Saturday, July 31, 2010

Back to Back Celebration - Double Victory from Winning July contests

I just found out this morning that my entry for the Western Digital Father's day contest was selected as the winner in the Most Lovable Pop category. In this category, the winning entry was selected by the panel from Western Digital based on creativity, relevance, originality and overall impact. I was so anxious to find out after weeks of waiting for the announcement.

And tonight I found out that my entry for the Yahoo meme contest week 5 was also selected to win the iPad! I really did not expect all this because I felt I did not have enough time to make my entries better. Still, I know I did them the best I possibly can within the remaining time allotted to me.

Funny thing about the Yahoo meme week 5 contest is that this was actually extended for another two weeks, and so more entries flooded in. And I also thought that, "Hey... I tried to beat the deadline and yet they actually extended it..." And after the contest extension, Someone even made a not so pleasant statement that in my MTV I looked like I was kissing Yahoo's ass.... harharhar! And maybe my lyrics kissed ass too...

And yet I won... :)

If you want to see my video entries for the Western Digital and Yahoo Meme week 5 entries, you can view them in my previous blog here...

First of all thank you so much Yahoo Philippines and Western Digital for choosing my entry in their respective contests. Many thanks to all those who liked my Western Digital video entry on Facebook, and reposted and commented on my Yahoo meme week 5 entry. Also very special thanks to bloggers Jayson Biadog of Winner's Place and Maria Cecilia Tan Velasquez of Basta Igat Sikat who supported my yahoo meme entry through comments and reposts. I also thank my gf and parents for giving me moral support, advice and the motivation to strive even more all these years.

Finally, thank you Lord for all the wonderful blessings I received up to this day. I hope I could return the favor to all of you someday...

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Winners Place: Share Your Winning Story and Win

Jayson Biadog's Winner's place is currently holding a contest - the Winners Place: Share Your Winning Story and Win. All you have to do is post your story and you might be able to win cool prizes like ticket rides, a book and PLDT touch cards.

Just place a comment on his contest page or you may even make your own blog post. For blog posts, put your URL of your contest entry blog under the comments section of the contest page, and on your blog, make sure you put a link to Jayson's Winners Place.

Three winning entries will be chosen to win the following:

1) Zipline 2 tickets to Superman and Silver Surfer Ride @Circulo Verde Quezon City
2) Bestseller The Last Song Book- Nicholas Sparks
3) 5 PLDT Call Cards

The deadline of submission of your entries is on October 14, 2010.

You can write anything about winning - not just in contests. You can write about your personal career success, relationships, love life, business, etc.

I encourage all to try out this contest. Being a winner is not really about being first all the time. What is more important is that you always strive to do your best in whatever you do and never giving up - and one day you will succeed. That for me is the mark of a true winner.

For more information, you may visit Jayson Biadog's contest page.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

M&M's Fun Travel Promo

M&M is giving away promo goodies in their M&M's Fun Travel Promo. All you have to do is whenever you buy certain M&M products, collect their wrappers to earn points, and exchange those points for freebies! Freebies include luggage tags, bag slings, foldable pillows, and even a backpack!

This promo is open to all residents in GMA (Metro Manila) and Luzon only. The promo period is from July 15, 2010 to October 15, 2010. To read the full mechanics of the promo, just click the image above or click here...

Personal Note: The good thing about this promo is that you do not really have to produce a proof of purchase / receipt to participate. Just collect the participating M&M wrappers, and once you have enough points, you're ready to claim! You can try to be creative/resourceful in collecting wrappers. (e.g. ask for wrappers from relatives and friends instead.)

Be reminded that not all M&M wrappers are qualified for the promo. They should have a "best before" date of 2010 / 2011. Also, check the list of participating M&M variants before claiming your freebies.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Speeding up uploading video content

So far, I have seen a lot of video contests going around over the internet. For those of you who want to join these cool video contests, there might be times you will be asked to upload your video on Youtube, or on Facebook so that the public, and the judges can view your entry.

Most often than not, you will feel discouraged to upload your video because it takes too long to upload. When I first tried to join a contest which required video, it took me more than an hour to upload my entry. More than an hour feels like an eternity, and I even ask myself... why does it take that long to upload a three minute video?

For those who experienced the same fate as mine, then read on...

For newbies in the video making realm, we should be aware that there are many video formats used today. There is AVI, MP4, M4V, 3GP, and so on. Why the different video formats? Well, for one thing, we should accept the fact that there is no such thing as a standard video format. Another thing is, there are formats done in high resolution, while others, low. And there are video formats that play better on certain video players only.

When it comes to recording video, try to notice what file format your video is saved. When you try to record your video via video or digital camera, sometimes they save it as an AVI format, for cellphones, they sometimes use 3GP format. To verify which format your video is saved, just check its file properties when you copy your video to your PC.

Check the properties of your video file. In this sample, the video format is WMV or Windows Media Video format

If you want to upload a video, certain formats will take a long time to load on youtube, like AVI for example. It might take you 40 minutes (or more depending on your internet speed) to upload.

But, there is way to make uploading video faster. How? By converting your video before you upload!

How do we convert our video? First, you must have a video converter application. If you don't have one, there are many free downloadable video converters on the internet. Maybe you can try to download one here... or you may google other free video converters on the net (try using video converter as key words)

After downloading, install the video converter on your PC. Then, after installing, you are now ready to covert. But what would be the best format to convert your video into for fast uploads?

The answer is... FLV format.

FLV stands for Flash Video format. This is the type of format used in many of the video sites all over the net, like youtube and facebook.

Try to do a simple experiment to verify that FLV loads faster. Try it out on youtube - your original video taken from your camera versus your converted FLV video. You will definitely notice a dramatic change in upload speed. What might take 30 minutes to upload before with your original (AVI , Quicktime movie, etc) might only take about 5 minutes with the converted FLV file.

This tip is very useful specially if you are joining a lot of video contests but feel you might not have the time to upload them all. Hopefully this tip will help you save time, and at the same time encourage you to upload more video entries on the internet.

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San Marino's Show Me Your Love

Show your sweetness to your loved one by joining this online video contest - the San Marino Show Me Your Love video contest! All you have to do is submit a video (maximum of 15 seconds only) showing your affection to your most special someone, and get a chance to win 10,000 pesos and a vacation package for two to Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa!

This video contest is open to all residents of the Philippines.

Contest Mechanics

* The contest is open to all residents of the Philippines.
* How to submit entries: Video Submission
o Upload your video to YouTube and send us the link via the online registration form.
o Set your video’s privacy to “Unlisted”, this setting will make your video private, therefore not accessible by the public.
o Go to and fill out the online registration form and input the unlisted url

* Entry rules:
o Should depict romantic love for another person
o No white background
o No sound
o Preferably with text
o Maximum of 15 seconds
o Must not contain inappropriate content, including but not limited to:
+ Obscene, pornographic, or sexually-explicit content or information
+ Strong support or opposition to any political or religious group or person
+ Content that is considered offensive to the others, such as those that encourage the commission of an illegal, immoral or threatening activity, promote harassment, racism, hatred or discrimination against any group or individual, or provide information which are false, misleading, or harmful to any group or individual
+ Materials which infringe upon the right of any third party, including copyright, publication right, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right, or those which promote the infringement of any party’s intellectual property rights.

* Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
o 50% Emotional Impact
o 40% Creativity
o 5% Originality
o 5% Integration of San Marino Product

* There will be five (5) winners every week. See schedule below
* Participants may submit several entries.
* Non-winning videos are still valid for the succeeding weeks
* At the end of the promo, a Grand Prize winner will be selected among the winning 25 entries
* Do not delete your original and high-res work (not YouTube uploaded) as we will be requiring this file from you should you be chosen as one of the weekly winners. File format: AVI, MPEG and DVD
* Prizes:
o Winning entries will be shown on electronic billboards located at SM North Edsa, Eastwood City, and Guadalupe
o Grand prize: vacation package for two to Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa, Marinduque plus P 10,000 cash
* Winners will be contacted privately via email and mobile number and will not be announced publicly until after the airing date of video.
* Schedule:
o Week 1 – July 19 to July 25
+ Cut off for entries: July 25, 12:01am
+ Notification of 5 winners: July 26
+ Airing dates:
# July 31 – Winner 1
# August 1 – Winner 2
# August 2 – Winner 3
# August 3 – Winner 4
# August 4- Winner 5
# August 5 and August 6 – All five winners
+ Airing time: Between 5pm to 11pm
o Week 2 – July 26 to August 1
+ Cut off for entries: August 1, 12:01am
+ Notification of 5 winners: August 2
+ Airing dates:
# August 7 – Winner 1
# August 8 – Winner 2
# August 9 – Winner 3
# August 10 – Winner 4
# August 11- Winner 5
# August 12 and August 13 – All five winners
+ Airing time: Between 5pm to 11pm
o Week 3 – August 2 to August 8
+ Cut off for entries: August 8, 12:01am
+ Notification of 5 winners: August 9
+ Airing dates:
# August 14 – Winner 1
# August 15 – Winner 2
# August 16 – Winner 3
# August 17 – Winner 4
# August 18- Winner 5
# August 19 and August 20 – All five winners
+ Airing time: Between 5pm to 11pm
o Week 3 – August 9 to August 15
+ Cut off for entries: August 15, 12:01am
+ Notification of 5 winners: August 16
+ Airing dates:
# August 21 – Winner 1
# August 22 – Winner 2
# August 23 – Winner 3
# August 24 – Winner 4
# August 25- Winner 5
# August 26 and August 27 – All five winners
+ Airing time: Between 5pm to 11pm
o August 28 until August 29
+ Airing of all 20 winners
o August 30
+ Announcement of Grand Prize Winner
o August 30 - 31
+ Airing of Grand Prize Winner

Personal Note: For those interested in joining this contest, here is my unsolicited advice. You only have 15 seconds max to convey what you have to say, so keep your message simple but with impact. Your video must not contain any sound or talk, just plain visuals. Probably, the reason behind it is that if your entry is chosen, San Marino will use your video as a commercial on electronic billboards, which most of the time doesn't feature sound. Also, no white background probably because your video might become too bright for the billboards, which might cause vehicular accidents (just my guess)...

You can even be creative by using strong visuals and actions - just like a TV commercial. Also, if you are serious in winning this, then you must integrate the San Marino brand in your video. Although the criteria says brand integration is only 5% of the total score, in order to win every point counts.

It's a cool contest, and you may even be featured as a commercial in an electronic billboard! Think of it as your 15 seconds of fame.

For more information about this contest, you may visit the San Marino contest website or the San Marino Facebook page

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Nestle Pops Dodgeball Dojo

Is your dodgeball kung-fu good enough? Then why not test your skills in the Nestle Pops Dodgeball Dojo! Cash prizes and Nestle Pops are up for grabs - as much as 12,000 pesos in cash to be awarded to the winning team per month, and an individual prize of 5,000 pesos per month.

This contest is open to all Facebook users who registered in the Nestle Pops Dodgeball Dojo Application.

Contest Mechanics

1. Log in or create an account in Facebook.
2. Go to the Nestle Pops Dodgeball Dojo Application.
3. Create your own Dodgeball Star.
4. Create your Dodgeball Team which consists of 6 players Minimum of 3 to qualify for team prizes. Teams with 2 or below members can only qualify for MVP prizes
5. Invite more friends to become a supporter of your team.
6. Each supporter will merit corresponding points in favour of the team.
7. All Dodgeball Star Avatar must have a clear and recognizable photo of the contestant.
8. Start playing all the games and keep on playing them to earn more points.
9. A Facebook user is allowed only 1 Dodgeball Star Account.
10. A Dodgeball Star Account can only be part of 1 Team.

11. There will be 2 levels of prizes per month:
1. Team Prize - 12,000 PHP per month to be given to the team with the highest aggregated points at the end of every month. Cut of date for eligibility are as follows:
1. July 31
2. August 31
3. September 20
1. Individual Prize - 5,000 PHP per month to be given to the individual with the highest aggregated points at the end of every month. Cut of date for eligibility are as follows:
1. July 31
2. August 31
3. September 20
12. Consolation Prizes (Nestle Ice Cream GC; 1 Tub) will be given away for 1st and 2nd runner up MVP's.
13. Individuals and Teams can only win once.
14. The points of all contestants (new & old) will reset on these dates:
1. July 1, 2010
2. August 1, 2010
3. September 1,2010
15. Announcement of winners will be on 1st week of August, September, & October and will be posted in the Facebook Nestle Pops Fan Page.
16. Notification of winners will either be through Facebook Messaging, Email, Phone Call, or SMS.

Personal Note: The application has 3 mini-games in it. There is a word puzzle game, a multiple choice game and a simple dodgeball game. All three games are related to dodgeball, it's rules and some important events in the Philippines. If you don't know where to find the answers to the first two games, just read the facts displayed during the 'loading game' splash screen.

The game has a style of humor, borrowing some cliches from the movie comedy Dodgeball.

As for my personal review of the game, all-in-all it's very simple and repetitive. But if you want to win the individual or monthly prize, you have to deal with the redundant gameplay. Also, I don't really appreciate the humor part because this game should promote dodgeball. If you interpret the humor negatively, you'd think dodgeball is for wimps...

Still, I encourage all to try out the game and win the prize.

For more information, you may visit the Nestle Pops Dodgeball Dojo Application on Facebook.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Sony Ericsson's Wonder Kidz contest

If you have a "bibbo" kid with star quality, you might want him or her to be the next superstar in the Sony Ericsson's Wonder Kidz contest. In order to join, you will have to submit a 30 to 60 second video of your child performing a talent, like dancing, singing, recitals, etc. If your kid wins this, he or she will be able to take home a new Sony Ericsson Vivaz with HD video, and PhP 50,000 in cash!

This contest is open to all child talents residing in the Philippines aged 1 to 7 years old.


1. To join, child talents must be citizens and residents of the Philippines aged 1 to 7 years old.

2. Participants must click on the like button on the Sony Ericsson Philippines Facebook fanpage to become a fan and agree to the conditions stated therein, Contest period is from July 1 to August 31, 2010.

3. Parents or guardians must capture and upload a 30 second to a minute video of their child's talent/s. Entries must come with a brief description of the video and participant's full name, email address and contact number/s in the description box. Incomplete information will be grounds for disqualification.

4. Videos can be uploadded to the Sony Ericsson Philippines Facebook page from July 1 - August 31, 2010. Contest entries must be titld Vivaz Wonderkidz (title of the video)

5. The uploaded videos must be under 1024 MB and in avi, m4v, mov, mp4, mpg or 3gp file format only.

6. Entries may be past videos of the child provided that the child's current age does not exceed 7 years by August 31, 2010. Talent act may be expressed in music,, dance, drama, poetry, art, declamation, sport or any form of creative expression not harmful to the child in any way.

7. Contestants may submit more than one video entry to the contest but may only win once. Support talents may be used in a video entry but must feature a lead talent. Contestants are encouraged to promote their video entries to become the "most liked".

8. Submission of entries will be up to 11:59pm on August 31, 2010 only; voting period will end at 11:59 pm of September 3, 2010.

9. The ten "most liked" videos will qualify for the final judging. Sony Ericsson will assemble a panel of five judges at the Sony Ericsson head office on September 15, 2010 to determine the top three winners.

10. The final judging will be based on

entertainment (25%),
creativity (25%),
uniqueness of video (25%)
and talent (25%)

11. First prize winner as determined by the panel of judges will receive P 50,000 plus one Sony Ericsson Vivaz mobile phone. Second place wins P 30,000 plus one Sony Ericsson Vivaz while third place winner gets P 20,000 and one Sony Ericsson Vivaz. Remaining 7 finalists will each win P 5,000.

