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 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.
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:
aged 18-23 years old.
residing in the Philippines
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
graduates of school year 2014-2015.
with a valid passport on hand before May 2015. Passports must not expire before January 2016.
Interested students must form a team of three (3) members. Members of a team need not be students of the same school.
Previous Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge finalists are not eligible to apply to give opportunities to new applicants.
as creatively as possible, answer the question: "What makes you the team to beat in this year's Juan for Fun?".
must feature all three (3) members of the team.
must be one to two (1-2) minutes in length
may be in any of these formats: data, mp3, mp4, mpeg, avi, wmv
must have a hi-res file available upon request
submit your audition video online with your application form and scanned copies of the team member's valid school IDs
receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. No confirmation email, no application. Email email@example.com for any concern on application.
Application period starts March 2, 2015 and ends on May 2, 2015, 11:59 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Top Five (5) teams will be chosen based on completeness of requirements and their audition video. Criteria for judging the audition video:
Content (does it aptly answer the question "What is your idea of a fun adventure?") - 40%
Creativity (does it creatively present the said answer to the question?) - 40%
Execution (is the video engaging and enjoyable to watch?) - 20%
The first three (3) finalist teams will be announced on May 15, 2015. They are assured of their slots in the Top Five (5).
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.
Online voting commences on May 16, 2015 and ends on May 20, 2015 11:59pm.
Cebu Pacific and its Organizers will invalidate online votes found fraudulent and automatically disqualify the concerned semi-finalists without prior notice.
The final Top Five (5) will be announced on May 22, 2015.
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.
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.
Pre-Challenge Coaching and Send-Off Ceremonies happen on June 23, 2015. During which:
the teams will meet their Adventure Coaches and Team Marshals (please see section III for details).
the teams will be handed their official gear: uniform, travel gear, and gadgets such as cameras.
the destinations will be revealed; the teams will be given time to research on their itinerary before the first flight.
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
Each team will be assigned an Adventure Coach:
whom they will meet on the day of the Pre-Challenge Coaching;
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
Each team will be assigned a Team Marshal:
whom they cannot go anywhere without at any point in the Challenge.
who acts as chaperone, ensures that the team abides by the rules, and monitors the progress of the team during the Challenge.
who is not there to help the team win in any way such as by giving travel tips or offering extra money
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
The Challenge proper is from June 23 to July 1, 2015. The Challenge will take the teams to various Cebu Pacific destinations.
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.
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 reckless activities that can cause danger or harm to themselves, other teams, spectators, or property.
Each team must maximize and use up all of their travel allowance.
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.
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
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
Part of the Challenge is to document the fun adventure through photos and videos.
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
Criteria for judging:
70% - Fun Activities.
30% - Special Fun Challenges.
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.
Judging will be based
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
All prizes are tax-free and transferable, but are not convertible to cash.
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.
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.
Cebu Pacific Air’s decision is final.
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.