Discovering Cebu Contest

Cebuano bloggers, especially those who love to travel and write should definitely join this contest. The aim of this contest is of course, to promote Cebu's best tourist spots, show the world that Cebu has great potential in the business world and make sure that Cebu will be put on the map of the world.

The contest is open to all individuals, students, professionals and bloggers. In short, just about anybody who has access to a computer.

These are the mechanics of the contest:

a.) The potential contestant should visit the ONE Cebu Products Booths of any Cebu town or city in the CICC anytime from August 8 to 15, 2008.
b.) The contestant should interview and get first hand information about a town’s tourist spot, product, or entrepreneur, and have his/her photo taken at the booth.
c.) The contestant should make a writeup of an article which should consist of at least one photo showing the contestant in the exhibit plus an article in english of no less than 100 words. The contestant may submit additional photos if he has visited that town and city, but the first photo should show the contestant visiting the town booth he is writing about.
Only blogs and articles written on August 8, 2008 until the deadline of the submission will be acceptable as entries.
The contestant may register and submit the entry at the Mandaue Chamber official website at The submission should be no later than August 18 at 5:00pm.
There are 4 criteria of judging for the winning entry:
1. Sensitivity to the people and culture being described, and the uniqueness of the product/service of the locality identified - (40%)
2. User Rating and Voting - (30%)
3. Quality of content and research - (15%)
4. Overall composition and grammar - (15%)
The winners will be announced on August 23. A panel of judges will choose 3 winners of the contest with the following prizes:

* 1st prize - P8,000 cash or gift cheque
* 2nd prize - P5,000 cash or gift cheque
* 3rd prize - P2,000 cash or gift cheque

TERMS AND CONDITIONS. The Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) will require all contestants for all submissions accepted as contest winners and for publication. In addition, MCCI will reserve the right to reprint the story in a future publication. The writer may republish the unedited submission as desired after initial publication on Judges’ decision is irrevocable and final.
Your entry may be disqualified if:

* It is not on the topic or is not original.
* Registration form is not complete or contains incorrect information
* It does not have first account interviews and relies solely on Internet research.
* It plagiarizes—that is, uses someone else’s statements or ideas.