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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012: Let the Challenges Begin!


EVENT DETAILS:
A blogging challenger may choose one or both challenges below.
  • Food Write-up Challenge
    • February 3, 2012 
    • 6pm - 8pm
    • Registration is FREE but donations are very much welcome =)
  • Travel Write-up Challenge 
    • February 5, 2012 
    • 1pm - 6pm
    • Registration is FREE but donations are very much welcome =)
CONFIRMED RESTAURANT PARTNER


CONFIRMED TOUR GUIDE PARTNERS


NEW MECHANICS FOR JOINING (UPDATED AS OF FEB. 1, 2012):
  • Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 is open to all bloggers who are members of the following Facebook Groups on or before January 29, 2012. <- Please note that this is not the deadline. 
  • For bloggers wanting to join starting February 1, 2012, below are the mechanics.
    • Food Write-up Challengers
      • Deadline of submission of entries is until February 1, 2012 @ 11pm. 
      • Pick the best food entry that you have from your blog. (Previous entries are good enough. The sponsors would just like to see your writing style. No more word limits.)
      • Insert the Mandatory Element below your blog entry. You will find it at the bottom of this post.
      • Paste your blog post URL, full name, email address and "Food" at the comment box below.
      • You're done! Please keep posted for the announcement of the Top 15 Food Write-up Challengers!
    • Travel Write-up Challengers  
      • Deadline of submission of entries is until February 2, 2012 @ 11pm.
      • Pick the best travel entry that you have from your blog. (Previous entries are good enough. The sponsors would just like to see your writing style. No more word limits.)
      • Insert the Mandatory Element below your blog entry. You will find it at the bottom of this post.
      • Paste your blog post URL, full name, email address and "Travel" at the comment box below.
      • You're done! Please keep posted for the announcement of the Top 15 Travel Write-up Challengers!


    OLD MECHANICS FOR JOINING:
    • Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 is open to all bloggers who are members of the following Facebook Groups on or before January 29, 2012. <- Please note that this is not the deadline.    
      • Pinoy Bloggers
      • Bloggers Support Each Other
      • Proudly Pinoy Bloggers
      • Bloggers Support Group
    • To join, just simply answer the question Why is it more fun in the Philippines? using 100 words or less. Photos and videos may also be inserted. Entries should be posted in their participating blogs containing the Mandatory Elements. You will find it below this post.
    • After completing the entries with the Mandatory Element, their entries, full names, email addresses and chosen challenges should be posted at the comment box below this blog post. Afterwards, they may share their entries to their social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, NetworkedBlogs and others.  
    • 15 lucky bloggers for each of the 2 category sets shall be chosen to participate in the Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 using the following set of criteria:
      • Substance - 40%
      • Creativity - 30%
      • Compliance to Word Limit, Mandatory Elements & Grammar – 30%
      • Bonus points may also be given to entries with Likes, Comments, Retweets, Shares and Tagged Friends. =)


    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
    • How do I know if I were chosen as a Blogging Challenger?
    Aspiring Blogging Challengers should keep themselves posted with the announcement of the Top 15 Blogging Challengers to be posted on IntramurosManila.Asia. It is highly recommended that they follow the blog through these social networks:
    • Can I be creative in my entry by adding images and videos?
    Yes. There are no limits to creativity, only with the number of words to be used.
    • What kind of challenges shall the Top 15 be facing in IBC 2012?
    IBC 2012 is divided into 2 challenges: Best Restaurant Write-Up and Best Travel Write-Up. A Bonus Challenge may also be presented during the event.
    • What are the incentives of being chosen as one of the Top 15 Blogging Challengers?
    The bloggers for the Restaurant Write-up Challenge shall be dining inside an elegant restaurant inspired by the old Spanish-Filipino houses with daily Filipino cultural presentations.
    The bloggers for the Travel Write-up Challenge shall be touring Intramuros with the top-caliber tour guides in the country.   
    Aside from the exciting prizes they can win from the challenges, this campaign is also a good chance for them to contribute to strengthening the country’s tourism through blogging and social media promotions.
    • What are the mandatory elements required for the entry?
    IMPORTANT: There will be new additions to the mandatory elements from time to time. Please bookmark this blog post. And don't worry this is not included in the word count. =) 
    <---- Pre-qualifying mandatory element below. Don't forget the links. ---->
    This is a pre-qualifying entry to the Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 organized by IntramurosManila.Asia


    IBC 2012 is fully supported by the Intramuros AdministrationBarbara's RestaurantCeldran ToursMabuhay GuidesPilgrimage PilipinasCastillan ToursFederation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, Inc.DigiEntrepreneurDigitalFilipino, Third Team MediaPayless Pancit ShanghaiRuthiliciousRuthilicious Fanpage and GadgetGambit.com.
    <---- Pre-qualifying mandatory element above. Don't forget the links. ---->
    This post was updated last February 6, 2012.

