Monday, January 31, 2011

Yugatech-WD Dress up your PC win a 1TB


Here is my last-minute submission for the Yugatech-WD Dress up your PC photo contest! This contest is sponsored by Yugatech and Western Digital Philippines.

My "dressed up" entry is a certified WD-Yugatech fan!

This contest ends midnight tonight January 31, 2011! Open to all readers of Yugatech.

I was able to construct my entry using cartolina paper and cardboard colored -black, white, light blue and golden yellow which are the color schema of Yugatech and Western Digital.

I exposed the fan in the center to allow air to pass through the inside of the PC and at the same time show that the shirt design actually covers the PC frame.

It took around 2 hours to do the actual construction. I just started making this entry a few hours ago. Thankfully, I was able to meet the deadline. (Last minute as usual...)

For more information about this contest, visit the Yugatech contest page.

Watch out for more contests from Yugatech and Western Digital Philippines by visiting the Yugatech site and the Western Digital Philippines Facebook page.


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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Automotive Parts Suppliers Tiger Look Photo Contest


Join the Automotive Parts Suppliers Tiger Look Photo Contest and get a chance to win 10,000 pesos! All you have to do is post a photo of your most creative tiger look on the Tiger Leafspring Facebook Page. Most creative photo with the highest likes wins this contest.

This contest is open to Philippine residents, aged 18 or over (except employees of Roberts AIPMC and their subsidiaries)

Roberts.com.ph is now holding a Photo Contest on Facebook!

Contest Mechanics:

To join the contest, you only need two things:

* A Camera
* Yourself

Prize:

10,000 pesos and recognition in our blog!

Instructions:

Take a picture of yourself with a Tiger ‘Grrrrr’ pose. Be creative!

Upload the picture to our Tiger Leafspring Facebook Page

- Share it with your friends and have them ‘like’ the picture (our advice is to tag them up!)
- Only one photo entry per fan.
- Title of the photo and participant’s name should be clearly indicated when submitting an entry. 
Winning Condition:

- The most creative picture with the most Facebook ‘like’s by the end of February 15 wins!
- Photo creativity will be judged by our admins

Judging Criteria:

Creativity: 40%
Votes: 60%

Photo Contest extended Rules and Regulations

* Photos will be uploaded in our Tiger Facebook Page
* There will be no requirements for the contestants except for being a fan of our Facebook page
* The winner will be determined by the number of ‘like’s
* Contest will run from December 1 – February 15, 2011
* Entries must be made personally. Entries made through agents/third parties are invalid.
* Promoter cannot accept responsibility for lost entries or for transmission failures. Entry indicates acceptance of terms and conditions.

* The prize winner will be notified by Facebook or Email no later than 2 days after deadline.

* Tiger Look” Photo Contest is open to Philippine residents, aged 18 or over, aged 18 or over, excluding employees of Roberts AIPMC, its subsidiary companies, and any person whom, in the Promoter’s reasonable opinion, should be excluded due to their involvement or connection with this promotion.
* All entries become the property of the promoter and will not be returned.
* There is no other alternative to these prizes in whole or in part. Prizes are not transferable in whole or in part.
* Prize shall be claimed at the expense of winner. Promoter will instruct winner how to claim the prize. Unclaimed prize 30 days after the contest deadline shall be forfeited in favor of the promoter.
* The decision of the promoter in all matters is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
* The promoter is not responsible for any third party acts or omissions.
* We are not liable for such disruptions, failings or cancellations unless they are caused by our negligence.
* The promoter reserves the right to disqualify entries with or without reason. This is so because there have been incidents of cheating beyond the promoter’s control.
* The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend this promotion due to events or circumstances arising beyond its control.

Photo Requirements

* There should be no revealing picture
o No bikini pics
o No topless pics
o No underwear pics
o No nude pics
o No pics violating laws and/or intellectual property
* Picture must include the participant with his/her version of “Tiger Look”
* Participant’s face must be visible
* Commenting on photos is allowed
* Participants can ‘like’ their own photos
* Entries that do not meet these guidelines will automatically be disqualified

NOTES: To vote for a photo entry, you have to “like” Tiger Leafspringleaf’s page first, then “like” the photo entry you are voting for.
Last day of submitting your photo is on February 15, 2011. But submit earlier to get better chance of rallying more votes. Online votes are 60% of the criteria.

For more information about this contest, check out the Automotive Parts Suppliers contest page and the Tiger Leafspring Facebook Page.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

NFSY - Bring Me! Photo Contest


Join the Nestle Fruit Selection Yogurt (NFSY) - Bring Me! Photo Contest and get a chance to win fabulous prizes like Sodexho GCs, travel certificates, a Samsung Galaxy Tab and a Canon SLR EOS 1000D kit!

This contest is open to Filipino citizens at least 18 years of age and residing in the Philippines at the time of joining and winning.

How to join

1. Promotion period is from 24 January 2011 until 18 February 2011.

2. The contest is open to Filipino citizens at least 18 years of age and residing in the Philippines at the time of joining and winning.

3. To join, contestants must upload a photo following the theme or requirement posted in the NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt Bring Me! Facebook Application Page. The Photo Bring Me Themes will be announced on January 14, 2010 through a teaser avatar.
* 1st Bring Me Item: A photo of your family moment enjoying NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt
* 2nd Bring Me Item: A photo of you and NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt in a famous landmark anywhere in the world
* 3rd Bring Me Item: A photo of you with someone famous (local or foreign celebrity or public official) and NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt
* 4th Bring Me Item: A photo of you and your date with NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt during a Valentine's date
Contestant can only start submitting his/her entry at the NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt Bring Me! Facebook Application Page starting January 24, 2010 of the promo period.

4. For the photo(s) to qualify as an entry, the following minimum requirements must be met:
* Contestant must submit his entries through the NFSY Facebook microsite.
* Photo should follow a specific theme in the promo.
* Photo should feature at least 6 cups of any variant of NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt or NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt + Jelly.
* Product to be used in the photo shouldn't be vandalized or destroyed
* Photo must be a single capture (no inserting of product through photo editing).
* The image of the contestant must be clear in the photo to be submitted.
* Except for NESTLÉ Fruit Selection Yogurt, no other product is displayed or featured.

