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2021 PLDT Metaverse Rules
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An online contest where you cosplay varying characters from anime, movie and gaming at the comfort of their own homes, and present them via photo and through a “glitching” video in your most creative way possible! The contest is ONLY applicable for those residing in the Philippines and the contest will come in Three (3) Phases.


PHASE ONE (open to all)

October 15, 2021 to October 23, 2021 (11:59PM)

  1. Contestants must post their photo entries in their own Facebook along with the hashtags: #CPHGlitchChallenge and #PLDTHomeMetaverse. BOTH hashtags must be present in the photo description. Your photo MUST BE set to PUBLIC viewing and must be posted between October 15 to 23, 2021 timeframe. You can view a SAMPLE ENTRY.
  2. After uploading their photo, register your entry at our Online Registration Form and include the link of your Facebook Entry.
  3. Upon upload, contestants can now promote their entries and ask their friends and followers to react with a HEART icon (❤). Only Heart Reacts will be counted!
  4. The top 20 highest HEART reactions will be chosen on October 23, 2021 at 11:59PM! The chosen finalists will be notified via email starting Oct 24 6PM and have until October 25 at 10AM to respond.  Failure to respond would result in your slot to be given to the next available contestant with the highest score.
  5. In the case of a tie for the 20th place, will be the one to choose which photo shall enter the 20th place. The Top 20 shall be contacted by our Contest Team for Phase Two instructions.

PHASE TWO (Top 20 Finalists)

October 25, 2021 – October 28, 2021 (10PM)

  1. The top 20 Finalists will now create a video of their submitted cosplay character (you may use any video editing software or platform) provided that it will include the GLITCH effect. Contestants must submit entries where they are initially wearing their everyday “normal” attire and once a glitch happens they suddenly transform into their favorite character and provide a short presentation. A sample of such an effect will be seen at this LINK . You may use some of the following tutorials on how to make the glitching effect HERE or HERE. But feel free to use any means as long as it's similar to the sample link we provided.
  2. Please be reminded that your cosplay character in both photo and video MUST BE the same. Minor improvements are allowed but major changes in costume, attire and character are not.
  3. Videos may be in portrait or landscape mode and must not exceed 1 minute. Any excess of the time limit will result in reduction of points. Please be reminded that once we present it, there might be black bars on the sides or top/bottom of the video if it does not fit our standard 1280 x 720 pixel video presentation layout. Video must be in MP4 format only.
  4. The submitted videos will be streamed on Facebook. To prevent any copyright strikes that may occur, we will ONLY allow music used from the YouTube Audio Library [LINK]. You may resample said audio from the library to your liking that would match your video presentation.
  5. Additional audio and video effects/filters outside of the GLITCH effect theme are allowed, provided that the GLITCH theme is the most prominent effect.
  6. To submit your video, please send via downloadable link to the Contest Team email with the subject title PLDT Glitch Video Entry Top 20. A confirmation reply will be emailed back to you within 10 hours or less, if successfully received. We will accept video submissions until 10PM on October 28th.
  7. The Top 20 Finalist entries will be pre-judged by our guest judges and the Top 10 Finalists will be notified before 8PM on October 29, 2021 by email and/or phone call.

PHASE THREE (Top 10 Finalists)

October 30, 2021

  1. The top 10 Finalist videos will be presented in our event and each contestant will be interviewed by our judges. All contestants are required to be in their cosplay costume, and has to be the same as their submitted photo and video during the interview.
  2. A live polling will be held during the show via a link to a Facebook album featuring their photos. The higher the number of HEART reactions (❤) to a photo, the higher the score to be added to the overall judges score. Be sure to have your friends and supporters be there to HEART react (❤) your entry!


Judge Score Breakdown (80%)

Live Audience Hearts React (❤) (20%)


  1. Grand Champion:  Php 20,000.00        
  2. First Runner Up:  Php 10,000.00
  3. Second Runner Up: Php 6,000.00
  4. Consolation Prize for 4th to 10th Place Finalists: Php 2,000.00

Rules are subject to change and revisions without prior notice.

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