Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lenovo's Quest for the Oldest Thinkpad

Join Lenovo's Quest for the Oldest Thinkpad and get a chance to win a brand new ThinkPad T410 laptop or ThinkPad Edge 14" models. All you have to do is submit a photo or video of your oldest working Lenovo Thinkpad. The older the model, the better the chance of winning!

This contest is open to all Filipino owners of a Lenovo Thinkpad nationwide.


* This contest is open to all Filipino owners nationwide. Lenovo ThinkPad Quest participant should be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of entry. The Lenovo ThinkPad laptop entry should be old (e.g. 700, 701, 760, T, R, X Series) but still in good working condition. (Note: Lenovo will host an event within the Metro Manila area for the final judging. Thus, finalists are required to come and bring their ThinkPad entry for validation and final judging. Any expense e.g transportation and room accomodation, if needed, will not be shouldered by Lenovo but by the finalist)
* Lenovo and IBM employees, their respective affiliates or subsidiaries, and anyone working on the product, project, or promotion, and the PR, advertising and promotional agencies including their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the contest.
* No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to join this contest.
Contest Period

* “Own the Latest by Showing the Oldest” Lenovo ThinkPad Quest runs from November 8 up to December 7, 2010.


* Photos/Video: Upload a maximum of five photos or a 3-minuter video to showcase your oldest working ThinkPad. The photos/video entry should clearly show the ThinkPad model in use. Remember that creativity is always a plus.
* Message: Post 2-3 sentences that describe your remarkable experiences with your ThinkPad, and state how long you have been using your ThinkPad.

Submission of Entries

* Beginning November 8, 2010 you may enter via the Internet by logging & registering on to the Lenovo ThinkPad Quest at http://lenovothinkpadquest.com (“Entry Site”)

* Upload photos or video of the ThinkPad entry and share your remarkable experiences with it as instructed above (see Entry). There is a corresponding tab for each photo and video entry at the Lenovo ThinkPad Quest site.

* Share and ask your friends to ‘vote’ your ThinkPad entry posted at the Lenovo ThinkPad Quest site. The more number of ‘votes’ your entry gets, the greater your chance of winning.

* Only one entry per participant is allowed.
* The administrator has the right to refuse the posting of entries. Entry not related to the specified challenge and those containing lewd, vulgar, or otherwise inappropriate content will not be approved as official entries.

Judging Criteria

* Entries will be judged by a panel of judges selected and approved by Lenovo Philippines.

* Elimination:
10 entries will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Oldest working ThinkPad – 80%. Lenovo will initially determine which entry has the oldest working Lenovo ThinkPad laptop based on the model of the ThinkPad and how the laptop is running and working effectively as shown in the submitted photos/video.
- Creativity of Photos/Video – 10%
- Popularity (number of ‘votes’ your entry gets on the Lenovo ThinkPad Quest site) – 10%

* Finals:
- Top 10 ThinkPad owners will gather in an event hosted by Lenovo, for the final judging. Each finalist should bring their ThinkPad entry for validation and final judging.
- The grand prize winner and two runners-up from the top 10 ThinkPad entries will be determined by Lenovo’s panel of judges.
o Lenovo will confirm the legitimacy of the claim of having the oldest ThinkPad based on the serial numbers/part numbers of the ThinkPad. Lenovo will also perform a series of tests to validate that the ThinkPad entry is still in good working condition.

Announcement of Winners

* The list of top 10 entries (in no particular order) will be announced on December 10, 2010.
* Top 10 entries will be notified via email and a phone call.
* The grand prize winner & two runners-up will be announced on December 13, 2010.


* The grand prize winner will receive a ThinkPad T410 laptop.
* The 1st and 2nd runner up will receive a ThinkPad Edge 14″ Glossy Black and Heatwave Red respectively.
* Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be converted into cash.

Contest Reminders:
- the biggest factor for winning this contest is the age of your Thinkpad (which is 80% of the criteria). History-wise, the Thinkpad was the major IBM laptop model dating way back in 1992. However, Lenovo carried the IBM Thinkpad trademark around 2005. Clarify with Lenovo Philippines if the IBM pre-Lenovo series are eligible. Check out this historical list of Thinkpad models. Also, check out the history of the Thinkpad here...

- deadline is fast approaching. It's on December 7, 2010.

UPDATE: Pre-2005 IBM Thinkpads are eligible and can will be considered in this contest.

For more information, just head over to Lenovo Philippines' Quest for the Oldest Thinkpad contest site.

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