12. Sony Ericsson reserves the right to disqualify video entries and remove any comment if deemed offensive, harmful, disrespectful or demeaning to children, to other entris and to the Sony Ericsson brand in any way. The company shall have the final decision in the case of any questionable contest entries.

13. Entries must have the consent of the parent or legal guardian of the child. Winning videos will be disqualified if contestant fails to submit required document showing the consetn of a parent or legal guardian.

14. The winners will be notified through voice call and registered mail. Each of the winners are required to claim his/her prize within 60 days from receipt of notification. Failure to do so may result to forfeiture of the prize upon prior approval of DTI.

15. Winner must present registered mail notification, parental/guardian consent if needed, child's birth certificate and participant's IDs at BrandWorX, Inc. Office at Penthouse, Eurovilla 2, VA Rufino Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

16. Winners will be announced on September 22, 2010 thru the Sony Ericsson Philippines Facebook page.

17. Sony Ericsson employees, authorized distributors and dealers, their advertizing and promotions agencies, and their immediate families, up to the first degree of consanguinity, are prohibited from joining the competition.

Personal Note: Online voting on Facebook is key to winning this contest, so try to ask all your friends, and friends of friends to vote for your kid by "liking" your entry. Join earlier and you may have a better advantage to inform people you know that your child entered this contest.

For more information about this contest, please visit the Sony Ericsson Philippines Facebook page.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Globe Codespark Competition

Globe Telecommunications has launched a software developing competition - The Codespark Competition. With the theme ,"Innovating for the Connected Filipino," application entries should connect to the Internet either via GPRS/3G to deliver its core functionality. The objective of this contest is to provide incentives for developers to build new and innovative applications targeted at the Philippine market.

There are two categories for this contest, and for each category, a prize of 25,000 pesos cash is at stake. This contest is open to all Filipino developers who have registered at the Globe labs website.

Contest Mechanics and Guidelines:

All participating teams to Globe Labs CodeSpark Program 2010 (“Program”) will design and develop applications (“Application”) in accordance to the Rules and Regulations set forth by Globe Telecom, Inc. (“Organizer”). By participating in this Program, the Participant or Participants is/are presumed to have read and accepted the following Rules and Regulations. Non-compliance with any of the following Rules and Regulations shall be a ground for disqualification / removal from the Program.

Communication with Organizer and Submissions
Participants must submit all inquiries relating to the this Program via electronic mail addressed to: Globe Telecom, Inc.
Attention: Globe Labs Code Spark Program 2010
Email address:


Please take note of the following important dates and deadlines.
June 16, 2010 Program Kick-Off, Start of Registration
Aug 20, 2010 Deadline of Registration, Start of Application Submissions
Sept. 3, 2010 Deadline of Application Submissions
Sept 8, 2010 Publication to the OVI store
Sept 24, 2010 Final Awarding

Note: The Organizer has the sole discretion to change the above dates or cancel any of the above activities. Announcements shall be made through email and shall be posted in the Globe Labs Portal (

Participants’ Eligibility

1. The Program is open to all members of the Globe Labs Developer Community. Membership to the Globe Labs Developer Community only requires registration. To register as member, Participants must fill-up and submit the on-line registration form found in the Globe Labs portal (

2. Employees of Globe Telecom, Inc., Nokia Corp. and their subsidiaries, and their immediate family members, are not eligible to participate in the Program.

3. If a Participant is below 18 years old, s/he must submit a written consent form signed by his parents or legal guardian. The Written Parental Consent must be tendered along with the Application submission.

4. If the Participant is representing a company, institution, or a group, they must submit a certification from the company, institution, or group that they are the authorized representative of said company, institution, or group. Companies, institutions or groups may enter multiple entries through multiple Participants.

5. Participants can also be composed of Teams. Each Participating Team can have maximum of five (5) members. Each Team must designate a Team Leader to officially represent the team in communications and other transactions. An individual may be a member of multiple teams.

6. All Participants must remain eligible throughout the Program. Should a Participant or Team member become ineligible at any time during the Program, S/he cannot be replaced or substituted throughout the Program, regardless of the cause. Participants may lose their eligibility if at anytime during the Program s/he either ---

(a) becomes an employee of Globe Telecom, Inc., Nokia Corp. and their subsidiaries,
(b) discovers that s/he is an immediate family member of any employee of Globe Telecom, Inc., Nokia Corp. and their subsidiaries, or
(c) ceases to be an employee of the company s/he represents, a student or faculty or staff of the educational institution s/he represents or be part of the group s/he represents.

7. In the case of a team leader becoming ineligible, he should inform Globe Labs by sending an email to of his ineligibility. The remaining members of the Participating Team must designate a new team leader among the Participating Team’s remaining registered team members.

1. Participants must register for the Program on or before August 20, 2010. Participants must provide a completed and official registration form and comply with all other registration requirements to be considered registered. The registration form can be accessed / downloaded from the Globe Labs portal (

2. Upon registration, Participants must provide information about the application they wish to enter. This information includes:

1. The name of the Application,
2. A short description of the Application, and
3. The Category of the Application (as defined below).

3. Along with the registration form, Participants must submit the following:

1. A photocopy of a valid government, school or company ID for each Participant,
2. A signed copy of the CodeSpark 2010 Rules and Regulations, and
3. Written Parental Consent of any member who is below 18 years old.
4. Participants can submit the registration form along with the other requirements electronically either through email or via the Globe Labs Portal either as scanned images or electronic documents. Alternatively, Participants can submit their registration forms via courier or regular mail to:

Globe Labs (c/o Greg Igaya or Princess Cruz)
3/F Globe Telecom Plaza Tower 2
Pioneer cor. Madison St.,
1552 Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila

5. Failure to comply with any of the Registration requirements and procedures will render a Participant ineligible for the Program.
Application Categories
1. There are two (2) Program Categories. Each Category has requirements and mandatory features that must be present within the submitted Application.

a. Applications Developed for the Series 40 Platform
· The Application must run on Nokia devices supporting the following device profiles – Series 40 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, Series 40 5th Edition, Series 40 5th Edition Lite and Series 40 6th Edition.
· The Application must run natively on the device and be written in Java ME (CLCD 1.0, MIDP 2.0, optional JSRs must be present in the aforementioned device profiles)

b. Applications Developed for the Series 60 Platform
· The Application must run on Nokia devices supporting the following – S60 3rd Edition FP1, S60 3rd Edition FP1, S60 5th Edition. Developers can use the following to build their applications

1. Flash Lite
2. Web Runtime (WRT) with Platform services v. 1.0
3. Symbian C++ / Qt

· The Application must be accessible directly from the device and should not be loaded through a mobile browser.

2. Participants can develop more than one (1) application for the chosen category and implement the mandatory features under each category. Participants can also submit multiple but different applications in one (1) category.

3. The Organizer reserves the right to cancel a Category if there is only one Participant registered under that category. The Participant shall be notified by the Organizer and shall be allowed to choose a Category from the remaining categories. The affected Participant shall be given a period of one week to submit a new proposal for an alternative Category.

4. The Organizer reserves the right to change or redefine a Category with due notice to the Participating Teams.
Mandatory Application Features and Requirements

1. Applications must connect to the Internet via GPRS, 3G or WIFI to deliver all or part of its core functionality.

2. Participants must comply with any Licensing Agreements associated with SDKs, libraries, toolkits used in creating the Application.

3. Applications must run on Globe identified test phones. These phone models will be announced on or before August 20, 2010 and shall be made available to Participants for testing. Test phones shall be reserved in 3-hour blocks and reservations must be made at least 2 working days in advance. Test phones shall only be accessed within the Organizer’s premises and under the supervision of the employees or staff of the Organizer.