    37 comments:

    1. My entry: http://www.juanmanilaexpress.com/2012/01/why-is-it-more-fun-in-the-philippines/

      Name: Enzo Luna
      Email: juanmanilaexpress@yahoo.com

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    2. I'll create one later. Just woke up and mind is mush.

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    3. I'll definitely be joining this. Hope I can make my entry in time though.. >.<

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    4. My Entry: http://mykrome23.blogspot.com/2012/01/why-is-it-more-fun-in-philippines.html

      Name: Michael Joseph Romero
      Email: mykrome23@gmail.com

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    5. Hi this is my entry - http://calamba-online.com/2012/01/31/why-is-it-more-fun-in-the-philippines/

      Name: Jinkee Umali
      Email Address: jrumali@yahoo.com
      Chosen Challenges: both, Food and Travel Write-Up

      Crossing fingers for this one. Cheers everyone!

      Jinkee Umali of www.calamba-online.com and www.livelifefullest.com

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    6. This is my entry: http://tasteofgoodness.blogspot.com/2012/01/why-is-it-more-fun-in-philippines.html
      Full Name: Zheyme Manahan
      Email Address: zheyme03@gmail.com
      Chosen Challenges: pwede ba both, Food and Travel Write-Up

      Thanks!

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    7. Here is my entry:

      http://www.manualtolyf.info/2012/01/why-its-more-fun-in-philippines.html

      www.manualtolyf.info
      09272859205

      Name: Florencio Jusay jr.
      Email Address: fj_islands@hotmail.com
      Chosen Challenges: Food

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    8. Name: Sumi Go
      Email: sumi@thepurpledoll.net
      Challenges: Food and Travel
      Blog: www.thepurpledoll.net

      Entry: http://www.thepurpledoll.net/2012/01/its-more-fun-in-philippines.html

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    9. Name: JayL Aquino
      Email: jay.elx (@) gmail (dot) com
      Challenge: Food / Travel
      Blog: BLOG-PH.com

      Entry: http://www.blog-ph.com/2012/01/why-is-it-more-fun-in-philippines.html

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    10. Blog URL: http://lifeiskulayful.blogspot.com/2011/12/tuscany-in-tagaytay-marcia-adams.html

      Name: Kathy Ngo

      Email: kathykenny1030@yahoo.com
      FOOD

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    11. Blog URL: http://lifeiskulayful.blogspot.com/2011/04/mount-sea-resort.html

      Name: Kathy Ngo

      Email: kathykenny1030@yahoo.com

      Travel

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    12. Entry: http://digitista.blogspot.com/2010/05/hidden-treasures-of-sariaya-and-tayabas.html
      Name: Ferdinand Bondoy
      E-mail: digitista@gmail.com
      Challenge: Travel

      References:
      http://digitista.blogspot.com/2011/05/return-to-luneta.html
      http://digitista.blogspot.com/2011/11/juan-luna-decoded.html
      http://digitista.blogspot.com/2011/04/finding-last-craftsman-of-pastillas-de.html

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    13. For the Travel write-up challenge, when will the P300 registration fee be collected, and how?

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      1. Hello! P300 shall be collected during the event itself on Feb. 5. :)

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      2. Btw, this amount is still tentative. P300 is the highest it can get. The amount shall be used as payment for the tour guide. :)

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    14. Joining the Food challenge!

      Name: Ma Aleah Taboclaon
      Food Post: www.solitarywanderer.com/2011/11/where-to-eat-in-cagayan-de-oro-city-siam-thai-cuisine/
      Email: keliantrie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    15. Joining the Food challenge!

