NSM Awards

The National Statistics Month (NSM) Awards has been instituted since 2002 as a means of providing incentives to participating agencies/organizations in the observance of NSM. This award is given in recognition of the outstanding participation of agencies and regional offices in the NSM celebration and encourage them to be more active in their involvement in the observance of the NSM.

In October 2020, awards will be given to individual winners in five categories:

  1. Best Statistical Activity Conducted by a Government Organization

All agencies of the government, local government units (LGUs), academic institutions, state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations in the Philippines with statistical activities undertaken in October 2019 are welcome to send entries for this category. Statistical forums, information dissemination activities and contests conducted in October 2019 by proponent agencies/units of the government are covered in this category, to wit:

  • Statistical Forum - workshops, symposia, trainings and lectures on statistics
  • Statistical Information Dissemination Activity - exhibits, web-based/online disseminations, database systems, information caravans, publications, primers, flyers, and bulletins
  • Statistical Contest - statistics quizzes, oratorical contests, essay contests, poster-making contest related to statistics where participants compete for an award
  1. Best Statistical Activity Conducted by a Private Organization

All private firms and non-profit organizations are welcome to send entries for this category. A private organization can nominate its own statistical activities undertaken in October 2019 or an activity undertaken by another private entity, so long as the nominating party can provide evidence and/or the nominee can provide pertinent documentation sufficient for the evaluation of the 30th NSM Awards Board of Judges. Government agencies can also nominate statistical activities spearheaded by a private organization under this category. However, private organizations that were nominated by government agencies must provide sufficient documentation to the NSM Secretariat for evaluation by the 30th NSM Awards Board of Judges. Statistical activities in the form of forums, information dissemination activities and contests, which were conducted in October 2019 by private sector organizations/groups, are covered in this category.

  1. Best Youth Group Advocate for Statistics

All youth organizations in the private and public universities and colleges, LGUs and other sectors of the society, which conducted statistical advocacy activities from January to December 2019, can send entries for this category. Government agencies and private organizations can nominate youth organizations with outstanding efforts in promoting statistics in various venues and formats, provided that sufficient documentation is submitted by the nominated youth organizations to merit the evaluation of the 30th NSM Awards Board of Judges.

  1. Best LGU Advocate for Statistics

All LGUs, from municipal/city to provincial level, which conducted statistical advocacy activities from January to December 2019, can send entries for this category. Government agencies and private organizations can nominate LGUs with very strong support for statistics and employ a world-class approach in promoting statistics, provided that sufficient documentation is submitted by the nominated LGUs to merit the evaluation of the 30th NSM Awards Board of Judges.

  1. Best NSM Region

All Regional Statistics Committees (RSCs) which have undertaken statistical activities in October 2019 are invited to send entries for this category. The statistical activities can be in the form of forums, information dissemination activities and contests. The Regional Statistical Services Offices (RSSOs) shall consolidate materials/documentation on subnational NSM activities for an integrated submission for the NSM Best Region.

1. Applicants can either apply or be nominated by submitting the following requirements:

  • Accomplished Nomination Form
  • Photographs (printed or e-copy format) and/or video of the activities
  • List of outputs and outcomes of the activities conducted
  • Information on the coverage and beneficiaries of the activities
  • Total expenses incurred and list of resources used for the conduct of the activities
  • Weblinks on the activities (YouTube, social media, websites, online news articles, etc.), if any
  • Feedback forms or evaluation sheet of conducted activity/ies from five (5) to  ten (10) key stakeholders/participants

2. Applications or nominations must be coursed through the PSA-RSSO, who will submit to PSA Central Office within five (5) working days after receipt and checking of the document’s completion.

3. The above-mentioned requirements must be submitted not later than 28 August 2020 to the 30th NSM Awards Secretariat thru:

Ms. Lotis I. Ira
Chief Statistical Specialist
Statistical Policies and Programs Division
Philippine Statistics Authority
17th Floor Eton Centris Cyberpod Three,
EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone No.: (632) 8376-1928
Telefax No.: (632) 8376-1867
E-mail Addresses: sppd.staff@psa.gov.ph and nationalstatmonth@gmail.com

4. Submission of entries after the deadline will not be accepted.

5. Decisions of the Board of Judges shall be final. Contestants or their representatives shall agree to the immunity of the members of the Board of Judges, the PSA and its employees from any legal suit that may arise from or relative to the conduct of the contest.

6. Materials submitted by the contestants as entries may be used by the PSA for information dissemination related to the conduct of this contest.

7. Sole entry in a specific category will not automatically make the entry qualify to the title or award. The entry will still be evaluated by the Board of Judges.

8. The Board of Judges has the right not to declare any winner and/or may opt to give only special citations, if deemed necessary.