5. Applications with a server-based component that needs to send or receive SMS/MMS must use the Globe Labs SMS/MMS API. Participating Teams must strictly comply with the rules governing the use of the Globe Labs SMS/MMS API. Peer-to-peer based SMS/MMS transactions need not use the Globe Labs API.

6. The language for user interface shall be in English or Filipino.

7. The Application must: (a) be an original work of the Participant, (b) not been previously commercialized or sold, (c) not an entry into any other competition or contest during this Program, (d) comply with applicable laws, regulatory requirements, or other governmental regulations, (e) not infringe or violate any proprietary or intellectual property rights of any person or company, (f) not contain any material (i.e. music, video clips, images or any other copyrighted material) that is abusive, threatening, obscene, profane or otherwise offensive or in violation of any applicable laws or government regulations, (g) not contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, (h) not be able to generate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, (i) not contain any functionality of a spy ware or spamming tools, and (j) not collect or store personal data about users of the Application in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth above.

8. Applications previously developed for other non-Nokia devices (Blackbery, iPhone, Android, etc.) that are intended to be ported to Nokia platforms are allowable, subject to the conditions outlined herein.

9. Applications are allowed to connect to third party, open and freely available Internet based APIs to deliver some or all of its functionality subject to the terms and conditions of said APIs.

10. In the event that any part of the Application contains proprietary or intellectual property rights of third persons, the Participant shall submit the necessary documents showing that they have procured the necessary agreements, consents, and licenses from third parties for the use of any material owned by said parties.

11. Participants shall ensure that the Application shall not constitute any privileged or secret information, and the Organizer is not under the obligation to protect any information whether confidential or otherwise which is received in connection with the Program.

12. Participants cannot submit the same Application more than once. Applications that differ in aesthetic features and content but have the same functionalities are considered similar. Participants with entries found to be similar shall be asked to prove otherwise. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify Applications under dispute.

13. Applications must be packaged in the appropriate installation medium upon submission. JAR files for J2ME applications, SIS files for Symbian C++ / QT applications and others formats as appropriate. Applications should be considered ready for installation. Applications must be installable via Bluetooth, USB transfer and via the Internet through WAP/HTTP.

14. Application entries found to be in violation of these Rules and Regulations shall be considered non eligible.

Submission of Entries
1. All Participants must submit their entry by uploading the necessary files through the Globe Labs Portal ( on or before 5 p.m. PHT of September 3, 2010.

2. Entries must be submitted together with the following:

1. Technical Description of the Application (the format of which will be provided by Globe Labs)

2. An Icon/Logo for the Application

Size: Size (pixels) Min 256x256, Max 2000x2000. 10 Bytes- 2MB. Square. Format: JPG, PNG
This icon / product logo is shown when the end-user navigates through the store via the Ovi Store.

3. Screen Shots
Size: Size (pixels) Min 256x256, Max 2000x2000. 10 Bytes- 2MB. Square. Format: JPG, PNG
The screen shot should depict the user experience of your game or application. Participants must submit at least one (1) screen shot and can submit up to three (3) screen shots.

4. All files for submission must be compressed into one zip file.

5. Participants may opt to submit their entries before the deadline for submission to check for completeness and/or fulfillment of mandatory Application requirements. Participants shall be informed of any deficiencies and allowed to correct these deficiencies five (5) workings days prior to the deadline of submission. Any entry found to be incomplete or deficient after the deadline for submission shall not be eligible for awarding.

Publication to the Ovi Store and myGlobe Free Apps

1. By participating in this Program, Participants agree that their applications will be published in the Philippine Ovi Store and myGlobe Free Apps for a period of four (4) months and shall be made available for free to end-users ,subject to the terms and conditions of the Philippine Ovi Store and myGlobe Free Apps.

2. Applications shall be made public on the Philippines Ovi Store on September 8, 2010 and subsequently on myGlobe Free Apps.

3. Prior to publication, all Applications must be digitally signed. Participants have the option of using their own signing certificate obtained through signing authorities such as Verisign or JavaVerified and signing an Application through this certificate. Alternatively, Participants may sign their Applications through Globe Labs.

4. Applications must pass through the Philippine Ovi Store Quality Assurance process prior to publication. Applications that do not pass this process shall not be eligible for awarding.

5. Applications published in the Philippines Ovi Store and myGlobe Free Apps shall remain the Intellectual Property of the Participants.

1. The Application will be evaluated by Organizers based on the following criteria:
Criteria Weight
Ease of Use / Simplicity / Usability 20%
Relevance / Potential user base / Repeat Usage 30%
Quality / Visual Appeal 20%
Innovation / Originality 30%

Ease of Use / Simplicity / Usability refers to the intuitive and easy to use characteristics of the application and the creative design of the user interface for the target audience.

Relevance / Potential user base / Repeat Usage refers to the attractiveness of the application to target users which may be manifested in several ways, e.g., its potential to become viral, to encourage prolonged or repeat usage, to reduce cost or improve quality of existing services.

Quality / Visual Appeal refers to the quality of the aesthetic elements in an application, its graphics, images, fonts

Innovation / Originality refers to the uniqueness of the application with respect to what is available in the market, e.g., uniqueness in the application's functionality, implementation, usage model, or user interface.

2. The Organizer shall organize an event for Judging prior to September 24, 2010, where each Participant shall be given the chance to present their entries.

3. At least one, Participant must be physically present to demonstrate their functional Application during the Judging.

4. Unless previously submitted during the registration process, Participants must provide physical copies of the following;

1. A photocopy of a valid government, school or company ID for each Participant,
2. A signed copy of the CodeSpark 2010 Rules and Regulations and,
3. Written Parental Consent of any member who is below 18 years old.

5. Participating Teams must also bring signed copies of the following documents to the Judging:
a. Certification of IP Ownership, and/or
b. Certification of 3rd Party-Owned IP, if applicable, and/or
c. Certification of Authorization from company, institution, or group represented, if applicable.

6. Each Participant shall be given a total of fifteen (15) minutes to demonstrate the usage of their Application to the Judges. The Organizer shall have the right to extend the time allotted for the use and evaluation of the Applications.

7. After evaluation of all Applications in a Category, the judges shall determine the two (2) winners for each Category. An Applications needs to receive a minimum score of 65% to be considered eligible for awarding.

8. The Judges’ decision shall be final and binding in all matters relating to the Program.

9. In the event of a tie preventing the selection of only two winners per category, the Judges shall deliberate and break the tie.Bold

1. The Awarding Ceremony shall be held on September 24, 2010.
2. There shall be two winning entries per Category. Each winning entry / application shall receive Php 25,000 and a brand new S60 Nokia Handset.
3. Prizes are transferable only with the consent of the Organizer.
2. The winners shall be responsible for payment of the necessary prize tax.
3. The Organizer is not responsible for any dispute arising from the distribution of the prize among the members of the winning team.
4. Any unclaimed prizes within sixty (60) days from the Awarding Ceremony shall be forfeited in favor of the Organizer.
Additional Rules
1. By participating in this Program, all Participants agree that within the duration of the Program and six (6) months from the Awarding Ceremony, to grant the Organizer the right of first refusal to enter into a commercial agreement for the use, license, or distribution of the Application mutually agreed upon by the Organizer and the Participant.

2. All Participants, without need for additional compensation from the Organizer, agree to the following:
a) to participate in any promotional events and activities that may include, but are not limited to, showcases of the winning Application at industry events, and
b) to allow the Organizer to use the Application entry for market research, demonstration, or promotional purposes.

3. All Participants hereby agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold the Organizer, its employees, consultants and assignees, from any and all claims, liabilities, losses or damages (including without any limitation attorney’s fees) related to their participation to the Program. Further, under no circumstance shall the Organizer, its employees, consultants and assignees be liable to any Participant for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages arising from or in connection with the Program, whether resulting from tort, contract, statute, law or otherwise, including but not limited to liability for lost, damaged, misdirected, delayed Application entries.

