“Enjoy While It’s Here” Winners of MIC Blogwriting Contest

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“Enjoy While It’s Here” Winners of MIC Blogwriting Contest

Early last month, Magnolia Ice Cream announced a blog writing contest here to promote their Holidays Limited Edition flavors.

We express out gratitude for your positive response and to those who helped promote the contest to their friends and networks. We also had to extend the contest from Christmas to the first week of January to give chance to those on vacation or those coming home from the provinces during the holidays. Nonetheless, together with this extension is an upgrade of the prizes. The first prize was increased from P2,000 to P3,000. The second and third prizes were also upgraded.

In total, Magnolia Ice Cream is giving away P6,500 worth of gift certificates (GCs) to our Top 3 placers. And as promised, the winners will be announced today.

It was no easy task for the judges from Magnolia and NomNom Club to score the entries as most of them are outstanding and made us want to get some ice cream as well. It was good that we were in the San Miguel Corp office when we had our first meeting and deliberation of the entries. It was easy to have some servings of Magnolia ice cream around. πŸ™‚

The scores were completed and averaged based on the contest criteria:

Creativity and Writing Style – 50%
Originality, Grammar & Adherence to Theme – 20%
Photo Quality and Relevance – 20%
Overall Impact – 10%

Some entries were very creative but suffered from grammatical errors while some were also affected with the photos they used (remember the mechanics stated early on that it should be yours and does not infringe any copyright).

Fast forward to today and without further adieu, the winners are:

First Place (90%) – “Head Over Heels with Magnolia’s Limited Edition Apple Strudel Ice Cream
– by Mona of Eyes on Manila (http://mverdida.wordpress.com/)

"Head Over Heels with Magnolia Ice Cream..."

"Head Over Heels with Magnolia Ice Cream..."

Second Place (85.5%) – “Enjoy While It’s Here
– by Vivian of Trips & Falls (http://divineviva.blogspot.com/)

Enjoy While It's Here

Enjoy While It's Here

I Love Magnolia Ice Cream

I Love Magnolia Ice Cream

Third Place (85%) – “My Magnolia Ice Cream Experience: Enjoy while it’s here
– by Gerald of I Love Magnolia Ice Cream (http://ilovemagnoliaicecream.wordpress.com/)

Third Place (85%) – “Magnolia Ice Cream New Limited Edition Flavors -Enjoy While It’s Here!
– by Marie of Anything Under the Sun (http://eamangaliman.wordpress.com/)

Magnolia Ice Cream Limited Edition

Magnolia Ice Cream

Congratulations to the first placer! You will receive P3,000 worth of MIC gift certificates while the second placer will receive P2,000 MIC GCs.Β  You read it right, there are two who tied at 3rd place so each of them will receive P750 worth of MIC GCs. You will receive an email in the addresses you provided in the comment section within this week.

But wait, there’s more!” πŸ™‚ To the fourth to ninth placers, you automatically get exclusive invitation to an upcoming Magnolia Ice Cream product party to be held by end of February 2011. Details to be announced by mid-Feb in this blog as well.

Again, congratulations to the winners and thank you to all for participating in this Magnolia Ice Cream Holiday Limited Edition flavors blog-writing contest.

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Jonel Uy is the EIC of NomNomClub.com and Managing Director of #DigitalCircles.asia, a social media marketing agency. He is also an IT Instructor at Grace Christian College. Know more @ JonelUy.com

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34 Responses to ““Enjoy While It’s Here” Winners of MIC Blogwriting Contest”

  1. Vivian says:

    I’m so happy! Thanks Jonel and Magnolia!!!

  2. marie says:

    yipee! first time to win in a blog entry. thanks for choosing my entry, close fight :D, congrats to the winners! actually i am eating my magnolia caramel cheesecake as of this time i am writing this post.

    more power to you and magnolia. thanks alot!

  3. Im still waiting for a message in my email… I am hoping to have magnolia ice cream on my birthday this january 19., thanks

  4. Ghe says:

    Hoping to receive the message on how to claim,within this days,

  5. CONGRATS! THAT WAS SO CLOSE! 90 – 85.5 – 85 congratulations!

  6. jared's mum says:

    congratulations to all the winners…and wow, an upcoming magnolia party…how can we get invited too?thanks:)

  7. Mona says:

    Wow! Thank you very much, Nomnom Club and to Magnolia! I am honored to win your contest. πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll have more contests like this in the future.

  8. iM still waiting for an email message on how i can get my prize…

  9. Where is my gift certificate?… We are always wating for it…

  10. Mona says:

    aww…I thought the gcs have been sent already.
    oh well…we’ll just wait for them to get processed.
    Thank you.

  11. gerald says:

    as of february 5, im still waiting for my GC πŸ™

  12. Mona says:

    Hi. No updates on the gc’s yet? I’m beginning to worry πŸ™ I hope we could receive them before Valentines.

  13. LARIZA GARCIA says:

    congrats to the winners, you deserve it for all.

  14. Mona says:

    *sigh* it’s Valentine’s day and I’ve given up hope on receiving them today. Hay..kelan kaya darating ung gc’s πŸ™

  15. wala pa rin po as of february 17,,,,

  16. Mona says:

    I got my gcs!!! Thank you so much. Though, the gc says “Magnolia gold label” ice creams only πŸ™ Does that mean we can’t use them for the classic flavors? πŸ™

  17. I also got mine!!! thanks nomnom!!! and to magnolia!!!

  18. Vivian says:

    I hope I’ll get mine anytime soon πŸ™‚

  19. marie says:

    yey i got my the GC yesterday. Again much thanks to Magnolia at Nomnom πŸ™‚

  20. Vivian says:

    I got the GCs already. Thanks!

  21. nomnom says:

    Remeber this?
    => “To the fourth to ninth placers, you automatically get exclusive invitation to an upcoming Magnolia Ice Cream product party”

    It’s happening this April 1 and you are automatically invited!
    Check details here: http://nomnomclub.com/affairs/2011/magnolia-frozen-delights-summer-bloggers-party/

    Message me at email address: admin AT NomNomClub.com . Indicate in the email that you are one of the 3th-9th placers and I shall include you in the guest list.

    Hope to see you soon!

  22. jared's mum says:

    thanks nomnom, i just did, subscribed to know all about the latest in nomnom’s world πŸ˜‰

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