Break the Fake Vlogathon 2020

In cooperation with Facebook, we are launching Break the Fake Vlogathon  2020, a vlogging and documentary competition that aims to spread awareness on the harmful effects of fake news and make reporting of fake news and disinformation as easy as possible.

Expected Outcomes

Our expected outcomes are the following:

  • We expect the participants to gain more knowledge about the issue of fake news and take responsibility in exercising proper social media behaviour. 
  • This global pandemic has marked the coming of a new pandemic – an infodemic – the spread of fake news and disinformation at the time of Covid-19. We couldn’t stress further how a lot of people have been creatively spreading fake news like wildfire in different forms, and it is our duty to fight back and report these malicious information. We expect participants to create mobile documentaries and videos reporting fake news happening in their localities and creating documentaries and videos that tackles disinformation.
  • We expect to raise awareness about the harmful effects of fake news by using the content produced by the participants and disseminating them to our different social media channels.


  • The contest is open to all interested individuals or teams, including college students and young professionals, who are aged 18 to 50 years old. They must have never participated in any activity that aims to spread fake news or contradicts the main goals of the competition and of the movement.
  • An entry can be submitted by an individual or a team with a maximum of 5 members. 
  •  From shooting to editing, you can use your mobile phones or desktop computers for the documentary and reporting competition. This is to enable a fair chance for everyone to participate in the competition. 


Video Documentary and Reporting 

The challenge is to create a video documentary that can feature the harmful effects of fake news.  This can be a vlog about how false information spread in local communities and how it affects the lives of people in the grassroots, or a documentary about a specific issue and the role that fake news played in aggravating the issue. You can be as creative as you want, as long as it tackles disinformation and misinformation. 


– a video educating the public about the roots of fake news
– an animated storytelling video showcasing an example of how fake news or material affected a certain community
– an inspiring story of how your org or local community fights fake news
– educational media awareness blog content


All video submissions must have a length of 5-15 minutes, ideally shot or taken in landscape position, and must be directly uploaded to Youtube. You can send the Unlisted or Public link to us so we can review the submission. Use the #BreaktheFake in the video title. A synopsis of the video entry must be added in the description section of the video. 


The new deadline for the submission of entries is on 11:59 P.M. of September 30, 2020.  We have extended the first deadline of August 31 to cater to more entries.

We will feature the finalists in our Youtube channel, and an online voting will happen for one month. Online voting will happen in Facebook page.

The announcement of winners is on October 15, 2020.


The competition is open to all Filipinos and foreigners currently residing in the Philippines. 

Note: Participants are not allowed to break social distancing and quarantine rules while shooting the video. 


·        1st place – Php 10, 000
·        2nd place – Php 8, 000
·        3rd place – Php 5, 000


Disqualification from the contest or forfeiture of the prize will be based on any of the following:

  1. Participants have shared in any activity that spreads fake news or disinformation – activities that directly contradict to the main objective of the competition and of the movement.
  2. Entry is submitted beyond the period for submission (August 31, 2020), as determined by the official date and time the entry was received.
  3. Entry has already been submitted to other contests, either local or international.
  4. Entry uses music, graphics, and other elements that are not original, licensed or in the public domain.
  5. Failure to complete the requirements before the deadline.
  6.  Participants broke essential quarantine and social distancing rules in shooting the video.

Criteria for judging


    • Content (message is correct, clear and adheres to the theme) – 50%
    • Technical Execution (quality of images, editing, sound design, lighting and other technical aspects positively contribute to the over-all impact of the documentary) – 20%
    • Creativity (the ability to perceive the topic in new and imaginative ways) – 20%
    • Online Voting- Social media votes 10%


    • Content (message is correct, clear and adheres to the theme) – 50%
    • Technical Execution (quality of images, editing, sound design, lighting and other technical aspects positively contribute to the over-all impact of the documentary) – 20%
    • Creativity (the ability to perceive the topic in new and imaginative ways) – 10%
    • Originality (technique used is novel and unusual) – 10%
    • Online Voting- Social media votes 10%

The judges’ decision shall be final and irrevocable.


A. The Break the Fake Movement shall conduct a validation process before any prize is awarded to the winners.
B. The semifinalists and finalist winner will be notified via email  by an authorized Break the Fake Movement representative.
C. The finalists  will be given e-certificates. 
D. The winner, by joining the contest, authorizes Break the Fake movement to disclose and publish their names, their entry and other relevant documentation or content for any platform determined by Break the Fake Movement to any person/s and in any mode or manner as they may deem appropriate in connection with the contest for a period of one (1) year from the announcement of the winner on October 15, 2020. 


A.     Participants represent and warrant that, by their participation, they have read, understood and agreed to abide by the complete rules and regulations of the contest. 
B.     The Participant grants Break the Fake Movement the right to use the Participant’s name, likeness, photograph and biographical material in connection with the promotion and publicity of the Contest.
C.     The Participants will retain copyright and ownership of their entries. However, by submitting their entries, the participants hereby agree to grant Break the Fake Movement an exclusive, royalty-free license to use his/her entry until the announcement of winners on October 15, 2020. For the Finalists, the period shall be extended for one year after the announcement of winners on October 15, 2020, provided that after the termination of the period, the license shall be non-exclusive but shall remain royalty-free to Break the Fake Movement.
D.    The owners of the video entries submitted retain the right to use the said entries in their personal websites and blogs, but not to enter them in any other contest for the duration of the Competition and until the announcement of the winners, or to use them in any way that defames or damages Break the Fake Movement and/or its affiliates.
E.     The participants warrant that he/she/they is/are the sole author/s and owner/s of the material, copyright thereon and of all rights therein; that there exists no adverse claim to or in the work; that neither the video nor any part thereof is a copy of any other work; that neither the work nor any part thereof infringes upon the copyright or any other rights of any person, firm or corporation anywhere in the world.
F.   Break the Fake Movement and its affiliates reserve the right to block, remove, or disqualify communications or materials that they determine to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene; (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading; (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of another; (d) violates any law or regulation; or (e) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Break the Fake Movement and/or its affiliates.
G.    Break the Fake Movement reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any Video Entry and/or Participant including his or her identity and address and to disqualify any Participant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Break the Fake Movement’s failure to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
H.   Break the Fake Movement and its affiliates disclaim any liability for failure to receive or acknowledge entries arising from circumstances beyond their control.
J.       Participants will defend and indemnify Break the Fake Movement and/or its affiliates, directors, officers, and employees against all liabilities, damages, losses, costs, fees (including legal fees), and expenses relating to (i) any allegation or third-party legal proceeding claiming that use of the video entry infringes or violates the third party’s intellectual property or other rights.
All information sent by the participants to the registration page shall automatically go to the system database upon clicking the submit button.
6.    The database shall contain the following information:
·        Participant’s information (name, address, date of birth, contact number, email),
·        Upload a hi-resolution thumbnail or poster of the documentary – in jpg, or png format with maximum resolution of 960 x 1280px. Maximum poster size must be 5MB.
·        Entries will be uploaded directly on the YouTube.Video must have a length of 5-15 minutes.
·        Title of video entry.
·        Synopsis of video entry.