4. The Organizer accepts no liability for any technical difficulties affecting the result of the Program, the entry or delivering the Application to the Program. All Participants agree that they are solely responsible to ensure the security and integrity of the Application entry.

5. The Organizer retains all rights and control over the Program.

6. The Organizer retains the right to cancel the Program for any reason and without cause.

7. All Participants shall shoulder all costs, expenses, fees, travel expenses, duties and taxes associated with a Participant’s involvement in the Program.

8. By submitting any entries, the Participant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Rules and Regulations and the decision of the Organizer, which shall be final with respect to all issues relating to this Program. It is the Participant’s responsibility to ensure that s/he has complied with all of the Rules and Regulations.

9. The Organizer reserves the right to amend any of the Rules and Regulations with due notice to all Participants.

10. These Rules and Regulations are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Philippines, and the Participants submit him/herself to the jurisdiction of Philippine courts.

Personal Note: Due to the technical aspect of this contest, this may not be for everyone. But if you think you are capable of submitting, this may be an opportunity to show off your application developing skills to possible future software companies you want to apply for.

There is a downloadable version of the rules and guidelines of this contest but you must register with the globelabs website first before anything else.

For more information about this contest, you may visit the Globe labs website, or e-mail the organizers:

Globe Telecom, Inc.
Attention: Globe Labs Code Spark Program 2010
Email address:

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Monday, July 12, 2010

The Great Antique Office Hunt

Antique treasure abounds in every office. Join Bayantel's The Great Antique Office Hunt, and dig for those buried treasure and get a chance to win Acer machines PCs and laptops!

All you have to do is submit a photo of the most ancient functioning piece of equipment in your office. For more information read on...

1. Bayan is hunting for the most ancient functioning piece of equipment in your office. If your office happens to have one, here’s what you should do.

2. Joining is as easy as 1-2-3. Everyone who wishes to represent their business can join. Just log on to , register and upload your entries.
1. To register, you must submit the following information:
1. Name
2. Email
3. Birthday
4. Mobile Number
5. Desired Username
6. Password

2. Strike a pose with your antique equipment and upload it in our site (make sure to take the photo inside your office)

3. Pre-selected Bayan executives will be shortlisting 25 entries as finalists.

4. The finalists will be informed via email and phone call re status of their entries and will be asked to submit a copy of their business permit and/or SEC certificate as proof of business.

5. Upon proofing, Bayan judges will be finalizing winners of the promotion

6. Winners will be notified via email and will be announced thru the site

7. 6 major and 2 special awards will be given at the end of the promotion
1. 3 awards for the oldest entries
2. 3 awards for the most creative entries
3. 1 award for the people’s choice entry (most number of online votes)
4. 1 special award

8. Bayan employees and its affiliates are forfeited to join.

Personal note: Rule number 4 has to be clarified. If the contestant is an employee of the company he works for, he will be asked to submit a copy of their business permit and/or SEC certificate as proof of business? Although it is stated above that anyone can represent their business, I'm not sure if business owners or anyone is qualified...

Contest update: Employees are also eligible to join the contest, provided they can provide the necessary requirements if selected as finalist...

For more information about this contest, visit The Great Antique Office Hunt contest page.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Ideaspositive - The Unilab Youth Camp For Change

Do you have a viral plan that can change the community for the better? Then why not join Ideaspositive, a contest sponsored by Unilab. The goal of this contest is to look for simple ideas that can touch and improve lives.

These good ideas can produce positive change in a community. Join this contest, and you and your team can win Php100,000 seed money from Unilab for the implementation of their community health project, plus an Ideas Positive Winners´ trophy for their school. The winning team also wins a 3-day, 2-night group vacation package to Boracay.

This contest is open to currently enrolled college students in Metro manila and nearby provices of Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Pampanga. Students are required to form a group of at least 5 and a maximum of 7 members.


1. The competition is open to currently enrolled college students in Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Pampanga, forming a group of at least 5 and maximum of 7 members, including the plan presenters and implementers. Group composition can be interdisciplinary but must be limited to two different university programs or organizations.

2. Entries must present an idea for a plan to address a health and wellness need, problem, or opportunity for a community of your choice. Plans must be sustainable (not one-time), immediately actionable, and must be implementable with a Php100,000 seed money within a six-month period between October 2010 and May 2011.

3. To join, log on to and complete the 3-step application process:
1. Fill out the Entry Form
2. Upload your 6-page project plan
3. Upload your 3-minute video encapsulating the written plan
4. Deadline for the submission of entries (Entry Form, Project Plan and Video) is on August 16, 2010.


To qualify, the online entry form must be completely filled out.
Any form of dishonesty or inaccuracy will automatically disqualify the entry.
To submit your entry Click Here

Prepare your project plan according to the following

* Font: Arial, size 11, black
* Page specifications: A4-size, 1" margin on all sides
* Page count: maximum of 6 pages, 1.5 spacing
* A title page should serve as cover of the 6-page plan containing the entry´s project title and group name.
* The appendices (containing the Creatives, Timetable and Budget Breakdown) are excluded in the 6-page count.
* Compress and send as a PDF file, not exceeding 3 MB. The PDF converter can be downloaded here (just click).
* The project name and group name should not give any indication of the entrant´s school, e.g. colors or symbols associated with it.


* The video filename should bear (1) group´s name and (2) project title − in that specific order (e.g. Agents_of_Change − Bakuna_ para_sa_Kinabukasan).
* Video format should be .flv. The FLV converter can be downloaded here (just click).
* Video length must not exceed 3 minutes; file size must not exceed 3 MB; screen resolution at 320x240.

* Should third party video clips be used, sources should be acknowledged at the end of the video (failure to acknowledge third party videos will automatically disqualify the team´s entry).

* The video should answer the following questions:
1) What is the health and wellness need, problem, or opportunity in your chosen community?
2) How can your group address the health and wellness need, problem, or opportunity in that community with seed money of Php100,000?

* Submitted videos will be uploaded on the website within 24 hours of submission, after the website regulators have reviewed their adherence to the set parameters.


1. The need of the chosen community should fall under one of the following categories, including but not limited to:
1. Hygiene and Sanitation
2. Nutrition
3. Disease prevention and intervention
4. Environment Care and Protection
2. The project beneficiary of each entry should be a local community within Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, CALABARZON or GMA.
3. Project implementation should be achievable with a Php100,000 seed money.
4. Project implementation must take place between October 2010 to May 2011.

1. Five (5) group finalists will be chosen from the field of entries by a panel of screeners based on the following criteria:

• Analysis and understanding of community need, problem, or opportunity
• Innovativeness and creativity of ideas
• Harnessing Bayanihan spirit in the community
• Feasibility

• On-line votes

The website administrator will be uploading the entrant´s video within 24 hours after submission. Deadline for online video voting is on August 23, 2010.

Finalists will be announced on August 30, 2010 at and will receive letters of notification through their group´s faculty contact.

1. The Ideas Positive finalists will present and defend their project plans on September 25 (3rd day of the clinic) before a Board of Judges composed of multi-sectoral representatives including Unilab and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Manila.

2. The finalists will be judged according to the following criteria:
1. Analysis and understanding of community need, problem or opportunity (20%)
2. Innovativeness and Effectiveness of Ideas (40%)
3. Sustainability (20%)
4. Presentation and Handling of Questions (20%)

• Ideas Positive Workshop − September 23-24, 2010

Improve your social marketing, leadership, and project management skills in a two-day workshop by respected experts in community development, business, government, and health and wellness industry. Open to all currently enrolled college students.

• Competition − September 25, 2010

The two-day Ideas Positive workshop will culminate in an Awards Ceremony for Finalists of the Ideas Positive competition, during which Finalists present their final project plans and the Ideas Positive 2010 Winner will be chosen and awarded.

