Saturday, February 14, 2009

Write a Novel and Win $10,000 + Trip to Hongkong

Started in 2007, the Man Asian Literary Prize aims to bring exciting new Asian authors to the attention of the world literary community, facilitate publishing and translation of Asian literature in and into English, and highlight Asia's developing role in world literature. Last year's prize was won by a Filipino writer, Miguel Syjuco, who submitted the novel novel Ilustrado, a fictional account of a young Filipino caught within a notorious scandal spanning over the Philippine history.

Will another Filipino win the Man Asian Literary Prize this year? Give this writing contest a shot and who knows, you might become a literary superstar!

PRIZE:

US$10,000 to the winning author

Authors of shortlisted works will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in Hong Kong. The Prize will cover the cost of transportation to and from the author’s country of residency and accommodations while in Hong Kong.

HOW TO JOIN:

1. You must be an author of 18 years of age or older who is both a citizen and resident of
an Asian country or territory for you to join the contest.

2. Submitted work must be in English and submitted through the Prize’s website
(www.manasianliteraryprize.org) no later than 31 March 2009 in .txt, .doc, .rtf or .pdf format.
3. Submissions must use 1½ or double spacing and have margins of at least 2cm (.8 inches) on all sides.

4. Works must be original and submitted by the author. Partial submissions of 10,000 or more words will be accepted by 31 March. (However, a complete submission must be made by 1 August 2009 or the work will not be considered.)

DEADLINE:

31 March 2009
[Photo credit: Nationalpost.com]

Friday, February 13, 2009

Win a Toshiba Laptop

The Toshiba Satellite line of notebooks promises to "make your life better, right out of the box. The hardware, software utilities--even the design of the machine itself--are all meant to make things easy, regardless of the who, what, where or when. It’s a laptop that works for you, with almost no work at all."

You can now get a chance to win one of these versatile laptops with this contest. Read on for more details!

PRIZE:

Grand Prize:

A Toshiba Satellite S-M300 laptop in Mercury Silver (worth approximately US$1,300)

Runner-Up Prizes:

Ten (10) wireless mouse (worth approximately US$50 each)
Ten (10) backpacks (worth approximately US$30 each)
Ten (10) USB Memory Sticks (Model: Pala-chan, worth approximately US$30 each)
Ten (10) USB Memory Sticks (Model: Golfball, worth approximately US$10 each)

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Go to www.toshiba-discovery.com and click on 'Win a Toshiba Satellite M300'.

2. Check the box beside 'Yes, I have read and agreed to the terms and conditions'.

3. Answer the multi-page survey.

DEADLINE:

12 April 2009
[Image credit: Toshiba.com // Photo of laptop is for illustration purposes only and might differ in form and color from the actual prize.]

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Win a 6-month Subscription to the National Geographic Magazine and a Pair of Singapore Airlines Economy Class tickets

I'm a big fan of the National Geographic Magazine, so I was very delighted to find out about this contest. I love reading the well-researched articles and looking at the fantastic photos that the magazine contains. It's a great way to learn about other cultures around the world, and keeping abreast with important discoveries and technological innovations.

If you're a fan of National Geographic like me, then join this cool contest. Who knows, you might just win a free subscription, plus a pair of roundtrip tickets from Singapore Airlines!

PRIZE:

Prize for each of the 5 rounds is a free 6-month subscription to the National Geographic Magazine

Grand Prize is a pair of Singapore Airlines economy class return tickets from the winner's nearest Singapore Airlines' departure point to any Singapore Airlines' destination

HOW TO JOIN:

1. The Competition consists of 5 rounds.

2. Go to this microsite and click on 'Join Contests'. Answer the three True or False questions. Tip: you might have to watch the video in 'Home' to get the info that you need to answer some of the questions correctly.)

3. State in 100 words or less what your dream destination is and why you would like to visit that destination.

4. All entrants are required to use their skill and judgment to provide correct and best answers to all questions in that round. Questions in each round may be different.

5. Enter your name, email address and country.

6. Click on 'Submit'.

7. In each of the five rounds, the entry judged to contain all correct and best answers will qualify to win a prize in that round. There will be only one prize for each round. The prize is a free 6-month subscription to the National Geographic Magazine.

8. In the final round, the entry judged to contain all correct and best answers from all 5 rounds will win the Grand Prize, which is a pair of Singapore Airlines economy class return tickets from the winner's nearest Singapore Airlines' departure point to any Singapore Airlines' destination.

DEADLINE:

Round 1 -- 10 March 2009
Round 2 -- 26 April 2009
Round 3 -- 7 June 2009
Round 4 -- 19 July 2009
Round 5 -- 30 August 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Get Free Condoms and Win PhP 50,000

Valentine's Day is getting closer and it will definitely be boom time for restaurants, florists, motels and condom manufacturers! And speaking of condoms, here's a promo that might tickle your imagination. Durex is looking for 500 persons to test their condoms, with a chance for one lucky winner to win PhP 50,000! This is a very novel way to promote a product. If you are married and 21-35 years of age, then join this exciting promo!

