*Effective Nov. 11, 2009

The Pinoy Smile Monthly Contest will resume on November 11, 2009 at 12:01 am, Pacific Standard Time.

The contest was suspended for the organizers to look into complaints regarding the voting system and allegations of voting fraud. Based on your comments and suggestions , and in consultation with parents of the candidates, the voting system has been modified. The basis for determining winners will now be : 1/3 comment-votes, 1/3 poll votes, and 1/3 votes from a panel of judges.

Comment votes: Only those cast from Nov. 4-8, 2009 will be considered.

Online poll votes: Open November 11, 2009; 12:01 am, and ends November 30, 2009; 11:59 pm(Pacific Standard Time. )

Simple voting rules:
1. Anyone can vote.
2. You can vote only once for the whole month.
3. You can vote for any number of contestants, but only once for the whole month.
4. Votes are restricted by IP.

Judges' votes: Parents of children who participated in the September, October and November contest will receive a ballot by email.

1. One parent-voter per child.
2. You can vote only once for the whole month.
3. You can vote for any number of contestants, but only once for the whole month.
To read comments which helped us revised the rules, click here.

A. How to join
1. The contest is open to Pinoy children all over the world, ages 1 month to 6 years old.
2.  To join, parents of a prospective contestant must send two (2) clear, close-up, current solo photos (.jpg or .jpeg files only) of the child featuring his/her best smile to:
3. Write the full name of the child on the subject line of the email. Use capital letters only for first letter of given and family names. Do not use capital letters to write the whole name.
4. The following information should accompany the photos: child's full name, complete address with postal code, birthday, names of father and mother, name and email address of person submitting the entry, and link to a family/baby blog or website (if available). Only the name of the child and the link to the  family/baby blog or website will be published.
5. Only parents of the child in the photo are allowed to submit the entry in behalf of their child.
6.  All entries submitted by 4 pm (Pacific Daylight Time-PDT) on October 31 and will be eligible to participate in contest.
5. If the entry qualifies for the contest, an email notification will be sent to the parent with the qualifying photo attached. You may then also submit a slideshow featuring other photos of your child. Valid photos and the slideshow (if available) will be posted on the website and on a solo photo page for each contestant.

B. Criteria to select the winner
1/3 Quality of comment-votes
1/3 Number of poll-votes
1/3 Pinoy Smile Parents’ Elite Circle votes

*Quality of comment-votes will be determined by Pinoy Smile based on the number, authenticity, relevance to the questions and conformity to the contest instructions. Only comments cast during the period of November 4-9, 2009 will be considered. Each contestant will be ranked.
*Number of poll-votes will be determined by votes cast during the period of November 11-30. Each contestant will be ranked.
*Pinoy Smile Parents’ Circle votes will be solicited from parents whose child participated/or is participating in the September, October and November contests. An email will be sent to these parents. Each contestant will be ranked based on the results.

C. How to win
1.  The child who ranks #1 overall will be declared Smile of the Month winner and will receive Canadian $100 (or its equivalent in local currency, if the winner is not a resident of Canada). A certificate prominently announcing the child won the contest will also be awarded.
2. Contestants who rank #2 to 10 will be declared runners-up for the month’s contest. They will receive a certificate prominently announcing their respective rank in the contest.

3. Winners will be declared on December 3, 2009 at 12:01 am, Pacific Standard Time.

4. Results of the contest will be final and indisputable. Pinoy Smiles reserves the right to make the final decision regarding winners.

5. Winners will be contacted by Pinoy Smiles and a notification email will be sent accordingly. Cash prizes will be sent through bank-to-bank remittance or door-to-door delivery, whichever Pinoy Smiles finds convenient.