Both activities will be held at the Unilab Bayanihan Center, Mandaluyong


* The Grand Prize Winner wins a Php100,000 seed money from Unilab for the implementation of their community health project, plus an Ideas Positive Winners´ trophy for their school. The winning team also wins a 3-day, 2-night group vacation package to Boracay.
* 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners will each receive from Unilab seed money of P50,000 for their chosen communities, an Ideas Positive Winners´ trophy for their school, and an iPod shuffle for each member of the team.
* Each member of the finalists will receive an Ideas Positive medal and a special Unilab gift pack

For more information about this contest, you may visit the ideaspositive website.
You may download the PDF version of the contest mechanics here.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

7-Eleven Big Bang Bingo

It's Bingo time once more! 7-Eleven is hosting a bingo promo similar to their last year's bingo. Dubbed as the Big Bang Bingo, you can win as much as 500,000 pesos if get to complete the Bingo formation. This is in line with their celebration of opening 500 stores nationwide.

This contest is open to all customers of 7-Eleven in the Philippines. To participate, a customer will be given one bingo ticket for every 50 pesos. ( 100 pesos receipt will be awarded 2 tickets, and so on...)


1. Get a Bingo Ticket with every P50 purchase from 7-Eleven (except ICT cards and bills payment). 7-Eleven Bingo

Ex. P50 = 1 bingo ticket P100 = 2 bingo tickets

2. Bingo tickets are automatically printed on the receipt. These are randomly generated by the cash register.

3 . Collect and match Bingo tickets with winning patterns in any of these six (6) Bingo card layouts. These cards are for reference only. No need to get a card to play 7-Eleven Bingo. Card layouts are posted in all 7-Eleven stores and on www.

4. Winning Bingo patterns and corresponding prizes are the following:

4 Corners with center – P500,000
4 Diamond corners with center – P50,000
Any Diagonal Line – P5,000
Special Horizontal Line
o Card 1 - Selecta Cornetto (any flavor)
o Card 2 - Coke regular in can 330ml
o Card 3 - Pepsi Max 500mL Pet
o Card 4 - Gulp Del Monte Juice 22oz. or 650mL
o Card 5 - Close Up Toothpaste Red Hot 25mL
o Card 6 - P30 Load (customer to select)



5. FREE ITEMS may be claimed from any 7-Eleven store in the Philippines.

6 . Customer must present the original winning tickets and corresponding Official Receipt to the store cashier to claim prizes:

7. FREE ITEMS may be claimed instantly once validated as winning.

B. FOR CASH PRIZE winners of P5,000, P50,000 and P500,000

8. To claim cash prizes, contact the Promo Hotline at (02) 547-0512 from Monday to Saturday between 9am to 6pm to receive detailed instructions on how and when to claim prizes. Bingo Tickets must be verified before claiming by: a. Winning Bingo Tickets must be faxed at 705-5291 or email to b. Within 2 weeks from receipt thru fax or email of the winning Bingo Tickets, the claimants shall received instruction on claiming the prizes.

9. Customer must surrender the winning 7-Eleven Bingo tickets (5) attached to the official receipts and present two (2) valid IDs (Driver's License, SSS/GSIS, PRC, Voter's, Postal, NBI Clearance, School or Company ID with Picture).

P5,000 Cash winners from Metro Manila must claim at the 7-Eleven ® Head Office at 7th Floor, Columbia Tower, Ortigas Ave., Mandaluyong City. Winners outside Metro Manila may claim at the nearest 7-Eleven ® store.

P50,000 and P500,000 Cash winners must claim at the 7-Eleven ® Head Office.

10. Bingo tickets coming from different 7-Eleven stores can be combined to complete a winning pattern to claim a prize.

11. All prizes are TAX-FREE.

12. Only 7-Eleven Bingo Tickets with authenticated security codes shall be honored. All 7-Eleven Bingo tickets and claimants are subject to verification and validation. 7-Eleven ® reserves the right to refuse to award cash prizes if 7-Eleven Bingo tickets are found to be tampered with, reproduced, illegible, altered, defaced, torn damaged or has failed any of the validation tests. Any person who commits, conspires to commit or in any way aids in the commission of any act of tampering, counterfeiting, or fraud shall be automatically disqualified from this promo and from all future 7-Eleven promos.

13. Possible winners must present the 7-Eleven Bingo Tickets attached to the Official Receipts until October 04, 2010 to have validated to claim a prize.

14. For further inquiries on how to claim the prize/s, contact the BINGO PROMO HOTLINE (02) 547-0512, from Monday to Saturday between 9am to 6pm.

15. Employees and franchisees of Philippine Seven Corporation, its agencies, suppliers, subsidiaries, contractors and stores including their relatives up to second degree of affinity or consanguinity are disqualified from joining this promo.

16. Promo runs from June 23 to August 3, 2010 only.

Personal Note: You do not have to get the physical copy of the cards to play. Just remember to keep the tickets for prize redemption.

There is a strategy you can do here if you have to urge to win... and that is trade bingo tickets with other 7-Eleven customers. I don''t think trading ticket numbers is illegal in this contest. It has been done before in last year's Bingo promo. Some even post their requested numbers for trading via the internet.

Also take note that there are certain bingo numbers that will be very high in demand because they occur in the 500,000 pesos formation, specially Number 6 and Number 65.

Also, you should already be on the move because the promo lasts until August 3 only.

For more information about the promo and Bingo formation (bingo cards), you may visit the 7-Eleven Big Bang Promo site.

Contest mechanics found on the site - click here.
You can also download a PDF version of the Bingo cars here...

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Pharmaton MVP Contest

Pharmaton is holding an online voting contest - My Pharmaton MVP, where both the nominee and the person who nominated will get to win cash prizes. The winner nominee can win as much as 100,000 pesos and an all-expense paid trip for 10 to Universal Studios Singapore!

There is also an online mini-game where the highest scorer can win 1,000 pesos daily!

Here are the contest mechanics for the online voting contest:

To Nominate

1. Log on to the website and click on “Join now!” to register
2. Select a person who you think is the MVP of your family / team / department / etc
3. Click on “Upload now!” and upload his/her photo together with the name and why you think your bet is the My Pharmaton MVP

To Vote

1. Purchase a Pharmaton capsule with unique promo code.
2. Log on to the website, view the galleries page and click on the nominated MVP that you want to vote for
3. Scratch the promo code found at the back foil of the Pharmaton capsules
4. Enter the unique promo code in the field provided
5. Every promo code entered is equivalent to two votes

To Win
1. The nominated MVP must garner the most votes to win P100,000 in cash and an all-expense paid trip for 10 to Universal Studios Singapore
2. The nominee with the second highest number of votes wins P50,000 cash
3. The nominee with the third highest number of votes wins P30,000 cash
4. The person who nominated the winning MVP also wins P50,000 cash
5. A raffle for voters will also be done. Five voters will win P10,000 each in cash
6. There will also be a daily winner of P1,000 and a Pharmaton gift pack. Simply achieve the highest score in the Pharmatolympics section of the website.

* Voting will end at 12 noon of October 4, 2010
* All prizes are tax-free
* Winners will be informed via registered mail and website
* Winners must personally claim their prizes at the designated site within 60 days of notification with the following requirements to claim their prize:
1. Two (2) valid IDs with picture (government issued IDs) bearing the same name that was used in registering for the promo
2. Original and photocopy of passport for those traveling
* All other expenses (including travel expenses) related to claiming the prizes will be shouldered by the winners
* Prizes for the provincial winners of the Pharmatolympics will be sent via LBC provided they submit two (2) valid IDs with picture (government issued IDs) bearing the same name that was used in registering for the promo beforehand
* All employees of Boehringer Ingelheim, its suppliers and agencies, and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promo
* Prizes are non-transferable
* The trip is not convertible to cash

To join this, simply log on to

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cadbury's Gift of Pure Happiness Promo

Cadbury Philippines is currently sponsoring a charity promo called Cadbury's Gift of Pure Happiness. The objective of this promo is to raise funds for Operation Smile, giving brighter smiles to children with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities from these conditions.