FREEBIE:

Condom tester kit which contains a pack of each of the following Durex variants - Love, Pleasuremax, Performa, Fetherlite, Tingle, Strawberry

GRAND PRIZE:

PhP 50,000 cash + free products from Durex.

HOW TO JOIN:

1. The Durex Condom Tester promo is open to all married Filipinos living in the Philippines, 21-35 yrs old.

2. A total of 500 Condom testers will be chosen. Applicants who wish to be an official Durex Condom Tester will have to go www.durexcondomtester.com.ph and fill out a screener form. Enter your details and answer the questions in the Condom Tester Registration Form. You also have to agree that agree that the organizers can have your name published in advertising materials should you be selected as an Official Durex Condom Tester, or as the grand winner of PhP 50,000.

3. Chosen applicants will be informed via email and landline telephone, and will be given a special username and password to be able to answer a feedback form.

4. Chosen applicants will be given a tester kit which contains a pack of each of the following Durex variants - Love, Pleasuremax, Performa, Fetherlite, Tingle, Strawberry. Tester Kits will be mailed to the chosen applicants via courier.

5. Testers will be given 4 weeks to try out the products and comment on the product’s quality, after which, the organizers will remind them via email or landline to accomplish the online feedback form at www.durexcondomtester.com.ph by May 10, 2009. They should enter their given passcodes to access the online feedback form.

6. The first twenty-five (25) testers to accomplish the form will be given additional free products from Durex (which will include condoms, lubricants, and the V-ring)

7. One (1) tester to be able accomplish the form and give the best answer to the question "What makes me the best Durex Condom Tester?" will win PhP 50,000 cash, together with free products from Durex.

8. Recruitment and application period will run from January 25 up to February 25,2009. Testing period for the chosen applicants will run from March 30 up to April 24, 2009. Deadline for submission of accomplished online feedback form will be on May 10,2009.

9. Chosen testers and grand prize winner of PhP 50,000 should submit a certified true copy of his/her marriage certificate upon claiming his/her prize, along with two (2) valid IDs (SSS or GSIS ID, Driver’s License, Passport, TIN Card, Firearms license, PRC, NBI Clearance, Company ID, IBP ID, School ID).

DEADLINES:

25 February 2009 -- Application
24 April 20009 -- Condom testing
10 May 2009 -- Submission of online feedback form
[Photo of condoms is for illustration purposes only and might differ in form and color from the actual freebie.]

Get FREE Harlequin Books

Harlequin is the world's leading publisher of romance novels and women's fiction. The company publishes approximately 120 new titles each month in 26 different languages in 109 international markets on six continents. These books are written by over 1,300 authors worldwide, offering readers a broad range of fiction from romance to psychological thrillers to relationship novels.

Harlequin is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and they have a treat for its loyal readers, giving away FREE e-books to romance fanatics. I think this is a great idea for publishers to build brand awareness and customer loyalty during the global recession. Read on for more details!

FREEBIE:

16 full e-books (a total value of $60USD)

HOW TO CLAIM:

1. Go to this page (Harlequin Celebrates).

2. Browse their online catalog for your choice(s). From tender romances and suspenseful adventures to heartwarming stories, tales of passion and historical sagas - there’s something here for everyone.

3. Click on the book and download. You must have a pdf reader such as Adobe Acrobat in order to read the book.

DEADLINE:

No specific deadline

Monday, February 9, 2009

Win Tickets to the Eraserheads Concert

I have previously posted a contest from MTV Asia where you can win tickets to "Final Set", Eraserheads' much-awaited concert happening on 07 March 2009. Here's another contest from Circuit Magazine where you can win tickets to this phenomenal concert. Good luck!

PRIZE:

The best five replies will receive two tickets each to the Eraserheads' 'Final Set' concert

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Answer the question: What’s your favorite Eraserheads song and why?
2. Send your answer to info@circuitmag.net.

DEADLINE:

End of February

Win Rail Passes and Hotel Accommodations in Europe

As part of France's promotional efforts billing itself as "your gateway to Europe", a contest is being held where you can win train tickets and hotel accommodations. Note that this contest DOES NOT include airfare to France. Join this promo if you happen to go to Europe this year and you might just win rail passes and hotel accommodation!

PRIZES:

1st Prize = 2 “First Class Eurail Select pass” for travel in 5 European countries and a 2-night stay for 2 persons in the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel hotel in France.

2nd Prize = 2 “First Class Eurail Selectpass” for travel in 3 European countries

3rd and 4th Prizes = 2 “First Class 4-day flexi France Railpasses”

5th Prize = a round trip in Eurostar for 2 between Paris and London, one way on First Class travel and one way on Second Class.

