Thursday, December 29, 2011

Nikon Philippines' I Am Christmas Photo Contest


Join Nikon Philippines' I Am Christmas Photo Contest and get a chance to win a Nikon Coolpix AW100 digital camera. Prizes also await the runner-ups.


This contest is open to Philippine residents and fans of Nikon Philippines on Facebook.



Mechanics:


2. Send your 1024 x 768 pixels with 300dpi resolution photo entry to iamawinnerwithnikon@columbiadigital.net and put your “I AM” tagline as the email subject.

3. Include the following in your email.
Name:
Facebook Page Link:
Mobile or Landline Number:

4. All entries will be uploaded to the I AM Christmas Photo Album on the Nikon Philippines Facebook page. Image should be in JPEG format and not more than 700 KB.

5. Submission of entries will be from December 14, 2011 to January 14, 2012

6. Nikon will choose the winner based on the following criteria

30% Relevance to theme
25% Creativity of tagline
30% Creativity of picture
15% Connection of tagline and picture


7. The top 3 entries will receive the following from Nikon.
1st Prize – COOLPIX AW100
2nd Prize – COOLPIX S4150
3rd Prize – Nikon Lens Tumbler, Nikon Table Mat.

8. Winners will be announced on January 18, 2012 and will be informed via phone and email and can claim their prizes at the Columbia Digital Head Office in Quezon City or the Nikon Service Center in Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

For more information on this contest, check out Nikon Philippines on Facebook.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Expose the Freelancer.com logo contest


For those who are willing to go the distance and advertise the Freelancer logo, check out this contest and you may win as much as 10,000 dollars! (although the logo says 25,000 dollars, this is just the total amount of prizes to be given away) Prizes also await the runner-ups and special prizes will also be awarded to certain categories.


This contest is open to any person or group worldwide.

 Contest Rules

 Promotion


All contest entries must place Freelancer.com in a positive light. Entries featuring illegal acts, or acts that bring Freelancer.com into disrepute will be rejected. Offensive graphics or words will also be rejected.
All contest entries must use the "Freelancer.com" version of the logo available in the media kit.

Group entries are permitted (if you want to form a team).

Freelancer.com will make each and every contest entry publicly viewable on this website as entries are submitted.

All entries submitted for the contest will remain the property of Freelancer.com and will not be returned to the participants.

Freelancer.com reserve the right to modify the rules at any time.

Participation

This contest is open to anyone. You can be in India, Bangladesh, Romania, Lithuania, the Philippines or anywhere else for that matter from all over the world. Contestants must be registered members of Freelancer.com, which is free, and must join the contest in their own private personal capacity. Non-members can sign up to participate!

Submission Format

To qualify, each entry should be uploaded via this page: You're free to promote the logo in any form (e.g. 3D, as actual origami, giant size, as a crop circle etc.) Please reference the "Freelancer.com" version of the logo available in the media kit. How to make the Freelancer origami hummingbird instructions.

Dates

The contest closes on the 31st January 2012. Freelancer.com will then select the 20 finalists within 3 days.
Voting for the People's Choice Award will run for 2 weeks from the 3rd February 2012 to 17th February 2012. The entry with the most votes will win the People's Choice Award.

Freelancer.com will announce the minor prize winners on 20th February 2012 and the major prizes will be announced on the 27th February 2012.


Prizes at stake:

 1st prize- $10,000
2nd prize - $2,500
3rd prize - $,1500
* People's choice - $,5000


Other Prizes:

Best Music Video Clip - $1000
Most People Exposed To - $1000
Most Creative Video - $1000
Best use of Freelancers - $1000
Most People Involved - $1000
Biggest Logo - $1000





Notes:

- expect tougher competition from an international contest like this one.
-  check out the previous contest entries to get an idea what freelancer.com is looking for. See video below...




- last day to submit your video is on January 31, 2012.

For more information, or to join the contest, visit the Freelancer.com contest page. Also check out Freelancer.com on Facebook.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Angel Kremdensada Caroling


If you have kids aged  4 to12 years old, you may want to let them try out Angel Kremdensada Caroling contest and let them get a chance to win their very own iPad 2! All you have to do is submit a video of them singing the Kremdensada carol.


This contest is open to children aged 4 to 12 years old and Philippine residents.


Who Can Join/ Who Can Send Entries

Mag-Angel Kremdensada Caroling! Contest is for kids, ages 4-12 years old, residents of the Philippines, and fans of the ILoveAngelMilk Fanpage. Be a fan by clicking the "Like" button of said page.

• All entries must be made with adult supervision.
• All entries must be registered through a valid Facebook account.

How to Join

a) Log on to www.facebook.com/iloveangelmilk
b) Be fans of the ILoveAngelMilk Facebook Fanpage by clicking "Like" button on the said page.
c) Navigate to the Angel Kremdensada Caroling Promo App and click on the Mechanics Tab of the Angel Kremdensada Caroling Promo Page to view mechanics.

Contest Mechanics

1. Share your own rendition of the Angel Kremdensada Carol through the following:

• Video with a maximum length of 1 minute. It should be in mov, mp4, avi or wav format and must not exceed 10 MB.

• All submissions will be screened. Video statements should not contain profanity, malicious, seditious, obscene, political and religious comments/content, or statements that are derogatory to Snow Mountain Dairy Corporation or its products. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify video statements in violation of this criterion.

2. Take a video of kid/s singing the Angel Kremdensada Christmas Carol while holding an Angel Kremdensada can.

Participants may get a copy of the Lyrics of the Angel Kremdensada Christmas Carol from the Angel Milk Facebook Fanpage or from the can topper on the Angel Kremsensada cans.

Each video entry must feature at least (1) child. Each entry may feature as many children as possible.

