Friday, July 2, 2010

Oishi Gourmet Picks Photo Contest

A tasty photo contest from Oishi is still ongoing - The Oishi Gourmet Picks Photo Contest. All you have to do is upload a photo of you with your favorite Oishi Picks flavor and get a chance to win an iPad, a Samsung Omnia, PS3 and other weekly prizes.

This contest is open to all Philippine residents aged 18 and above.



The contest will run from 20 June 2010 - 7 September 2010.


Give us your best shot! Flaunt your favorite flavor - How do you enjoy the exquisite taste of your favorite Oishi Gourmet Picks flavor? Show us by submitting a photo with your most exquisite interpretation of each theme: Classical for Sea Salt, Korean for Kimchi, and Japanese for Wasabi & Nori. Perhaps a photo inspired by the masters for Sea Salt? Or maybe a samurai-themed snapshot for Wasabi and Nori? How about a Koreanovela-like shot for Kimchi? The more creative, the better.


The contest is open to Philippine residents aged 18 years old and above.


1. Registration

1. Register to submit contest entries through the Oishi Gourmet Picks website

2. Fill out the online registration form with the following required fields:
1. First Name
2. Last Name
3. Birthdate
4. Gender
5. Valid Email address
6. Valid Mobile Number
7. Valid Mailing Address
8. Title/ Caption of Photo Entry
9. Description of the Photo Entry
10. Flavor Choice: Natural Sea Salt, Kimchi or Wasabi & Nori

2. Photo Uploading: Format, Size, Number of Allowed Entries, Deadline

1. Photo entries must have any one of the Oishi Gourmet Picks packages - Wasabi & Nori, Kimchi or Natural Sea Salt and must be in digital jpeg format. Entries must not exceed 2MB.
2. Participants may submit more than one (1) entry provided that the images don't look similar.
3. Entries may have 1-4 people in one photo entry provided that the participant is included in the photo.
4. Last day of submission of photo entries is 12 noon of 27 August 2010.

3. Photo Entry Approval

1. Gourmet Picks reserves the right to reject images that are obscene, inappropriate and does not conform to the rules and regulations of the contest mechanics. Gourmet Pics Panel's decision is final.

2. All qualified entries will be uploaded within 24 hours upon submission.

3. Participants may choose to open an account in Facebook and "LIKE" the Oishi Gourmet Picks Fan Page to be updated with the announcement of bi-monthly winners or may share the Oishi Gourmet Picks promo via their profile to invite friends to join the promo or vote for their photo entries.

5. PRIZES: Categories, Criteria for Judging, Prize Items, Schedule of Announcement

1. Special Category Prizes

1. There will be ten (10) special category prizes that will be announced starting 6 July until 31 August. Two (2) special category prizes will be given every two weeks, as on the list below:

Special Category / Prize / Announcement of winner:

Most Cutie Pose / ODM watch / July 6

Most exquisite Pout / The Face Shop Package / July 6

Most Dramatic Photo / 2 upper tkts to
Cats Now & Forever/ July 20

Most colorful outfit / Suyen GC worth 5000
in Celio, Aldo,Charles & Keith/ July 20

Most exquisite background / overnight at
Sofitel Hotel / August 3

Most exquisite style / style package from
Studio Fix worth 5000/ August 3

Most yummy product consumption / dinner buffet
for 4 at Spiral, Sofitel/ August 17

Most funny portrait / Hobbes and Landes
GC worth 5,000/ August 17

Most accurate costume design / Fully Booked
GC worth 5,000/ August 31

Visitor's choice (most votes) / Aromatherapy Massage
for 2 at Mandarin Oriental/ August 31

2. The special category prizes will be announced every Tuesday on Gourmet Picks website as well as on the Gourmet Picks Facebook Fan Page.

3. Criteria for judging the Special Category Prizes will be as follows:
a. Creativity 50%
b. Originality 30%
c. Relevance to the category 20%
4. Contestants can only win once in the Special Category Prizes.

2. Grand Prizes:

1. All entries, including the Special Category Prize winners, will be reviewed and judged by the Oishi Gourmet Picks panel for the Grand Prizes according to the following criteria:

a. Creativity 50%
b. Originality 30%
c. Relevance to the Flavor 10%
d. Voting (see section VI) 10%

2. One entry that best represents each Gourmet Picks variant - Wasabi & Nori - Japan; Kimchi - Korea; Natural Sea Salt - Classical - will be chosen and awarded as Grand Prize Winners.

3. Grand Prize winners shall receive the following:
Category Prize

Best in Wasabi PS3
Best in Kimchi Samsung Omnia HD i8910
Best in Sea Salt Apple iPad 16GB

4. Winners of the Three (3) Grand Prizes will be announced on and Gourmet Picks Facebook Fan Page by 7 September 2010


1. Visitors must register their Name, Email, Birthday and a 6 alpha-numeric password in order to vote.
2. An email validation will be sent to the voter to activate his account.
3. Succeeding votes will require the user to key in only their email and password.
4. Visitors can vote for multiple photos every day but can only vote once per chosen image.
5. Voters will be prompted to key in their name and email address on the voting page to be able to submit a valid vote.


1. Winners will be announced on the Oishi Gourmet Picks website and Oishi Gourmet Picks Facebook Fan Page.
2. Winners will also be notified via their registered and validated email addresses.


1. Winners can claim their prize at the Oishi Gourmet Picks office at Liwayway Marketing Corporation, Marketing Department, 2225 Tolentino Street, Pasay City.
2. Winners must present the email notification that they won the contest and 2 valid IDs in claiming their prizes. (Valid IDs consist of Company ID, SSS ID, School ID, Credit Card with Picture, Driver's License, Passport and Senior Citizen's ID.)
3. Winners who cannot personally claim their prize can send a representative. The representative must present the following: Winner's email notification, authorization letter from the winner and two (2) valid IDs each of the winner and of the claimant to claim the prize.
4. All prizes not claimed within sixty (60) days will automatically be forfeited.
5. Prizes are not convertible to cash or other goods. Prizes are transferable.

1. Only registered participants will be qualified to join the promo.

2. All employees of Oishi Gourmet Picks, its affiliates, its advertising or promotion agencies, packaging suppliers, their spouses and relatives up to the 4th degree of consanguinity are not qualified to join the promo.

3. All submitted photo entries will automatically be a property of Oishi Gourmet Picks and may be used in the website and/or other materials directly related to the Gourmet Pics with Gourmet Picks promo.

DOH-FDA Permit No. 0896 s.2010


Personal Note:
This is a real cool contest because there are a lot of prizes at stake. Another positive note about this is that online voting is only 10 percent of the criteria. I think is criteria was made to award the more deserving winners in terms of talent and creativity rather than online votes where outcome can be easily manipulated by cheating.

Plus, since Oishi snacks are relatively affordable products, practically anyone can join!

Remember, last day of submission is 12 noon of 27 August 2010.

To know more about the contest, please visit

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