5. To submit his/her photo/s as an entry, the contestant must be a fan of the Nestlé Fruit Selection Yogurt Facebook by liking the Like button on the fanpage (http://www.facebook.com/nestlefruitselectionyogurt), read the full mechanics of the contest and agree to the same, and provide the following personal information when submitting their entries:
* Complete name
* Valid e-mail address
* Mobile number(s)
* Whether she has read or has not read the full mechanics of the contest
* Whether she agrees or does not agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the contest mechanics.

6. Failure to agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the mechanics shall disqualify the contestant from joining the contest.

7. Only photos that meet the foregoing requirements will be accepted as official entries in the contest. Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) reserves the right to determine if an entry qualifies or not. NPI's decision in this regard shall be final.

8. Deadline of submission of entries is every on February 18, 2011 at 12 midnight. The application will automatically not accept entries sent beyond this time.

Update: Contest is extended to March 18, 2011

For complete set of rules, click here...

Prizes:
* 1st Theme winner – Family Entertainment Package worth P 10,000 Sodexho GCs which they could use at different restaurants, supermarkets and shopping centers
* 2nd Theme winner – Canon SLR EOS 1000D KIT worth P 27,854
* 3rd Theme winner – Samsung Galaxy Tab worth P 32,000
* 4th Theme winner – BCD Travel Certificate good for 2 persons worth P 30,000

Update: Last day to join is on March 18, 2011 at 12 midnight. To know more about this contest, check out the Nestle Fruit Selection Yogurt fan page on Facebook.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Win a free seat to Wilton School U.S.A. Cake Ddecorating Seminar


WIN A SEAT TO THE FIRST WILTON SCHOOL U.S.A. CAKE DECORATING SEMINAR IN THE PHILIPPINES! Join this writing contest and have a chance to learn cake decorating FOR FREE from the masters! The registration for this seminar is 3,500 pesos worth per day if you want to buy tickets to this event. But if you can win this contest instead, you can save from this extra cost!


This contest is open for residents of the Philippines.

ContestvMechanics:

* Contestants should answer the question: "Why do I deserve to win seats at the Wilton Cake Decorating Seminar?"
* Be a fan or "Like" the Goldilocks fan page
* Contestants must submit the following personal information:
o Full Name
o Date of Birth
o Contact Numbers (Landline and Mobile Phone)
o E-mail Address
* Contestants must choose the seminar day they would like to attend.
* Contest will be open until 11:59 PM of January 29, 2011 only.
* Entries will judged by a Goldilocks panel of judges who will select the winners according to the following criteria:

o Originality – 30%
o Eloquence – 40%
o Enthusiasm – 30%

* Only one entry per person is allowed.
* Goldilocks representatives will declare 20 Winners who will get a seat in one of the Wilton Seminars valued at P3,500 per seat. (10 seats per day).
Notes:
- remember to be a fan of the Goldilocks fan page to qualify.
- to join this contest, head over to the Goldilocks - Wilton contest page and fill up the necessary information, plus your essay answering the question: "Why do I deserve to win seats at the Wilton Cake Decorating Seminar?"
- deadline of this contest is fast approaching, 11:59 PM of January 29, 2011!


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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition 2011


Join the BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition 2011 and get a chance to win 2,500 British pounds if your entry wins the top prize.


The competition is open to any writer who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom. Philippine residents are welcome to join!

About the Competition

Applicants are invited to write a radio play of approximately 60 minutes in length, on a subject of their choice. The play must be the original, unpublished work of the person or persons submitting it.

The competition is open to any writer who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom. The play must be written in English but can be translated by a third party (we are not able to offer any assistance with translation costs) Translated work must be identified as such, and the translator must be credited.

PRIZES

* £2500 sterling for the overall winning playwright of the best play written with English as a first language and a trip to London to see the play being recorded and to attend a prize-giving evening.
* £2500 sterling for the overall winning playwright of the best play written with English as a second language and a trip to London to see the play being recorded and to attend a prize-giving evening.
* A prize of a digital or short wave radio for the best radio play to be written from each of the following geographical areas: The Americas; Europe; Africa and the Middle East; South Asia; Russia and the Caucasus; Asia and Pacific.
* BBC goodie bags for all writers whose plays reach the judges' final shortlist.

Application form can be downloaded here (PDF format)

Entry Form

Submissions and application forms can be emailed to radioplay@bbc.co.uk

or can be mailed to

British Council
10th Floor Taipan Place
F. Ortigas Jr. Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

*British Council Philippines deadline for accepting entries is on 25 March 2011, 12:00PM, Friday. This is to ensure that applications reach our UK office by 31 March 2011.

Notes:
- if you want to submit your entry online, the deadline for online application is on 31 March 2011. Submissions and application forms can be emailed to radioplay@bbc.co.uk

- if you want to submit by mail, deadline is on March 25, 2011 at 12:00PM. See above where to mail your entry.

Official contest guidelines are posted on the British Council.org contest page. For more information about this contest and the sponsor (British Council), check out the following: www.bbcworldservice.com/radioplay
www.britishcouncil.org/arts


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MyProperty.ph Post and Win Raffle Promo!


Join MyProperty.ph Post and Win Raffle Promo! and if you are lucky enough, you might be able to win a Samsung 558.8 mm LCD TV!

This promo is open to all NCR (Metro Manila, Philippines) residents who are at least 18 years of age.

How to Join

STEP 1: Register on www.myproperty.ph using a valid email address.

STEP 2: Find a property listing of your choice from the Top Properties section of www.myproperty.ph.

STEP 3: Share the link of the chosen property listing on your Facebook wall with status message: “My idea of a dream home is (complete the sentence) and I found it on MyProperty.ph!” Example: My idea of a dream home is one with a white picket fence and I found it on MyProperty.ph! One entry per registered email address only.