Each video entry must feature at least (1) Angel Kremdensada can. The kids are encouraged to be creative on how to feature or hold the Angel Kremdensada can. They may use or feature the Angel Kremdensada can as a microphone, an instrument, or other creative ways

Participants may have the option to render the AK Christmas Carol in their own creative way such as:

     » sing in acapella or sing-along with the jingle
     » create dance moves
     » make use of costumes; etc.


lyrics to the Kremdensada carol... 

Angel Krermdensada
Fruit salad so easy na 
2 in 1 sulit sarap ng cream 
at ng condensed milk 


Refrain: 2... in... 1 
Sulit sarap 
Fruit salad so easy 
Angel Kremdensada 
(repeat refrain) 

For complete mechanics and guidelines for this contest, check out the Kremdensada contest page.

Contest Criteria: 
30% Singing

30% Creativity and Choreography
40% Popularity

Notes:

- make sure your child contestant is holding an Angel Kremdensada can.
Deadline for video submission is on January 6, 2012, but join earlier to get more online likes / votes for better chances of winning. For more info, visit the I Love Angel Milk fan page on Facebook.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bow and Wow Petparazzi Video Contest


If you have a dog or cat with a showbiz personality, you might want to join the Bow & Wow Petparazzi Video Contest and get a chance to win 10,000 pesos Bow & Wow Gift Certificates for your star pet.



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


Contest Mechanics:

a.  "Like" the Bow & Wow Fanpage

b. Go to the "Petparazzi on Video" tab and allow Bow & Wow access to your Facebook profile.

c. One-time registration is required. Once completed, you may submit videos of your furry baby.

d. Videos uploaded should correspond to the ongoing theme. There will be a total of 3 bi-weekly themes. 

e. Vote, share and comment on your favorite video.

f. You may also enter the promo code found in your Bow & Wow receipt. You'll get 1 point for every P10.00 spent on foods and treats bought at Bow & Wow.

g. The video with the highest averaged score of likes and points wins. 

h. At the end of each theme, one video with the most number of likes and points shall be the Bi-weekly Theme winner of P5,000 worth of gift certificates. There shall be a total of 3 bi-weekly winners.

i. At the end of the promo period, one cat and one dog video with the most number of likes and points shall be the Grand Prize winners of P10,000 gift certificates each.

j. For every 15 videos uploaded, one cat or dog shall be neutered for CARA. At the end of the period, the total number of cats and dogs neutered shall be matched by Bow & Wow.


How to win...

 Three (3) Bi-weekly Theme winners, one for each theme, will be awarded at the end of each theme. Two (2) Grand Prize winners, one dog and one cat, will be awarded at the end of the contest period. All video entries entered throughout the contest duration will automatically qualify for the grand prize. The videos with the highest score shall be declared the winners. Winners will be determined by the highest average of score of LIKES and POINTS. Average = (LIKES + POINTS) / 2

Contest Schedule:


FEEDING TIMECELEBRATENAP TIMEGRAND PRIZE
SUBMISSION OF ENTRIESDec. 1, 2011 - Dec. 23, 2011Dec. 26, 2011 - Jan. 13, 2012Jan. 16, 2012 - Feb. 3, 2012All videos uploaded for previous themes qualify
VOTING PERIODDec. 1, 2011 - Dec. 25, 2011Dec. 26, 2011 - Jan. 15, 2012Jan. 16, 2012 - Feb. 5, 2012Voting for previous videos reopens from Feb. 6 to 19, 2012
VOTING DEADLINEDec. 25, 2011 11:59 PMJan. 15, 2012 11:59 PMFeb. 5, 2012 11:59 PMFeb. 19, 2012 11:59 PM
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERSDec. 26, 2011 5:00 PMJan. 16, 2012 5:00 PMFeb. 6, 2012 5:00 PMFeb. 20, 2012 5:00 PM


The last day to submit your video entry is on February 3, 2012 but try to submit earlier to get better chances of winning.

To know more about this contest, visit the Bow and Wow fan page on Facebook. Check out the Bow & Wow Petparazii video contest app here...


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cadbury's Sing for Joy


If you missed the Cadbury booth at the Trinoma last week, you may visit Cadbury's Sing for Joy Vending Machine this weekend at the Alabang Town Center, on December 17 and 18, 2011 and sing your way for a chance to win 40,000 pesos cash!


This contest is open to Philippine residents 18 and above. Click more for updates on new schedules.

Contest guidelines:

- Drop by the Cadbury booth with two or three of your friends.
December 10-11, Trinoma Mall
December 17-18, Alabang Town Center



NEW UPDATES:
December 26 - Glorietta
December 28 - Trinoma Mall

- Pick a Christmas carol from the song menu to sing as a group.
- Carol to the camera on the vending machine.
- Wait for the vending machine to dispense your free 15g Cadbury Dairy Milk bars and enjoy!

- Each same group of friends is only qualified to sing once

- Each song/video qualifies as an entry to the best singing video contest publicized on Facebook.

*Promo-girl will explain caroling-karaoke mechanics to the group. She will also explain the bigger video singing contest on FB and have them sign the waiver.

HOW TO WIN

All caroling videos will undergo screening by Kraft Foods (Philippines), Inc. and the top 10 videos will be posted as a video montage on the Cadbury Philippines Facebook Fan Page. (www.facebook.com/cadburyph).

All qualified videos will be judged by Kraft Philippines, Inc. Videos will be scored according to the following criteria:

30 % : Creative Interpretation
30 % : Clarity of Delivery
20 % : Shows the Joy of Christmas
20 % : Overall Performance Level

The video that generates the highest score wins the contest.

Prize: Php40,000 cash for 1 winning group.

Videos will be judged by a panel of representatives from the creative agency and from the Kraft Foods.

The winner will be announced on the Cadbury Facebook Fan Page wall a week after judging.

So if you have the time to visit the Alabang Town Center this coming Saturday or Sunday, you may try out your luck here. Who knows? You might be able to take the prize.

Visit the Cadbury Philippines Facebook page for more information on this contest.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Healthy Year to Start with Soyami this 2012


Everyone’s wishing this new year, 2012, is a better year for everyone! So let's kick in for 2012!

