Philippine Star and Swatch launch Year of the Tiger Art Contest
(The Philippine Star) Updated January 04, 2010 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines - As the Chinese communities all over the world welcome the Year of the Tiger on Feb. 14, Swatch and The Philippine STAR prepare for the celebration starting today. It is the year of the metal tiger and the qualities associated with metal tiger are persistence, strength and determination. It’s a time for inspiration with joyful colors and an eye for family get-togethers, parades and colorful events.
Tiger Art is the theme for this year’s contest. Participants are eligible to win any of the prizes. The criteria for judging are 25 percent for originality, 50 percent for creativity, and 25 percent for composition. First prize winner will win P100,000 cash and the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”; second prize is P50,000 cash and the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”; third prize is P30,000 cash and the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”; and fourth prize is P20,000 cash and the Swatch “The Blessing Sign.” There will be 10 honorable mentions of the Swatch “The Blessing Sign.”
The contest period starts today and runs until Feb.17.MECHANICS:
The contest is open to all.
To best inspire everyone’s creativity, the contest is open to all mediums of art — painting, photography, sculpture, graphic design, arts and crafts, including but not limited to paper maché, pottery, paper tole, etc.
The theme of the art competition is Swatch “Tiger Art.”
Entry forms will be printed on The Philippine STAR during the duration of the promo.
Entries can be submitted starting today. Each entry 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, which are owned and operated by Gift Gate, Inc. Gift Gate must receive all entries by 8 p.m. of February 17.
Entries may be brought personally to any Swatch Store, Swatch Kiosk or Hole in the Wall Shop, and will be received by the Store OIC for proper documentation and storage. These entries will be sent to the Gift Gate, Inc. Home Office at 17 New York Street, Cubao, 1109, Quezon City every day for safekeeping.
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 his entry into this contest and for no other purpose.
Final judging will be on Feb. 27, 2 p.m. at the Gift Gate, Inc. Home Office, at 17 New York Street, Cubao, 1109, Quezon City.
Participants are eligible to win any of the prizes. However, a participant can only win once, and the higher prize prevails.
Criteria for judging shall be:
Prizes shall be as follows:
1st prize – P100,000 Cash & the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”
2nd prize – P50,000 Cash & the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”
3rd prize – P30,000 Cash & the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”
4th prize – P20,000 Cash & the Swatch “The Blessing Sign”
10 honorable mentions – Swatch “The Blessing Sign”
All winners will be notified by registered mail.
Winners shall also be announced in The Philippine STAR Pet Life special on March 6.
Awarding of prizes shall be at the Swatch Store, SM Megamall on March 5. All prizes not claimed after 60 days from receipt of notification letter shall be forfeited in favor of Gift Gate, Inc. with prior approval from DTI.
Prizes not claimed at the awarding may be claimed at the Swatch Store, SM Megamall during store hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Winners must present all of the following proofs of identification to claim their prize:
a. Valid original ID (birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or SSS ID)
b. Claim stub
c. Notification letter
The 20 percent tax for all prizes exceeding P10,000 shall be paid by the winner. All prizes are non-transferable and non-cash prizes are non-convertible to cash. The decision of the board of judges of the art contest is final and cannot be appealed with the concurrence of the DTI.
Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 6432 Series of 2009.