STEP 4: Send us your entry at marketing@myproperty.ph.

Your email entry, must include the following

* Screenshot
* Link to your post
* Full name
* Valid mobile number
* Complete address

Qualifications

* Contest is open to all NCR residents who are at least 18 years of age.
* Any registered user of the MyProperty.ph and Facebook.com websites within the promo period is entitled to join the promo and is considered one account entry.
* Employees of Get Sold Corporation, Summit Media Publishing Co., Inc., and its partners and suppliers including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promotion.
* Each applicant must strictly have one registered myproperty.ph account and one Facebook to post their entry.
* When registering on Myproperty.ph applicants must supply:

Full name
Login name
Password
Province
City/Sub-Division
Gender
Email
Phone
Mobile
Location (address)

* The following information sent will be kept confidential

Prize

* The winner will receive Samsung 558.8 mm LCD Television (worth Php 11,000)
* Features of the following TV:
o High Definition TV
o Digital Noise Filter
o Wide Color Enhancer
o HDMI Input
o 55.8 cm LCD Scree
* The Prize is NON-convertible to cash.

Promo Period

* Promo period is from December 20, 2010 to March 31, 2011.
* Deadline for submission of entries via email is on March 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm.

Drawing of Winner and Notification

* Entries will be collected via email sent to marketing@myproperty.ph.
* Entries within promo period will be collected in an excel database in the computer.

* The winning email address will be randomly generated by the excel file through the
* The contest drawing will be on April 14, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Summit Publishing inc. Home Office located at the 7th/f of Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3, Robinsons Pioneer Complex, Pioneer Street, Mandaluyoung city 1550
* There will only be one (1) winner of the raffle drawing.
* The winner will be notified through their registered email address and through an announcement on www.myproperty.ph on April 18, 2010.

For more information, visit the promo page found at www.myproperty.ph

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Monday, January 24, 2011

PCGG's (Philippines) Essay Writing Contest: What is Good Governance to Me?


Join the PCGG's (Philippines) Essay Writing Contest: What is Good Governance to Me? and get to win as much as 15,000 pesos cash prize!



This contest is open to currently-enrolled Filipino high school students Nationwide.

Contest write-up:

Use your writing prowess in celebration of good government and democracy.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of EDSA and the PCGG, and to acknowledge the fact that the search for good government is still an ongoing quest, the Commission is inviting currently-enrolled Filipino high school students to submit original and personally written essays regarding their take on "What is Good Government to Me?"

The essay must be in English, encoded (MS-Word format), font size 12, Times New Roman, double-spaced with a minimum of 1,300 words and a maximum of 2,000 words. Deadline for the submission of entries is on 14 February 2011 by email to pcgg25@gmail.com. For inquiries, please email or call PCGG at (02)7261225.

Prizes:

1st prize - P15,000
2nd prize - P10,000
3rd prize - P5,000

Check out the complete mechanics and guidelines on this PDF document here...

Notes:

- essay should be written in English. See other document entry requirements above...
- send your entries online via e-mail to: pcgg25@gmail.com.
- deadline of entries is on February 14, 2011.

For more information about this contest, contact PCGG at (02)7261225 or e-mail your queries to pcgg25@gmail.com.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gaano Man Kalayo Ang Biyahe, Sulit Naman Kung Libre!: Sulit na Sulit Travel Contest


Gaano Man Kalayo Ang Biyahe, Sulit Naman Kung Libre! (No matter how far the trip, it's worth it if it's free!) This is me in a photo of my first trip to Tagaytay Highlands last December 31, 2009.

Sulit.com.ph and Trajet Tours and Travel promote tourism in the Philippines and abroad. Find great travel deals at Sulit.com.ph, the leading online classified ads website in the Philippines.

On the top left of the background is a popular landmark in the Highlands, which houses the cable car facility. Directly behind me is an attractive fountain situated in front the Highlands' club house, which is an added attraction for arriving guests. What's great about my trip to the Highlands is that I was able to go there FOR FREE thanks to my girlfriend and her office mates (I just managed to tag along with their caravan). Tagaytay Highlands is a 1 and a half hour ride from Metro Manila. With lots of amenities to choose from - like golf, swimming pools, go-carts, horseback riding and more, Tagaytay Highlands is a great tourist spot for Filipinos and foreigners alike.

And just like this experience, hopefully, Sulit PH and Trajet Tours will also be kind enough to sponsor a trip with my girlfriend to Hong Kong Disneyland too!

Well that's because I believe "Gaano Man Kalayo Ang Biyahe, Sulit Naman Kung Libre!"

This is my entry to the Sulit na Sulit Travel contest. Know more, visit the Sulit Philippines contest page. Deadline is on January 31, 2011.

Sponsors:







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Oxygen X Status Tee Off Contest


Join the Oxygen X Status Tee Off Contest and win a Sony Ericsson X10 phone, plus your entry will be featured in Status magazine.


This contest is open to all interested in joining. (No restrictions in location mentioned).

Contest mechanics:

Steps in joining:

1) download the template at statusmagonline.com

2) E-mail submissions: Name, contact information, and t-shirt template design to info@statusmagonline.com, SUBJECT: Oxygen Tee Off contest.

Submission Dates: January 22 to February 6, 2011

To download the application form and t-shirt template, click here...

Notes:
- no theme mentioned for t-shirt design
- submit your completed entry form and design to info@statusmagonline.com with the e-mail subject: Oxygen Tee Off contest.

- Deadline of this contest is on February 6, 2011.

For more information about this contest, you may visit the Status magazine Website or the Oxygen Facebook fan page.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Nestea Philippines Litro Mo Ipila Mo


Join Nestea Philippines' Litro Mo Ipila Mo raffle promo and get a chance to win cellphones, iPads, and digital / video cameras! All you have to do is submit a photo holding 6 sachets of Nestea Litro pack and you're in for the daily raffle.


