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Sinulog 2014 Online Photo Contest

Are you joining the Sinulog festivities this weekend? If you are, take as many awesome photos as you can and join the Sinulog 2014 Online Photo Contest, for a chance to win exciting prizes from Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart).

The wireless services leader and InnoPub Media, in cooperation with the Sinulog Foundation, Inc., are giving away Smart LTE devices, prepaid load, and other premium items to those who will submit the best Sinulog-related photos to the contest.

Additional prizes include 2 round-trip tickets to any domestic destination from Cebu Pacific and 2 gift certificates for lunch or dinner at P1,500 each from Marco Polo Plaza Cebu for its El Viento restaurant. Cebu Pacific and Marco Polo are partners of the Digital Tourism program that produced this Sinulog app. Full mechanics to the contest available below.

To join, you should like the official Facebook pages of ( and Smart Communications, Inc. ( Then upload your photo entry to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account with the hashtag #smartsinulog.

Members of Cebu media and Cebu bloggers can also join, using both the #smartsinulog hashtag and either of the following: #blogger or #media.

You may post your Sinulog photos until January 24. The 10 best photos will be posted on the Facebook page on January 27. The owners of these photos will each receive a P100 Smart prepaid load card and other items. The photo that gets the most likes and shares will receive another P100 load card and more premium items.

From the 10 finalists, Smart, InnoPub, and the Sinulog Foundation will pick the Best Sinulog 2014 Photo, Best Sinulog 2014 Selfie, and Best Media/Blogger Entry using the following criteria: composition (50%), relevance (30%), and popularity (20%). Each of them will get a Smart LTE pocket Wi-Fi device and other premium items.

So don’t forget your cameras and phones, and click away!

Sinulog 2014 Social Media Photo Contest guidelines

InnoPub Media and Smart Communications, Inc., in coordination with the Sinulog Foundation, Inc., is holding an online photo contest covering Sinulog 2014-related activities.

Who can join

The social media photo contest is open to everyone. Employees of Smart and its subsidiaries, Innopub and Sinulog Foundation are excluded from joining this contest.

No purchase or payment is necessary to participate or win in this contest.

How to join

Like the official Facebook pages of ( and Smart Communications, Inc. (

Upload your Sinulog 2014-related photo entry to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts with #smartsinulog tag.

Photos taken by you or photos of you will be accepted. However, when the photo is taken by someone else, you MUST have their consent to use the photo that you submitted.

Contest period

The contest will run until Jan. 24. Finalists will be announced on Jan. 27

Selection of winners

Entries will be judged by representatives from InnoPub, Smart, and Sinulog Foundation, Inc.

The 10 best photos selected by a panel of judges will receive special prizes. These will be published in the Facebook page where the entry with the most FB likes/shares will get an additional special prize.

The Best Sinulog 2014 Photo, Best Sinulog 2014 Selfie, and Best Media/Blogger Entry selected from among the 10 photo finalists will win a Smart LTE pocket wi-fi device.

Finalists/winners will be notified via email or Facebook/Twitter/Instagram messages within 30 days after the end of the contest. Upon claiming their prizes, winners must present a printed copy of their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram profile page.

InnoPub and Smart reserve the right to reject any photos which they, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem offensive, violative of law or unsuitable in any other manner.

Examples of the following types of photos that will be rejected include:

SMART is not required to provide any explanation for the rejection. The decision of the judges is final.


Top 10 Finalists – P300 Smart Prepaid load card and other premium items.

Special winner (most number of FB likes/shares) - round-trip ticket to any domestic destination courtesy of Cebu Pacific, P300 Smart Prepaid load card, and other premium items.

Top 3 winners - Smart LTE pocket Wi-Fi device and other premium items.

Criteria for judging

Media/Blogger Category

Qualified to join this category are:

  1. Members of Cebu's working media (news-related work, must show company ID) and
  2. Cebu bloggers (Cebuanos or those who are already based in Cebu with a blog that is at least one-year old).

The second best photo in this category will win a round-trip ticket to any domestic destination courtesy of Cebu Pacific.

Apart from the #smartsinulog tag, bloggers and media must add either #blogger or #media to uploaded entries.


Participants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Mechanics and by the decisions of InnoPub, SMART and/or the judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this contest. By joining the contest, the participants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity or error in these Official Mechanics. Except where prohibited by law, the winners consent to the use of their name and/or likeness by InnoPub and SMART for advertising and publicity purposes without compensation.

Each participant agrees that InnoPub, SMART, and its parent companies, agents, representatives, affiliates, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from his participation in the contest, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of these prizes, nor in any way are responsible for any warranty, representation, or guaranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to the quality, condition, or fitness.

Each participant warrants that it holds the necessary intellectual property right(s) over the entry, undertakes sole responsibility for any adverse or infringement claim(s) thereon, and further holds InnoPub, SMART, its directors, officers, employees, agents, parent company subsidiaries and affiliates free from any liability arising out of such adverse or infringement claim(s) including claim(s) for damages.

Terms of Use

SMART reserves the right to use the winning photos for non-commercial purposes for unlimited time. Proper attribution will be given.

Per DTI Permit No. 054, Series of 2014.