on the reports and decide on the winning teams.
    2. Judging will be based on log sheets, photos, and videos to be validated by Team Marshal. False reporting and insufficient proof of activities/purchase will disqualify the team. A panel of judges will deliberate on the reports and decide on the winning teams.
    3. Awarding happens on July 1, 2015. The following prizes will be given away:
      The Juan for Fun Ultimate Backpackers get:
      12 round-trip tickets to any local (except Caticlan and Coron, Busuanga) or international destination (limited to short-haul destinations)
      2nd Placers get:
      Nine (9) round-trip tickets to any local (except Caticlan and Coron, Busuanga) or international destination (limited to short-haul destinations)
      3rd Placers get:
      Six (6) round-trip tickets to any local (except Caticlan and Coron, Busuanga) or international destination (limited to short-haul destinations)
      Consolation prizes:
      Three (3) round-trip tickets to any domestic destination per team
    4. All prizes are tax-free and transferable, but are not convertible to cash.
    5. Prizes, in the form of flight certificates, maybe claimed within 60 days from date of announcement of winners. A valid ID must be presented to claim the prizes.
    6. Flight certificates may be exchanged into confirmed ticket itineraries six (6) months from the issue date. These are valid for travel six (6) months from exchange date. Travel is subject to embargo periods and Cebu Pacific Air terms and conditions.
    7. Cebu Pacific Air’s decision is final.
    8. By participating in this Challenge, the participant agrees to be subject to these Terms and Conditions. In case of conflict in relation to the contest, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

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Meet this year’s top 5 backpacker teams!

Here are the 5 Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge student teams for 2015! Give a shoutout to your favorite team and follow their 9-day adventure!

TEAM DOMARO

Doel of Notre Dame Dadiangas University, Marielle of ACA Sargen, and Rogen of MSU - Gensan are bestfriends ready to take on their next adventure!

#CoachJude

TEAM EXTREME

Gio of ADMU and Miguel and Luigi of DLSU forms a thrill-seeking brotherhood that prepares them for their most fun adventure yet!

#CoachJoyce

TEAM ISKAPADE

Jassy, Joyce, and Kat of UP Cebu always keep in mind that all work and no play makes Juana a dull girl. The girls are bringing out the fun!

#CoachBogart

TEAM JUAN BIG FIGHT

Aaron, Asia, and Kyle of ADMU is a trio who loves treasuring every experience they encounter. This is another trip they wont forget!

#CoachIya

TEAM SQUARE

Cheloi, Mischa, and Rae of UST are prepared to take over any obstacle they face all for a fun adventure!

#CoachChamp

Doel Lozano, 21

Aside from his love for sports, Doel is also enthusiastic about going on adventures and discovering new places. The leader of the group, he is prepared for any challenges that his team will face.

Marielle Padilla, 21

The writer of the group, Marielle likes documenting their adventures. She also loves interacting with other people and knowing more about their stories.

Rogen Sagarino, 20

Well-rounded Rogen keeps busy with school, community service, volleyball and other sports, and even modelling.

Adventure Coach:
#CoachJude
#JUANFORFUN2015
#TEAMDOMARO
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Gio Tiongson, 21

Gio’s love for basketball is mixed with his interests in video-making, frisbee, camping, BBQ parties, and most of all, long walks on the beach!

Miguel Manalang, 22

The tough guy of the group, Miguel has always been taught to be competitive. He is an athlete who seeks for adventure alongside his friends.

Luigi Manalang, 22

Luigi is both a no-backing-down-from-challenges type of guy and a sweet-talker. No doubt, he faces obstacles with determination, but he’s also good with people.

Adventure Coach:
#CoachJoyce
CHECK OUT THE TEAM’S
DESTINATIONS!
#JUANFORFUN2015
#TEAMEXTREME
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Jassy Tomol, 19

Jassy is a thrill-seeking, nature-loving individual whose hobbies range from musicals to yoga to baking. She loves meeting new people and being immersed in new groups and cultures.

Joyce Gonzales, 20

Joyce is a carefree artist and a bookworm. A person always full of energy, she loves being faced with new challenges and is enthusiastic when it comes to exploring new things and places.

Kat Locsin, 19

Kat is a product designer in the making and a true-blue adventure-seeker. She’ll never turn down a challenge.

Adventure Coach:
#CoachBogart
CHECK OUT THE TEAM’S
DESTINATIONS!
#JUANFORFUN2015
#TEAMISKAPADE

Aaron Crisostomo, 20

For someone who’s quick and active, Aaron still likes to live life on the chill side. He dodges stress by balancing everything well.

Asia Wy, 20

The diligent one in the group, Asia will get school work done in advance to make time for adventure. She loves exploring the wonderful places in the Philippines.

Kyle Favis, 20

Ready to take on any obstacle, Kyle lives for adventures. He is fast on his toes, thrives in challenges, and quite the funny guy of the group.

Adventure Coach:
#CoachIya
CHECK OUT THE TEAM’S
DESTINATIONS!
#JUANFORFUN2015
#TEAMJUANBIGFIGHT

Cheloi Marasigan, 18

Cheloi is an artist, a dancer, and a photographer. He documents all his adventures in photos and learns about the local history and culture of different places to make the most out of his adventures.

Mischa de Guzman, 19

The wanderlust, Mischa has a burning passion to explore, sans plans and blueprints. She just wants to go wherever the wind takes her.

Rae Argallon, 19

Rae loves going to new places and meeting new people. She likes trips that will give her a chance to explore and learn.

Adventure Coach:
#CoachChamp
CHECK OUT THE TEAM’S
DESTINATIONS!
#JUANFORFUN2015
#TEAMSQUARE
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