This promo is open to Philippine residents who are fans of NESTEA Philippines on Facebook.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

1. “Like” the NESTEA Philippines Facebook Fan Page.
2. Register in the NESTEA Litro Mo, Ipila Mo promo, and submit the information below through the promo tab via Facebook application on NESTEA Philippines Facebook Fan Page.

* Full name of
* Date of Birth
* Complete address
* Contact Number (s)
* Valid email address
* Sari Sari Store where the product is purchased
* NESTEA or NESTEA Fit flavor in the photo

3. Upon registration, upload a photograph of you holding 6 Litro Sachets of a NESTEA flavor.

1. Photograph
* No other product or brands (except NESTEA) may appear in the Photograph
* Photo of the participant must be half body, with the product held vertically on the right side of the photo, visible from end to end.
* Entries may only show one flavor of NESTEA at a time
* Contestants may not use the same flavor more than once. A maximum of five (5) entries are allowed per fan, one for every NESTEA flavor which are as follows:

o NESTEA Lemon (45g)
o NESTEA Calamansi (45g)
o NESTEA Four Seasons (45g)
o NESTEA Fit Apple (30g)
o NESTEA Fit Orange-Lemon Twist (30g)

4. By submitting an entry, the contestant attests that he or she has read the full mechanics and agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of this promotion.

5. A contestant can only submit up to five (5) photographs in the duration of the promo, one for each flavor. Each photo must be unique, otherwise would be considered a repeat entry and will be disqualified.

6. The person in the photo must also be the person submitting the entry

7. The contestant submitting the entry must be 18 years old and above

8. The photos must meet all of the following minimum requirements:

8.1. The photo (s) must not exceed 2MB in file size;
8.2. No other product (except NESTEA) must be featured in the Photograph
8.3. The photos should be clear and contain wholesome images

9. Upon upload, the contestant will be informed if his or her entry is qualified to join or not and whether his or her entry/s meet the minimum requirements for participating in the promotion or not. The decision of NESTEA Philippines and the website administrator on this regard shall be final.

10. Qualified entries will be posted on the NESTEA Philippines Facebook Fan Page.

HOW TO WIN:

1. Target entries and submission cut-offs will be announced prior to the start of the submission hours. The schedule of the target entries and prizes are as follows:

DATE TARGET ENTRIES SUBMISSION WINDOW PRIZES
21 January 100 12nn – 4 pm Samsung Champ
22 January 200 12nn - 8 pm Sony Digital Camera
23 January 300 12nn-12mn Samsung Videocam
24 January 600 12nn - 12nn Ipad
25 January 200 12nn - 8 pm Sony Digital Camera
26 January 100 12nn – 4 pm Samsung Champ
27 January 600 12nn – 12nn Ipad
28 January 300 12nn - 12mn Samsung Videocam
29 January 100 12nn - 4 pm Samsung Champ
30 January 600 12nn - 12nn Ipad
31 January 200 12nn – 8pm Sony Digital Camera
1 February 300 12nn - 12mn Samsung Videocam
2 February 100 12nn - 4 pm Samsung Champ
3 February 300 12nn – 12mn Samsung Videocam
4 February 600 12nn – 12nn Ipad
5 February 200 12nn - 8 pm Sony Digital Camera
6 February 300 12nn – 12mn Samsung Videocam
7 February 600 12nn – 12nn Ipad
8 February 100 12nn - 4 pm Samsung Champ
9 February 200 12nn - 8 pm Sony Digital Camera
10 February 100 12nn - 4 pm Samsung Champ


2. If the target entries are achieved by the cut off time a major prize will be raffled off. If the target is not achieved, NESTEA sachets corresponding to the number of entries targeted will be the prize of the raffle winner (ex. 100 entries = 100 NESTEA Sachets).

3. Entries sent within the time frame given are the only entries eligible to be part of the raffle and win the prize set for that round. All non-winning entries for that day are no longer included in the raffles in the following days.

4. Winners may win more than once, provided that they will be uploading another photo using another NESTEA Litro Flavor, submitted within the cut off of the raffle.

5. Prizes will be awarded within 6 weeks upon the notification of the winner, and will be held the Nestle office at Makati City.

6. The raffle winners shall be subjected to verification. By verification, website administrator will contact the winner via telephone (landline or mobile) to verify whether he/she joined the contest. If he/she replied in the affirmative within 24 hours from first attempt to contact him or her, the website administrator shall inform him/her that the entry he/she submitted won. If he/she replied in the negative within 24 hours fsrom first attempt to contact him or her, the website administrator shall again conduct another raffle. If website administrator cannot reach the contestant through the contact numbers he or she provided within 24 hours from first attempt to contact him or her, the website administrator shall again draw another winning entry.

7. All prizes are non-transferable and not convertible to cash.
Notes:
- for your entry to qualify, make sure you hold 6 sachets of the Litro pack variants allowed.
- your photo must be shot in portrait orientation (vertical) and the 6 sachets must be lined vertically at the center from end-to-end.
- you can submit a maximum of 5 times (1 for each variant) for the whole duration of the promo only. Each photo you submit is unique and showing a different variant. Submitting more than 5 disqualifies your entry.
- last day of the promo is on Februray 10, 2011.

UPDATE: Nestea Philippines removed the minimum number of entries quota for raffling off the prize of the day to encourage more people to join.

For more information on this promo, visit the NESTEA Philippines Facebook Fan Page.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Philippine Star, Swatch Launch Year of the Rabbit Fashion Contest 2011


Join the Philippine Star, Swatch Launch Year of the Rabbit Fashion Contest, and win as much as 50,000 pesos cash prize* and a "My Rabbit Story" Swatch watch. 5 grand winners will be chosen for this contest. All you have to do is submit a wearable artwork, such as clothes, shoes, bags, etc. with a Swatch theme or design depicting Chinese New Year "Swatch My Rabbit Story Contest."

sample of Swatch Year of the Rabbit entry form found on Philippine STAR

* Cash prize is subject to 20% withholding tax to be shouldered by the winner.
This contest is open to all Philippine residents.

