• PROMO DURATION. Promotion period is from April 29 – June 30, 2013
  • ELIGIBILITY – WINNERS. Who can win? All 2013 high school or college students from Philippine schools are eligible to be named as a Microsoft Champ.
  • ELIGIBILITY – NOMINATORS. Who can nominate? Anyone is free to nominate a High school or College student to be a Microsoft Champ.
  • PREMISE. Microsoft Philippines is looking for students who deserve to be recognized as a Microsoft Champ. Anyone is free to nominate a student who they feel deserves to be recognized for their achievements. The student may also nominate his or herself.
  • AWARDING. Eight students will be chosen from the top nominations. These students will officially be awarded as Microsoft Champs, and will be recognized as brand ambassadors of HTC Philippines. These top students will also be awarded with prize packages.
  • TO JOIN like , and  Facebook pages. Go to the Microsoft Philippines Facebook page, and enter the Honor the Microsoft Champs Tab. Click JOIN and complete the following details:
    1. a. Name, Age, School, Education & Year level (College or High school)
    2. b. Story explaining why he/she deserves to be awarded (200-400 words)
  • Deadline of submission of entry is at 11:59pm on June 30, 2013.
  • From all the nominations, Microsoft Philippines, HTC Philippines and National Book Store will choose the top students based on the following criteria:
    1. a. Creativity 30% – the idea behind the story
    2. b. Quality of Content 50% – how well the story explained why the student deserves to
    3. c. Execution 20% – how well the story is written (grammar and spelling style)
  • All entries fitting the descriptions below are disqualified from winning:
    1. a. Entries depicting offensive content
    2. b. Entries depicting illegal content
    3. c. Entries depicting dangerous content
    4. d. Entries containing plagiarized content, or whose content is not owned by the submitting user.
  • Determination of winners will be held on July 8, 2013 in the 8th floor of 6750 Ayala Office Tower, Ayala Ave. Makati City, Metro Manila. Names of Judges are listed below:
    1. a. Mae Rivera-Moreno – Microsoft Business Group Lead for Windows
    2. b. Tovia Va’aelua – Microsoft Business Group Lead for Windows for Office
    3. c. Jonica Pena – Microsoft Marketing Communications Manager
  • The top 8 nominated students and their nominators will be announced as winners. Each winning student nominee will receive a Windows 8 OS, Office 2013 Home and Student 2013, and HTC 8S phone, and their nominator will receive PHP 3,000 worth of National Book Store gift certificate. Gift certificate is valid until fully consumed. Microsoft Philippines will shoulder the 20% tax for prizes exceeding PHP 10,000.
  • Once candidates are chosen from the winning nominations, proof of the students’ standing and reported achievements such report cards, certificates, etc. will be asked from the candidates.
  • Winners will be announced on Microsoft Philippines Facebook page on July 9, 2013 and notified via registered mail. Prizes not claimed within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the notification will be forfeited in favor of Microsoft with prior approval from DTI.
  • Winners from GMA can claim their prize in 7th floor of Equitable tower Paseo de Roxas Makati City, Metro Manila from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm on working days. Prizes of provincial winners will be sent via courier. Microsoft Philippines will shoulder shipping cost for provincial winners. Winners must present a valid ID and the registered mail.
  • Prizes are not convertible to cash but transferable
  • All employees of Microsoft Philippines, National Book Store, HTC Philippines and its advertising agency up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promotion.


Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 2557 Series of 2013