MECHANICS
  1. 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.

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

    4. Any contestant found to be in violation in the eligibility or qualification to join and win in the SM Little Stars and/or any of the rules above, shall immediately be disqualified from the contest at any stage, and/or shall have forfeited his/her prizes and title. Decision on eligibility, disqualification and violation of this rule shall be final.

  3. 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.

  4. To join the contest, the following must be submitted to the Mall Administration Office (pre-registration) 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

  5. Schedule of submission of the application form and requirements will be as follows:

    1. Pre-registration will start on February 28, 2018, 10am to 6pm. Deadline of submission will vary depending on the contestant's preferred schedule and/or venue of the Preliminary Screenings:

    2. PRELIMINARY
      SCREENINGS
      MALLS SCHEDULE OF PRE-REGISTRATION
      April 7 SM Angono, SM Baliwag, SM Bacoor February 28 – April 6
      10am-6pm
      April 8 SM Masinag, SM San Lazaro, SM BicutanSM Naga, SM Megacenter Cabanatuan,SM Pampanga, SM Rosario, SM Santa Rosa,SM Consolacion Cebu, SM Iloilo February 28 – April 7
      10am-6pm
      April 14 SM North Edsa, SM Manila, SM Sucat,SM Imus, SM General Santos February 28 – April 13
      10am-6pm
      April 15 SM Fairview, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Muntinlupa,SM Baguio, SM Dasmariñas, SM Calamba,SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Davao February 28 – April 14
      10am-6pm
      April 21 SMDC Grace Mall, SM San Mateo,SM BF Parañaque, SM Trece Martires,SM Lemery February 28 – April 20
      10am-6pm
      April 22 SM Novaliches, SM Manila, SM Southmall,SM Cauayan, SM Tuguegarao Downtown,SM Rosales, SM Tarlac, SM Clark,SM Valenzuela, SM Marilao,SM Puerto Princesa February 28 – April 21
      10am-6pm
      April 28 SM Marikina, SM Cherry Antipolo, SM Cabanatuan, SM San Fernando Downtown, SM Molino, SM Batangas, SM Cebu February 28 – April 27
      10am-6pm
      April 29 SM Fairview, SM Sucat, SM Sangandaan, SM Dasmariñas, SM Cagayan De Oro February 28 – April 28
      10am-6pm
      May 5 SM Angono, SM San Lazaro, SM Bicutan, SM San Pablo, SM Lucena, SM General Santos February 28 – May 4
      10am-6pm
      May 6 SM San Jose Del Monte, SM East Ortigas,SM San Mateo, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Las Piñas,SM Muntinlupa, SM Pampanga,SM Baliwag, SM Bacoor, SM Iloilo February 28 – May 5
      10am-6pm
      May 19 SM Marikina, SMDC Sun Mall, SM Southmall,SM Clark, SM Marilao, SM Lipa February 28 – May 18
      10am-6pm
      May 20 SM North Edsa, SM Novaliches,SM BF Parañaque, SM Naga, SM Cauayan,SM Baguio, SM Valenzuela, SM Calamba,SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Cagayan De Oro February 28 – May 19
      10am-6pm
      June 2 SM Fairview, SM Masinag, SM Manila,SM Bicutan, SM Baliwag, SM Puerto Princesa,SM Davao February 28 – June 1
      10am-6pm
      June 3 SM North Edsa, SM San Lazaro, SM Sucat,SM Rosales, SM Tarlac, SM Cabanatuan,SM Pampanga, SM Pulilan, SM Bacoor,SM Santa Rosa, SM Consolacion Cebu February 28 – June 2
      10am-6pm
    3. On-the-day registration: April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29; May 5, 6, 19, 20; June 2, 3 | 10am to 2pm at the designated mall venue of the Preliminary Screenings. NOTE: Preliminary Screening proper will start at 2:30pm; cut-off time for on-the-spot registration will be at 2pm.

  6. For on-the-day registrants, the mall branch where his/her application form and requirements will be submitted shall automatically be the contestant's audition venue and will be provided with a registration stub.

  7. The contestant and the accompanying parent/s or guardian must be at the audition venue thirty (30) minutes before the start of the Preliminary Screenings (2:30pm) for the briefing.

  8. A pre-registered contestant must present the registration stub before the start of the Preliminary Screenings in the mall audition venue and schedule specified in the submitted application form. On-the-day registrants must secure their registration stub upon submission of the complete requirements.

