Thursday, April 23, 2009

Win Prizes At Filipina Blogger’s Birthday Celebration

Well, I got updated on this contest a little late than usual (almost a month) but still there are about 7 days for the contest to end. Well, this is a contest being held at the filipina blogger pinay jade's blog and it has some awesome prizes. Below is the complete list of prizes and their sponsors:

Major Sponsors:

$20 Cash - Pictures and Cultures - A collection of photographs I have made and the travels I have taken.
$ 10 cash - MommaWannabe
$20 Cash - Anak ni Kulapo - Mga Mala-Impakto at Walang Kamatayang Mga Kwento na Panahon pa ni Kopongkopong Mula sa Isang Walaaaang Magawa sa Buhay
$10 Cash Philippine blog - Your blogging resources for small business owner and new bloggers - at your Service!
$10 Cash When a Mother Blogs -you just don’t know what she might write…
$10 Cash Yes, It’s ME! - Mobile travel blog of a doctor and now a personal notebook of a housewife.
$10 Cash The Painted Veil-The ideal has many names,and beauty is one of them. -W Somerset Maugham
$10 Cash Kalidadis -Photos, travel, vacation, tips & etcetera! - a woman’s blog. A chronicle of life as a wife and a mom wannabe.

EC Sponsors

  1. 10,000 EC - Buraot Entrecard Generator - Buraot’s Entredropper, the entrecard generator that brings you credits and traffic the easy way.
  2. 10,000 EC - Diet Recipes blog - Lots of diet recipes under 200 calories
  3. 5230 EC - Pinoy Blogger in Singapore -The certified pinoy blogger dominates Singapore blogosphere
  4. 4040 EC Credits - Life of a Filipina Blogger
  5. 3000 EC Credits - MommaWannabe
  6. 3000 EC - Random Detox
  7. 3000 EC - Blog de Manila
  8. 3000 EC - A Life to Remember
  9. 2500 EC - Free Pogo Tokens
  10. 2000 EC - Mature Not Senile
  11. 2000 ECGirlsAreMadeofSugarAndApice
  12. 2000 EC Everything Has A Reason
  13. 2000 EC In My Kitchen
  14. 2000 EC In The Life Of…
  15. 2000 EC Low Fat Diaries
  16. 2000 EC - Kaya Mo Pinoy
  17. 2000 EC - Pinay Mom
  18. 2000 EC - The Beauty Denominator
  19. 2000 EC - Serendipity
  20. 2000 EC - In Retrospect
  21. 2000 EC - Time Recursion
  22. 2000 Ec - Blogger Templates
  23. 2000 EC- Proud Mommy
  24. 2000 EC - A Taste of Both Worlds
  25. 2000 EC - A Simple Life
  26. 2000 EC - Mommy’s Little Corner
  27. 2000 EC - Simplement Belles
  28. 2000 EC - Cooking’s Fun
  29. 2000 EC - Moi et mon Univers!
  30. 1550 EC from Guilty Pleasures
  31. 1500 EC - Moms… Check Nyo
  32. 1500 EC - Sharing my Thoughts
  33. 1500 EC - Living on one Income
  34. 1500EC - Joys in Life
  35. 1500 EC - Dancing in Midlife Tune
  36. 1500 EC - Healthy is Wealth
  37. 1500 EC - A Girl for All Status
  38. 1500 EC - Pinay Single Mommy
  39. 1500 EC - 1716 South
  40. 1500 EC - Really Interesting Projects
  41. 1500 EC - God’s Best Gift
  42. 1500 EC - Big Boys Have Toys Too
  43. 1188 EC - BlogTactic
  44. 1000 EC - Life’s sweets and spices
  45. 1000 EC - The Path to Pegasus Letter
  46. 1000 EC- A Singaporean in London
  47. 1000 EC - The Iphone Photographer
  48. 1000 Ec - Travel Guides, Luxury Travel
  49. 1000 EC - Practical Means
  50. 1000 EC - Bulgarian Silvatree
  51. 1000 EC - Pinoy Showbiz and Hollywood