Contest Write-up from Philippine STAR:

The Swatch My Rabbit Story Contest runs from January 5 to February 20, 2011. The contest is open to all.

The theme for the competition is Chinese New Year "Swatch My Rabbit Story Contest."

Entry forms are available daily in the Philippine STAR during the duration of the promo. All entries must be submitted starting January 5, and must be accompanied with a completed entry form and Contest Guidelines Acceptance form (available at any Swatch Store, Swatch Kiosk or Hole in the Wall shop). Gift Gate Inc. must receive all entries by 8 p.m. on February 20, 2011.

Entries may be brought personally to any Swatch store, kiosk, or Hole in the Wall shop and will be received by the store OIC for proper documentation and storage.

All entries will automatically become the exclusive property of Gift Gate Inc., and may be used, copied, reproduced and / or reprinted by Gift Gate, Inc. into any size or medium for exhibition, advertising, promotion or whatever purpose. Contest participant further allows Gift Gate, Inc. to use his/her name and/or image / picture / likeness without limit in conjunction with his winning entry.

Gift Gate, Inc. reserves and maintains all intellectual property rights over its name and logo and all names, likeness and logos of its represented brands including but not limited to Swatch. Contest participants may only use the above in conjunction with their entry into this contest and for no other purpose.

Final judging will be on February 25, 2011 2 p.m. at Gift Gate Home office, 17 New York St., Cubao, Quezon City.

Participants are eligible to win any of the prizes. However, a participant can only in once, and the higher prize prevails.

Criteria for judging is:
Originality - 25%
Creativity - 50%
Composition - 25%

for a total of 100%.

There will be 5 grand winners; one in each fashion category:

a. 24 Karat Gold Gal (Red Carpet)
b. Date Night (Casual Chic)
c. Fashion Forward (Ove-the-Top)
d. Sweat It Out (Sporty)
e. Summer Fun (Summer Wear)

Each Grand winner will receive 50,000 pesos and the Swatch "My Rabbit Story". There will be 10 honorable mentions who will receive Swatch "My Rabbit Story" watches. All winners will be notified by registered mail.

Winners will also be announced in Philippine STAR on March 5, 2011.

* The withholding tax of 20% for all prizes exceeding 10,000 pesos shall be shouldered by the winner.

Notes:
- contrary to the "My Rabbit Story" title of this contest, this is fashion wearable art contest(clothes / shoes / bags / etc.) and not a story writing contest.
- get your entry forms by cutting out the forms printed at the Philippine STAR on their daily issues.
- when you submit your entry, make sure you submit your entry form and a copy of the contest guidelines acceptance form, which you can get from any Swatch outlet or Hole in the Wall outlet.
-deadline for this contest is on February 20, 2011 8 p.m. Submit your entries at any of the Gift Gate or Hole in the Wall outlets nationwide.


For more information about this contest, grab a copy of the Philippine STAR and look for the contest mechanics or personally head over to a Gift Gate or Hole in the Wall outlet to inquire.

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2011 World Bank International Essay Competition


Join the 2011 World Bank International Essay Competition and get a chance to win 3,000 US Dollars in the essay category and 2,000 US dollars for the video category.


This contest is open to youth aged from 18 to 25 years old. Previous winners of the World Bank International Essay competitions are no longer eligible to join.

Contest Mechanics and guidelines:

Who can participate:

The International Essay Competition is open to all young people, students and non-students alike, between the ages of 18 and 25, from all countries of the world.

If you are at least 18 and not older than 25 on May 15, 2011, you are eligible to participate.

Please note that if you were a finalist or winner of a previous World Bank International Essay Competition, you are no longer eligible to compete.

Topic:

The World Bank International Essay Competition 2011 would like to hear your views on the opportunities, challenges and implications of youth migration.

Questions to address in your essay / video :

1) How has migration (international or internal, in a sending or a receiving country) affected you, your family, your community, or your country?

2) How do you perceive the benefits of migration (increased opportunities for young people, remittances) versus the risks (brain drain, illegal immigration and exploitation of young immigrants)?

3) What actions can you recommend for broadening opportunities for young migrants in their countries of destination and their countries of origin?

Length and format of your entry:

General
All work must be submitted by individuals, group work is not allowed.

One participant may only submit one work per category. However, one participant may (but doesn’t have to, of course) submit work in both categories, that is: one essay and one video.

All submissions must be made online via the Essay Competition website. Videos are submitted via YouTube.

Submissions can be made in English, French or Spanish.


Essay
Your essay may not be longer than 4000 words (about 10 pages of standard text).

Essays are accepted in the following formats: .doc or .pdf.

You are also required to provide a summary of no more than 250 words. The summary will be used by the jury to make a pre-selection.

Video
Your video may not be longer than 2 minutes.

To submit a video, you must create a YouTube account and upload your work on the YouTube website. Additionally, you are required to submit a form via the Essay Competition website, which will allow us to identify your work.

* Check out the full Details of the submission process

Awards:

1. Essay
Eight finalists will participate in the Final Jury in Paris, France in May 2011, and attend the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE).

Money awards:

1st prize: 3,000 USD
2nd prize: 2,000 USD
3rd prize: 1,000 USD

2. Video
Author of the winning video will be invited for a screening at the occasion of the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), held in Paris, France, in May 2011.

Money awards:

1st prize: 2,000 USD
2nd prize: 1,000 USD
3rd prize: 500 USD


The jury reserves the right to modify award amounts based on the number of winning essays / videos selected.

Notes:
- open to youth 18 to 25 years old worldwide.
- previous winners and finalists are not eligible to win this contest.
- Submissions can be made in English, French or Spanish.
- View the summary of rules and guidelines here...
- To know how to submit your essay or video, check out this link here...
- Deadline of this competition is on March 17, 2011.

For more information about this contest, check out the 2011 World Bank International Essay Competition website, or visit the 2011 World Bank International Essay Competition Facebook page.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Breakthrough Innovation Grant 2011


Join the Breakthrough Innovation Grant 2011 and get a chance to win a grant of up to USD $20,000.00 for your business project proposal.