      Name: Ma Aleah Taboclaon
      Food Post: www.solitarywanderer.com/2011/11/where-to-eat-in-cagayan-de-oro-city-siam-thai-cuisine/
      Email: keliantrie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    16. Blog post URL:http://travel-on-a-shoe-string.blogspot.com/2012/01/cyma.html

      Name: Cha Sy

      E-mail address: grumpytoasty@gmail.com

      Food

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    17. My Entry: http://mykrome23.blogspot.com/2012/01/why-is-it-more-fun-in-philippines.html

      Name: Michael Joseph Romero
      Email: mykrome23@gmail.com

      Chosen Challenges: both, Food and Travel Write-Up

      Sana mapili ako he he he

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    18. Blog Post - http://ilovekits.blogspot.com/2011/09/chilling-at-chilis.html

      Name: Krystle Marie Pingol
      Email: krystlepingol@gmail.com

      FOOD

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    19. Blog post URL:http://travel-on-a-shoe-string.blogspot.com/2010/11/amanpulo.html

      http://travel-on-a-shoe-string.blogspot.com/2010/09/day-two-2-high-in-sky-lake-sebu.html
      Name: Cha Sy

      E-mail address: grumpytoasty@gmail.com

      Travel

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    20. BLOG POST: http://www.theproductsblog.com/2011/04/mister-kimbob-is-definitely-must-visit.html

      NAME: David D. D'Angelo

      E-MAIL: shenbrood16@gmail.com

      "Food"

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    21. here's my entry..
      name : janese halabaso

      blog: http://lakwatseramom.blogspot.com/2012/01/chinese-street-style-food-now-available.html

      email: janesehalabaso@gmail.com

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    22. Joining the Food challenge!

      Name: Mark Chino Pantua
      Food Post:http://www.juanderfulpinoy.com/2012/01/where-to-eat-in-dipolog-food-adventure/
      Email: chinchanlakwatsero@gmail.com

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    23. Name: Han Abello
      URL: http://www.everydaydoll.com/2011/08/dolly-desserts-cara-ma.html
      Email: hana.abello@gmail.com

      Food :)

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    24. URL: http://technophobia1.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-left-my-heart-in-palawan-geek-also_01.html
      Full name:JC Ordonez
      email:ngagej(AT)yahoo(doT)com
      "Travel"

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    25. Name: Estan Cabigas
      Blog post: http://langyaw.com/2007/12/18/how-i-broke-a-ritual-taboo-in-batad/
      Email: estancabigas at gmail dot com
      Travel

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    26. Blog post url: http://astoldbykarla.com/2012/02/01/discovering-heroes-in-corregidor-a-historical-day-tour/

      Name: Karla Mae Brazil
      Email address: purplink@gmail.com

      Travel ^___^

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    27. Blog post: http://memoryaatmemorabilya.blogspot.com/2012/02/walkathon-day-in-boracay.html

      Name: Ethel Joy caguitla
      Email: memoryaatmemorabilya@gmail.com

      Travel

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    28. http://www.thelostboylloyd.com/2011/12/titays-rosquillos-liloan-cebu.html

      Lloyd Salac
      thelostboylloyd@gmail.com

      food/travel. thanks! :D

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    29. http://www.thelostboylloyd.com/2011/12/titays-rosquillos-liloan-cebu.html

      Lloyd Salac
      thelostboylloyd@gmail.com

      food/travel. thanks! :D

      ReplyDelete
    30. Blog Post: http://www.thewanderingwonder.com/2011/10/wandering-around-strange-land-cebu-day.html

      Name: Dan Patacsil
      Email: danpatacsil@gmail.com

      Travel

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    31. Blog Post: http://strawhatjp.com/2012/01/30-great-its-more-fun-in-the-philippines-meme-photos/

      Name: John Paul Suba
      Email: johnpaulcsuba@gmail.com

      Travel Write-up Challenge

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    32. Blog post: http://ilovekits.blogspot.com/2011/06/conquering-majestic-crater-of-mt.html

      Name: krystle marie pingol
      email: krystlepingol@gmail.com

      Travel

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    33. http://www.pinoytravelfreak.com/2011/10/falling-in-love-with-el-nido-part-1.html

      Rogelio Gabiano Jr.
      rgabianojr@gmail.com

      TRAVEL

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    34. http://www.pinoytravelfreak.com/2011/10/falling-in-love-with-el-nido-part-1.html

      Rogelio Gabiano Jr.
      rgabianojr@gmail.com

      TRAVEL

      ReplyDelete
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