Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blog a play, win a Sony Ericsson phone

Thank you for the birthday greetings, dear friends. Moving on...


The stakes just got much bigger with Sony Ericsson's very generous offer to give away a brand-new SE C903 Cyber-shot phone as the first prize for any contest I can think of in this blog--and I've got one now. Thank you, Sony Ericsson. To spread the largesse, I'm also widening the coverage of the new contest and throwing in prizes for the second and third spots as well. Here goes:

The rules
1. Watch any or all of the six plays currently running or about to open in Manila in a few days (Trumpets' NOAH, Dulaang UP's Amphitryon, PETA's Ismael at Isabel, Tanghalang Pilipino's Madonna Brava ng Mindanao, Tanghalang Ateneo's Metamorphoses and Atlantis Productions' Spring Awakening) and blog about them--in whatever way you choose.

You may write about only one play, or all of them, in English or Filipino. Again, no editorial input from me; what you write is entirely your call. I'll be looking for two things: quality of insight and clarity of expression--how compelling your views are and how well you express them. Whether I agree with your point or not will not be a factor. (See our last blog contest, on the Virgin Labfest 5, for pegs.)

2. Once your entry is up, leave a comment/link here (you may want to bookmark this post for easy retrieval). Since five of the six plays have started their runs, those who've blogged about them before this announcement are free to likewise enter their entries in this contest. For Multiply users, leave a comment/link in my Multiply site.

3. The entries will be winnowed down to the Top Three. I may or may not ask other people to help me choose the winning entries.

4. The contest runs from today until Monday, October 19, by which time all five plays would have finished their runs. Winners will be announced on or before Wednesday, October 21, through e-mail and an entry here.

The covered plays
1. Tanghalang Ateneo's Metamorphoses runs until September 26 at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University. For tickets, call Ivanna Pacis 0905-2412107 or e-mail marketing@tanghalangateneo.org.

2. Dulaang UP's Amphitryon runs until September 26 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Q.C. For tickets, call 9261349, 4337840, 9818500 local 2449 or 2451.

3. Trumpets' NOAH (No Ordinary Aquatic Habitat) runs until September 27 at the Meralco Theater. For tickets, call 6354478, 0917-8842105, 0932-2705639 or Ticketworld 8919999.

4. Tanghalang Pilipino's Madonna Brava ng Mindanao runs until October 11 at CCP's Tanghalang Huseng Batute. For tickets, call 8323704, 8919999, 8321125 locals 1620 and 1621, telefax 8323661 or e-mail ccptanghalan@yahoo.com

5. PETA's Ismael at Isabel runs until October 17 at the PETA Theater Center, Quezon City. For tickets, call 4100821, 7256244, 0917-8044428 or e-mail petampro@yahoo.com

6. Atlantis Productions' Spring Awakening opens this Friday, September 25, and runs until October 18 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. For tickets, call 8927078 or 8401187.

The prizes
First prize: Sony Ericsson C903 Cyber-shot phone (5-megapixel camera, GPS for geo-tagging, auto rotating 2.4” display, TV-out function, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Best Pic, Media Go entertainment organizer--full product overview here), currently retailing at P18,000+.

Second prize: An Astoria Plaza gift certificate entitling the winner to overnight accommodations for two persons at a one-bedroom suite, with free breakfast. The GC is good until November 3, 2009. More about Astoria Plaza's full-serviced residential suites here.

Third prize: Brand-new hardbound edition of Dan Brown's latest blockbuster novel, The Lost Symbol.

Additional prizes for honorable mentions might come in, like the last time. Who knows? Do help me inform everyone about this contest and the plays covered by reposting in your blogs and/or mentioning in your Facebook and Twitter.

Enjoy the show/s, and start blogging now!

52 comments:

tagskie said...

hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day! http://kantahanan.blogspot.com/

Abaniko said...

Siyempre sali ako dito. Pero di mo pa naibibigay sa akin ang Virgin Labfest prize ko na book. Hayz! :-)

waltzang said...

pwede po ba ako sumali?

gibbs cadiz said...

