Alab: The Independent Musician Rising Awards

Calling all independent musicians! Let your voice be heard and start submitting your entries in the Alab: The Independent Musician Rising Awards. This latest competition from Carat Philippines aims to encourage budding artists, particularly in the genres of rock, pop, and hiphop/rnb, to show your talent and be an advocate of Original Pinoy Music. All you have to do is record a clip of your performance at a gig, a music video, or a home-recorded performance. Upload it upon registration via the contest website. You can only submit one (1) track regardless of genre. Alab will only consider the last track submitted. Wait for your entry to be approved and uploaded on the contest site gallery then encourage your friends to vote for your video. The selected Top artist per genre will be toured on different touchpoints, and groomed for one whole month. The Grand Finals winner will be awarded with P300,000 CASH while the Top artist per genre will each receive P20,000. Aside from the money, all winners will each get a Talent contract and management + Recording label and production + Artist grooming and exposure + Spot in Fusion 2017.

http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2016/09/alab-independent-musician-rising-awards.html

Contest Requirements:
  • All locally or globally unsigned Filipino musicians regardless of age. Entrants who are below 18 years old must present a written consent from a parent or guardian
  • Music Genres: Pop, rock, and hiphop/rnb
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to fusion.ph/alab and register with your personal and song entry information
  2. Entry Guidelines
    • Record a video of your performance at a gig, a music video, or a home-recorded performance
    • Video entry should be in mpeg4, mov or wmv format
    • Maximum size is 500MB
  3. Upload your video entry upon registration
  4. Judging Criteria
    • 25% Content
    • 25% Originality
    • 25% Musicality
    • 25% Fan engagement based on votes on the website
  5. You can only submit one (1) track regardless of genre. Alab will only consider the last track submitted
  6. Approved entries will be publicly available to be listened to, vote for, and/or shared on the Alab website's Gallery within 24 hours from Monday to Thursday. Entries from Friday to Sunday will be available on the succeeding Monday before 11:59PM
  7. The judges will be picking the top artist per genre. You will be contacted directly and announced via Alab's website
  8. Alab: The Independent Musician Rising Awards and Carat Philippines hold the license for the rights to reproduce, rights for public performances, and rights for communication to the public for 5 years for the top artists per genre
  9. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Deadline of submission until November 12, 2016 6PM
  • First week of December 2016 - The tabulated top artist per genre will be contacted directly and announced via Alab's website
  • December 2016 - Top artists per genre will be toured on different touchpoints, and groomed for the whole month
  • First week of January 2017- Grand Finals
Contest Prize:
  • Grand Champion
    • P300,000 CASH
    • Talent contract and management
    • Recording label and production
    • Artist grooming and exposure
    • Spot in Fusion 2017
  • Top artist per genre - EACH will receive:
    • P20,000 CASH
    • Talent contract and management
    • Recording label and production
    • Artist grooming and exposure
    • Spot in Fusion 2017
Upside
  • Online submission
  • CASH prize
  • Chance to become famous
Downside
  • You can only submit one (1) track regardless of genre
  • Alab: The Independent Musician Rising Awards and Carat Philippines have the rights to have special arrangement with special chosen acts from other contestants
For more info, log on to fusion.ph/alab

#PiattosTime Video Challenge

Prep, post and paste your best entry in the #PiattosTime Video Challenge. Create a 15-30 second video showing how you level up your Piattos time. Upload your clip on your FB, Twitter and/or IG account with a short description and official hashtag #PiattosTime. Don't forget to challenge your friends to a level up showdown by tagging three (3) of them. Choose a maximum of two (2) videos to serve as your official entry/entries. To submit entry, copy the social media link of your video and paste it in the online registration form. Three (3) very lucky Grand Prize winners will each receive a Southeast Asian Trip for two (choice of either Bali, Bangkok or Hong Kong) inclusive of plane fare and accommodations for 3 nights only worth P50,000 and an inclusion in the #PiattosTime Video Challenge digital commercial at the end of the promo. On the other hand, eighteen (18) Minor Prize winners will each be given a GoPro kit which will be announced every two weeks.