Have yourself a simple ways to jumpstart your health this 2012! Start the year right with proper diet and proper choosing of foods. Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this New Year.

That’s why Soyami chose Fitness First for their tie-up for this year’s healthiest deal! Soyami is now offering a trial pack of Soyami Soya Chips (flavors: Original, White Cheddar and Pizza) and get 3-day-free trial pass on the world’s largest health and fitness group, Fitness First. Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this coming year so we present to you a special limited offer – with every purchase of a trial pack of Soyami Soya Chips from us, you’ll receive a 3 day FREE pass from the top fitness gym in the Philippines – Fitness First.

Soyami Soya Chips is your healthier choice to snacking! It is made with Real Soya, No MSG, High in Protein and Calcium and O% transfat. Soyami Soya Chips, those healthy-goodness snacks that appear like nacho chips come in Original, White Cheddar and Pizza flavors, are now available in leading supermarkets and groceries and in convenience stores throughout Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.

So hurry and grab your Soyami Soya Chips Trial Pack now and start snacking healthy. Make the right choice with Fitness First and Soyami! Limited stocks only!

Visit www.amsoyami.com for more information about our products. Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/healthysoyami and like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/healthysoyami.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Intel Sing to Win


If you have great singing talent, you might want to join Intel's Sing to Win and get a chance to win yourself a brand new laptop (depending on the brand of choice in case you win.) Prizes are also at stake for the runner-ups.



This contest is open to Philippine residents aged 18 and up.


How to Join

1. Participants must create on their own a completely original music video using any of the 22 pre-selected Original Filipino Music (OPM music defined as music which composer and performing artist are both Filipino)] songs.

2. The participant may sing, dance, or perform accompaniment to their chosen song as well as develop their films using any execution of the film arts (e.g. flash animation, live action, stop-motion filming, etc.). Photo sequences or photo slide shows are not allowed.

3. Participants may use the original licensed minus one of the pre-selected songs, create their own minus-one or use musical instruments or acapella. Original versions of the song with original vocals are not allowed.

4. The OPM song cannot be translated, abridged, re-arranged, transformed, or altered in any way. Doing so is immediate grounds for disqualification.
Submitted music video should show the actual singers/vocalists performing in the video. Lip syncing is not allowed.

The list of songs are the following:

Luha - Aegis
Halik - Aegis
Pagdating ng Panahon - Aiza
Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin - April Boy Regino
You - Basil Valdez
Bikining Itim - Bert Dominic
Kung Ako Nalang Sana - Bituin Escalante
Muli - Bugoy
Iingatan Ka - Carol Banawa
Wala na bang Pag-Ibig - Jaya
Narda - Kamikazee
Be My Lady - Martin Nievera
Torete - Moonstar88
I'll Never Go - Nexxus
Pinoy Ako - Orange and Lemons
Harana - Parokya ni Edgar
Ikaw Lamang - Piolo Pascual
Babaero - Randy Santiago
Dadalhin - Regine Velasquez
Forever's Not Enough - Sarah Geronimo
Sanay Wala Nang Wakas - Sharon Cuneta
Catch Me I'm Falling - Toni Gonzaga

Selection of Winner(s)/ Contest Criteria:

Entries will be judged on creative merit and general appeal by Intel. Intel at its sole discretion will determine the prize winner(s) based on the following judging criteria:

(40%) Technical skill refers to the technique or manner in which the video was edited
(30%) Song rendition vocal quality, skill in performance/ rendition
(30%) Artistic impact refers to the creative/ artistic interpretation in which the video was rendered

There shall be three prize winners: a grand prize winner, first runner up and second runner up.

The judges will be members of the Intel team:
- Randy Kanapi Intel Marketing Manager
- Jerome Matti Intel Regional Marketing Director
- Peter Dingle Regional Technical Head

The deadline for the submission of entries is January 31, 2012.

Judging will be on February 10, 2012 at Intel Philippines office at INTEL Microelectronics Philippines, Inc. Unit 702, 7th Flr Net Cube Bldg, 3rd Ave cor 30th St., E-Square Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City Taguig City, Metro Manila
Awarding ceremonies will be on February 17, 2012, venue to be announced. It is optional for the winners to attend.



Contest prizes:

GRAND PRIZE: Home Studio Recording Showcase (EST USD Value 5,813.95) that comprises:
one Notebook PC powered by 2nd Gen Intel Core i7 Processor (depending on the brand chosen by the participant as part of his registration)
one (1) set/pair Yamaha Amplified ProfessionalStudio Monitors
one (1) 21 inch LCD monitor
one (1) Behringer Audio Mixer
one (1) pair Audio Technica Professional Headphones
one (1) set Shure Professional Microphone with Stand
one (1) unit HD video camera, Samsung, if chosen by the participant as part of his registration, or Canon, if otherwise
one (1) Champion Trophy

FIRST RUNNER UP PRIZE: (EST USD Value 2,558.14) that comprises:
one (1) Notebook PC powered by 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 Processor (depending on the brand chosen by the participant as part of his registration)
one (1) set/pair Yamaha Amplified ProfessionalStudio Monitors
one (1) set Shure Professional Microphone with Stand
one (1) trophy

SECOND RUNNER UP PRIZE: (EST USD Value 1,627.91) that comprises:
one (1) Notebook PC powered by 2nd Gen Intel Core i3 Pocessor (depending on the brand chosen by the participant as part of his registration)
one (1) set/pair Yamaha Amplified ProfessionalStudio Monitors
one (1) set Shure Professional Microphone with Stand
one (1) trophy

Notes:
- note the valid selection of songs that can be used in the contest. Songs other than the list are disqualified.
- contestant can render your song in any way possible provided he sings the song himself.
- Contest deadline is on January 31, 2012.