This contest is open to individuals or groups of 10 people aged 18 years old and above globally.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

* This competition is open to all participants globally.
* Entries may be from an individual 18 years of age or above, a team of up to 10 people (all of whom 18 years and above), or a registered entity.
* Excluded from participation are: staff members of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) and their relatives up to third degree of consanguinity, staff members of the Fisherman Foundation and their relatives up to third degree of consanguinity, staff members of the S.E.Ven Fund Consortia and their relatives up to third degree of consanguinity.

Grant Award
Up to $20,000 seed money for implementation of the winning business proposal(s)

How Do I Participate?

1. Think of a business idea that:

* is innovative and out of the box with strong market potential
* creates direct benefits to satisfy customers
* provides a competitive ROI
* provides high and rising wages to and training for workers
* has a sustainable business model with initiatives that strengthen society and do not degrade the environment
* has Metro Manila residents as its target market

2. Complete the competition entry form on the website. Entries may be submitted electronically by an individual, a team of up to ten (10) members, or a registered entity. Each individual or team may submit an unlimited number of entries, and all text must be submitted in English.
* there are 3 entry forms for each category... for the individual, group or existing entity.
3. Promote your entry online through your social networks and encourage comments, feedback, and discussion.

Selection Process

Initial Round:

All qualified participants will submit their ideas to the official BIG website www.breakthroughinnovationgrant.com until March 15, 2011. Entries will be screened and narrowed down to 6 participants. Initial entries will judged based on the following criteria:

* Effect on the quality of life and poverty alleviation in Metro Manila
* Promotional reach and community participation (number of votes and quality of comments)
* Feasibility of implementation

The 6 finalists will be announced on April 15, 2011.

Final Round:

The 6 finalists will personally be contacted to participate in the final round. Upon selection, the finalists must submit the following by May 15, 2011:

* a full business plan (format provided);
* a 60-second video clip (optional);
* a 100-word abstract of their business plan;
* three (3) references as proof of participant’s capability to implement the proposal (indicate the names and their contact information); and
* Other forms of proof of capability for project implementation (e.g. – for participants from outside of the Philippines – partnership with a local institution that can closely monitor project implementation; access to networks; CV/resume; technical expertise; access to necessary equipment)

Entries will be posted on www.breakthroughinnovationgrant.com and finalists will promote their entries through various social networks and online media. Finalists will also be assigned specific business consultants who can help them refine their grant entries prior to the final selection of the grant winners. The finalists will submit a final version of their business plan after incorporating the comments, feedback, and suggestions from the community by June 15, 2011.

The final six business ideas will be patented in the Philippines, and the winning business idea(s) will be patented in the United States.

The BIG winner(s) will be announced on July 1, 2011 and chosen to receive a grant of up to USD $20,000.00.
Important Dates:

* December 1, 2010 – Competition Launch
* March 15, 2011 – Entries Submission Deadline
* April 15, 2011 – Announcement of Top 6 Ideas
* June 15, 2011 – Finalists’ Requirements Submission Deadline
* July 1, 2011 – Finalists Submit Revised Business Plan
* June 15, 2011 – Winner Notification

Notes:
- open to individuals and groups worldwide. It would be a great honor for the country if a kababayan wins this contest.
- Philippine contestants have bigger advantage to this contest because the target market are Metro Manila residents.
- deadline is on March 15, 2011

For more information about this contest, visit the Breakthrough Innovation Grant website.

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Sony Ericsson PH - Green Hornet Strike a Pose


If you and a dynamic friend want to win new stuff, then join the Sony Ericsson PH - Green Hornet Strike a Pose contest and get a chance to win a pair of new Sony Ericsson Xperia phones, a pair of Green Hornet movie tickets and Green Hornet posters. All you have to do is submit a photo of you and a friend posing as Green Hornet and Kato.
This contest is open to anyone above the age of 14 and fans of Sony Ericsson Philippines on Facebook.

Terms and conditions:

  1. The Contest: This Contest is run by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications International AB. (hereinafter referred to as the “Company).

    The participants fulfilling the eligibility criteria can participate in the Contest by registering and submitting entries.
  2. Eligibility: The Contest is open to anyone above the age of 14. You may or may not own a Sony Ericsson product but the contest still is open to you.

    Employees of the Company and its marketing, advertising and promotions agencies (“Agencies”) and any of their parent and affiliate companies, its dealers, distributors, partners and their respective family members (including spouse, parents, siblings and children and household members) are not eligible to participate in this contest.
  3. Sponsor: The Contest is promoted by the Company.
  4. Terms and Conditions: All persons wishing to participate in the Contest shall be bound by these Terms and Conditions of the Contest, to be accepted by the participant at the time of registration. The participant may enter his/her submission for the Contest. By registering for the Contest and/or participating in the Contest, you as the entrant (“Participant”) fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Terms and Conditions and the decisions of the Company, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Only the participants who comply with all the terms and conditions of the Contest and are deemed chosen by the Company, shall be entitled to the Prize.
  5. The Contest Period: The Contest ends on the date specified on the Facebook page featuring the Contest (the “Fan Page”). Company's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. The Company reserves the right to pre-close or discontinue the Contest at any time as it may deem necessary, without assigning any reason whatsoever.
  6. How to Enter: During the Contest Period, the participant shall be required to visit the Fan Page and follow the links and instructions to submit an entry using an accurate Facebook user profile so that the winner can be identified and informed via the information provided in the registration form. The participant is required to become a Facebook Fan of the local Sony Ericsson page in order to participate in the contest. The participant must be normally resident in the relevant country. All photo submissions must be uploaded onto the contest application of Sony Ericsson -local page on Facebook.

    By submitting an entry, the participant undertakes that he/she is now in compliance and further agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Contest.