6. All winning photos will also be featured with a short write-up at the Pinoy Smiles website (

7. Non-winners are still eligible to join the next months’ contest, provided that new photos are submitted.

8. All of the contestants will receive a certificate of participation from Pinoy Smiles.

D. How to vote

1. Comment-voting started Nov. 4, 2009 and ended Nov. 8, 2009.
2. Anyone can vote.
3. You can vote once a day through the comment section in the contestants’ solo photo pages.
4. Anonymous comments will not be allowed.
5. You can vote for as many contestants as you want, but only once a day for each contestant.
6. You can comment in English or Filipino/Tagalog.
7. Only original comments per contestant will be counted. Comments which are the same as another previously posted in the same photo page will not be counted. You can post your original comment in other contestants' pages, if you are voting for more than one.
8. Only comments which make sense will be counted.
9. You can vote by answering one of the following questions and post the whole sentence as your comment.
1. (Name of child) is my winning Pinoy Smile because…..
Si (pangalan ng bata) angkarapat-dapat maging Pinoy Smile dahil...
2. My tip for a healthy smile is……
Ang aking tip para sa malusog na ngiti ay...
3. My dental question for Pinoy Smile is …..
Ang aking tanong para sa Pinoy Smile ay...
4. The Pinoy Smile website can be improved by ....
Ang Pinoy Smile website ay maaaring pagandahin ...
5. I take care of my teeth by...
Inaalagaan ko ang aking mga ngipin...
6. Teeth are important because...
Importante ang mga ngipin dahil...
7. I take care of my child's teeth ...
Inaalagaan ko ang ngipin ng aking anak...

1.      Voting will start on November 11, 2009 at 12:01 am; and end on November 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
2.      Anyone can vote.
3.      You can vote only once for the whole month.
4.      You can vote for any number of contestants, but only once for the whole month.
5.      Votes are restricted by IP.

Pinoy Smile Parents’ Circle votes
1. Voting will start on November 11, 2009 at 12:01 am; and end on November 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
2. Parents of children who participated or are participating in the September, October and November 2009 contests will comprise the Pinoy Smile Parents’Circle.
3. Only the parent responsible in submitting an entry to the contests mentioned, as per Pinoy Smile records, will be eligible to vote. A ballot will be sent by email. Votes will be tracked by name and email address, but personal information will be kept confidential.
4. One eligible parent per child who participated in the September, October, and November contests.
5. You can vote for any number of contestants, but only once for the whole month.

D. Waiver
By submitting an entry in behalf of the contestant, the parents confirm and acknowledge that:
a. Pinoy Smiles is permitted to receive the contestant’s registration data and that all personal information supplied shall be used in accordance with its privacy policy.
b. The parents hereby assign and transfer unto Pinoy Smiles the entire worldwide intellectual property rights to the submitted photos.
c. Pinoy Smiles shall have the right to register anywhere in the world the copyright to all photos submitted, including any reproductions of the same, in any and all media without further compensation.
d. The parents further agree to release Pinoy Smiles and any entity acting on behalf of Pinoy Smiles from any liability in the use of the photos submitted.
e. Pinoy Smiles reserves the right to modify these Contest Rules at any time and may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion
f. A contestant ---whose parents violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the contest, or obtain winner status in behalf of their child using fraudulent means, exhibit unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior--- will be disqualified.
h. Pinoy Smile will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the contest and  Pinoy Smile’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final.
i. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of Pinoy Smile, Pinoy Smile reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as Pinoy Smile deems appropriate.
j. All decisions will be made by Pinoy Smile and are final.


  1. bakit ang ibang votes hindi na add saan napunta yon. marami na kaming na send para sa contestant namin pero wala pa rin.

  2. my wiinning pinoy smile is marian jaeniel pascual because she has the most beautiful and healthiest smile ever.

  3. @Irish Ida: Comments left Nov. 11 and onwards will be published on Dec. 3, to separate comments cast as votes from Nov. 4-8. Para klaro sa lahat kung ano ang basehan ng Pinoy Smile sa pag-evaluate ng mga boto ayon sa bagong rules ng contest (i.e. 1/3 quality of comment votes).

  4. kailan po pwede mag pasa ulit ng entry ?tnx..

  5. @mamaii26: Ongoing ang pagtanggap namin ng mga entries para sa december. ipadala ang inyong entry sa: contest@ maraming salamat sa iyong suporta sa Pinoy Smile of the Month.

  6. I have no children but I had to vote for that cute baby Bella Grace I think she is a doll. @lilruth