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Participation in the contest is open to all residents in South East Asia aged 18 and above.

2. Go to this page and answer the question: "What is the famous train that links Paris to London in less than 2h30mins?"

3. Enter your registration details and answer the short survey questionnaire.

4. Enter the security code and check the box that says "I have read and accept the Terms and Conditions of the contest."

5. The winner will be picked randomly. NOTE: No air travel is included in the prizes.

DEADLINE:

29 March 2009
[Photo credit: Eurostar.com]

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Win Tickets To "the Love 2 Love 2 Love" Concert featuring Side A, MYMP and Freestyle

Valentines means it's concert season once again, and here's a concert that promises to be the must-watch concert of the year, featuring three great bands: Side A, MYMP and Freestyle--all in the Love 2 Love 2 Love concert on February 15, 2009 8pm at the Araneta Coliseum.

Side A is a multi-awarded, platinum-certified band, best known for their romantic ballad Forevermore, Hold On, and many others. With a career spanning almost two decades, Side A continues to capture the hearts of many.

MYMP, short for Make Your Momma Proud, claims to have "the sweetest, softest and most soothing music the local music industry could have". Their hits include Tell Me Where it Hurts, A Little Bit, and other singles.

Freestyle was formed in 1996 in Davao City. This Pop-RnB band has since become one of the most in-demand performers in bar gigs, shows and events.

Titik Pilipino is holding a contest that will let you win tickets to the Love 2 Love 2 Love! Join now and get a chance to watch these terrific bands all in one spectacular romantic concert with your sweetheart!

PRIZE:

1 Grand Prize winner - 2 Patron B VIP tickets
1 winner - 2 Lower Box tickets
1 winner - 2 Upper Box A tickets
1 winner - 2 Upper Box B tickets
3 winners - 4 General Admission tickets each

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Go to the promo page in Titik Pilipino.
2. Fill out the registration form with your personal details.
3. Don't forget to enter the verification code.
4. Click on JOIN to submit your entry.
5. Winners shall be notified via email and mobile. Tickets will be mailed to the mailing address you specify on the form.
6. The concert will be held on 15 February (8:00 PM) at the Araneta Coliseum.

DEADLINE:

11 February 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Win a Book by Nicholas Sparks

For over a decade, best-selling author Nicholas Sparks has captivated readers with stories that explore the profound mysteries of the human heart, establishing him as one of the world's leading romantic novelists. He is a sensitive observer of relationships who has written some of the most romantic, rustic, and realistic portrayals of love at all phases of life. His novels, some of which have been turned into films, include The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, and Nights in Rodanthe.

If you enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks' books, then join this giveaway contest from Edgy Inspirational Author that lets you win one of his recent books.

PRIZE:

A copy of The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Go to this post in Edgy Inspirational Author.
2. At the said blog entry, post a comment if you've ever had a really hard choice to make and what happened.
3. If you're too shy to do that, then post a comment sharing the title of your favorite Nicholas Sparks novel.
4. Include your email address in your post for the organizer to contact you in case you win.

DEADLINE:

No specific deadline -- so better do it now!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Win Tickets to the Eraserheads Concert

Have you heard this exciting news? Due to insistent public demand and the loud clamor of their fans, the Eraserheads will be reuniting once more in a concert on March 7 dubbed as the “Final Set”.

Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Markus Adoro and Raymund Marasigan will finally settle their unfinished business with their fans last August 30, 2008 in a reunion concert which abruptly ended due to Ely's health problems.

The announcement of "Final Set" is certainly good news for the fans who missed the first reunion concert. Ely is ready and assured the fans that they would finish the concert this time around.

Also known as the E-Heads, the band is one of the most successful, critically-acclaimed, and significant bands in the history of Original Pinoy Music (OPM), earning them the accolade, "The Beatles of the Philippines." By fusing different musical styles such as alternative, pop, rock, reggae, and synthpop the Eraserheads helped change the sound of Pinoy rock.

And even more exciting is this MTV Asia contest where you can win tickets to the most anticipated music event of the year! Read on for more details!

PRIZE:

Tickets to the 07 March 2009 concert "Final Set" (Mall of Asia Concert Grounds)

HOW TO JOIN:

DEADLINE:

HOW TO JOIN:

1. First, you must have an account at MTV Philippines. If you don't have an account yet, register here.

2. With your username and password, log-in at the MTV Philippines site and go to this promo page.

3. Answer the question: "What is the title of the Eraserheads concert?"

DEADLINE:

04 March 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Win PhP 500 Worth of Prepaid Load

As part of the celebration of the National Arts Month-Philippine International Arts Festival 2009, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Sining Gising TV program are launching "Text Tula." Join this poetry-writing contest if you like composing verses!