  9. During the Preliminary Screening, each individual contestant will present his or her talent onstage. Light make-up with no red lipstick. The contestant should wear child-appropriate clothing, use kid-friendly music and lyrics and will not be allowed to use props. This will be strictly implemented during the Preliminary Screenings of the competition.

  10. 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 with the concurrence of DTI.

  11. 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.

  12. The rules & regulations for props will be as follows:

    1. 12.1 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

    2. 12.2 No props during the Preliminary Screenings, except the following:

      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.

    3. 12.3 Props will ONLY be allowed during the talent performance in the Regional Finals and Grand Finals.

    4. 12.4 Special effects and lighting requirements during the talent performance will only be entertained in the Regional Finals and Grand Finals with the following conditions:

      1. Secure clearance from the SM Supermalls - Marketing Department thru the authorized event organizer

      2. Assign one personnel to cue and direct the special effects and lighting requirements at the tech booth

    Any violation of the contest mechanics including but not limited to stage props shall constitute ground for disqualification of the individual contestant.

  13. Stages of SM Little Stars 2018 are as follows:

    1. 13.1 PRELIMINARY SCREENINGS

      1. 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  
      1. b. Selection of winners per mall cluster are as follows:

PRELIMINARY WINNERS
MALL CLUSTER TOTAL QUALIFIED BOY GIRL EITHER BOY OR GIRL
Metro Manila 1 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
SM North Edsa 4 3 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1
SM Fairview 4 3 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1
SM Novaliches 4 4 2 2 2 2
SM San Jose Del Monte 2 1 1
SMDC Grace Mall 2 1 1
SM East Ortigas 3 1 1 1
SM Marikina 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM Angono 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM Cherry Antipolo 3 1 1 1
SM San Mateo 4 3 2 1 2 1 1
SM Masinag 4 3 2 1 2 1 1
Metro Manila 2
SM Sta. Mesa 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM San Lazaro 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2
SM Manila 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2
SMDC Sun Mall 2 1 1
SM Southmall 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM Las Piñas 4 2 2
SM Bicutan 4 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1
SM Sucat 4 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 1
SM BF Parañaque 4 4 2 2 2 2
SM Muntinlupa 4 4 2 2 2 2
SM Naga 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM Cauayan 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM Tuguegarao Downtown 4 2 2
North Luzon 1
SM Rosales 2 2 1 1 1 1
SM Baguio 2 2 1 1 1 1
SM Tarlac 2 2 1 1 1 1
SM Cabanatuan 2 2 1 1 1 1
SM Megacenter Cabanatuan 2 1 1
North Luzon 2
SM Pampanga 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM San Fernando Downtown 3 1 1 1
SM Clark 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
North Luzon 3
SM Valenzuela 2 2 1 1 1 1
SM Sangandaan 2 1 1
SM Marilao 2 2 1 1 1 1
SM Baliwag 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM Pulilan 2 1 1
South Luzon 1
SM Dasmariñas 2 2 1 1 1 1
SM Rosario 2 1 1
SM Bacoor 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM Molino 2 1 1
SM Trece Martires 2 1 1
SM Imus 2 1 1
South Luzon 2
SM Santa Rosa 2 2 1 1 1 1
SM San Pablo 2 1 1
SM Calamba 2 2 1 1 1 1
SM Lipa 2 1 1
SM Lemery 2 1 1
SM Batangas 2 1 1
SM Lucena 2 1 1
Visayas 1
SM Cebu 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2
SM Consolacion Cebu 4 4 2 2 2 2
Visayas 2
SM Iloilo 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM Puerto Princesa 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
SM Bacolod 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mindanao
Davao 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
General Santos 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
Cagayan De Oro 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
 
      1. c. The criteria for judging for the Preliminary Screenings will be as follows:

CRITERIA DESCRIPTION JUDGE'S SCORE
Star Quality A kid who projects an exquisite charm on stage and has a celebrity factor 40%
Personality A kid who exudes confidence, cuteness, wit and is very articulate in answering a question 20%
Talent A kid who shows an exemplary talent very suitable and applicable to his/her age. 40%
TOTAL SCORE 100%
      1. d. A contestant who did not qualify for a particular mall branch may still join in the succeeding schedule of the Preliminary Screenings in other SM mall branches. A new set of application form and requirements must be submitted to the Mall Administration Office or to the official event organizer.

      2. e. During the Preliminary Screening, to accommodate the volume of participants, each individual contestant (along with parent/guardian) will be required to vacate the screening area after his/her talent performance.