  52. 1000 EC - Make Money Online with Makoy
  53. 1000 EC - Makoy Pinoy Blogger
  54. 1000 EC - The Struggling Blogger
  55. 1000 EC - The Struggling Blogger dot Com
  56. 1000 EC - The House Of Puroy
  57. 1000 EC - Money Online
  58. 1000 EC - Etsetera! Etsetera!
  59. 1000 EC - xoxjanellexox
  60. 1000 EC - Michael Aulia’s Blog
  61. 1000 EC - Erika’s World
  62. 1000 EC - Marvie 24patrol
  63. 1000 EC -Marvie Journal of Journey
  64. 1000 EC -Marvie Multiply Themes and Layouts
  65. 1000 EC - Season and Episode - Online Watch
  66. 1000 EC - Medan Daily
  67. 1000 EC - Asian Dramas
  68. 1000 EC -
  69. 1000 EC - SimplyWP
  70. 1000 EC - Better Interpersonal Communication
  71. 1000 EC - Junkie Yard Dot Com
  72. 1000 EC - Health and Fitness Journal
  73. 1000 EC - Link Exchange Network
  74. 1000 EC - My Mode Mobile Prepaid Business Solutions
  75. 1000 EC - Journey of my life
  76. 1000 EC - Jeflin’s Investment Blog
  77. 1000 EC- Shopping Blog
  78. 1000 EC - Sherry Rambling
  79. 1000 EC - Heart Random
  80. 1000 EC - Budget Blogging
  81. 1000 EC - I LUV Contests
  82. 1000 EC - Moolah Musings
  83. 1000 EC - The Ruby Posts
  84. 1000 EC - Mommy Emotes
  85. 1000 EC - Johann David
  86. 1000 EC - Iowa Hippie Chick
  87. 1000 EC - Through the Rain
  88. 1000 EC - Made to Worship
  89. 1000 EC -(Tricia) My Online Journey
  90. 1000 EC - Ivory Tasks
  91. 1000 EC - Pink Thoughts
  92. 1000 EC - Posh Thoughts
  93. 1000 EC - Heartnet
  94. 1000 EC - Heartnet02
  95. 1000 EC - My Piece of Paradise
  96. 1000 EC - The Modern Mom
  97. 1000 EC - Eastcoastlife
  98. 1000 EC - Nita’s Random Thoughts
  99. 1000 EC - Thomas Travel Tales
  100. 1000 EC - Thomas Web Links
  101. 1000 EC - Serradinho
  102. 1000 EC - Roysville
  103. 1000 EC - Brownpinay
  104. 1000 EC - Wonderful Things In Life
  105. 1000 EC - My Life’s Adventure
  106. 1000 EC - Life’s Journey
  107. 1000 EC - The Joy Of Life Forever
  108. 1000 EC - The Designers Blog
  109. 1000 EC - Make or Break
  110. 1000 EC - Me and Mine
  111. 1000 EC - Marvie Streaming - Online Watch
  112. 1000 EC - There is Happiness
  113. 1000 EC - Twins Happiness
  114. 1000 EC - Barefooted Me
  115. 1000 EC - In My Red heels
  116. 1000 EC - DeCaFFeiNaTeD
  117. 1000 EC - Rosa Journey
  118. 1000 EC - Rosa I Heart Pink
  119. 1000 EC - Rosa PinayMamaBlog
  120. 1000 EC - Rosa I Heart Pink
  121. 1000 EC - Rosa Simple Life
  122. 1000 EC -Nhil Call Center Gal
  123. 1000 EC -Nhil A Simple Married Life
  124. 1000 EC -Nhil Pinay Freelancer
  125. 1000 EC -Nhil 24×7 Online Diva
  126. 1000 EC -Nhil Mom Tips
  127. 1000 EC -Nhil The Chef’s Daughter
  128. 1000 EC -Nhil Life’s Winks
  129. 1000 EC -Indo Indo Contest
  130. 1000 EC - Indo Rapid Shoots
  131. 1000 EC - Indo Affiliatizer
  132. 1000 EC - Indo Scandals Prime dot Com
  133. 1000 EC - NHC Premium Wordpress Themes
  134. 1000 EC - J Chica Chika - an Entertainment blog
  135. 1000 EC - J Health and Beauty Diva
  136. 1000 EC - J Diva Fabulosa
  137. 1000 EC - J Obama Online
  138. 1000 EC -Jena Working Abroad
  139. 1000 EC -Jena Gewgaw Writings
  140. 1000 EC - Jena Random Thoughts
  141. 1000 EC - A Malaysian Abroad
  142. 1000 EC - The Power of Me
  143. 1000 EC - Palabuzz