PRIZE:

Five winners will be selected weekly who will each receive PhP 500 worth of prepaid cellphone load

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Send a poem composed of a quatrain (four lines), written in any Filipino language/dialect. Entries must be on the sub-theme "Sa Sining, Bida ang Pinoy sa Galing."

2. Entries can be submitted to the following numbers:
(for Smart/ Talk and Text) 0920-9514916 / 0928-3482991
(for Globe and Touch Mobile) 0926-6562210
(for Sun) 0923-3553719

Or email through sininggising@yahoo.com

3. For queries, please contact Mr. Wilyan Maglente at 5272192.

DEADLINE:

No specific deadline indicated

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Win 100,000 Yen from an Essay Writing Contest

The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the "International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World" and 2005-2014 as the "United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development." Not only should young people benefit from these global initiatives, but they should be empowered to play a leading role in them.

In connection to this special decace, the Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO are holding an essay contest with big prizes at stake. The theme of this year's International Essay Contest is "The role of science in building a better world." Young people from around the world are invited to submit their innovative ideas on this theme. If you're 25 years old or below, read on for more details!

PRIZES:

One 1st Prize Winner- Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$1,000) + round-trip tickets to Tokyo, Japan for the awarding ceremony
Two 2nd Prize Winners - Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$500)
Five 3rd Prize Winners - Certificate and gift
Twenty Five Honorable Mention Winners - Certificate and gift

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 30, 2009) in one of the following age categories:
a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 - 25)

2. Essays must be 800 words or less, typed or printed in English, French, Spanish or German.

3. Essays must have a cover page indicating: (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) essay title (3) your name (4) postal address (5) phone number (6) e-mail address (7) nationality (8) age as of June 30, 2009 (9) sex (10) school name (if applicable) (11) word count. Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group. Please enclose a list of participants' names and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director. (Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.)

4. Entries may be submitted by postal mail or e-mail. (Email entries must be in text or MS Word format, with the cover page and essay sent together as one document.)

5. Essays must be original and unpublished. Each essay must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

6. Please send your entries to: International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan, OR email your essay to: essay@goipeace.or.jp

DEADLINE:

30 January 2009

30 JUNE 2009 (Thanks to reader Sabrina for pointing out the typo. Have a blessed Sunday!)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Win PhP 2,000 Worth of SM Gift Certificates

The Philippine Star's Modern Living Section is holding a weekly contest which tests your design IQ. Every week, you have to answer a question based on a designer profile. Join now and you might just win gift certificates from SM!

PRIZE:

PhP 2,000 worth of SM gift certificates for use at Our Home, SM Department Store, or SM Supermarket

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Answer this question: Who is the renowned American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor and visionary best known for his geodesic domes, which can be seen as part of military radar stations, civic buildings, and exhibition attractions like the Spaceship Earth at Disney World’s Epcot Center in Florida?

Here are more clues:

He was born on July 2, 1895 in Milton, Massachusetts, and spent his youth in Bear Island off the coast of Maine, where he developed a natural propensity for design and construction.

Although he had little formal training, his talent and mechanical skills led him to teach at the Black Mountain College in North Carolina in the summers of 1948 and 1949, and serving as its summer institute director in 1949. There with the support of a group of professors and students, he began work on the project that would make him famous, and revolutionized the field of engineering — the lattice shell structure called the geodesic dome.

2. Text your answer to 09053142614 with your name and address.

3. One winner will be chosen through a raffle of texts with the correct answer.

4. Winners can claim their prize at Our Home in SM Megamall. Call the store manager at 634-1950, 634-1943. Bring photocopies of two valid IDs and a clipping of the Philippine Star's Design Quiz issue in which you appear as winner.

DEADLINE:

No specific deadline within the week; but best to text the answer TODAY

[Photo credit: Smmallofasia.com]

Friday, January 30, 2009

Win an iPod Touch

JokezGuy.com is a blog maintained by Arfan Chaudhry, a 21-year-old guy who's enrolled in the University of Toronto. He's giving away an iPod Touch, which Apple bills as "the funniest iPod ever". He will ship the prize internationally, which means that the contest is open to anyone worldwide. Join his Twitter contest now! Read on for more details.

PRIZE:

iPod Touch 8GB

HOW TO JOIN:

1. You must have a Twitter account in order to join.
2. Follow JokezGuy on Twitter by going to his profile and clicking on 'Follow'.
3. Tweet the text below; basically copy and paste it:

“Just Entered in an Ipod Touch Contest. Follow @jokezguy and Retweet. http://tinyurl.com/9kbw8o …He Also Follows Back!!!!”

4. Winners will be announced on 01 March 2009.

DEADLINE:

No specific deadline given, but enter before the end of February just to be on the safe side
[Image credit: Apple.com // Photo of iPod Touch is for illustration purposes only and might differ in form from the actual prize.]