Join this promo and you will have a chance to win a trip for four to Hong Kong Disneyland and pocket money worth 200,000 pesos. What's also great about this promo is that, similar to the 2 previous art contests of Cadbury (which I won 1st and 2nd respectively), the prize is convertible to cash!

There are two ways to participate in their promo. You may either:

a) join the mall event tour
As of writing, the next mall tour will be at SM Pampanga on July 17 and 18, and SM Megamall on July 31 and August 1, 2010. A minimum of 300 pesos worth of Cadbury chocolates will entitle you to three (3) raffle coupons.

b) join the text promo
A minimum of 150 pesos qualifies you to join the text promo. You will have to register your contact number and personal info first before sending your entry.

The complete contest mechanics in PDF format can be found here...(click to view)

Personal Note: There are two grand prizes available for this promo. One for mall tour and one for text. I think you will have a better chance of winning if you join the mall tour promo. It is possible that there will be fewer participants / entries to the contest, which makes your probability of winning higher. But then again, it's a game of luck and chances of winning are really slim. Just participate for the sake of fun and at the same time donating to charity, and who knows? You might just win unexpectedly. (It happened to me before when I won an iPod nano 4th gen from the mcDonald's Coke Float promo. And I only bought the float becuase my gf wanted to drink...)

For more information about this promo, you may visit the Cadbury Philippines website.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Garnier Girl Model Search

Filipina beauties, do you have what it takes to be the next face of Garnier? Then try out for the Garnier Girl Model Search. Win as much as 100,000 pesos and a modeling contract is at stake.

This contest is open to young talented Filipinas aged 16 to 24. To know more, read on...(just click on the read more link below)

Contest Mechanics:

Who Can Join

1. Young and Talented females
2. Filipino Nationality
3. 16-24 years old

How to join

Option 1: Online

a. Purchase a Garnier Light Complete product

b. Shoot a 30 second video of yourself with a Garnier Light Complete product telling us why Garnier Light Complete is BEST for your skin. Upload your entry at the Garnier Facebook Page

c. Deadline of Entries is on 12MN of July 22, 2010

Option 2: On-Ground
a. Visit the Garnier booth in the following mall auditions:

Location / Mall / Date

Metro davao / SM City Davao / July 10, 2010
Greater Manila Area / SM Mall of Asia / July 17, 2010
Metro Cebu / SM City Cebu / July 24, 2010

b. Purchase any Garnier Light Complete product
c. Present product and receipt to enter the booth for a VTR
d. Video entries will be uploaded at

Top five (5) finalists will be chosen based on the following:
- Light Complete Appeal - 40 %
- Impact and Clarity of Delivery - 40%
- Online Vote - 20 %

TOP Five (5) finalists will be featured on air in GMA7 and QTV 11.

Winner of the GARNIER GIRL will be determined based on the following criteria

- Complete Nautral Beauty - 50 %
(Talent, Personality, Intellect)
- Light Complete Appeal - 40%
(Beauty - TV and Print Appeal)
- Online vote - 10%

Winner of the GARNIER Girl will be proclaimed on GMA 7's Party Pilipinas on August 22, 2010 and will take home the following prizes:

Grand Winner
- 100,000 pesos tax-free cash prize
- GMA Artist Center Talent Contract
- Garnier Brand Ambassador Contract
- one year supply of Garnier skincare products

Uploading Guidelines:
1. Videos that contain the following will automatically be turned down:
a. Nudity
b. Profane language
c. Violence
d. Copyrighted material (unless you own the rights)
e. Negative statements about the product

2. VIdeos from contestants who do not fit eligibility requirements will also be turned down.

Per DOH-BFAD Permit No. 0878 Series of 2010

Personal Note: The good thing about this contest is that you can submit your video entry online. At least you do not have to go to the On-Ground mall tour dates to join.

If you are interested in joining, then mark you calendars for this because deadline for submitting your video is already near - July 22, 2010 12 midnight.

For more information about the contest, you may visit the Take Care Garnier Facebook Page.

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Toblerone Epic Friends Promo

Do you have an epic friend whose story you want to share? Toblerone Pilipinas is currently having a photo / online voting contest called Toblerone Epic Friends Promo. An epic friend is someone you've been friends with for over 15 years. Tell us how your epic tale of friendship started and why you are grateful for your epic friend. 10 winners will get to have a Toblerone Teddy Bear gift pack and Wellness Package card from The Spa worth P2,000.

This contest is open to all Philippine residents nationwide who liked Toblerone Pilipinas Fan Page.

Promo Mechanics:

1. Like the Toblerone Pilipinas Fan Page.

2. Upload a photo of your epic friend and yourself at the Toblerone Pilipinas Fan Page.

3. Tag Toblerone Pilipinas, yourself, and your epic friend in the photo.

4. Post your answer/story on the caption section of the photo.

5. Have your epic friend like the photo. He/she must not be deceased and must possess a Facebook account which can be verified.

6. A panel of judges comprised of the Toblerone team and GMCI will determine the ten (10) winners of this promo.

7. Promo will run from July 5, 2010 to August 11, 2010. Cut-off will be at 5pm.

8. Participants and winners must agree that Toblerone reserves the right to use all information/materials gathered from the promo for PR purposes.

9. Contest is open to ALL Philippine residents nationwide. Prizes will be shipped to provincial winners, but The Spa GCs can only be used in Metro Manila.

30% Judges' decision
70% Facebook likes

Each winner will get a Toblerone Teddy Bear gift pack and a Wellness Package card from The Spa worth P2,000. There will be a total of ten (10) winners for this promo.

For more information about the contest, head over to the Toblerone Pilipinas Fan Page...

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fully Booked Anniversary Book Grab 2010

Fully Booked is accepting submissions for the Fully Booked Anniversary Book Grab Contest. Get a chance to participate in the book grab contest, and win the books you just grabbed! A total of 5 contestants will be selected to participate.

To participate in the selection process, you will have to submit an artwork, collage, video or literature (poem or essay). Five contestants from the following entries: 2 from video, 2 from artwork and 1 from literature will be chosen.

The Book Grab contest is open to participants ages 13 and above. Applicants aged 18 and below, can the application form that must be duly signed by a parent or a legal guardian.

Contest Mechanics:

1. The Book Grab contest is open to participants ages 13 and above. For applicants aged 18 and below, the application form must be duly signed by a parent or a legal guardian.

2. For a chance to win one (1) of five (5) slots in the Book Grab race on July 24, 2010, customers must submit a creative entry in any of the following formats:

1. Video - 1-2 minutes in AVI or MPEG format
2. Poem or Essay - not exceeding 500 words, must be typewritten or computerized
3. Artwork – Size A2 to A3; May be in the form of (but not limited to) digital art, painting, charcoal, pencil, paper art, photo collage, etc.

3. Entries must have the theme “Three Things I like about Fully Booked”. This theme is inspired by Fully Booked Fort’s upcoming 3rd anniversary.

4. All submissions must be original works. Fully Booked shall be exempt from any and all liability in the event that the submission is said to infringe upon the intellectual property rights of another existing work. Submissions that are proven to infringe on intellectual property rights will automatically be disqualified.

5. Entries may either be emailed at, or dropped off at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Video formats can be saved in a CD.

6. The entry must be submitted with a duly accomplished Book Grab entry form which can be downloaded from The Book Grab entry form is also available in Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street.

7. Entries will be accepted from June 15, 2010- July 15, 2010 only.

8. Among all the submitted entries, The Fully Booked committee shall choose only the following number of winners per format:
1. Two (2) from Video
2. Two (2) from Artwork
3. One (1) from Poem or Essay

9. Fully Booked will notify the chosen winners via email and phone call. A back-up of five (5) entries shall be selected in the event that any or all of the initially chosen winners cannot join the race for any reason whatsoever.