ABANIKO, pakita ka kasi. just drop by the office. :)

WALTZ, sorry, no. philstage jury peers are not allowed, in the interest of fairness. :)

Boy Kuripot (stingy) said...

Nice contest! Mind if I plug this on my blog?

gibbs cadiz said...

that would be great, BOY. please do, thanks! :)

Kiko Matsing at ang kanyang Monkey said...

Here's mine (written before the contest announcement):

http://taga-ilog-special.blogspot.com/2009/09/madonna-brava-amphitryon-ismail-at.html

N.O.A.H. and Spring Awakening reviews probably on Sunday.

Cheers!

Boy Kuripot (stingy) said...

Oki doki!

Noelle V. Dotillos said...

Wowwwwwww!
That's soooo tempting!
Too bad I'm Cebu-based. Ugh. Haha. :D

Anonymous said...

can we compare the mentioned prods with other prods?

gibbs cadiz said...

which other prods, ANONYMOUS? same material, different productions? i suppose that's fine--knowing only that each prod operates under its own peculiar set of challenges and circumstances. :)

Annamanila said...

Hmmmm .. lemme see ..... pero lapit na ang deadline mo.

Gibbs, please answer my Qs. Di mo naman pinapansin eh.

gibbs cadiz said...

hi ANNA! haha, impatient, impatient! sorry for the late reply. yep, enfant terrible (in your earlier post) is used correctly in the formal, linguistic sense--though ayoko akuin yan kasi baka pagdating ng panahon terrible na lang ako, wala nang enfant haha. re my comment as blurb--sure! it'd be my honor. you may email me at gibbs_c@yahoo.com--looking forward to finding out which of my comments you're using. btw, congratulations on your book! galeng! :)

Abaniko said...

Gibbs, ano ka? 77 times na kaya tayong nagkita after I won the book. Sige, pag nag-birthday treat ka, bitbitin mo ang book, ha? Hehehe.

aajao said...

wow. prizes are tempting. ;)

idadudes said...

Of Code-Switching, Chest Hair and Comedy - http://idadudes.blogspot.com/2009/09/amphitryon-review.html

Eros said...

wow, nakakaganang manood. might be watching Spring Awakening next Friday. Gibbs, yung Loge section ba sa RCBC ay okay lang? What I mean is, can you still have a good view of the stage from that area? Thanks.

Aileen Apolo said...

Great contest Gibbs! Sending some love by twitting and plurking about it :)

Roy said...

wow! sana makapanood ako para makasali din ako...

kaya lang, nasa Angeles City pa ako hehe...

sayang talaga

the jester-in-exile said...

what a lovely contest!

gibbs cadiz said...

AILEEN, FRIENDS, thanks much for helping spread the word! :)

Abaniko said...

Gibbs, sana may special award ang makakapanood or magre-review ng lahat ng plays na binanggit mo dito sa post na to para naman may incentive. :-)

gibbs cadiz said...

ABANIKO, sure, kung meron ba e. are you offering to donate on behalf of your company? :)

Chris Cimatu said...

Sir, this is my sort-of review of Amphitryon.

http://sunrisesinthewest.blogspot.com/2009/09/amphitryons-trickery.html

bea said...

What an awesome promo!
http://bit.ly/ytxSk

jamie da vinci! said...

dahil feeling critic ako :)

http://thewanderingpolarbear.blogspot.com/2009/09/spring-awakening-half-review.html

written on a (very) rainy day.

fyhmd said...

Hi Gibbs,

Thanks for letting me know about this contest.

Here is my review of Spring Awakening: http://3xhcch.multiply.com/reviews/item/206

Fred

fyhmd said...

By the way, this was my review of NOAH: http://3xhcch.multiply.com/reviews/item/201

Kiko Matsing at ang kanyang Monkey said...

For "Spring Awakening":

http://taga-ilog-special.blogspot.com/2009/09/bata-bata-paano-ka-ginawa.html

Alvin Ringgo C. Reyes said...