For more information about this contest, check out the Intel Philippines fan page on Facebook. Check out the Intel Sing To Win App for more contest guidelines.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Be Like "Happy Loner Traveller” Contest (2nd Edition)


Join the 2nd Edition of Happy Loner Traveller Contest and get a chance to win an all expense paid 3 days / 2 nights trip to Coron Palawan Philippines!


This contest is open to Filipino citizens 18 years old and above.

Contest Mechanics and Guidelines:

1. You must FIRST like the Facebook Fanpage of Mr. Armie Yuson (The Happy Loner Traveller) at facebook.com/ArmieYusonOfficial to be registered in the contest.

2. VISIT the Happy Loner Traveller Blogsite at http://armieyuson.blogspot.com

3. A QUESTION will be posted which can be found below this article. (see below)

4. Read, Locate and text the ANSWER to the Question.

5. Text (Answer to the Question) (Complete Name) to 09176431231.

6. Your name will only have one entry for the Raffle that will be held on MARCH 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

7. Announcement of the winner will be on MARCH 19, 2012.

Conditions for winning the raffle:

1. Contestant should be of Filipino Citizen.
2. Contestant should be 18 years old and above.
3. Contestant should be perfectly well and healthy.
4. Prize is not convertible into Cash.
5. You should give 3 of your best pictures in the vacation that you have won as proof of this contest.


Prize at stake (one winner will receive...):

1. Roundtrip Airfare
2. Roundtrip Airport Transfers
3. Hotel Accommodation
4. Full 3 Days and 2 Nights Activities
5. Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
6. 24/7 Personal Tour Guide

Contest Question:

"What is the COMPLETE TITLE of Happy Loner Traveller's 1ST ARTICLE written on DECEMBER 12, 2009?"

Remember to text in the answer to 09176431231 and do all the above requirements to qualify for the raffle. Deadline is on MARCH 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

For more info, check out the official blog post for the 2nd Edition of the Happy Loner Traveller contest.

Good luck and happy travelling to all those who will participate!


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Friday, December 2, 2011

1st PinoyBBDev App Challenge 2011


For those who know how to develop applications on smartphones, this contest might be for you. Join the 1st PinoyBBDev App Challenge 2011 and get a chance to win a Blackberry Bold 9990 plus cash and other giveaways, and most importantly the prestige of being one the best mobile developers in the country. Prizes also await the runner-ups.



This contest is open to all Filipino developers, teams and organizations, and should be members of PinoyBBDev. You may register online to be a member.

Contest Mechanics and Guidelines:

Eligibility:

1) The competition is open to all Filipino developers, teams or organizations.

2) Individual developers must be a member of the Philippine BlackBerry Developer Group (PinoyBBDev). In case of teams or organizations, at least one (1) member of its development team should be a PinoyBBDev member.
*To be a member in PinoyBBDev, register here

3) Participants must have a BlackBerry AppWorld Account.
*To upload in AppWorld, you need an AppWorld Vendor Account. You can create one here. It’s free.

Application Requirements:

1) The app must be submitted in BlackBerry AppWorld(on or before Dec 21, 2011).
2) Both existing and new apps can be submitted as entries.
3) It doesn’t matter if you publish it as free or paid apps.
4) You can use any of supported platforms for BlackBerry smartphones (Java or WebWorks+HTML5) and BlackBerry PlayBook (Native SDK C/C++, Adobe AIR or WebWorks+HTML5)

Criteria for Judging:

1) Uniqueness – there are lot’s of applications in the AppWorld so there’s a chance that there’s already an application in AppWorld similar to yours. Try to make it unique as possible.

2) Excellent user experience and appropriate UI – try to make your application user friendly.

3) Stickiness – try to come up with an application that will make the users/subscribers use it more often.

4) Exhibits SOLOMO (SOcial, LOcal and MObile) is a plus! – Try to include a social component and make the content local. This is not required but will give you a bonus point for this.

5) Use of BBM SDK and Location API is a plus! – Try to integrate messaging and location functionality in your application to get bonus points as well.

Prizes at stake:

1st prize - BlackBerry Bold 9900 + Cash + Carousel at AppWorld for a month

2nd Prize - BlackBerry Playbook 32GB + Cash + Carousel at AppWorld for a month

3rd prize - BlackBerry Bold 9780 + Cash + Carousel at AppWorld for a month

Notes:

- Deadline for submission is on December 21, 2011.
- you need to be a member of PinoyBBDev.com. Register online here...
- you need to upload your entry via your Blackberry Appworld Account. Opening an account is free.

Check out the official blog post about this contest on the PinoyBBDev.com blog site. If you have questions, feel free to send an email at johnbiibs@pinoybbdev.com / papdoligosa@pinoybbdev.com

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

HuskyStarcraft T-Shirt Design Contest


I stumbled upon Husky's Starcraft 2 Youtube channel and just found out that he is holding a T-shirt design contest. Check out his youtube video about the contest. The prize is 300 dollars via Paypal.



This contest is open to everyone worldwide.


Here are the rules for your guidance.

Email submissions to: Husketeers@gmail.com

Winner will receive $300 via PayPal as well as a video announcing the winner.

Please remember:

1) NO COPYRIGHT CONTENT IN THE LOGO AT ALL
2) Only use the word 'Husky'... not 'HuskyStarcraft'
3) Please keep the design friendly for websites, business cards, and Tshirts (this means fewer colors, smooth edges, high resolution etc)
4) Leave a place for a catch phrase, see the logo in the video for a basic idea.

Husky will choose the winning design.


Deadline for submission is not mentioned although Husky mentions giving a two week time frame from the moment he announced this (officially started November 26, 2011). He also mentioned though if he has found the design he is looking for, then the contest is officially closed. So submit your entry as soon as possible to Husketeers@gmail.com for a chance to win and be featured on Husky's youtube channel.

For more questions about this contest, please visit Husky's contest post. Husky does respond to some of the reader comments.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Confession of A Guilty Gorger - A Soyami Snacking Without The Guilt Story


Dear Father Diet,

I can't remember when my last food confession was. Thinking about my predicament, it was a long time since I shared to you, and I believe this food confession is probably long overdue. Because of the drastic changes I am experiencing at the moment, I felt compelled to write to you right now.