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Win PhP 5,000 worth of Gift Certificates from Fully Booked

Are you a book geek? Fully Booked is calling on all bookworms to join this competition for Book Geek of the Month! Read on for more details!

PRIZE:

PhP 5,000 worth of Fully Booked Gift Certificates, plus the chance to compete for the title ULTIMATE BOOK GEEK on November 2009

HOW TO JOIN:

I. Answer these questions to qualify for Book Geek of the month.

1. What does JK in JK Rowling stand for?
2. Who is the author of Memoirs of a Geisha?
3. How many times has Neil Gaiman visited the Philippines through the invitation of Fully Booked?
4. Who among the following didn't author a book: Julia Quinn, James Patterson, Jane Wainwright?
5. What pseudonym did Anne Rice use for the Sleeping Beauty series?
6. What is the title of the latest book in the Artemis Fowl series?
7. What is the title of Stephenie Meyer's unfinished book which supplements the Twilight series?
8. Who wrote the non-fiction book entitled Just Who Will You Be?
9. Who is Daniel X?
10. Who is the chef, cookbook author and Travel & Living host who recently visited the Philippines through the invitation of Fully Booked?
11. What is the title of the book by Barack Obama about travelling to Kenya to meet his roots?
12. How many books have been released on Kokology?
13. Love in the Time of Cholera was set in which country?
14. Who is the author of The 17 Irrefutable Laws of Teamwork?
15. Who wrote the Shopaholic Series?

II. Email your answers to marketing@fullybookedonline.com and please include the following information:

1. Complete name
2. Blog URL
3. E-mail address
4. Contact details
5. Birthday

III. The first 25 members to submit all correct answers with the complete personal information will be qualified as participants to the BOOK GEEK competition happening on January 31, 2009 4pm at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street Forum. Qualified participants to the competition shall be notified via email. Incomplete personal information shall deem the entry invalid.

Win a Set of Simple Plan T-shirt, Autographed Poster and CD

A show set to make waves this year is LaMB, Animax Asia's first original animation production. It is based on the script by Filipino viewer Carmelo Juinio, winner of the Animax Awards 2007 script-writing competition. The story follows protagonists Eve and Jack’s struggle against planet Cerra’s system of imprisonment, ‘Lamination’ where criminals, called ‘LaMBs’, are kept in laminated suits to remain productive, but not free members of society.

Animax Asia is heavily promoting the ground-breaking animated series, and as part of its publicity blitz, they're holding a contest where you can win stuff from Simple Plan, which will be providing music for the soundtrack of LaMB. Join now and get a chance to bag this cool prize!

PRIZE:

Five Grand Prize winners will each receive a set of Simple Plan T-shirt, autographed poster and CD

HOW TO JOIN:

1. You must have a Yahoo Answers ID in order to join.
2. Answer a simple question about LaMB in Yahoo! Answers and send in your full name, Yahoo Answers ID, contact numbers and email address to contests@animax-asia.com.
3. Each person can only register and submit once per day per unique email address.

DEADLINE:

31 January 2009
[Image credit: Animax-lamb.com]

Win a Book from Jessica Zafra's Library


Jessica Zafra, famous for her Twisted series, is giving away a book from her personal library. All you have to do is suggest a name for a new cat that she adopted and you can get a chance to win a book!

PRIZE:

In the Wilderness by Manuel Rivas

HOW TO JOIN:

1. First of all, you must be registered in Jessica Rules the Universe. If you're not a registered user yet, go to this registration page.
2. Suggest a name for Jessica Zafra's new cat. Her cats’ names are combinations of tennis/literary/historical/TV and movie names, so she would be more likely to pick such a mixture.
3. After logging in, post your suggestions in the Comments section of Name that Cat post.
4. If your entry is chosen, you get a copy of In the Wilderness to be mailed to a Philippine address

DEADLINE:

No specific deadline given
[Photo creedit: Jessicarulestheuniverse.com]

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Win Paper Products from Papemelroti

Don't you just love Papemelroti? I used to frequent this chain of shops A LOT when I was younger and I've always found their stuff charming. Over the years, Papemelroti has touched countless lives through its unique and quirky designs. They have a wide variety of products that help encourage, uplift, and inspire, as well as bring warmth and beauty to homes.

Papemelroti's Multiply Page is offering a raffle where you can win the Papemelroti Drama Pack--a set of paper products with the matching drama cover theme, all made from 100% unbleached recycled paper! Read on for more details!

PRIZE:

Papemeroti Drama Pack which consists of two kraft notebooks, one pad with matching box and one Have a Wonderful Life paper pack, 47 cards of every day good things to do to add more joy to life

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Head over to this page. Leave a comment on at the end of the post.
2. Be sure that you have a Multiply account and leave a working e-mail address in your comment.