http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2016/09/piattostime-video-challenge.html

Contest Requirements:
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to and like Piattos Facebook Fanpage
  2. Entry Guidelines
    • Create a short video entry showing how you level up your Piattos Time. Video should be minimum of 15 seconds and maximum of 30 seconds
    • Upload your video on your personal social media account/s (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter)
    • Include a short caption describing your leveled up Piattos Time with the official hashtag #PiattosTime
    • Tag at least three (3) friends in your post
    • Social media account should be set in Public
    • You can upload as many videos as you want on your personal social media account/s
    • Choose a maximum of two (2) videos to serve as your official entry/entries. To submit entry, copy the social media link of your video and paste it in the online registration form upon completion of your contact details and a 140-character short description of the video
  3. Judging Criteria
    • Minor Prize Winners
      • 50% Depiction of a leveled up #PiattosTime
      • 50% Creative Execution
    • Grand Prize Winners
      • 40% Depiction of a leveled up #PiattosTime
      • 40% Creative Execution
      • 20% Online Voting
  4. Aside from the panel of judges, there will also be an online voting to determine the Grand Prize winner
  5. You can only win a minor prize once
  6. The Grand Prize winners will be taken from the pool of Minor Prize winners
  7. You can send an authorized representative to claim the prizes on your behalf provided that required documents are presented
  8. Should the winner be below 18 years old, email a scanned signed letter of consent from your parents or legal guardian to piattostimevideochallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize
  9. The decision of Summit Media in consultation with FDA is final and not subject to dispute
  10. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: August 24-November 16, 2016
ActionDate
Start of promoWED Aug 24, 2016
1st set of minor winners (3) judgingTHURS- FRI Sept 8-9, 2016
1st set of minor winners (3) announcementMON Sept 12, 2016
2nd set of minor winners (3) judgingTHURS-FRI Sept 22-23, 2016
2nd set of minor winners (3) announcementMON Sept 26, 2016
3rd set of minor winners (3) judgingTHURS-FRI Oct 6-7, 2016
3rd set of minor winners (3) announcementMON Oct 10, 2016
4th set of minor winners (3) judgingTHURS-FRI Oct 20-21, 2016
4th set of minor winners (3) announcementMON Oct 24, 2016
5th set of minor winners (3) judgingTHURS-FRI Nov 3-4, 2016
5th set of minor winners (3) announcementMON Nov 7, 2016
6th set of minor winners (3) judgingTHURS-FRI Nov 17-18, 2016
6th set of minor winners (3) announcementMON Nov 21, 2016
Start of voting for grand prize winnersTUES Nov 22, 2016
End of voting for grand prize winners (3)FRI Dec 2, 2016 11:59 PM
Start of judging for grand prize winners (3)MON Dec 5, 2016
Announcement of grand prize winners (3)MON Dec 12, 2016

Contest Prize:
  • Grand Prize
    • Three (3) winners of Southeast Asian Trip for two (choice of either Bali, Bangkok or Hong Kong) inclusive of:
      • Plane fare and accommodations for 3 nights only, worth P50,000
      • Inclusion in the #PiattosTime Video Challenge digital commercial at the end of the promo
  • Minor Prize
    • Eighteen (18) winners of GoPro kit
Upside
  • Win a trip!
  • You can upload as many videos as you want on your personal social media account/s but you can only submit two entry links
  • Online submission allowed
Downside
  • You can only win a minor prize once
For more info, log on to piattostime.com or facebook.com/PiattosTime

2016 Korean Film Festival

Finally, the long wait is over because the most awaited 2016 Korean Film Festival is here once again. Centering on the theme "Strong Hearts", the event will feature five (5) outstanding movies that represent the strong willpower of an individual to assert decisions even in the face of strong opposition. The lineup includes Ode To My Father, The Beauty Inside, Confession of Murder, The Suspect, and How to Use Guys with Secret Tips. All films are with English subtitles. Head on to SM City Clark, SM Lanang Premiere, SM City Iloilo, SM City Cebu, SM City Dasmarinas and SM Megamall on the scheduled movie dates. As always, admission is FREE but to guarantee your seat, be at the cinema at least a couple of hours before the screening starts.