    The Participant represents and warrants that (a) he/she has taken the photograph, (b) the photograph is an original work (c) he/she is the owner of all the rights in and to the photograph; and (d) he/she has obtained the consent of the subjects shown in the photograph. In the event of any fraud or discrepancy, the organizers reserve the right to disqualify Participants.

    The Company in its sole discretion, may remove the Participant’s submission and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole and absolute judgment, that the submission fails to conform to the Content Restrictions. By participating in the Contest, you also agree that Company may use your name, likeness, city, country, Entry and/or other information in connection with the Contest, worldwide, in all media now known or hereafter developed, without limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law.
  7. The Entry shall be original and created by the participant and which fulfills all the following “Content Restrictions” detailed hereunder: -

    Content Restrictions:
    • The Entry must be created by the registered Participant and no one else;
    • The Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another's/ any third Party’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
    • The Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, insulting, offensive, indecent, seditious, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
    • The Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
    • The Entry must be suitable for audiences of all ages and be consistent with Company's reputation in the marketplace, including its reputation for quality and integrity;
    • The Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where created.
    For all Entries: Once submitted, all Entries will become the exclusive property of the Company, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Company shall have the sole and exclusive right to edit, modify, combine, adapt, perform, distribute and publish any or all of the Entries, and may use them in any media without attribution or compensation to the entrant, his/her successors or assigns, or any other entity. SUBMITTING AN ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ENTRANT'S IRREVOCABLE ASSIGNMENT, CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFERENCE TO COMPANY OF ANY AND ALL RIGHTS, TITLE AND INTEREST IN THE ENTRY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL COPYRIGHTS. Company is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible or misdirected submissions, which are disqualified. Incomplete or incorrect Entries will not be accepted.

    Once the Winner has been selected, Company has the right to post and all Entry(s) by the Participants on the Fan Page, along with the Participant’s name, profile, country and submission. The Company will also have the right to use the Entry for marketing and promotional activities.
  8. Winner Determination: The winner will be selected based on the number of votes received. In the event of a tie or any dispute, the organizer will judge the most creative duo name to determine the winner.
Notes:
- the winner will be based on most number of likes. If a tie occurs, the organizers will choose the winner.
- deadline of this contest is on January 28, 2011.


For more information and/or join the contest, head over to the Sony Ericsson PH Facebook fan page.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Nescafe Decaf Night Studio 2


Join the Nescafe Decaf Night Studio 2 and get a chance to be one of three winners of an iPhone 4 16GB!


This contest is open to fans of Nescafe Philippines on Facebook aged 18 and above.

Contest Mechanics:

1. "Like" the NESCAFÉ PHILIPPINES Facebook Fan page. You should be at least 18 years of age and above

2. Register the following:
1. Full name of the contestant;
2. Valid e-mail address;
3. Mobile number
3. Upload a photograph of consuming NESCAFE DECAF and answer "Bakit masarap magkape sa gabi?" (Why is it good to drink coffee at night?)

A. Photograph:
1. MUST include a product package of NESCAFÉ DECAF. Except for NESCAFÉ DECAF, no other product is displayed or featured in the photograph;
2. Must be a single capture of not more than 3 persons, one of whom must be the person joining this promotion, featuring the persons (one of whom must be the contestant) drinking NESCAFE DECAF.
3. Must not exceed 3MB in file size;
4. The photos should be clear and contain wholesome images
5. NPI will incorporate all qualified photos into a standard NESCAFÉ DECAF template

B. Write-up:
1. Essay must not exceed 100 words written in English and Filipino;
2. Essay must always be accompanied by one (1) photo of the contestant consuming NESCAFÉ DECAF
4. A contestant can submit as many entries as he/she wants.
5. The most creative photo and write-up wins one of three iPhone 4's.
6. Deadline for submission of entries is January 23, 2011.

HOW TO WIN:


1. All entries will be judged by a panel composed of five (5) members from NPI, Agency Partners and FDA representatives based on the following criteria:

WRITE-UP (How well was the story written?) 40%

PHOTOGRAPH (Visibility and Clarity of NESCAFE DECAF Product pack, Composition of Photo: How creative was the photo?) 40%
OVERALL IMPACT 20%

2. Three (3) winners will be announced in the Nescafe Philippines Fan Page. The prizes will be delivered to the winners at the address they indicated during registration.

Prizes: Iphone 4 16 GB - 3 winners
Notes:
- your photo must have a Nescafe Decaf product shown
- deadline is on January 23, 2011

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

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thunderbird Resort Video Contest


Join Thunderbird Resort Video Contest - What Makes You Extraordinary and get a chance to win an Extraordinary Vacation getaway plus 100,000 pesos cash and other cool prizes.


This contest is open to all residents of Philippines, who are 18 years old and above.

Contest mechanics:

1. WHAT IS THE “EXTRAORDINARY Online Video Contest”

Thunderbird Resorts thrust is to create extraordinary experiences for its guests, giving them a luxurious vacation lifestyle with each stay at the resort. Through this online video contest - which is already becoming popular on the world wide wed - Thunderbird Resorts would like to share this experience and more.

This is also a way of saying thank you to Thunderbird Resorts supportive online fans and followers.

Share to us what makes you extraordinary and let us share to you an extraordinary experience.

2. WHO CAN JOIN?

a. Contest is open to all residents of Philippines, who are 18 years old and above.

3. HOW TO JOIN?

a. Download registration and release forms at www.thunderbirdresorts.ph/videocontest

b. Submit a video that answers the question: “What Makes You Extraordinary?”

c. Upload video to Youtube and send URL/ Link to marketing@thunderbird-asia.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with the filled-up and signed Registration and Release forms.

d. Submission of entries is from January 17, 2011 to February 28, 2011.

e. All video entries will be screened before posting on Thunderbird Resorts Online Video Contest website.

f. A confirmation email will be sent to the contestant, to either inform qualification or disqualification of entry

4. VIDEO ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

a. Video entry length should be a minimum of 30 seconds to a maximum of 2 minutes.

b. Mandatory Component:

Mention Thunderbird Resorts Creating Extraordinary Experiences

c. Video must be uploaded via Youtube. Send URL/ Link to marketing@thunderbird-asia.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with the Registration and Release forms.