DEADLINE:

12 February 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Win One of Ten 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' Cushions

Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a delightful comedy film by Walt Disney Pictures, centering around the adventure of Chloe, an adorable Chihuahua. Chloe gets dognapped in Mexico and has to escape from an evil Doberman, El Diablo, with help from a lonely German Shepherd, Delgado, and a hyperactive male Chihuahua, PapĂ­, who has a desperate crush on her.

Junior Inquirer is holding a contest where you can win one of ten Beverly Hills Chihuahua cushions. Join now!

PRIZE:

A Beverly Hills Chihuahua Cushion for each of 10 winners

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Just answer this: When compared to body size, the Chihuahua has the largest brain for any dog. True or False?
2. With your name, age complete address and contact numbers, email your answers to ji@inquirer.com.ph. Please write "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" on the subject line.
3. Announcement of winners will be printed on the Junior Inquirer's 01 February 2009 issue.

DEADLINE:

27 January 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Write a Children's Story and Win PhP 35,000 + A Trophy

Canvas.ph is a nonprofit organization that celebrates Filipino art, culture, and the environment. They're holding the 5th Annual Romeo Forbes Children’s Storywriting Competition, which centers on an original untitled oil on canvas work by artist Juanito Torres (seen above). The winning story will be published as a full-color children’s book in 2010.

PRIZE:

PhP 35,000, trophy and publication of the story as a children's book

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Entries must not have been previously published, and all entrants must warrant the originality of their submitted entries.

2. Writers may submit only one entry, in English or Filipino, which shall be limited to 1,800 words or less.

3. There is no particular theme, other than the use of this year’s contest piece by artist Juanito Torres as the inspiration or basis for the entry.

4. Entries must be submitted by email, as a Microsoft Word attachment, to storycontest@canvas.ph with the subject heading 2009 ROMEO FORBES CHILDREN’S STORYWRITING COMPETITION. Only the story title should appear on all pages of the entry, except for the cover page on which the entrants shall indicate their name, mailing and email address, telephone number, and the title of their submitted story.

DEADLINE:

20 March 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Win an Exclusive MTV T-Shirt Signed by Kanye West

In 2008, Grammy Award-winning rapper, record producer and singer Kanye West changed the name of his foundation to the Dr. Donda West Foundation, as a permanent tribute to her extraordinary legacy and passion for education and children throughout the world. Kanye's vision, and thus the vision of the Dr. Donda West Foundation, is its inaugural program, Loop Dreams, a music production program designed to motivate students to stay in school and graduate.

If you're a fan of Kanye West, you might want to join this cool contest that will let you win a t-shirt signed by this ground-breaking artist!

PRIZE:

MTV T-shirts signed by Kanye West

HOW TO JOIN:

1. You must be a member of MTVAsia.com to join the contest. If not, register here.
2. After logging in, go to MTV's Fun Stuff contest page and choose the correct answer to the question: "What is the name of the music production program designed to motivate students to stay in school and graduate under the Dr. Donda West Foundation?"

DEADLINE:

31 January 2009
[Photo credit: Kanyeuniversecity.com]

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Win a Luxury Vacation to Barbados

Don't you just love the beach? Here's your chance to win a luxury vacation to a tropical paradise and be treated like royalty! GreatBarbados.com wants you to experience Barbados and they're giving away exciting vacation packages! Read on for more details about this fabulous contest open worldwide.

PRIZE:

Airline tickets for two and 7 nights at The Crane’s luxurious residences

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Register at GreatBarbados.com by going to this page and entering your registration details.
2. Click on 'Register Now'.

DEADLINE:

30 April 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Win Tickets to Enchanted Kingdom

Located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Enchanted Kingdom is a theme park that thrill-seekers can visit for a fun-filled day. The theme park has different rides and zones that a wide range of people can enjoy. If you still haven't been to Enchanted Kingdom or if you want to go back to this magical place again, join this contest from MTV Philippines and get a chance to win tickets!

PRIZE:

Tickets to Enchanted Kingdom (for unlimited use of rides) + Wizard Money

HOW TO JOIN:

1. First, you must have an account at MTV Philippines. If you don't have an account yet, register here.
2. With your username and password, log-in at the MTV Philippines site and go to this promo page.
3. Answer the question: 'What is the country’s first and only world-class theme park?' and click Submit.

DEADLINE:

31 January 2009

[Photo credit: Enchantedkingdom.com.ph]

Monday, January 19, 2009

Win PhP 500 Worth of Prepaid Load

Tami Ballesteros is a model/entrepreneur who has a blog called Kokosuperstar. To express his gratitude to his readers for making his blog a success for the past few months, he's giving away prepaid load to those who will join his mailing list. Join now!

PRIZE:

PhP 500 worth of prepaid cellphone load

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Subscribe to Kokosuperstar's RSS feed by entering your email address here.
2. A winner will be chosen at the end of the month.