Just a few years ago, I still considered myself health conscious. That time, I used to watch watch what and how much I eat. I also committed some of my time to my jogging routine, which is around three to four times a week. I never had any problems with my weight, and I don't easily get tired during work, play outdoors or go out dating with my special someone.

But alas, times have changed.

I got married, and after that I suddenly lost interest in watching you, Father Diet, and indulged on different kinds of yummy snacks. Healthy or not, I started not to care. I have completely forgotten that I was getting myself into the mortal "sins" of food cravings.

I know them as The Three Deadly S's, the mortal "sins" everyone should try to avoid. Too much of it will corrupt our health and overtime, silently kill us..



Too much Salt - Because I indulged in too much french fries, salted snacks and potato chips, I have exposed myself to bladder and kidney problems if this continues.

Too much Sugar - Because I indulged in too much softdrinks, cakes and pastries, chocolates, ice cream and overeating rice, I have exposed myself to the risk of getting diabetes in the future.

Too much Saturated fat - Because I indulged in too much hamburgers, potato chips, chicharon, pork chops and other meat products, dairy products like mayonnaise, butter and margarine, I have exposed myself to high blood tension, heart attack, stroke and other circulatory diseases.


I know most of these foods are not "unhealthy" Father Diet, but because of stress, and instant gratification for all the efforts I have given in the office and the numerous chores done at home, I tend to overeat and indulge on these comfort food.

And to make matters worse, I also lost the urge to go jogging because my house chores have taken more of my time and energy to do it.



Because of my change in lifestyle, the effects started to show on my body. I became heavier and got more tired easily. A bulge on my side started to show. It felt as if I was doomed to obesity.

I needed salvation Father Diet, so I tried hard to find a suitable snack packed with the good stuff and none of the bad stuff in it. And as I made my search on the internet for answers, I stumbled upon a healthy snack packed with all the essential vitamins and minerals, lots of protein and calcium, and most of all, NO MSG and 0% transfat. This healthy snack is none other than SOYAMI Soya Chips.


But what's so great about Soyami Soya Chips Father Diet is that this nutritious snack is made of REAL SOYA. Soya has loads of protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals, and isoflavones. These nutrients help build bones and muscles, improves memory, and can actually reduce the risk of cancer!

Since there is no MSG (monosodium glutamate), and NO TRANSFAT, I won't need to worry about allergic reactions or dizziness, or stuff that can cause heart ailments or stroke. It also does not have high carbohydrate content that can cause obesity, and not too much sodium content that may harm my kidneys.

Soyami is already out in the market but then, I wondered where can I actually buy some? Fortunately, Soyami is available in leading supermarkets nationwide. I was able to buy some in Shopwise, Sucat so that I could try them out myself. I was curious enough to try out all three flavors - Original, White Cheddar and Pizza flavor.

I loved the mild taste and texture of every variant, specially the Original flavor.

Soon after my first taste, I discovered how to enjoy this snack even more! I was able to put in Soyami Soya Chips into my vegetable salad.





Soyami Soya Chips doesn't have a high carb content (only 15 grams per serving) making it a great mix for vegetable salads and can help me lose weight. Still, exercise is needed so I can get back in shape.


And in the office, I used to snack on cookies and donuts, which I soon found out was high on sugar content that made me bulk up and bulge. After I discovered Soyami Soya Chips, I now eat this during my merienda break every now and then, or even while doing my work.


If only I had found out about Soyami earlier Father Diet, I wouldn't have been guilty from the start.


I hope that my sins be forgiven Father Diet. I wish to be redeemed from the sins of high sugar that can cause obesity and diabetes. Deliver me from the urge of too much salt and saturated fatty foods that leads to circulatory diseases and heart ailments. And with the help of Soyami Soya Chips, I am going to retake the healthy me I once lost. To make amends for my sins, I will start living healthy by eating less carbs, choosing the right foods, snack more with Soyami Soya Chips and find more time to exercise all in the name of Good Health.


And so that others will not fall into the trap of gorging too much the Three Mortal "sins", The Fatal S's we all know of, I am going to tell the world about this snack and why it can lead us to the salvation of our health.



I will tell the world and proclaim the good news by letting them know what Soyami Soya Chips is all about, what it tastes like, how we can enjoy it, and why we should choose Soyami above all other snack foods. I know this to be true because of the good effects this snack has given me to reduce weight and bring me back to an active lifestyle. I will also tell the world Soyami Soya Chips is high on protein, rich in calcium, and above all NO MSG and 0% transfat!


Here is how I can proclaim my love for Soyami through my simple video above...


I know there is only one Truth Father Diet, and that is Soyami Soya Chips is our healthier choice to snacking!


Amen.


For more information about the healthy goodness of Soyami Soya Chips, like the Soyami Facebook fan page. You may also follow Soyami on twitter or visit their website at www.amsoyami.com.



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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pocari Sweat Dance Contest


Join the Pocari Sweat Dance Contest and your group can get a chance to win as much as 100,000 pesos cash! Runner-ups will also receive cash prizes.


This contest is open to Filipino male/female/mixed groups aged 16 to 25 years residing in NCR or CALABARZON area only.

To join:

Interested groups should be composed of a minimum of five (5) members up to a maximum of seven (7) members (all male/female or mixed, Filipino, 16 to 25 years of age, residing in NCR and CALABARZON Area) are qualified to join.