http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2016/09/2016-korean-film-festival.html

Synopsis:
Ode To My Father
  • Revolves around Deok-soo (Hwang Jung-Min), a hardworking man who does everything to provide for his mother and other siblings while setting aside his own ambitions. Deok-soo becomes the breadwinner of his family at an early age after his father and sister are tragically separated from the rest of the family during the evacuation of Hungnam in 1950.
The Beauty Inside
  • Centers on Woo-jin (Kim Dae-Myung), a furniture designer who wakes up as a different person everyday regardless of gender, race, and age. He has resigned himself to a life alone until he falls in love with Hong E-soo (Han Hyo-joo). Since his physical identity changes frequently, he continues to visit her daily, acting as a customer that she has never seen before. Woo-jin finally musters up the courage to ask her out on a date. The perfect date passes by and Woo-jin, knowing that he will change once he fall asleep, attempts to stay awake for as long as he can. He meets E-soo for three consecutive days and E-soo also falls in love with him. However, Woo-jin can no longer fight sleep. He passes out and wakes up with a new face.
Confession of Murder
  • About Lee Du-seok (Park Si-hoo) who published an autobiography titled I am the Murderer, claiming responsibility for a series of murders that took place 17 years ago and describing all his murders in great detail. His book becomes a bestseller because of the author’s charming looks and his claims of repentance for his crimes. However, Detective Choi Hyeong-goo (Jung Jae-young), who was in charge of the investigation of all the ten murders, insists that Lee is in fact an imposter. Detective Choi chases Lee and challenges him to tell where the eleventh victim is, while Han Ji-Soo (Kim Young-ae), who is the mother of his last victim, seeks revenge with her family and friends. Out of the blue, another killer appears, casting doubt to whether Lee is the real serial killer.
The Suspect
  • Ji Dong-chul is a former top North Korean operative who is now a defector after being betrayed by his own country. His life is thrown into chaos after he’s framed for the murder of his boss and is forced to go on the run, chased by General Min Se Hoon (Park Hee Soon). Aided by a feisty documentary maker (Yoo Da In), Dong-chul tries to get to the bottom of the assassination, linked to a mysterious formula which may or may not be for a new and deadly chemical weapon. With Se Hoon and the director of national intelligence (Jo Sung Ha) on his trail, things get personal for Dong-chul when it becomes clear that the conspiracy also involves the killing of his wife and child years back.
How to Use Guys with Secret Tips
  • Tells the story of Choi Bo-Na (Lee Si-Young) an assistant TV commercial editor for five years. Endless nights of overwork have caused her appearance to be a complete mess. After a grueling outdoor commercial shoot, her coworkers left back for Seoul without her. Stranded on a beach in the middle of nowhere, she comes upon a unique stall that sells various instructional tapes. While browsing the tapes, self-styled guru Dr. Swarski (Park Yeong-gyu) appears and urges her to buy his masterwork, "Manual on How to Use Men." Dr. Swarski tells her that it will give her the skills she needs to find success and happiness. After reluctantly following the instructions, Bo-na's life takes a drastic turn. She begins to experience professional success and men start wooing her including top hallyu star, Lee Seung-jae (Oh Jung-se)
Promo Mechanics:
  1. Log on to phil.korean-culture.org to view the screening schedule
  2. Go to the scheduled SM Cinema on the scheduled movie dates at least two (2) hours before the screening time to guarantee your seat
  3. First come, first served basis
  4. All films are with English subtitles
  5. Watch and enjoy as many films as you can
Promo Period: September 8 - October 16, 2016
  • September 8-11, 2016 - SM City Clark, Pampanga (Cinema 3)
  • September 15-18, 2016 - SM Lanang Premiere, Davao (Cinema 1)
  • September 22-25, 2016 - SM City, Iloilo (Cinema 8)
  • September 29-October 2, 2016 - SM City, Cebu (Cinema 5)
  • October 6-9, 2016 - SM City, Dasmarinas, Cavite (Cinema 5)
  • October 13-16, 2016 - SM Megamall, Mandaluyong (Cinema 6)
Promo Prize:
  • FREE Korean Films!
Upside
  • Watch FREE films
Downside
  • None
For more info, log on to phil.korean-culture.org or call 555-1711 or email info@koreanculture.ph