DEADLINE:

31 January 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Win a Camisole Set and a Silk Boxer Short

Iris Silks inspires and delights customers with its exquisite quality silk lingerie for men and women. They have a wide range of silk robes, pajamas, nightgowns, and underwear available in their website. They're also holding a monthly sweepstakes, with this month's prize being a ladies camisole set plus a silk boxer short. Enter this excellent contest now that's open worldwide!

PRIZE:

A ladies camisole set and a silk boxer short from Iris Silks

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Go to this page and enter your name and email.
2. Click on submit.

DEADLINE:

31 January 2009

[Photo credit: IrisSilks.com // Photo of silk camisole is for illustration purposes only and might differ in form and color from the actual prize.]

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Win Planners, Movie Tickets and Gift Certificates

Summit Media's OK! Magazine takes a look at the celebrity world, with this month's issue covering Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Cook and more. It's a great magazine to buy if you enjoy reading about Hollywood celebrities. OK! Magazine also includes loads of contests that you can join! Here are three contests that will let you win some fantastic prizes!

1. PRETTY PLANNERS

PRIZE:

Five Cosmo Dare Books
One Belle de Jour Power Planner

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Answer this question in one sentence: Who will be 2009's biggest star and why?
2. Send your answer to okpromos@summitmedia.com.ph with "OK! Pretty Planners 09" on the subject line. Include your name, age and contact details in the body of the email.

DEADLINE:

31 January 2009

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2. MOVIE PREMIERE
PRIZE:

25 readers will each win a pair of tickets to a special advance screening of Australia

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Answer this question: Who are your top picks to win the Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars?
2. Send your answer to okpromos@summitmedia.com.ph with "OK! AUSTRALIA" on the subject line. Include your name, age and contact details in the body of the email.

DEADLINE:

20 January 2009

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3. GENDER BENDERS

PRIZE:

Two winners will each win a B Club Gift Certificate worth PhP 1,500

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Answer this question: Who are your Top 5 gay Hollywood icons?
2. Send your answer to okpromos@summitmedia.com.ph with "OK! Gender Benders" on the subject line. Include your name, age and contact details in the body of the email.

DEADLINE:

31 January 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Win a Free Hair Makeover

New year, new you--wouldn’t it be great to start the year with a fab makeover? ShopCrazy is holding a contest where you can get a free hair makeover at Acqua Salon. There will be winners every week until February 16. So if you're thinking of changing your look, join this fun promo now!

PRIZE:

For the first three weeks of the promo, four winners per week will get a gift certificate for De Luxe Pampering Package consisting of a haircut and foot scrub
For the last two weeks of the promo, three winners each week will get a GC for Superior Styling Package which includes a haircut, full head color and highlights

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Simply answer this question: “What new hairstyle would you like to sport for the new year and why?”

2. Email your full name, age, occupation, mobile number/s, answer to the question, and your most recent photo to webmaster@shopcrazy.com.ph. Incomplete entries will automatically be disqualified. File size of photos must not exceed 500KB.

3. The best answers will be chosen as winners. Non-winning entries still have a chance of winning in succeeding weeks.

DEADLINE:

Every Friday, 1PM (first of which is on 14 January 2009 until 16 January 2009)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Win $100 in Cash

Here's a contest organized by AboutCheapMobiles.com that will let you win $100. The site covers everything about cheap mobiles. Join this online competition now and get a chance to receive a hundred bucks!

PRIZE:

$100 deposited via PayPal

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Subscribe to AboutCheapMobile.com's RSS feed by entering your email address at the box located in the top right section of the site.
2. Write a quick post on your blog about the site. Make sure the hypertext you use to link back to the site includes the phrase “Cheap Mobiles”.

DEADLINE:

28 February 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Win a Trip for Two to Indochina

GeckoGo and Buffalo Tours have teamed up to offer you a chance to win an Indochina trip. Buffalo Tours is a Vietnamese based tour operator specializing in creative, meaningful trips through Indochina. Trips include volunteer holidays and authentic travel experiences. Enter this contest for your chance to win a trip valued between $2000 and $3000 USD!

PRIZES:

A trip for two to Indochina worth $2,000 to $3,000

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Get five entries for entering the contest here.
2. Get a bonus entry every time you:

- Login to your profile (1x / day)
- Write a tip
- Write a review
- Contribute to a city or country guide
- Post a blog update
- Invite a friend
- When your friend accepts

3. All contributions should be your own original material. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. However, spammers will be disqualified, so don't sign up with multiple e-mail addresses or submit nonsense.

DEADLINE:

15 January 2009
[Photo credit: Buffalotours.com]

Win $1,000 or $500 in Cash


Edit: I am removing all the links to Tech Ravings because SBA has informed me that Tech Ravings a.k.a. Aditya is a scammer. Beware of scammers like him! You can read the full details here:

http://bloggingwithsuccess.net/blog-contest-fraud-beware-its

Written by a technoholic from India, Tech Ravings is a useful blog that discusses the latest technology, search engine optimization and other subjects that are important for a blogger. It's full of helpful tips, made all the more astonishing considering that it's written by a 15-year-old named Aditya. How precocious!

