Paying It Forward with Smart: payITfwd

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Extraordinary deeds by ordinary people can make a positive difference in this world. It can be the retiree who trains the unemployed women in the community on livelihood crafts, or the group of athletes that holds sports clinics for street children.

A wireless communication leader is giving these acts of kindness a further boost by way of payITfwd, a new social development initiative that aims to enable the spread of social good acts or ‘smart acts’ using technology. (Ilonggos.net)
SMART payITfwd launching at Bavaria German Restaurant, Jaro, Iloilo City last July 11, 2013.

Contest Title: Pay It Forward

Promo Duration: May 20 to November 10
WHO CAN JOIN
The Program is open to all individuals or groups that have programs or projects on social good which have the potential to bring more benefits to the communities with the help of technology
Foundations, Corporates with CSR programs or NGOs are no longer eligible
Employees of SMART Communications, including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the competition
HOW TO JOIN
Make a 3-minute video that shows who you are, what your mission or goal is, what your project is all about, who your stakeholders are, the impact of your project on the community, future plans and how technology can help you achieve these. In a nutshell, tell us the good deeds you have done and how technology will allow you to do more of it.
Register online at www.smart.com.ph/payitforward and upload your video. If the user is having trouble registering, user may send in their entry and all necessary details to Havoc Digital Inc, 195 Salcedo St. 2F Casmer Building, Legaspi Village, Makati City. User must fill in the following fields:
o Your name or the name of your group or organization
o The name of your program or project
o Site/s where your project is implemented
o Who your primary beneficiary is/are
o How long has your project been running or inclusive dates
o Contact Person 
o Contact Details (Phone, Mobile, Email, Facebook, Twitter)
o Video upload link (Acceptable video file types: .mp4, .mov, .flv, .mpeg, .wmv, .avi. File size limit: 50mb)
Promote your project or video. Get as many people as you can to vote for your entry online! Note that votes form part of the judging criteria so get your family and friends involved. Wait for the winners to be announced at www.smart.com.ph/payitforward.
GENERAL MECHANICS
The competition will have two (2) rounds and submission of entries will be on the following dates:
Round 1: May 20, 2013 to July 31, 2013 11:59pm
Round 2: August 16, 2013 to October 31, 2013 11:59pm
Online voting will only be within the following dates:
Round 1 Voting period: August 2, 2013 to August 8, 2013 11:59pm
Round 2 Voting period: November 4, 2013 to November 10, 2013 11:59pm
Online voting: Visit www.smart.com.ph/payitforward.
At the end of each round Smart and its partners will select 10 social good advocates who will be given the technology package and the cash prize.
An individual or group can be awarded only once. Those who were not selected in the first round can still improve their project/submission and join in the second round.
The following will be the criteria for selection:
25%: Impact of the project in the community
20%: Novelty of the project
25%: Proposed use of technology
30%: Votes
Total: 100%
Selected social good advocates will receive the following technology package:
5 tablets
1 Smart Bro pocket WiFi
Smart Bro load worth Php 3,000.00
Cash prize of Php 50,000.00
Entry videos will be screened before these are posted in the site. Smart reserves the right to select the videos that will be posted in the site. Only videos posted in the site gallery are considered official entries. Approved videos will be posted within 36 hours after submission.
You will be notified whether your entry is successful or not with email address smartpayitforward@gmail.com.
All decisions of the judges are final.
Smart reserves the rights to create, revoke, and modify, at any time, in any way, its entry requirements, rules and regulations at its absolute discretion without prior notice. Participants and submitted entries shall be bound by any amendments or addition to the entry requirements, rules and regulations herewith.
Smart will not be liable for any loss, damage to property, or harm that may befall the participants during the production of the video.
All materials submitted to the Program automatically become property of Smart and shall have the right to distribute, exhibit and/or otherwise dispose of the final products.

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