Subaru Palm Challenge 2016: Philippines Face-Off

After its previous success, the Subaru Palm Challenge 2016: Philippines Face-Off is back to dare if you can hold and keep it to the end. Participate in any of the provincial legs (Manila, Cebu and Davao) and start registering online or personally at the participating Subaru offices nationwide. There will be a total of six (6) challenge cars with 40 contestants each car for Manila Leg and three (3) challenge cars for Davao and Cebu. All you have to do is place your palm on your assigned palm decal on your designated vehicle. Your palm must remain flat on the vehicle surface and you are not allowed to lift or move it from your decal, except when authorized to do so by Subaru Marshalls. From all participants, only 8 challengers from Manila and 1 each from Cebu and Davao will continue on and represent the Philippines in the Subaru Challenge 2016 (regional contest) in Singapore. There, you will be joined with finalists from 9 other Asian countries and compete for the grand prize, a spanking brand new Subaru XV 2.0i worth P1.3 million.
 
http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2016/08/subaru-palm-challenge-2016-philippines.html

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all local citizens and permanent residents aged 18 years and above
  • Must be physically fit and have no ailment that may recur or be exacerbated during the challenge. You must present a medical certificate with your doctors to certify that you are fit to participate in the challenge, and shall provide Subaru with a copy of such medical certification as and when requested
  • Winning contestant must have a passport
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to subarupalmchallengeph.com, fill out the online registration form and download the application & indemnity form. You may also register personally at the following Subaru branches:
    • Subaru Greenhills
    • Subaru Global City
    • Subaru Manila Bay office
    • Subaru Alabang
    • Subaru Batangas
    • Subaru Cebu
    • Subaru Davao
  2. Go to any of the Subaru registration posts on the designated time, date, and venue and submit your application & indemnity form, valid ID's, medical certifications and other needed documents
    • Manila - Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
    • Cebu - Ayala Terraces Cebu
    • Davao - SM Lanang Premiere Davao
  3. Competition Guidelines
    • Before the challenge, all Subaru Marshalls will conduct a body-search of all the contestants
    • You will be required to sign a Deed of Acknowledgement, Release and Indemnity before commencing the Challenge
    • Upon registration, the final contestants will choose their places by lucky draw. Each will be assigned a contestant number, which will be worn on T-shirts provided by Subaru
    • There will be no swapping of contestant numbers, contestants T-shirts or vehicle placement at any point of the Challenge
    • There will be a total of six (6) challenge cars with 40 contestants each car for Manila Leg and three (3) challenge cars for Davao and Cebu
    • Your contestant's number must correspond with a palm decal on each car
    • You will be required to place your right palm on your designated palm decal on the designated vehicle
    • To remain in the Challenge, your palm must remain flat on the vehicle surface and you are not allowed to lift or move your right palm from your designated palm decal, except when authorized to do so by Subaru Marshalls
    • You will be given a 5-minute break every 6 hours. These 5-minute breaks can be used to eat and drink and/or use the toilet located in the Hospitality Tent(s). You can can only consume food and beverage provided by Subaru
    • You shall not communicate or have any contact with your family members or relatives or friends during the Challenge, including the 5-minute breaks
  4. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:
  • Qualifying period
    • Manila - July 1-August 13, 2016
    • Cebu - July 1-September 3, 2016
    • Davao - July 1-September 23, 2016
  • Registration period
    • Manila - August 14, 2016
    • Cebu - September 3, 2016
    • Davao - September 24, 2016
  • Competition Proper
    • Manila Leg: August 14, 2016, 9AM -Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
    • Cebu Leg: September 3, 2016, 9AM - Ayala Center, Cebu
    • Davao Leg: September 24, 2016, 9AM - SM Lanang, Davao
  • Subaru Challenge 2016 Regional Round in Singapore
    • November 2016
Contest Prize:
  • The top 8 challengers from Manila and 1 each from Cebu and Davao will be the representatives of the Philippines in the Subaru Challenge 2016 (regional contest) in Singapore
  • One (1) Grand Prize winner of Subaru XV 2.0i worth P1.3 million
Upside
  • FREE registration
  • Online registration available
Downside
  • Must present a medical certificate to join
For more info, log on to subarupalmchallengeph.com or call the Motor Image Pilipinas Inc. office at (02) 727-8333 or (02) 727-3687

