FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Every individual boy or girl whose age is between four (4) to seven (7) years old during the date of the Preliminary Screening schedule, photogenic / telegenic, cute & charming with pleasing personality, and talented, is eligible to join and be qualified to win the SM Little Stars competition.

To join the contest, the following must be submitted to the Mall Administration Office (preregistration) or to the official event organizer during the Preliminary Screening schedule:

  1. Application Form – completely filled-up and signed by the parent/s (exercising parental authority) of the contestant
  2. Original & photocopy of the contestant’s birth certificate (original copy will be returned after proper verification of the photocopy)
  3. Two (2) copies of 4R size photo of the contestant taken with light make-up only: one (1) close up shot and one (1) whole body shot
The application forms can be downloaded from the SM Little Stars official website, www.smlittlestars.com.ph. It will also be available at the Mall Administration Office (Marketing Department) at any SM mall branches.

The following are not eligible to join or be qualified to win the SM Little Stars competition:

  1. Winners or placers from other similar contests within the duration of the previous calendar year until the current calendar year, of any company/sponsor and its affiliates with the same line of business or industry or in conflict with the business or industry of SM Supermalls and SM Affiliates.
  2. Boys and girls who have been contracted in any form or of whatever nature by a TV network, talent management agency, or movie outfit whose appearance or performance will be aired or shown during the contest period from the Preliminary Screening, Regional Finals, Grand Finals and up to the date of the airing of SM Little Stars 2018 TV Special.
  3. Boys and girls who have any commercial arrangement with any talent or advertising outfit or of similar kind whose appearance or performance will be aired or shown during the contest period from the Preliminary Screening, Regional Finals, Grand Finals and up to the date of the airing of SM Little Stars 2018 TV Special.

The Preliminary Screening will be held in the following SM mall branches:

April

CLUSTER April 7 April 8 April 14 April 15 April 21 April 22 April 28 April 29
Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday
Metro Manila 1 SM Angono SM Masinag SM North Edsa SM Fairview SMDC Grace Mall SM Novaliches SM Marikina SM Fairview
SM San Mateo SM Cherry Antipolo
Metro Manila 2   SM San Lazaro SM Manila SM Sta. Mesa SM BF Parañaque SM Manila   SM Sucat
SM Bicutan SM Southmall
SM Naga SM Sucat SM Muntinlupa SM Cauayan
SM Tuguegarao Downtown
North Luzon 1   SM Megacenter Cabanatuan   SM Baguio   SM Rosales SM Cabanatuan  
SM Tarlac
North Luzon 2   SM Pampanga       SM Clark SM San Fernando Downtown  
North Luzon 3 SM Baliwag         SM Valenzuela   SM Sangandaan
SM Marilao
South Luzon 1 SM Bacoor SM Rosario SM Imus SM Dasmariñas SM Trece Martires   SM Molino SM Dasmariñas
South Luzon 2   SM Santa Rosa   SM Calamba SM Lemery   SM Batangas  
Visayas 1   SM Consolacion Cebu   SM Cebu     SM Cebu  
Visayas 2   SM Iloilo   SM Bacolod   SM Puerto Princesa    
Mindanao     SM General Santos SM Davao       SM CagayanDe Oro

May

CLUSTER May 5 May 6 May 19 May 20
Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday
Metro Manila 1 SM Angono SM San Jose Del Monte SM Marikina SM North Edsa
SM East Ortigas SM Novaliches
SM San Mateo
Metro Manila 2 SM San Lazaro SM Sta. Mesa SMDC Sun Mall SM BF Parañaque
SM Las Piñas
SM Bicutan SM Muntinlupa SM Southmall SM Cauayan
SM Naga
North Luzon 1       SM Baguio
North Luzon 2   SM Pampanga SM Clark  
North Luzon 3   SM Baliwag SM Marilao SM Valenzuela
South Luzon 1   SM Bacoor    
South Luzon 2 SM San Pablo   SM Lipa SM Calamba
SM Lucena
Visayas 1   SM Iloilo   SM Cebu
Visayas 2       SM Bacolod
Mindanao SM GeneralSantos     SM Cagayan De Oro

