I’m always for people, organizations and groups who aim to promote the Philippines. Manila Reviews was created for that purpose — to tell people about everything good about the Philippines. I recently came across the Why We Love Manila Contest. I salute Erika Hoffman and Feanne for coming up with a contest like this, and we at Manila Reviews fully support you in this endeavor.

Why We Love Manila

The Mechanics of the Contest is as follows:

1. Record a video of yourself telling us why you love Metro Manila.
– Use any kind of camera, even your webcam or mobile phone camera.
– Be as creative as you like, but let us see your face and hear your voice somewhere in the video.
– Keep it family-friendly!
– Minimum video length: 30 seconds; maximum: 10 minutes
– Only one entry per person.
– The contest is open to all individuals, locals and foreigners, residing in the Philippines.
– Group entries are not allowed.
2. Upload your video on our Facebook.
– “Like” our co-presentor CityPoynt’s Facebook page, http://facebook.com/CityPoynt
– “Like” our Facebook page, http://facebook.com/WhyWeLoveManila
– Upload your video on our Wall on http://facebook.com/WhyWeLoveManila
3. Tell everyone about it!
– Once you successfully upload your video on our Wall, click “Share” (the small blue link appearing below your video) to share the link to the video on your Facebook.
– Ask people to “like” your video. Only “likes” on the video itself will be counted. “Likes” on links to the video will not be counted.
– Remember, people have to “like” the Why We Love Manila Facebook page first before they can like your video!
– You can share the link to your video as many times as you like! You have until midnight of September 22, 2011 to promote your video.

See, this is quite simple and we hope that these two promoters get a lot of entries.

* How To Win *

The Grand Prize will be awarded to the person whose video receives the most “likes”. (Awww, I hope that they change the mechanics though and change it from being a pure like contest to something where judges can score the entries).

Special Prizes will be awarded to the people whose videos are personally selected as favourites by our partner blogger judges: Carlos Celdran, Tricia Gosingtian, Niña Sandejas, Regina Belmonte, Seph Cham & Shai Lagarde.

The Grand Prize package consists of:
5,000 Cash in Philippine Pesos from CityPoynt.com
5,000 Gift Voucher from CityPoynt.com
Two (2) Nights’ Accommodation for Two (2) Persons at The White Knight Hotel
Team Manila Merchandise
One (1) Case of Yeo’s Juice

And five (5) Special Prize packages will be given away which consists of:
1,000 Cash in Philippine Pesos from CityPoynt.com
1,000 Gift Voucher from CityPoynt.com
Team Manila Merchandise
One (1) Pack of Yeo’s Juice

Good Luck to those who will join!

For more information, visit Why We Love Manila Website!

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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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