call for entries

Nomination starts on 26 February 2018

How to enter

  1. Nominate a developmental social enterprise that meets the following basic requirements:
    a. Operating for at least two years
    b. Well defined social objectives
    c. With total assets not exceeding PHP50 million
  2. For online and self nomination, accomplish this form.
  3. For offline nomination, download this form, print and fill out accordingly.
  4. Email duly accomplished form together with the required documents to:

or mail to:

Edwin Padillo

Isla Lipana & Co.
29th Floor Philamlife Tower
Paseo de Roxas,Makati 1228

  • Only completed nomination forms will be considered for the awards.
  • Submission of nomination forms is until 4 May 2018..


  1. Developmental social enterprise must have a priori commitment to a particular social objective.
  2. The social objective must be integrated in its cost of doing business or cost of goods/services.
  3. The social objective must be measurable or has a potential to be measured.
  4. Has a sustainable and continuous source of cash flow, demonstrated with at least two years in operations.
  5. It has the potential and willingness to scale.

 Selection process and judging

  1. Submitted nomination forms will be screened as to eligibility and complete document submission.
  2. Short listed nominees will be subjected to vetting.
  3. Results of vetting will be presented to the 2018 DSEA Panel of Judges who will choose five finalists.
  4. From the finalists, the 2018 DSEA winner will be determined.
  5. Finalists and winner will be announced during the awards night.

Awards night

Awarding ceremony is in June 2018.