Monday, September 27, 2010

Nescafe Coffee Buzz

If your talent is being able to start a good conversation, you might want to join Nescafe's Coffee Buzz contest. All you have to do is post an interesting topic that can be talked about, and you might be able to win 1 of 2 iPod Touches!

This contest is open to all Filipinos residing in the Philippines aged 18 and above at the time of joining.

Partial Contest Mechanics:


1. Open to Filipino citizens or person residing in the Philippines for at least a year, at least 18 years of age at the time of joining
2. Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI), OgilvyOne Manila, Proximity Philippines Inc., Deploy-Digital Manila, Publicis-Manila, Inc. and other official media partners and sponsors' employees and their relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity are disqualified from joining.

3. Promotion period is from 27 September 2010 until 01 November 2010, divided as follows:
Submission of Topics:

1st round: 27 September – 11 October 2010
2nd round: 18 October– 01 November 2010


A. How to Join:
4. Those qualified and interested to join must search and follow the directions for joining in the “NESCAFÉ Stimulating Discussion” tab found on the NESCAFÉ PHILIPPINES Page on Facebook (“NESCAFÉ Fan Page” for brevity) at the time of joining.

B. How to Participate

5. From 27 September 2010 12:01 am server time until 11 October 2010 11:59 pm server time (“first round of submission” for brevity) and from 18 October 2010 12:01 am server time until 01 November 2010 11:59 pm server time (“second round of submission” for brevity) qualified participants may submit topics that he or she would like to be discussed by and among the members of the NESCAFÉ Fan Page.

6. To submit a topic, participants must submit their topics as well as the following information through the “NESCAFÉ Stimulating Discussion” tab on the NESCAFÉ Fan Page:
a. Complete name;
b. Date of birth;
c. Complete residence address, which must be in the Philippines and not be a P.O. Box
d. Contact numbers
e. Valid e-mail address
f. Link to their Facebook profile
7. The ten (10) topics will be selected based on set criteria.

8. The topics to be submitted must comply with all of the following guidelines:

a. Topics should not be offensive, disparaging or discriminatory to any person or entity, whether living or already deceased;
b. Topics should not threaten or charge with a vice or a crime any person or entity, whether living or already deceased;
c. Topics should not discredit or dishonor any person or entity, whether living or already deceased;
d. Topics should not use language that is impolite, malicious or offensive;
e. Topics should not draw out responses that would result to any of the foregoing;
f. Topics should not mention or draw out responses mentioning Nestlé as a company;
g. Topics should not mention or draw out responses about any food or beverage product except NESCAFÉ.
(Note: Some topics that will not be considered for judging include topics about sex, dangerous drugs, violence, crime, discrimination, racism and alcohol; topics related to breast-feeding and pregnancy; topics creating rumors or gossip; or topics making any reference to a specific person/place/brand/product/event)

9. A participant can submit a maximum of five (5) entries per submission round. In case he or she submitted more than five (5) topics, the first five (5) topics submitted will be pre-qualified based on the criteria found in these mechanics, however, only one (1) topic submitted will be included in the Top 10 at the discretion of the judges.

10. Participants whose topics were qualified and selected will be notified through the indicated contact details they indicated during registration.

11. During the duration and at any stage of the promotion, organizers of the promotion may disqualify participants who fail to qualify with the qualifications specified in these mechanics and their decision on the matter is final.

12. For the first round of submission, deadline for submission of entries is on 11 October 2010 11:59 pm server time while for the second round of submission, deadline is on 01 November 2010 11:59 pm server time.

13. By submitting a topic, the participant confirm that he or she has read the full mechanics of this promotion as specified in the NESCAFÉ Fan Page and agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the same.

C. How to Win:

14. All topics submitted will be screened based on their compliance with all the guidelines specified in item no. 9 of these mechanics.

15. The top ten (10) topics for each round shall be chosen in the presence of a representative from FDA based on the following criteria:

Criteria / Percentage

Creativity - innovative, imaginative and out-of-the box topic /40%
“Discussability” - people can easily relate with and respond to the topic /40%
NESCAFE essence - able to bring out inspiring and positive responses /20%

16. The participants who submitted the top ten (10) topics chosen based on the foregoing criteria for each round will each receive gift packs containing NESTLÉ-branded products worth P500. Among the top 10 topics chosen for each round, the participant who submitted the topic which garnered the highest number of score will entitle him or her to win one (1) 64GB iPod Touch worth eighteen thousand pesos (Php 18,000.00).

For the full mechanics, please view the PDF file provided by Nescafe...


- There are 2 deadlines for the two periods of the contest. 1st deadline is on Ocober 11, 2010, 2nd deadline on November 1, 2010.
- You can submit a total of 5 topics per submission round.

Personal note: It's kind of difficult to think of a creative topic, at the same time "discussable". Think too much, and your topic becomes alien in nature... :(

For more information about this contest, visit the Nescafe Facebook fan page.

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