To participate in the Pocari Sweat Dance Contest, interested and qualified groups must comply with the following:

A. Accessing the Fan Page and Becoming a Fan:

A representative of the group should have a valid an existing account in Facebook, where they need to access the Pocari Sweat Fan Page (only one representative per group should register) via:

i. Typing in: www.facebook.com/pocarisweatphilippines on the URL or Pocari Sweat Dance Contest on the search bar, to visit the fan page.
ii. Once there, users should click the "LIKE" button to access the Pocari Sweat Dance Contest Facebook Page

iii. Make sure to read the full mechanics and register to join

iv. A representative of the group may only register a group once and submit the following via the Pocari Sweat Dance Contest Application Registration Page:
- Group Name
- Name of Group Representative(*the first person in the list of group members)
- Full name of group members
- Address of all group members
- Birthdates of all group members
- Contact number of all group members
- Valid e-mail address of all group members

B. Create a Video

Download the 1-minute Pocari Sweat jingle from the Pocari Sweat Facebook Fan Page.
Create your own choreography and show off your best dance moves. At the end of the dance, the video should show your group drinking Pocari Sweat for at least 10 seconds.

Upload the video

i. Participants should register on the Facebook Fan Page Application and click the Upload Video Tab. A representative from Otsuka Pharmaceuticals will screen the video first to prevent offensive and/or sexual content before uploading the video on the Facebook Dance Contest App. The following information must be submitted on the Facebook Dance Contest app registration page:

- Name of group
- Name of representative of group
- Address
- Representative's contact number(s) and email address
- The group's name should also be labeled, as a caption on the video page.

ii. Submission of videos will be from Friday 12:00PM to Friday 11:59AM of the following week (see attached table).

iii. Video file must be in .wav, .mov, .flv, .avi or .mp4 format.

iv. Share your post (video in the fan page) to your profile page by tagging your name. (e.g. @name) in the field before clicking "Share" so the entry is submitted. Entries not successfully posted to the fan page and shared with your name tagged are not qualified. Double check the fanpage and your profile page to make sure your entry has been posted in both pages. Likers will be directed to the voting section of the app to "like" for their chosen entry in order to prevent duplication of likes. Only the likes posted in each entry in the app shall be considered as valid votes.

v. Ask your friends to "like/vote" your video. However, that will not be the sole determinant of the contest. (See Criteria for Judging). Voting/"Liking" will be for a period of 1 week (Friday 12PM to Friday 11:59AM of the following week)(please refer to attached table). A screenshot will be captured for each video at 11:59AM to capture the number of "likes/votes" on the voting section of the app.

For complete mechanics: click here...

Criteria for judging:

Choreography - Refers to the Creativity, Incorporation of Pocari Sweat Drinking portion (30%)
Over-All Impact - Refers to the Participant's Costume, Showmanship, Confidence, Freshness (20%)
Number of Facebook Likes/Votes - Refers to the total number of Facebook Fan Likes/Votes (30%)
Expression - Refers to Group interaction, Show of natural fun (20%)

TOTAL 100%


Contest prize:

Grand Prize Winner P100,000 cash
1st Runner-up Winner P50,000 cash
2nd Runner-up Winner P30,000 cash

One (1) Weekly Winner x 12 weeks- Pocari Sweat Items worth Php1,500.00 + P10,000 cash (3 cases of Pocari Sweat 350mL; 72 bottles x P22 = Php1,584.00)

* Every Friday, starting from August 12 to December 02, 2011, the group participant with the highest score, based on the criteria will be chosen as the Weekly Winner, and will instantly win a Pocari Sweat Items worth Php1,500 + P10,000 cash.


Notes:
- if you can convert your video to .FLV format, uploading on Facebook or Youtube will be faster as compared to other video formats, based on my experience.
- last day to submit your entry is on December 2, 2011 but submit earlier so that you can get more votes. More votes = better chances of winning (30% of criteria).


For more information on this contest, head over to Pocari Sweat Philippines on Facebook. Check out the contest microsite too.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Solo Online Model Search 2011


Solo, a Philippine apparel brand is having their annual model search. 2 model winners will get a chance to win 20,000 pesos cash and 15,000 worth of GCs from Solo. Two Graphic Artists will also get a chance to win 10,000 pesos cash and 15,000 worth of GCs from solo (one for male and one for female model)


This contest is open to Philippine residents.

Contest is from September 1 – November 30, 2011. Submission of entries until November 30. Voting of entries ends on December 2, 2011

1. Visit the Contest Mechanics page at http://www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011/
mechanics for the complete set of rules.

Register at http://www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011/user/register.

2. After registration, an email will be sent to you with your username and password. Use these details to login the Contest site.

3. Once logged in, you may be able to download the Solo Design Pack (click the Download button below, or enter in url tab: http://www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011/
system/files/sites/default/files/secured_file/files/solo-design-pack.zip.
Download time may vary depending on you your connection speed. Please be patient, we have provided you with a large selection of vectors to choose from.

4. Create your entry using any image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or GIMP.

5. When you're ready to submit, log in the Contest site and upload your entry via the Submit Tab, along with the name of your photo entry, model and photographer/graphic artist. Your entry will be screened by our moderators and will be uploaded on to the Gallery within 2 days upon submission.

6. Please make sure to read the guidelines for your submissions to avoid your entry from being disqualified. To see guidelines, go to www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011/
mechanics.

7. Winners will be Best Male and Best Female Photo Entries. Winners will include:
- Model for Winning Male Photo Entry
- Graphic Artist/Photographer for Winning Male Photo Entry
- Model for Winning Female Photo Entry
- Graphic Artist/Photographer for Winning Female Photo Etry

Both Model winners will receive P20,000 in cash and P15,000 Solo Gift Certificates and both Graphic Artists/Photographers will receive P10,000 in cash and P15,000 Solo Gift Certificates. Should an individual entry wins, he/she will receive both prizes for winning model and winning graphic artist/photographer.

Both Model winners will receive P 20,000 in cash and P 15,000 Solo Gift Cerfticates each and both Graphic Artist/Photographer winners will receive P 10,000 cash and P 15,000 Solo Gift Cerfticates. Should an individual wins, he/she will receive both prizes for winning model and winning graphic artist/photographer.


Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

30% Voter’s Choice and 70% Solo’sChoice
40% for Being Photogenic,
20% for Creativity and Styling and
10% Layout

for a total of 100%.

