Revised rules for November 2009 Pinoy Smile contest


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

  • Anyone can vote.

  • You can vote once a day through the comment section in the contestants’ solo photo pages. 

  • Anonymous comments will not be allowed.

  • You can vote for as many contestants as you want, but only once a day for each contestant.

  • 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...
    • You can comment in English or Filipino/Tagalog.
    • 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.
    • Only comments which make sense will be counted.

    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’ Elite 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’ Elite 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. 

    Thanks to all the parents who provided us with feedback, especially to Maristella Villanueva-Chavez, Czaroma Roman, Linda Gatchalian, Esvimin Campo-Faelnar & Jennifer Carino.

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