The site includes loads of blogging resources that you can refer to if you're in need of guidance on how to improve your blog and increase your earnings. Tech Ravings pays particular attention to Search Engine Optimization, which is a vital aspect in generating traffic for your site. I've read Aditya's articles about SEO, and they're quite straight-forward and sensible; I'll certainly be implementing some of his suggestions.

Overall, it's an interesting blog that you should definitely visit. And with his contest that will let you win $1,000, the incentive of going to Tech Ravings is surely big! Read on for more details!

PRIZE:

One winner of $1,000 in PayPal Cash
Two winners of $500 in PayPal Cash

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Leave a comment on any of the posts on the TechRavings.info blog, and subscribe to the RSS feed via email.

2. Write a blog post about TechRavings.info, as well as the site's writing/blogging contest. The blog post should be at least 250 words long and contain a link back to TechRavings.info with the anchor text “blogging resources” or "tech ravings" or "search engine optimization" or "latest technology" and a link back to the Blog Contest post.

3. After the above two steps, leave a comment on the contest page with your correct e-mail address and the url where you have reviewed TechRavings.info

4. Only blogs that were started on or before 15 December,2008 are eligible for this contest and should have a minimum of 12 posts.

5. Winners will be selected randomly from the valid entries.

DEADLINE:

19 January 2009

Win an Oxford Dictionaries Desk Diary 2009

A dictionary is an indispensable resource for a student, professional, or anyone who wants to communicate clearly and effectively. Oxford Dictionaries is holding a contest that will let you win a Desk Diary. To enter, simply let them know about your language-related new year's resolutions. Are you intending to improve your spelling or grammar, to study a new language, or perhaps to learn a new word everyday to expand your vocabulary? Join now and get a chance to bag this nice prize!

PRIZE:

Oxford Dictionaries Desk Diary 2009

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Go to this page and write your language-related new year's resolution in the 'Answer' box.
2. Enter your name and email address and click 'Submit'.

DEADLINE:

19 January 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday Treat -- Win $500 in Cash or an iPod Nano

Adbirds.com is a new website focusing on commerce and helping you with "smart shopping"--a novel way to advertise, list, shop, save, and conserve that will help people and our planet. The eco-friendly site is now holding a contest, looking for a suitable name for their mascot. Read on for more details about this excellent competition that will test your creative skills!

PRIZE:

First Prize - $500
Second Prize - 1 iPod Nano

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Think of a name for Adbirds.com's mascot.
2. Go to this page to submit your entry, along with your name and email address.
3. Only one submission per person.
4. Names that have already been submitted will not be accepted.

DEADLINE:

No deadline given

Monday, January 12, 2009

Win Books from the Meritage Press

The Meritage Press is iniviting all Filipino poets worldwide to enter their Eight Annual Holiday Poetry Contest. The judge will be of the contest will be Bino A. Realuyo, author of the poetry collection THE GODS WE WORSHIP LIVE NEXT DOOR, winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Prize for poetry in 2005. Send your poems now and win great books!

BOOK PRIZES:

THE GODS WE WORSHIP LIVE NEXT DOOR by Bino A. Realuyo
PRAU by Jean Vengua
MUSEUM OF ABSENCES by Luis H. Francia
KALI’S BLADE by Michelle Bautista
THE HAY(NA)KU ANTHOLOGY, VOL. II, co-edited by Jean Vengua and Mark Young
PINOY POETICS; A Collection of Autobiographical and Critical Essays on Filipino and Filipino American Poetics, edited by Nick Carbo
BABAYLAN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FILIPINA AND FILIPINA AMERICAN WRITERS, co-edited by Nick Carbo and Eileen Tabios
NOT EVEN DOGS, the inaugural hay(na)ku poetry collection by Ernesto Priego
THE BLIND CHATELAINE’S KEYS by Eileen Tabios
THE LIGHT SANG AS IT LEFT YOUR EYES by Eileen Tabios
I TAKE THEE, ENGLISH, FOR MY BELOVED by Eileen Tabios
MENAGE A TROIS WITH THE 21st CENTURY by Eileen Tabios
REPRODUCTIONS OF THE EMPTY FLAGPOLE by Eileen Tabios
BRIDGEABLE SHORES by Luis Cabalquinto

HOW TO JOIN:

1. Submit by e-mailing 1 or 2 poems to MeritagePress@aol.com. (Send no more than 2 poems).
2. Include your poems within the body of the email as the organizer does not open attachments.
3. Please include your full name along with your e-mail address.
4. Only previously unpublished poems are eligible.

DEADLINE:

15 February 2009