The highest scorers: 10 Male Photo Entries and 10 Female Photo Entries will be the finalists.(Date and Time of judging of entries and determination of winners, see Item No. 15)

Deadline of submission is extended to November 30, 2011.

You may also participate in the voting to get a chance to win Solo GCs in their raffle. Voting ends on December 2, 2011.

For more information about this contest, you may visit the Solo Online Model Search 2011 contest site, follow Solo Online on Twitter and on the Solo Facebook fan page.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

My Lipton Yellow Tea-Licious Possibility!


My wife and I just moved to a condo unit I rented near our workplace, and boy our cramped studio was waaaaay too hot for comfort! The weather was humid these past few days, and it was quite annoying that our electric fan couldn't quite cool us down.



I guess it's time to treat ourselves with some halo-halo, but we didn't have any condensed milk around. So we tried to refresh ourselves with something else... something uniquely different. So I thought, "How about tea?"

I have been a fan of tea since way back when. Its unique taste and appeal I discovered the first time I got a chance to eat with my parents in one of those Chinese restaurants in Ongpin that serve FREE house tea as we wait for our food to be served. Tea soothes the senses and calms the mind.

And as I discovered LIPTON Yellow Label Tea, its taste and aroma reminded me of real tea Chinese restaurants often serve.

Going back to me and my wife's predicament, since I had Lipton Yellow Tea with me, I thought of enjoying it to beat the heat. And, I came up with my simple concoction - The Yellow Tropical Delight!

"Yellow Tropical Delight" is relatively fun and simple to do.

To make the "Yellow Tropical Delight", all I need are the following ingredients:

- LIPTON Yellow Label Tea
- sugar
- water
- ice

- Mixture of different fruits. Here, I used some...
- Bananas
- Papaya
- Mango
* You may use other fruits as well, preferably soft and sweet. You may try plums, jackfruit, pineapple, etc.

- and chocolate syrup


Here are the steps to prepare "Yellow Tropical Delight":

Step 1: Prepare the LIPTON Yellow tea
- Get a tea bag of LIPTON Yellow tea and dip it in hot water. Dip the bag three times slowly, to bring out the flavor and aroma. Hot water is best used for this process because with it, tea dissolves faster and better.

Step 2: Prepare the fruits to be used
- Slice the fruits you prefer tho use with LIPTON Yellow Tea. I used bananas, papaya and mangoes for my concoction. Slice the fruits in bite size bits for maximum enjoyment!

I brought out some bananas and sliced it across giving me circular banana bits.


Then I got some papaya from a nearby convenience store and sliced into smaller pieces to be used for our recipe.


Lastly, I got some mangoes and sliced it into little cubes. Slice the mango the "normal" way, by cutting it into 3 parts, isolating the seed in the middle. Then get one of its sides and slice the inside in a grid-like manner. Be careful not to slice all the way through the mango peel. After doing this, scoop out the cut out mango cubes.


Step 3: Add sugar
- Put sugar into the LIPTON Yellow Tea and stir

Step 4: Cool down the Yellow Tea
- Fruits are best enjoyed when served cold. To cool down the LIPTON Yellow Tea, you may add a little ice into the mix. Crushed or shaved ice is best for this purpose.

Step 5: Mix in the sliced fruits
- Put the fruits you prepared into the LIPTON Yellow Tea. Mix well.

Step 6: Add chocolate
- You may add chocolate syrup on top of the fruits in your LIPTON Yellow Tropical Delight!


This sweet concoction made me and my wife's day truly exciting because we both love fruits, and adding LIPTON Yellow Tea into the mix is a surefire way to enjoy our favorite fruits and the health benefits of tea at the same time! And not to mention we were able to beat the heat with a cool tea cocktail. That is why LIPTON for me is all about:

L - Living well,
I - Inspiring
P - People to
T - Tea
O - Often
N - Naturally.




LIPTON Yellow Tea is truly a great way to beat the heat! It surely made our day! Specially with my "Yellow Tropical Delight", it's simple to do, delicious, its ingredients are easily available and it's very affordable to make. Thanks to this unique sweet and tangy health brew, we were able to make our day more enjoyable!


This is my entry to the LIPTON Reel Possibilities contest. Deadline is today, October 31, 2011. For more information about this blog contest, feel free to visit LIPTON Philippines on Facebook.



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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Canon Photmarathon 2011


The registration for Canon Photomarathon 2011 Manila leg is open starting October 28, 2011 8 p.m. onwards. This event will be held on Novermber 12, 2011 at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), Building, Sen. Gil J Puyat Ave., cor Roxas Blvd. Pasay City.


The Canon Photomarathon is a 1-day on-the-spot photo contest that lets you actually go out and shoot new images within the specified location or area. You’ll get the chance to compete against other amateur/professional photographers & hobbyist under strict contest deadlines. Just submit the images you’ve captured subject to judges’ evaluation. Your thematic creative instincts, as well as your ability to work under tight timeline pressures will be thoroughly tested in this exciting and unique competition.

There are two categories:
1) DSLR category
2) point-and-shoot category

* there was a video contest for last year's Photomarathon but I don't see any video category for this year though...


Prizes

Prizes will be announced on the day of the competition.

For those who are curious what prizes are at stake, last year, Canon digital cameras and DSLRs were some of the many prizes given away by the sponsor.


The following are the list of equipment that you can use during the PhotoMarathon Contest:

A. Digital Cameras-Point-and-shoot &DSLR
B. Built in flash, speedlite, ring lite, macro twin lite, flash unit, speedlite transmitter & flash diffuser
C. EF/EFS Lenses and other third party lenses
D. FILTERS: Polarizing, Neutral Density, Close-up, Skylight, Softmat, Infrared Filters
E. Tripods, Monopods and the like
F. Remote switch trigger & wireless controller
G. Battery Grips

To register, please visit the Canon Photomarathon 2011 website. There are limited slots if you wish to join this annual photo event. Register ASAP if you are interested. Feel free to check out the guidelines / mechanics for complete set of rules found on their website.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Isuzu Longest KM Highest KM Challenge


Isuzu Philippines is having a contest that dares you to go the farthest / have the highest mileage with the Isuzu Longest KM Highest KM Challenge! Grand prize is 30,000 pesos worth of Caltex fuel cards.



