Monday, May 23, 2011

Picture of Health Photo Contest

Novartis Philippines is sponsoring a photo contest that promotes good health and an active lifestyle. Join Picture of Health Photo Contest and get a chance to win as much as 30,000 pesos cash! Prizes also await the runners-up.

This contest is open to Filipinos and local residents at least 18 years old.

Contest rules and guidelines:

1. Date: Contest period is May 17, 2011 to July 18, 2011. Deadline for submission of entries is midnight of July 18, 2011.

2. Eligibility: Open to all Filipinos and local residents who are at least 18 years old at the time of contest entry. Employees of Novartis and its PR & Advertising Agencies and their family members are disqualified from participating in the photo contest.

3. Entry:
a) Participants must fill out and submit the official entry form, which can be downloaded here.

b) Photo entry can be taken by a mobile phone camera, SLR/DSLR camera, or digital “point and shoot” camera. Contestants can submit multiple entries.

c) Theme and Photo Caption. Photo entries should show recommended ways to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood sugar that include:

* Eating a healthy diet low in fat and rich in fruits and vegetables
* Exercising regularly
* Maintaining optimal weight
* Not smoking
* Reducing salt intake
* Managing stress
* Monitoring blood pressure (target 140/90 or lower) and blood sugar levels (target 100 mg/dl)
* Taking proper medication

A short caption (less than 100 words) should accompany the photo.

d) The Picture of Health icon should also be creatively incorporated in the photo image. Download icon here.

e) Submit photo entry and caption by emailing the picture file in JPEG format to via ‘yousendit’ (log on to, or by regular mail or special courier to Novartis Healthcare Philippines. Be sure to include the completed entry form.

f) Photo entries submitted shall automatically become the property of Novartis Healthcare Philippines. Contestants waive all copyright claims to photo entries submitted and shall be solely responsible for obtaining the permission/clearances from their photo subjects or co-contestants. Photo entries submitted will not be returned to contestants. Novartis Healthcare Philippines shall not be held responsible for any lost photo entries. Contestants give Novartis and its media partners the permission to and right for the unlimited use of the photo entries in any form of media. At the end of the contest, selected entries will be posted on the official Facebook page by the administrators.

4. Judging: A panel of judges composed of the presidents/heads of major medical societies; a Department of Health representative; and key Novartis officials will select the top three (3) entries based on the criteria and contest rules. The judges’ decisions are final.

5. Criteria for Judging:

Creativity (25%),
Composition/Overall Impact (25%),
Relevance (25%)
and Photo caption (25%).

6. Prizes: Cash Prizes will be awarded to the:

First Prize (P30,000);
Second Prize (P15,000);
Third Prize (P10,000).

All winners will be notified by email, phone call or mail. Cash prizes are tax-free.

7. Miscellaneous: Photo entries must be original photos taken or owned by the contestant, and should not have been previously used, submitted, or published for another campaign or photo contest. Entrants must provide full details as required in the entry form, and comply with all rules to be eligible for prize(s). Novartis Healthcare Philippines shall not be held responsible for ineligible entries, submitted entries that were fraudulently made or obtained, or submitted entries that have infringed on any property or economic rights. Obscene, suggestive or inappropriate photo images are strictly prohibited.

8. Facebook and Twitter
Check out the Facebook page: ‘WHD Picture of Health Photo Contest

- no online voting for this photo contest.
- you can submit your photo online through via Or you may submit via snail mail to their office.
- do not forget to incorporate the Picture of Health icon on your photo before submitting. Also, don't forget to fill up the registration form which should be submitted along with your entry.

- deadline is midnight of July 18, 2011.

For more information and/or to join the photo contest, check out their WHD Picture of Health Photo Contest.

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