KIX "R U Tough Enough?" Challenge 2016

Missed your chance in last year's competition? If you think you are physically and mentally ready now, go on and enroll in this year's Kix "R U Tough Enough?" Challenge. In less than 200 words, tell why you are the toughest person in the country. The 50 shortlisted participants will meet with the promoters for a closed door casting sessions wherein you will be interviewed and undergo some physical tests. Pass this round and be included in the 20 participants who will be judged and shortlisted again for a panel interview. From there, only 10 will be selected to compete in a series of obstacle course challenges which will be held for one (1) day only. The last man standing will be awarded with P250,000 CASH and will be hailed as the new "Toughest Pinoy".

http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2016/08/kix-r-u-tough-enough-challenge-2016.html

Contest Requirements:
  • All legal local residents 18 years old and above
  • Physically fit to undertake physical challenges
  • Note: Professional athletes not eligible to participate
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to tough.kix-tv.com and fill out the online enrollment form
  2. Entry Guidelines
    • Answer the question why you are the toughest person in the Philippines. Answer should be in less than 200 words in English and/or Tagalog
    • Photo
      • Full face head shot and a full length body shot
      • Photo should have been taken within 12 months from the date of submission of the enrolment form
      • Photos can be taken against any background
      • File format can be pdf or jpeg at least 1MB file size
  3. Judging Criteria
    • Casting (Shortlisting of 50 applicants)
      • 40% Toughness based on written entry
      • 40% Uniqueness of story
      • 20% Physical appearances
    • Closed Door Casting (Shortlisting of 20 participants)
      • 50% Based on physical challenge
      • 40% Uniqueness of the story
      • 10% Physical appearance (tough looking)
    • Panel Interview (Shortlisting of 10 participants)
      • 40% Character
      • 40% Tough Factor
      • 20% Physical appearance
  4. The judges will select fifty (50) participants for closed door casting sessions wherein you will be interviewed by the promoter and tested on your physical fitness by doing some physical tests (e.g. planking and pushups exercises). Upon completion of the closed door casting sessions, twenty (20) participants will be judged and shortlisted again for a panel interview consisting of (3) Representatives from the Huddle Room Media, Inc. From there, ten (10) will be selected to be finalists of the competition
  5. The 10 Finalists will compete in obstacle course events which will be held for one (1) day upon instruction of the promoter
  6. Participation is FREE of charge
  7. One (1) valid ID card account can enroll into the contest once only
  8. A DTI representative will be invited to witness the judging, closed door casting sessions and the selection of winner
  9. The winner shall be responsible for any and all taxes related to the prize
  10. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:
  • Enrollment Period - August 19-September 15, 2016 11:59PM
  • Selection of participants - September 24, 2016, 9AM, Huddle Room Media, Inc., Ground Floor Corporate Business Center, Paseo de Roxas corner Arnaiz St., Makati City
  • Closed door casting session - September 24, 2016, 9AM, Gold's Gym Acropolis
  • Announcement of Ten (10) Finalists - September 26, 2016
  • Competition Proper - October 14, 2016, SM North EDSA, The Block
Contest Prize:
  • Grand Prize - One (1) winner of P250,000 CASH
Upside
  • Huge CASH prize
  • Online submission
  • Participation is FREE of charge
Downside
  • The winner shall be responsible for any and all taxes related to the prize
For more info, log on to tough.kix-tv.com