This contest is open to all owners of Isuzu trucks, vans and SUVs, brand new or second hand residing in the Philippines.

General Mechanics:

Fill up an application form available at Isuzu dealerships or participating Caltex stations. A photo must of your vehicle and a copy of your OR-CR should be submitted along with the filled-up application form. OR-CR may not bear the contestant's name as long as the contestant can present a copy of a deed of sale.

Submission of documents is from from September 15, 2011 to November 30, 2011.

Contestant must indicate the starting odometer reading on the application form and take a photo of it as part of the application process.

Application forms may be submitted in any Isuzu dealerships nationwide or participating Caltex Stations.

Isuzu Philippines Corp. will select the top 3 contestants with the highest kilometer readings (based on the submission of the dealer network) on December 9, 2011. Winners will be notified by mail.



The promo is valid from September 15, 2011 to November 30, 2011 only.


Prizes at stake are as follows:

1st place - 30,000 pesos worth of Caltex fuel cards
2nd place - 20,000 pesos worth of Caltex fuel cards
3rd place - 10,000 pesos worth of Caltex fuel cards

Notes:

For those who want to participate in this contest, I suggest you start as soon as possible to get higher mileage.

For complete information about this contest, and mechanics, visit the Isuzuphil website.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Asking for Support on A C2 Video Contest Entry 2011


Since the C2 video contest deadline is closed, I would like to ask your support for Jun Francisco's contest entry.



Online Voting is 30% of the contest criteria.


To vote his entry, you may click this link here for quick reference...

Then on the lower left side, click VOTE.

Good luck to all the contestants! :)

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuning It Up The 2nd Time Around With Muzikademy


Muzikademy, now on its second year is encouraging more participants for this fun-filled Music Camp. Similar to last year's Muzikademy, this project aims to enhance musical talent of out-of-school and underprivileged youth, and teach them how to become total performers in their two day training camp.

Aside from learning from the training camp, candidates also get a chance to win 100,000 pesos worth of prizes and cash. Out-of-school or underprivileged youth 15 to 28 years old are encouraged to join! High School students are also welcome!

"Sa mga gusto maging sikat sa larangan ng musika, ang Muzikademy ay may Music Camp para bigyan ng mga kabataan na walang pera para makapag-training sa larangan ng musika, at mabibigyan ng pagkakataon manalo ng 100,000 pesos halaga ng pera at iba pang premyo."

Thanks to the advocacy of Janice Hung, a renowned wushu model, athlete and singer, and her Managing Director Jen Louise Viola, Muzikademy was formed to give the underprivileged youth a better chance to succeed in the music industry. This event is co-presented with Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks and the Jimei Group.

This 2-day music camp (November 25-26, 2011) will have activities lined up for the event so participants can learn more about developing their music skills and boost self confidence and become better performers.

Muzikademy will also teach scholars how to become marketable not only in the Philippines, but globally.



To showcase the talent of the participating scholars, Muzikademy will hold a concert on Nov.26, 2011, 7pm at Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks, Concert Plaza, Freeport Zone, Pampanga where they will be performing with our very own local celebrities Mcoy Fundales, Tricia Garcia, Elaver, and featuring Chinoy Republic Band.

Muzikademy has partnered with big names in the Music industry like UNIVERSAL MCA - a top international recording label who distributes songs of top artists like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and a whole lot more! Plus more celebrity mentors and industry leaders will be there to guide the participants, such as Jonathan Manalo of Star Records and Kiko Salazar, a producer and composer as well.



How can you join the Muzikademy training camp 2011? (Paano sumali?)

1. Eligibilty: You should be 15 to 28 years old, male or female. Participants should be unsigned out-of-school youth, high school or college students. They can participate as solo, duet, trio or a band up to 5 members. (15-28 taon gulang na out-of-school youth o estudyante sa high school o kolehiyo ang pwede sumali sa Muzikademy training camp.)

2 . Requirements:

a. Download application form
b. Fill-up application form
c. Attach photo
d. Attach 1 original song and 1 cover song in an mp3 format
e. Attach the necessary documents:
- Birth Certificate
- Bgy. Clearance
- Good moral Character

3. Send a demo recording of your songs (1 original and 1 cover song) to this e-mail address: muzikademy@yahoo.com.


Criteria for judging in the Muzikademy song writing contest 2011:

Song Writing 25%
Originality 20%
Voice Quality 20%
Performance 15%
Musicality 15%
Audience Impact 5%


TOTAL 100%

Deadline for submission of your entries is on October 30, 2011! So send in your entries before the closing date.

Muzikademy is brought to us by DENTAL FIRST, ACCEL, LG JJ International, Solo, Freeway, Shimmian Manila, Living Thing Future Foundation, and SANJUN Music, Lights and Audio Center, F Salon.

For those who wish to join this cool event, submit your requirements posted above, good luck to you and happy jamming!
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This is my entry to the Muzikademy blog contest 2011. For more information about this blog contest, you may visit the Muzikademy contest blog post for 2011. This blog contest aims to promote Muzikademy Training Camp 2011 for interested applicants who want to hone their talents in the field of music.

For those who wish to join Muzikademy, you may reach them through the following numbers: 585-32-00, or text them at 0917-825-8099, or you may e-mail them at muzikademy@yahoo.com.

The Muzikademy office address is now located at:

Lot 2 Block 6 Don Mariano Avenue,.
Jordan Plains Phase 4
Novaliches, Quezon City.


You may also visit the Muzikademy Facebook fan page, the Janice Hung Facebook fan page, and the official website of Janice Hung at www.janicehung.com.


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