      3. f. Those who will qualify for the Regional Finals after the Preliminary Screening will be announced online via www.smlittlestars.com.ph starting the day after the scheduled Preliminary screening of each participating mall. SCMC Marketing shall inform all the winners via telephone call. The list will also be posted in the official Facebook page of the SM Supermalls where the Preliminary Screening was conducted.

    1. 13.2 Regional Finals

      1. The contestants who qualify for the Regional Finals of the competition will be required to attend the workshop. The schedule and venue of the workshop will be as follows:

        1. Regional Finalists: June 23, 30; July 7, 14 | 10am-2pm at the mall where the cluster’s Regional Finals will be conducted
      2. The Regional Finals will be held at the following SM mall branches:

      3. MALL CLUSTER June 24 July 1 July 8 July 15
        Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday
        Metro Manila 1 SM North Edsa SM East Ortigas    
        Metro Manila 2 SM Bicutan SM San Lazaro    
        SM BF Parañaque
        North Luzon 1 SM Rosales      
        North Luzon 2     SM Clark  
        North Luzon 3       SM Baliwag
        South Luzon 1   SM Dasmariñas    
        South Luzon 2     SM San Pablo  
        Visayas 1     SM Consolacion Cebu  
        Visayas 2       SM Iloilo
        Mindanao SM Davao      
      4. Each Regional Finalist will be given only a maximum of TWO (2) minutes to perform his/her talent onstage.

      5. Selection of winners per mall cluster are as follows:

      6. REGIONAL FINALS
        MALL CLUSTER MALL TOTAL QUALIFIED BOY GIRL
        Metro Manila 1 SM North Edsa 2 1 1
        SM East Ortigas 2 1 1
        Metro Manila 2 SM San Lazaro 2 1 1
        SM Bicutan 2 1 1
        SM BF Parañaque 2 1 1
        North Luzon 1 SM Rosales 2 1 1
        North Luzon 2 SM Clark 2 1 1
        North Luzon 3 SM Baliwag 2 1 1
        South Luzon 1 SM Dasmariñas 2 1 1
        South Luzon 2 SM San Pablo 2 1 1
        Visayas 1 SM Consolacion Cebu 2 1 1
        Visayas 2 SM Iloilo 2 1 1
        Mindanao SM Davao 2 1 1
        TOTAL: 26 13 13
      7. The criteria for judging for the Regional Finals will be as follows:

      8. CRITERIA DESCRIPTION JUDGE'S SCORE
        Star Quality A kid who projects an exquisite charm on stage and has a celebrity factor 40%
        Personality A kid who exudes confidence, cuteness, wit and is very articulate in answering a question 20%
        Talent A kid who shows an exemplary talent very suitable and applicable to his/her age. 40%
        TOTAL SCORE 100%
    2. 13.3 GRAND FINALS

      1. The contestants who qualify for the Grand Finals of the competition will be required to attend the workshop. The schedule and venue of the workshop will be as follows:

        1. Grand Finalists: August 3, 2018 | 9am-6pm at the Mall of Asia Arena Annex Building

      2. Each Grand Finalist will be given only a maximum of TWO (2) minutes to perform his/her talent onstage.

      3. SM Supermalls will shoulder the hotel accommodations of the twenty six (26) grand finalists with one (1) parent or guardian per contestant to compete for the Grand Finals.

      4. The Grand Finals and the awarding of prizes will be held on August 4, 2018 (2pm-5pm) at the SM Cinema Centerstage, SM Mall of Asia

      5. During the entire contest period:

        1. The contestants must be accompanied by both or any of the parents. If the contestant will be accompanied by a guardian, the following must be submitted:

          1. A written authorization signed by both or one of the parents
          2. A valid identification card (ID) of the guardian and the parent/s authorizing him/her
        2. The parent/s or guardian must be responsible for the behavior, safety and welfare of the contestant, their personal belongings, and costs to be incurred due to their participation in the contest.

      6. The contestants and parent/s or guardians will be required to:

        1. Follow the instructions of the SM Little Stars’ official event organizer, trainers, and instructors at all times

        2. Abide by the General Rules and Regulation of the contest

          1. SM Supermalls, Shopping Center Management Corporation (SCMC), its event organizers, trainers and instructors shall not be held responsible or liable for any accidents, injuries, harm, or loss of property suffered during the contest period, training or workshops, resulting from negligence, violation or failure to abide by the contest’s rules and regulations.