June

CLUSTER June 2 June 3
Saturday Sunday
Metro Manila 1 SM Fairview SM North Edsa
SM Masinag
Metro Manila 2 SM Manila SM San Lazaro
SM Bicutan SM Sucat
North Luzon 1   SM Rosales
SM Tarlac
SM Cabanatuan
North Luzon 2   SM Pampanga
North Luzon 3 SM Baliwag SM Pulilan
South Luzon 1   SM Bacoor
South Luzon 2   SM Santa Rosa
Visayas 1   SM Consolacion Cebu
Visayas 2 SM Puerto Princesa  
Mindanao SM Davao  
Yes, pre-registration is allowed provided that the requirements are complete. A parent/guardian may submit the registration requirements to the Marketing Department of the Mall Administration Office or to the assigned official event organizer of the concerned SM mall.
Twins are eligible to join but they have to perform and be judged separately.
Yes. A kid may join as long as he/she is 7 years old during the Preliminary screening schedule. Same rule applies to 4 year-old kids.
Yes, he is allowed to join, provided that no TV commercial will be aired or shown during the Preliminary Screening, Regional Finals, Grand Finals and on the date of the airing of the SM Little Stars Grand Finals (from April 2018-September 2018). This is to prevent bias on the judging during the competition.
No. Winners or placers from other similar contests within the duration of the previous calendar year until the current calendar year, of any company/sponsor and its affiliates with the same line of business or industry or in conflict with the business or industry of SM Supermalls and SM Affiliates are not eligible to join the SM Little Stars 2018.
Each individual contestant shall perform ONE of the following talents: singing, dancing, modelling, acting or role-playing, doing acrobatics or gymnastics, visual arts presentation, or playing an instrument.

Costumes are allowed; however, props are not allowed during the Preliminary screening, except for the following items/objects:

  1. Table (maximum measurement of 4 feet long and 1.5 feet wide), chair, lyric stand or microphone stand or any form of device used in playing a musical instrument; mat for dance or gymnastics; or similar item necessary for the delivery of the talent performance.

The following stage props are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED during the talent performance in the Preliminary Screening, Regional Finals and Grand Finals:

  1. Cane, gun, balls, box, banner, backdrop, fire-related material, or any similar material inappropriate, hazardous or poses risks to the contestant and to others
  2. Batons, machetes, knives, and other pointed objects
  3. Smoke or smoke-effect, helium balloons or confetti. Baton twirlers and/or other similar acts using batons, machetes, knives, pointed objects and other objects that may pose risk and danger will not be accepted.
Head ornaments are considered as a costume since it is part of an outfit worn to create the appearance characteristic of a person

Yes. During the Preliminary Screening, each contestant will be given only a maximum of ONE (1) minute to perform his/her talent onstage. The judge/s has the right to stop a performance if deemed necessary during the one (1) minute time limit. The decision of the judge/s is final in concurrence with DTI.

For the Regional Finals and Grand Finals, each finalist will be given only a maximum of TWO (2) minutes to perform his/her talent onstage.

Yes. He/She can still join in other malls’ Preliminary Screening schedule. New set of application form/requirements per mall will be required to submit.
No. Right after his/her performance, your child may leave the event venue and not wait for the announcement of winners.
Those who will qualify for the Regional Finals after the Preliminary Screening will be announced online via www.smlittlestars.com.ph the day after the scheduled Preliminary screening of each participating mall. The list will also be posted in the official Facebook page of the SM Supermalls where the Preliminary Screening was conducted.
Please give us a call at 876-1111 or email us at customercare@smsupermalls.com. You may also visit www.smlittlestars.com.ph for more information on the contest mechanics and general rules and regulations