The Search for the
TAYO Awards Foundation is the Philippines' premier award-giving body that recognizes and supports the excellent contributions of youth organizations in the country. It is the biggest platform to showcase young Filipinos’ dynamism and contribution to nation-building since 2002.
The 21st Search for TAYO Awards is proud to announce its theme: "makabayani," which embodies the twin concepts of "makabayan" (love of country) and "bayani" (hero). This theme recognizes the Filipino youth who express their love for their country through their "bayanihan" spirit, making them our modern-day heroes.
For over two decades, the Search for TAYO Awards has celebrated the efforts of young Filipinos who create positive change in their communities. These "makabayani" develop innovative solutions to pressing problems and inspire others to join them. The TAYO Awards Foundation aims to be a platform for these young heroes and their communities to share their stories and showcase how they continue to show their love for the Philippines. By recognizing these inspiring individuals, the Awards hope to encourage even more young people to embrace volunteerism and cultural diversity in their work toward nation-building.
Youth group with at least 5 members
Majority of members are 30 years old or younger
With a recent project from September 2022 to January 2024
Call for Project Entries
Secretariat Entry Screening
Impact of the Project
Ability to harness the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship
Creativity and Innovation
Effective Use of Resources
Unleash your potential and etch your impact to history! Take home a one-of-a-kind masterpiece - a trophy sculpted by Mr. Toym De Leon Imao. But that's not all! Celebrate with grants and special prizes, courtesy of Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. and San Miguel Corporation!
So, what are you waiting for? Write your project entry and share your story!