10. Once a confirmation has been received from the five (5) official contestants, the announcement of winners will be made via the e-Zine, website, Facebook and Twitter.

11. The decision of Fully Booked shall be deemed final and cannot be contested.

12. Book Grab slots are non-transferable and may not be converted to cash.

13. Fully Booked shall not shoulder transportation and accommodation for contestants.

14. A formal briefing of the contestants shall be scheduled prior to the event. If a contestant cannot join the briefing for any reason whatsoever, he/she will be automatically disqualified from joining the race.

15. The race will be held on July 24, 2010 (Saturday) at 4:00pm in the Atrium of Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street.

Mechanics of the Book Grab Event

1. The Atrium of Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street will be the main venue for the Book Grab race proper.

2. The starting line will be at the main entrance of the store. Once the go signal is given during the race, contestants will start from the entrance and race towards the Atrium to grab as many books as they can.

3. Contestants will be given only two (2) minutes.

4. Each contestant will be assigned a station where they will check in their grabbed books. Contestants can only check-in at their assigned station.

5. Contestants may either use their hands in carrying the books, or use the cart. If they decide to use the cart, they must empty it out on their assigned station.

6. Books that do not reach the assigned station once the time is up will no longer be considered.

7. Penalties are as follows:
1. In the event that a contestant grabs a book from a pile/shelf that is not part of the Book Grab area, he/she will be penalized by way of subtracting two books from his/her pile for every one (1) wrong book taken off the unauthorized shelf/shelves.A total of 3 books will be returned: the unauthorized book, plus two penalty books. The contestant chooses which books shall be removed.

2. In the event that a contestant fails to empty out the cart in his/her assigned station, the books inside the cart will not be counted.

3. Books that are dropped will no longer be considered. Contestants may not pick them up again.

8. Once the time is up, the Fully Booked staff shall proceed in counting the books.

9. The host will make the announcement for top grabber

10. The top grabber will be the contestant with the most number of points. Points will be counted after the penalties have been deducted.
1. One book = 1 point
2. An additional bonus point will be given for every book with a special sticker on the cover.

11. All contestants of the race get to keep their books.

12. On top of the books, the Top Grabber gets to take home special prizes from sponsors.

Personal Note: I really like to participate in this contest but I am still thinking if I will join. You must be present on the day of the race and, I don't think I will be available that day.

The good thing is that you can grab as many books as you want, so it's really up to you to maximize your gains. You can submit your entry online. Deadline for submitting your entry is on July 15, 2010.

For more information, please visit the Fully Booked Online contest page.

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Wacom Industrial Design Contest

The Wacom Kids and Pets Photography contest was recently concluded and now, a new contest is being held at Wacom Asia. Called the Wacom Indsutrial Design Contest, the objective is to design either an industrial contraption like (e.g. vehicle) or a fashion design concept. Just like the previous contest, the winners will receive their very own Wacom Intuos Tablet.

* For non-digital artists reading this, a Tablet is a device that can help you draw on-screen.

All residents of Asia Pacific countries (does not include China, Hong Kong or Japan). You may only submit one entry per person.

Contest Mechanics and guidelines:

Contest Period: 4th Jun - 30th July, 2010 (ends 11:59 pm, Tokyo time)
Theme: Industrial Design

Category: - 2 categories

1) Vehicle Award:
Cars, airplanes, trains, motorcycles, buses, bicycles or even "transformer" vehicles and so on!

2) Fashion award:
Clothes, dresses, jewelry, shoes, nails, even cosmetics - anything related to fashion

Please be original and respect copyrights. Fan-art, designs, characters, clothes, tools (and so on) based on existing movies, manga, games etc. will not be accepted! Also, please note there is a limit of only one entry per person.

*Note: All winners will be eligible for inclusion in Wacom advertising with artist credit, upon confirmation of hi-resolution photo.

Awards & Prizes

Vehicle Award, Fashion award:
Intuos4 medium tablet

Wacom Intuos4 A5 PTK-640
*Prizes will be judged on originality and artistic merit by Wacom.

Rules: All submissions must abide by the contest and submission rules of the Wacom Community. In particular, submissions may not contain any nudity, adult situations, violence or other obscenities, and must be original. Submissions of fan art or other copyrighted images or characters will not be considered. Wacom reserves the right to reject, remove, and/or disqualify entries at its discretion.

Eligibility: All residents of Asia Pacific countries (does not include China, Hong Kong or Japan). Limited to one entry per person. No entry fee necessary.

Submission Deadline: July 30th, 2010 (Contest officially ends at midnight, Tokyo time. Please be aware of time differences when submitting.)

Entry guidelines:
Media: jpg
Resolution / size: 72dpi / Max 1MB
Dimension: 800 x 600 pixels (portrait or landscape)

Personal Note: As of the moment, only few have submitted their entries. Btw, if you look at the previous winning contest entries of Wacom-Asia, you will see Wacom's standards are quite high. But even if you are not that good in digital art, joining and comparing your work against the other entries might motivate you to hone your artistic skills more. Also, don't be discouraged that this is open to Asia-Pacific countries. There were noteworthy Filipino winners in Wacom's contests in the past.

To know more about the contest, you may visit the Wacom-Asia contest page.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Powerbooks Eclipse Fan Art Contest

If you're sucked into the world of the Twilight series, and have some collage making skills, why not try out for Powerbooks Eclipse Fan Art contest. All you have to do is submit a digital art or collage about Eclipse and your favorite vampire lovers and get a chance to win a copy of the Eclipse Movie Companion book plus The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.

This contest is open to all fans of the Powerbooks Facebook page. Just head over to their page and be a fan. It's simple and it's free!

Promo period: June 30 to July 31, 2010
Submission of Entries: June 30 to July 14, 2010
Voting Period: July 15 to July 31, 2010
Announcement of Winners: August 4, 2010


1. Be a Fan of Powerbooks Facebook Fanpage
2. Submit a fan art inspired by Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse and get a chance to win a copy of the Eclipse Movie Companion book plus The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.
3. Fan Art Terms & Conditions:

* Create an Eclipse-themed, digital artwork using different approaches like vectors, collages, traditional art, cartoons, 3D graphics, or combination of any of these techniques. You may use any image editing software.
* Traditional art such as illustrations/drawings/paintings, etc. will also be accepted as long as these are scanned by the Participant. Powerbooks will not accept hard copy files.
* All entries should be the participant's original interpretation of the contest theme and not lifted from other sources. Powerbooks will not be held liable for any copyright infringement committed by the participant.
* Participants have the freedom to interpret the contest theme as creative and imaginatively possible provided that they stay true to the theme.
* The entry should not have been previously entered into any other competition.
* Participants give Powerbooks the right to upload their artworks for the website & other promotional activities.

4. E-mail your fan art to
5. Artworks will be uploaded in Facebook on July 15, 2010 for voting. The three (3) winners will each win an Eclipse Movie Companion + The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.
6. Criteria for Judging:

* 50%: number of "likes" votes from the fan page
* 50%: overall appeal of submitted artwork (from judges' votes)

7. Three (3) winners will be chosen at the end of the promo and will be announced in the Powerbooks Facebook Fan site.

Claiming of prizes:

1. To claim their prizes, winners will have to proceed to Powerbooks Greenbelt 4 and present a valid ID.
2. The prizes will be given to the winners for FREE provided that these terms are met:

* The winners must personally claim the prize.
* The prizes are non-transferable and not convertible to cash.

Personal Note: Since online voting is 50% of the criteria, you should ask all your friends to vote for you because not making it to one of those with the most votes (probably top 5 with the most number?), you will not have a chance to win this - even if you made the "best" artwork in the objective / technical sense. But still, if you want the prize, this contest is worth trying.

Deadline is on July 14, so there is still a lot of time to make your artwork.

For more information about the contest, head over to the Powerbooks Facebook page.

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