That's all for the sponsors and their prizes. Now here is a more complete breakdown of the winners:

* $50 cold hard paypal cash
* 100,000 Entrecard Credits
* 5 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank

* 30,000 Entrecard Credits
* 10 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank
* Blog Review from Hot in Singapore

* 20,000 Entrecard Credits
* 5 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank
* Blog Review from Make or Break

* 25,000 Entrecard Credits
* 4 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank

* 4 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank
* T-shirt from Anything Under the Sun ( if the winner is from the Philippines )

Go check out the contest NOW and join it!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Win $500 Cash And An Ipod Nano Now At Roseate Marketing

The author over at roseate marketing has started a new contest with the grand prize of $500 Cash and an iPod Nano. So here is what you have to do to gain entries:

- Post about this competition in your blog and link to it + the home page (5 points)

- Post about any other post in that blog and link to it (5 points)

- Stumble, digg, reddit, technorati, etc.. ie; bookmark the contest post at any socialbookmark site (3 points each site)

- Bookmark any other post at any socialbookmark site (3 points each site)

- Add the blog to your blogroll (4 points)

- Comment at any of the blog's posts (not spam!) (3 points)

It's as easy as that, you can gain entries till the 30th of April and whoever has the most entries by the end will win. So go ahead and join the contest right now!

Monday, March 16, 2009

How to be a contest winner

For some people entering and winning contests is a full time job. Some people probably sit around trying to figure out how they manage to win all of those contests and win all of those fabulous prizes. It's not as hard as it seems. From recipes to essays to Internet contests the real secret to being a winner is no secret at all. Just keep reading.

  1. Check the dates of the contest and make sure it is still going on. You will have a better chance of winning contests with shorter durations because people will have less time to enter.
  2. Make sure you are eligible to play. Contests may have certain requirements on who is eligible to enter and who is not so you want to pay close attention to that information if you want to be a winner.
  3. Have a thorough understanding of the rules of the game. Any deviation from those rules will mean you are not be eligible to win.
  4. Determine how many times you can enter the contest then enter accordingly to improve your chances of winning.
  5. Follow the instructions on how your entry form is supposed to look. This is where many people who enter contests mess up. Many entries get tossed out because contest entrants don't follow the instructions on how their entry was supposed to be submitted. Following the directions increases your odds of winning.
  6. Strategize. Have a plan on how you're going to go about entering the contest and how you're going to make your entry stand out from all of the others.
Enough reading, now go ahead and win that contest!

Monday, March 9, 2009

ThinkQuest Website Competition 2009

Oracle Think Quest is holding a website competition which has some awesome prizes. You have to make an educational website from one the categories in their list and then make it good enough to compete with other teams from all over the world.