Magandang gabi po, Sir Gibbs:

Ikinalulugod ko pong ipasa ang lahok ko para sa hindi ko alam ang tawag pero Timpalak Para sa SE C903 Cyber-shot phone. Narito po ang link:

http://alvinringgo.blogspot.com/2009/09/tara-na-tuloy-ka.html

Maraming salamat po! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi gibbs, here is my entry:

http://jhiedonf.multiply.com/journal/item/24/Localizing_Brecht_A_Look_at_Madonna_Brava

Hogi said...

Hi Gibbs! Makiki-join lang ulit, hehe. =)
http://tymeless.multiply.com/journal/item/437/Return_to_Spring_Awakening.

Judee Bendiola said...

Hi,

here's my entry:

http://judeebee.multiply.com/reviews/item/22?mark_read=judeebee:reviews:22

皦喨呇 toni hoshi said...

Hi Gibbs! Here's my entry:

Adventure # 195: The Spring has awaken @ http://thestarryboy.blogspot.com

~leika said...

Hi, I was blog-hopping when I ran into this post, would it be alright if I join?

Well anyway, for my review on DUP's Amphitryon, click this: http://beyondtheglasses.multiply.com/journal/item/29/On_Amphitryon

Thanks! :)

Beng said...

Hi Gibbs,

I didn't know about your contest until I was inside the theater. But it was still the perfect time to know. I humbly submit my entry:

http://bengalba.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/still-sounds-greek-to-me/

wob said...

hello, this is my spring awakening review:

http://thebsinwobs.tabulas.com/2009/10/13/the-spring-provides/#comments


:D

Anonymous said...

Hi gibbs, my review on Amphitryon:

http://jhiedonf.multiply.com/journal/item/25/Amphitryon_I_Need_Advil

Anonymous said...

Hi gibbs, my review on Amphitryon. Thanks.

http://jhiedonf.multiply.com/journal/item/25/Amphitryon_I_Need_Advil

ACRYLIQUE said...

Gibbs,

Here's my entry. About SPRING AWAKENING.

http://ofcrayonsandpastels.blogspot.com/2009/10/butete.html

danielle said...

here's my spring awakening entry. :D

http://squall-almasy.livejournal.com/67612.html

chase said...

here's what i think about the Manila staging of 'Spring Awakening:'

http://bit.ly/2nHSDY

Alvin Ringgo Reyes said...

Yipee! Ang dami nang prizes! :)

Vincen said...

hey Gibbs.

...watched Spring Awakening last Saturday evening (Oct 10).

here's my entry.

http://vincengregorii.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-i-go-to-wonder-and-to-learning.html

M.A. said...

Good day sir!

Here's my entry

http://mack2.multiply.com/journal/item/22/Spring_Awakening

justin said...

hello

here's my contribution:

http://ohjoyasite.blogspot.com/2009/10/its-been-so-long-since-ive-last-watched.html

babit_ter said...

hello gibbs! these are my entries? pede bang dalawa? haha. :D thanks!

http://akosibabit.multiply.com/journal/item/77/Liwanag_sa_Dilim

http://akosibabit.multiply.com/journal/item/78/Kung_Hindi_Ngayon_Kailan

zarine said...

Last-minute entry :)

http://zarine.i.ph/blogs/zarine/2009/10/19/spring-awakening-manila/

Eros said...

narito naman ang lahok ko:

http://erosjourneys.blogspot.com/2009/10/pagkamulat-sa-panahon-ng-tagsibol-isang.html

Salamat,

Eros

EdGE said...

throwing this in as well http://siredge.multiply.com/reviews/item/27

Jester said...

here's mine. hope humabol. sorry for the arggh-background color of my multiply acount.

http://perkyredd.multiply.com/journal/item/36/Si_Maduna_Braba_at_ang_Graba_ng_Kabalintunaan

rawr!

Abaniko said...

Humahabol po:

http://abaniko.blogspot.com/2009/10/spring-awakening-review.html

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