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Document participation in Earth Hour 2010 and win prizes

Iloilo City (24 March) -- Document participation in Earth Hour 2010 on March 27, in your locality, using your mobile phones or digital camera and get a chance to win valuable prizes, says Earth Hour 2010 organizers.

Michelle Paunlangi of Earth Hour Philippines said by the public's documenting of their Earth Hour participation they can help show the world how committed the Filipinos are to united action against climate change.

She said the top 60 entries 30 digital photographs and 30 videos will be included in the official Philippine audio-visual report to the global Earth Hour Secretariat and will be posted on

Moreover, the entries that most capture the spirit of Earth Hour will be gifted with cellphones, DVD players, and official Earth Hour t-shirts as tokens of the organizers' appreciation.

The contest guidelines are: 1) the contest is open to all Philippine-based individuals, aged 15 years and above; 2) entrants must register via SMS through 5777, where their respective mobile numbers will serve to tag any number of entries; 3) to register send to 5777 (Smart and Globe users only) the following text message: GREEN (space) REG (space) first name (slash) middle initial (slash) last name (slash) EARTH, then turn on your messaging facilities by sending a second text message to 5777 as follows: GREEN MEMO ON.

Included in the guidelines are a) there will be two categories: photo and video. All entries must be about an Earth Hour event between 8:30 to 9:30 P.M. on March 27, or other related activity undertaken in line with Earth Hour and which captures the spirit; b) to submit multiple entries, one must label each one as follows: for photo entries: 09xx-xxxxxxx-p001, 09xx-xxxxxxx-002, etc. while for video entries: 09xx-xxxxxxx-v001, 09xx-xxxxxxx-v002, etc.

Photo entries for digital cameras must be printed in 8R size and send t with a copy in CD format, which includes the name, registered mobile number address, email, category and signature of the entrant, with a brief description of the event/activity captured, in not less than 50 words.

Video entries, on the other hand, must be not shorter than one minute and no longer than three minutes each, which must be submitted as mpeg or avi files with live or recorded audio or music, in DVD format, then stored in a hand plastic DVD case, with name, name, registration number, address, email, mobile number, category and signature of the entrant must be written on both the DVD and its case.

The photo and video entries must be submitted by March 31, 2010 to: Earth Hour Secretariat, 6/F, PNOC Building 6, Energy Center, Merritt Road, Ft. Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila.

The winners will be notified by email and via SMS from 5777. To claim their prizes, winners should show the text message or email sent by the Secretariat confirming their awarded entry and bring one legal ID with photo, driver's license, passport or school ID.

Provincial winners will claim their prizes at designated area as provided by the Secretariat. (PIA6/ESS) [top]

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