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Our 1st Twitter Giveaway!!

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 in Events & Community

As you may know by now, we were informed that some weeks ago that we're due to appear on our local television channel, Channel U, on 20 October 2010 for an episode of a new TV program called "Evolution" or "?????“.

Unfortunately, to the dismay of everyone who had rushed home to catch that episode that day, it turned out that we were given the wrong information - that episode wasn't featuring us after all! In fact, we only found out at the end of the 1/2-hour episode that ours is scheduled to air only next Wednesday, 27 October 2010, from 8.30pm to 9.00pm :( what a bummer, right?

So, in order to cheer everyone up a little, and to thank you all for taking the time to watch us on TV, as well as to show our appreciation to those of you who have been following us on Twitter (or are liking us on Facebook), we decided to have a little bit of fun by giving away a $20 Cathay Photo voucher each to two lucky winners in our 1st Twitter Giveaway!


It's really simple how this contest works:

  1. Follow us on Twitter ( If you do not have a Twitter account, register today for free at
  2. Tune in to "Evolution" or "?????“ on Channel U from 8.30pm to 9.00pm (Singapore time) on 27 October 2010 (Wednesday).
  3. From 8.30pm to 9.30pm on the same day of the telecast (27 October 2010), name us any one of the camera models that was featured in the episode via Twitter, using the format as shown below.
  4. Two lucky winners will then be picked at random and they will each win a S$20 Cathay Photo voucher!
  5. The winners will be notified via a Direct Message on Twitter within three (3) working days from the date of the draw.
  6. For the Terms and Conditions governing this contest, please refer to our FAQ section below. Cathay Photo reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice.


Format of your Tweet:

I saw @cathayphoto & [camera model] on Channel U tonight!

where [camera model] is to be replaced by the actual camera model that was featured in the show.


As an Example:

If your answer is Canon IXUS 130, your tweet should appear as:

I saw @cathayphoto & Canon IXUS130 on Channel U tonight!


FAQ Section

Since we are still a few days away from the start of the contest, do take this time to read through our Terms and Conditions, which are presented in a Question-and-Answer format below for your easier reading.

If you have any other doubts or questions, you can tweet us (username: @cathayphoto) or pose your question on our Facebook page.


Q1: Is the contest applicable only to those in Singapore?
Ans: Yes, the contest is only applicable to those who reside in Singapore, except employees and immediate families of the organizer, or anyone directly related to the competition.


Q2: Must the tweets be sent out only during the specified time?
Ans: Yes, the tweets should only be sent out between 8.30pm and 9.30pm (Singapore time) in order to qualify for the contest. However, that being said, we determine the timing of your tweet using Twitter's timestamp, so any tweet that has a timestamp of between "about 1h ago" and "about 1s ago" at the cut-off time of 9.30pm will qualify. It's all in the name of fun!


Q3: Does the tweet have to be in the exact format as stated above?
Ans: Yes, in order to help us identify you as a participant of this contest, you need to follow the exact format as shown above. Two important things to remember: a) to include @cathayphoto in your tweet (as shown in the sample above) and b) to replace "[camera model]" with the actual model of the camera featured. Failure to do so will render your entry void.


Q4: Can I submit my answer in a Direct Message instead of a public tweet?
Ans: All entries must be submitted via a public tweet. Submissions via Direct Messages will not be considered for the contest.


Q5: Can I tweet more than once to increase my chances of winning?
Ans: To be fair to everyone, each participant/twitter address can only submit one (1) tweet for the contest, regardless of whether it is the same or different camera model being named in each tweet. This is also to encourage consideration towards your followers, who may not like receiving the same/similar tweet multiple times. Therefore, any participant who submits multiple entries will be disqualified.


Q6: Can I create multiple accounts to participate in the contest?
Ans: To avoid the risk of getting all your accounts suspended as per Twitter's user guidelines, please do not create multiple accounts to participate in this contest. Participants who are found to have created multiple accounts and used them to participate in this contest will be disqualified.


Q7: How will the winners collect their prize?
Ans: Winners will receive a Direct Message from us within three (3) working days from the date of the draw. The winners will be required to send an email to, furnishing us with their winning tweet, full name, NRIC No. and mailing address. Any other information that we require will be listed in the Direct Message. All prizes must be collected within fourteen (14) days of notification, failing which, the prizes will be given to an alternate winner. Should the winner fail to comply with all our requirements set forth herein, he/she will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be picked at random.


Q8: Can the same person/twitter address win twice?
Ans: The same participant/twitter address can only win one (1) prize in the contest.


Q9: Do I need to be a follower of @cathayphoto in order to qualify for this contest?
Ans: Yes, you need to follow us on Twitter in order to participate in this contest. To do so, simply visit and click on "Follow". A winner who is not a follower of @cathayphoto will be subsequently disqualified.


Q10: How are the winners picked?
Ans: Winners are picked randomly by us, using an independant, auto-generated selection process available at Our decision on the winners is final, conclusive and binding.


Q11: Are the prizes transferable or exchangeable?
Ans: The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable for cash or kind. However, we reserve the right to substitute or replace the prizes with any other prizes of equal or similar value (in kind) due to unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be posted on this page.


Please note: Cathay Photo reserves the right to amend the above Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice.


Hope the above answered most, if not all, of your questions. Otherwise, do feel free to contact us via the methods mentioned above.

Good luck and don't forget to tell your friends about this contest! Happy weekend, everyone :)

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