Tuesday, August 3, 2010

HWM RetroTech Online Photo & Video Contest!

There's a cool contest for sentimental gadget buffs - the HWM RetroTech Online Photo & Video Contest! All you have to do is post a video or photo of your old electronic gadgets in any of the three categories of this contest. Categories are the 3 C's of technology - computers, consumer electronics and communications.

The prizes at stake include the following: a Gigabyte P55A-UD7 motherboard (worth around 12,000 pesos), a Wireless Hi-Fi Philips headset (worth around 8,000 pesos) and a Samsung Galaxy S cellphone (worth around 32,000)

A special prize will be given to the first to reach 500 likes and 100 unique comments - an HTC Tattoo cellphone worth around 12,000 pesos.

General Mechanics

1. Each participant must have an authentic Facebook account.

2. Each participant must like HWM Philippines’ fan page and upload one (1) photo or one (1) video as as their contest entry on the Wall.

3. Aside from uploading their entry on the fan page’s Wall, each participant must send us an email to editor.ph@hwzcorp.com containing the following details:

Subject: RETROTECH Facebook Contest

Full name: ______________________________
Address: ______________________________
Contact Number: ______________________________
Link of the photo/video: ______________________________

4. Each participant may submit one entry per category. Succeeding entries that are posted on the same category by a participant will be disqualified and deleted immediately.

5. Objectionable, harmful, or sensitive photos and videos will be disqualified and deleted immediately.

6. The photo must have a minimum resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. On the other hand, the video must have a minimum length of 30 seconds and a minimum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

7. Each participant is required to show their face along with their product to certify the authenticity of their photo and video.

8. Submission of entries is open from August 1-31, 2010.

9. Criteria For Judging:

Popularity (40%). The popularity of an entry is based on the number of “likes” and comments it received from the fans and visitors of HWM Philippines’ fan page.

Creativity (20%). A creatively-made photo/video relies on several factors such as angle of shots, editing effects, transitions and the content itself.

Uniqueness (20%). The photo/video conspicuously stands out among other entries.

Oldness Of Product (20%). Since we are looking for old stuff here, each participant must present evidences on the photo/video that confirm the age of the product such as exact model name, product receipt, manufacturing date et.al.

10. HWM and HardwareZone will pick a winner of each category. The winning entry (a photo or a video) will be determined based on the total accumulated points, based on the criterion described above.

11. HWM and HardwareZone Philippines reserve the right to disqualify participants due to misbehavior and delete entries that are objectionable, harmful, or sensitive in nature.

12. HWM and HardwareZone Philippines reserve the right to select the winner for each contest category. Winners will be informed through email or phone.

13. HWM and HardwareZone Philippines and their respective employees will not be held responsible for all claims, demands, suits, causes of action, or judgments which the participant ever had, now have, or may have in the future arising out of or in any way connected with the RetroTech Online Photo & Video Contest, due to all personal injuries, known or unknown, property damages, or claims for wrongful death, caused by misuse of any product or any of the accessories that came with it.

14. HWM and HardwareZone Philippines reserve the right to amend the mechanics and criteria of judging at any time during the contest period without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the official Facebook fan page of HWM Philippines.

Personal Note: Please check the complete mechanics on how to submit the entry for each category. For the most number of likes, if you were able to recach the quota of 500 likes / 100 comments, you must get a screenshot of the number of likes and e-mail this to editor.ph@hwzcorp.com

* For those who do not know how to take a screen shot...
a) press PrtSc (or print screen) found on the upper right part of your keyboard.
b) Then open MS Paint or any image editing application (like Adobe Photoshop). Open a new image document.
c) Go to Edit menu and select Paste. Your captured image will be pasted on the new document.
d) Save your image.

For more information about this contest, please visit the HWM Facebook page.

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