Uploading video on Youtube:

1. Register account at www.youtube.com; If with existing account, simply sign in.

2. Look for the Upload button on the upper right side of the screen.

3. Click Upload and Browse for the video file.

4. Provide relevant information to the video you are uploading.

5. Uploading time will depend on your file size and internet connection.

6. Wait for the video to go live.


d. All video entries will be screened before posting on Thunderbird Resorts Online Video Contest website.

e. Video entry must be the contestant’s original material and must not been used to join any other promo.

f. A participant may send a maximum of three (3) entries, but can only win once in the entire contest.

g. Must not contain inappropriate content, including but not limited to:

i.Obscene, pornographic, or sexually-explicit content or information.

ii. Materials which contain information that poses a risk to the health and safety of others

iii. Materials which show strong support or opposition to any political or religious group or person

iv. Content that is considered offensive to the users, such as those that encourage the commission of an illegal, immoral or threatening activity, promote harassment, racism, hatred or

v. discrimination against any group or individual, or provide information which you know are false, misleading, or harmful to any group or individual

vi. Materials which are defamatory or libelous in character or those which violate the privacy of any group or individual

vii. Materials which infringe upon the right of any third party, including copyright, publication right, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right, or those which promote the infringement of any party’s intellectual property rights such as providing or advocating the use of pirated music, or providing link to sites which provide it.


h. Video entry should not promote/contain another brand or product directly or indirectly competing with Thunderbird Resorts

i. The video may or may not be shot in Thunderbird Resorts Rizal or Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point. However, no video recording shall be allowed inside the casino premises.


5. VOTING PROCEDURE:

Voting period will be from March 1 to 25, 2011

How to vote:

1. Register account at www.thundebirdresorts.ph/videocontest

2. Go to the Gallery tab

3. Choose from among the video entries.

4. Click on the video.

5. At the bottom part of the video is a Ratings Tab (represented by stars), Rate the video and this will serve as one vote.

Note: Only registered users can vote.

6. JUDGING PROCESS:

a. Winners will be chosen based on the following:

1 Grand Prize Winner

To be determined by a Panel of Judges

Criteria:

Interpretation of Theme: Extraordinary 35%

Audience Impact 30%

Creative Execution 25%

Technical Execution 10%

TOTAL 100%

5 Most Voted Video Winners (Consolation Prizes)

The 5 video entries with the most number of online votes get the consolation prizes.

In case, the Grand Prize winning entry is also included as one of the entries with the most number of votes, the higher prize prevails.

1 Special Prize

A special prize will be given to the chosen entry shot at Thunderbird Resorts (Rizal or Poro Point), as selected by Thunderbird Resorts representatives.


b. On April 7, 2011, 10:00 AM at Thunderbird Resorts Makati Office, all entries shall be screened to get 5 finalists based on the set criteria.

c. The Grand Prize winner will be selected from the finalists. The Consolation Prize winners will be based on the five video entries with the most number of online votes. The Special Prize winner shall be selected by Thunderbird Resorts representative.

d. Judges' decision is final and binding with the concurrence of the DTI representative.

e. A participant can only win once in the entire contest. In the event more than one entry of a contestant win, the following rules shall apply:

• the entry with the higher prize shall prevail;
• if the entries win similar prizes, the entry garnering the higher rating shall prevail;

• Should the entries have the same rating, the Judges shall resort to the drawing of lots.


7. TIMETABLE

Submission of Entries

Jan 1 to Feb 28, 2011

Voting Period

March 1 to 25, 2011

determination of winner April 7, 2011

Announcement of Winners via website

April 14 , 2011

Awarding of Winners

April 16 , 2011

8. PRIZES:

Grand Prize Winner (One winner)

  • A Vacation Getaway at Thunderbird Resorts for 4 (Quad Sharing)

Inclusions:

    • Poro Point
      • 3days and 2nights Hotel Accommodation. Use of facilities included.
      • ZestAir Tickets Mla-San Fernando,La Union-Mla (one-time only) for 4
      • Complimentary meals during stay
      • 15-minute Complimentary Massage
      • Property Tour
    • Rizal
      • 3days and 2nights Hotel Accommodation. Use of facilities included.
      • Complimentary meals during stay
      • 15-minute Complimentary Massage
      • Property Tour
  • P100,000 Cash Prize
  • Enjoy Philippines Card

5 Most Voted Video Winners (Consolation Prizes)

  • P5,000 Cash Prize
  • P10,000 Thunderbird Resorts GC
  • Enjoy Philippines Card

Special Prize (One winner) – Open to video entries shot in Thunderbird Resorts

  • iPad
  • P10,000 Thunderbird Resorts GC

Prizes in kind are transferable but not convertible to cash.

* Click here for complete mechanics.

For more information, visit Thunderbird Resorts video contest page or e-mail them at marketing@thunderbird-asia.com

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Suntel Music Video Contest


Join the Suntel Music Video Contest and win yourself a Samsung Champ! All you have to do is make a music video out of their one minute jingle. The winner will be selected by Digitel (Suntel) based on creativity, technical merit and overall impact. Also, the entry with the most likes will win a Nokia 2730.


* This contest is extended to February 15, 2011!

This contest is open to all fans of Suntel Philippines on Facebook.

Contest Mechanics:

1. Upload a creative video to our FB Fan Page using Suntel's jingle from December 15 to February 15, 2011 (extended deadline).

2. Videos uploaded can be liked up to January 31, 2011 (may be changed due to deadline extension)
Fan favorite wins a Nokia 2730 with a SunTel free trial SIM and premium items.

3. Judges from Digitel head office will choose the best video and he/she will win a brand new Samsung Champ with a SunTel free trial SIM and premium items.

4.Winners will be announced... (tba)

To download the Suntel Jingle, click here...

Notes:

- extended deadline is on February 15, 2011

For more information about this contest, visit Suntel Philippines on Facebook.

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