      7. The Grand Finals will be held at:

      8. GRAND FINALS
        August 4, 2018, Saturday SM Cinema Centerstage, SM Mall of Asia
      9. The criteria for judging for the Grand Finals will be as follows:

      10. CRITERIA DESCRIPTION JUDGE'S SCORE
        Star Quality A kid who projects an exquisite charm on stage and has a celebrity factor 40%
        Personality A kid who exudes confidence, cuteness, wit and is very articulate in answering a question 20%
        Talent A kid who shows an exemplary talent very suitable and applicable to his/her age. 40%
        TOTAL SCORE 100%
  1. Prizes

  2. List of prizes for the Regional Finals and Grand Finals will be as follows:

    STAGE CONSOLATION PRIZES WINNERS
    REGIONAL FINALS
    • Php1,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates
    • Php10,000 worth of cash and SM Gift Certificates (Php5,000 in cash and Php5,000 in SM GCs)
    • Php3,500 worth of Toy Kingdom Gift Cards
    GRAND FINALS PRIZES
    Grand Winners (1 boy & 1 girl)
    • Brand new Chevrolet Trax
    • Php200,000 worth of cash and SM Gift Certificates (Php100,000 in cash and Php100,000 in SM GCs)
    • Trip to China for two (2) for five (5) days and four (4) nights, inclusive of round-trip tickets, tour itinerary and hotel accommodations with breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Any four-year college scholarship grant from National University (Scholarship with no allowance)
    • Php15,000 worth of Toy Kingdom Gift Cards
    First Runner-Up
    • Php100,000 worth of cash and SM Gift Certificates (Php60,000 in cash and Php40,000 in SM GCs)
    • Trip to China for two (2) for five (5) days and four (4) nights, inclusive of round-trip tickets, tour itinerary and hotel accommodations with breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Any four-year college scholarship grant from National University (Scholarship with no allowance)
    • Php10,000 worth of Toy Kingdom Gift Cards
    Second Runner-Up
    • Php70,000 worth of cash and SM Gift Certificates (Php40,000 in cash and Php30,000 in SM GCs)
    • Trip to China for two (2) for five (5) days and four (4) nights, inclusive of round-trip tickets, tour itinerary and hotel accommodations with breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Any four-year college scholarship grant from National University (100% discount on tuition fee only)
    • Php8,000 worth of Toy Kingdom Gift Cards
    Third Runner-Up
    • Php50,000 worth of cash and SM Gift Certificates (Php30,000 in cash andPhp20,000 in SM GCs)
    • Trip to China for two (2) for five (5) days and four (4) nights, inclusive of round-trip tickets, tour itinerary and hotel accommodations with breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Any four-year college scholarship grant from National University (100% discount on tuition fee only)
    • Php6,000 worth of Toy Kingdom Gift Cards
    Consolation Prize
    • Trip to China for two (2) for five (5) days and four (4) nights, inclusive of round-trip tickets, tour itinerary and hotel accommodations withbreakfast, lunch and dinner (Top 6-10 kids only)
    • Any four-year college scholarship grant (50% discount on tuition fee only) from National University (Top 6-10 kids only)
    • Php15,000 worth of cash and SM Gift Certificates (Php10,000 in cash and Php5,000 in SM GCs)
    1. Grand Prize of Chevrolet Trax and Gift Certificates/Gift Cards are transferable but not convertible to cash.

    2. The college scholarship grant that will be awarded to the top ten (10) grand finalists of the competition are transferable but not convertible to cash.

    3. The trip to China that will be awarded to the top ten (10) grand finalists of the competition will be scheduled on May 2019, wherein they will appear and selected winners will perform during the SM Little Stars at selected SM China malls.

      1. All travel requirements and taxes, expenses on airfare, hotel accommodation, food and transportation, excluding the passport application of the grand finalists and their accompanying parent or guardian, will be shouldered by SM Supermalls, provided the contestants and their chosen companion have submitted the supporting documents for China VISA application within the deadline set by SM Supermalls.

    4. The twenty percent (20%) prize tax shall be shouldered by SM Supermalls, except for the grand prize of Chevrolet Trax, which shall be shouldered by the winner.

    5. Expenses for LTO registration and car insurance shall be shouldered by the grand winners.

    6. All cash prizes shall be paid in check.

    7. All judges’ decision is considered final, with proper concurrence of a DTI representative.

    8. Employees of Shopping Center Management Corporation (SCMC), their affiliates, sponsors, organizers, advertising agencies, and judges, including their relatives up to third degree of consanguinity or affinity, are not eligible to join this promotion.

    9. Any violation of the contest mechanics shall be a ground for disqualification.