All teams need a Coach (teacher) and 3-6 students. There are 3 age groups: 19 & Under, 15 & Under, and 12 & Under. Extra points will be awarded to teams that have members from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. Choose a category and create a website that you will upload to their server. The Evaluation Criteria explains how your site will be scored. Be sure to review the Rules before you begin and submit your entry before April 2, 2009. Here is how the website will be judged:
Content(10 points)
  • Website expertly explores the chosen topic, evidenced by depth of information, supporting details and a variety of sources.
  • All content is accurate and current.
  • Media elements (e.g. movies, photo essays, digital stories) include a concise written synopsis that enhances the portrayal of the topic.
Writing & Organization(10 points)
  • Content is written in English using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Writing is concise and easy to understand.
  • All content is effectively organized so as to hold the reader’s attention and ease transition between sections.
Originality(10 points)
  • Website is creative and original in its approach to presenting the topic.
  • A variety of information sources are used, including primary sources such as interviews, surveys, personal observations, original artwork and multimedia recordings.
  • Written content, and where appropriate, photographs and artwork are clearly the original work of the students.
  • The majority of written content is not paraphrased or copied from outside sources.
  • Website structure, design and style are unique and original.
  • Please see Rules for information regarding plagiarism.
Educational Relevance(10 points)
  • Content is written and organized for a student audience.
  • Team effectively describes its intended audience and relevance to teaching and learning according to the purpose of the website.
  • All content (e.g. written, media elements) is educational and informative.
Global Impact*(10 points)
  • Team has selected a topic of global importance and maintained focus on this topic throughout their website.
  • Website proactively presents diverse viewpoints on the topic, with clear differentiation between opinion and fact.
  • Website intentionally raises awareness, presents action steps, and effectively engages others in addressing the issue and making a difference.
Citations(10 points)
  • All sources used to research and create the website are clearly identified and credited, ideally as footnotes on the relevant page as well as on a summary citations page.
  • In-Text References are effectively utilized throughout the website.
  • If the website includes legally protected materials (e.g. copyrighted information, images, audio, video), permission to use these materials is clearly stated or noted as public domain.
  • Citations are credible and thorough enough to verify content.
Collaboration(10 points)
  • Site Profile and website include a candid narrative on how the team worked together to create the website, divide tasks, share responsibilities, and overcome challenges.
  • Students share reflections on difficulties encountered, group problem solving, and teamwork as experienced during the competition.
Team Diversity*(10 points)
  • Student team members come from multiple socioeconomic backgrounds, cultural groups, or have overcome other challenges to participate.
  • Team effectively utilizes their diversity to explore and present the topic.
  • Site Profile and website explain how the team is diverse and the ways in which this diversity is reflected in the development and content of the website.
Website Structure, Appearance, and Function(10 points)
  • The site’s design and layout make it easy to use. Every page is visually well organized.
  • Colors, fonts, and overall layout are creative, artistic, consistent across the website and do not interfere with the ability to easily read content.
  • There are limited, or no technical problems (e.g. broken links, missing files, etc.).
Media use(10 points)
  • Creative and purposeful use of media (e.g. images, audio, video, animation, games, interactive features, etc.) enhances the presentation of information by engaging the user more deeply and demonstrating key concepts.
  • All media elements are an essential component creating understanding and emotional impact.
Prizes for ThinkQuest competition winners may include a trip to ThinkQuest Live in San Francisco, laptop computers, digital cameras, and school monetary grants. Every team that enters will have a chance to have their site published in their Library. Winners will be announced on June 1, 2009.

Hence, if you want to take part then you better hurry up because the entries are closing up on April 2nd, 2009. Best of luck in the contest.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How to win a writing Contest - Part 2

As I outlined some points earlier this week, now I will discuss some more points which play a vital role in winning a writing contest, they are as follows:
  1. If possible, look at previous winning essays. This will give you a good idea of what the judges are looking for. Some essay contests are looking for a certain message or a particular style. Other contests value unconventionality and innovation. You will have a better chance of winning if you give them what they want.
  2. Come up with a good hook. Particularly with short essays, you win or lose it in the first sentence or two. Ask your reader a question that will get her thinking, or introduce a perspective she may have not have thought about before. Remember, the judges will be reading a lot of essays. Make yours stand out from the first sentence.
  3. Make sure that your spelling, grammar, and punctuation are flawless. If you are entering essay in a contest, the judges will expect it to be perfect. Leaving in grammatical mistakes or awkward sentences looks like laziness. Be sure to have a friend proofread it for you, then look it over one more time yourself.
That's about it, and you'll be needing nothing more than this if you want to win a writing contest, I'll also write an article on how to be a contest winner in the coming weeks.