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Lady’s Choice – Choice of the Nation Competition

DOH-FDA-CFRR Permit # 0554 Series of 2018

CHOICE OF THE NATION DIP RECIPE COMPETITION

CHEFS

  1. WHAT IS CHOICE OF THE NATION?

CHOICE OF THE NATION is a competition by Lady’s Choice & Unilever Food Solutions for chefs and cooks working in food service establishments to submit their own dip recipe which uses Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise to our website at www.ladyschoiceofthenation.com.

The TOP 10 entries with the most diner/consumer online votes at our website will have a chance to be judged by an esteemed panel of Chefs in a Grand Cookoff.

There will be 2 runners up, and 1 grand winner who will be crowned The Choice of the Nation.

  1. WHO CAN JOIN CHOICE OF THE NATION COMPETITION?

Choice of the Nation competition is open to all residents of the Philippines, of legal age and working in a professional kitchen or food service establishment.

  1. HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN CHOICE OF THE NATION COMPETITION?

Join online by submitting your own dip recipe made with Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise through the website: https://www.ladyschoiceofthenation.com

Creating an account is free and no purchase is required. Once you’ve created an account and agreed to the Terms & Conditions, just fill in the details about yourself, your restaurant and your dip, including uploading photos of your dip so that diners can see how it looks.

  1. HOW DO I WIN CHOICE OF THE NATION?

Make sure you enter on time and that your entry is the best it possibly can be.

During the voting period from July 1 – 30, get as many votes as possible – share your entry online, make it a big part of your menu, and use the sticker and poster templates to let diners know about your entry. Only the chefs of the Top 10 entries will get to battle it out during the Grand Cookoff, where their creations will be judged by our esteemed panel of Chefs. Be in the Top 3 to get the top prizes!

  1. WHAT ARE THE PRIZES AT STAKE?

The grand prize winner will get P100,000 cash and gifts. The first runner up and second runner up will win P80,000 cash and gifts and P50,000 cash and gifts respectively. They will also be featured in various online and print publications showcasing their establishment and creations.

The rest of the Top 10 participants will get P10,000 and gifts as well.

  1. HOW MANY DIPS CAN I SUBMIT TO COMPETE IN CHOICE OF THE NATION?

Each chef/cook may submit only ONE entry, so you are encouraged to send in your best dip creation.

  1. WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR ME TO SUBMIT MY DIP FOR THE COMPETITION?

All who wish to compete in Choice of the Nation must submit their entries on https://www.ladyschoiceofthenation.com no later than 30 June 2018.

  1. CAN I EDIT MY ENTRY?

Yes. You may edit your entry until 30 June 2018 by logging back on with the credentials you used when you registered. No more revisions are allowed after this as we are moving onto online voting phase.

  1. YOU TOLD ME I NEED TO GET VOTES. HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? WHAT DOES THIS GET ME?

Voting will open on July 1 and end on July 30 on the same website. Your entry needs to be in the Top 10 with the most number of votes so you can proceed to the next round and participate in the Grand Cookoff. Chefs of the qualified entries in the Top 10 will already take home at least P10,000 and gifts. To increase your winnings, make sure you best the Top 10 others in the live cook off judged by our industry and celebrity Chefs.

  1. OKAY GOT IT, SO I NEED VOTES. WHO CAN VOTE?

Anyone can vote so long as they have an active Facebook account to link their registration to.

Invite your friends, family, and diners to go to www.ladyschoiceofthenation.com from July 1 – 30 to vote. They just need to register by linking to their Facebook account and agreeing to the terms and conditions. Once successful, they will have access to the gallery of entries where they can vote for your entry.

Make sure to invite everyone, as those who will vote also stand a chance to win P10,000 in our voter partner raffle.

  1. HOW CAN I PROMOTE MY ENTRY TO GET VOTES?

Once you submit your entry, you will see a QR code and a URL which you can share on your social network.

You can also access different promotional materials like posters, stickers, and images for Facebook or Instagram which you can use to print or share with your friends, family, and diners.

Also, we suggest you serve your dip in your restaurant, use the printed materials, and get more votes in.

  1. WHAT MATERIALS SHOULD I PRINT THE ITEMS ON?

You can download templates for promotional material to print in actual size, in PDF format. See below table for the actual sizing and recommended usage and material for print outs:

 

TYPERECOMMENDED USAGERECOMMENDED MATERIALSIZE
Menu

Sticker

Stick on the menu line item of the participating in your menuSatin / Matte Sticker Paper60mm (w) X 60mm (h)
Window StickerStick on surface of restaurant entrance so is prominent and visible to passers-byAcrylic or Satin Sticker210mm (w) X 210mm (h)
A3 PosterPlace on windows or available wallsC2S220 Paper / Board297mm (w) X 420mm (h)
A5 LeafletPhysical distribution in high foot traffic areasGlossy or matte paper148.5mm (w) X 210mm (h)
StandeePull up bannerStandard banner material (vinyl/fabric)850mm (w) X 2000mm (h)
Tent CardPlace on dining tablesArt card paper, anything thicker than 250gsm would be ideal120mm (w) X 190mm (h)

 

  1. I AM A HOMECOOK. MAY I JOIN THE COMPETITION?

Currently, the Lady’s Choice of the Nation Competition is only open to those working in the foodservice industry to showcase their creations and talent.

Please stay tuned at www.ladyschoice.com.ph or www.facebook.com/ladyschoicephilippines for activities and competitions specially designed for you.

  1. IS ANY PURCHASE REQUIRED?

No purchase is required to join the recipe competition.

  1. WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR JUDGING DURING THE FINALE?

The dip creations of the Top 10 during the finale will be judged based on the following:

Taste – 30%

Overall impression of the dish that should exude harmonious mix of flavor, taste and texture along with proper application of cooking techniques.  Food must be served at the proper temperature.

Correct Preparation – 20%

Correct preparation and application of Lady’s Choice Mayonnaise into the dish concept(s).  Food prepared and serve should strictly adhere to food safety standards, proper temperature, doneness of protein should meet all safety requirements.

Presentation – 20%

Participants should be able to present a good impression of their dish concepts based on general food principles and current food plating trends. All garnishes must be edible and served on a plate that is of an appropriate size, food grade and sanitized.

Creativity – 20%

The dish will also be judged based on originality, innovation of the original dish

Audience Votes – 10%

Audience votes during the tasting

VOTERS / DINERS

  1. HOW DOES PUBLIC VOTING FOR CHOICE OF THE NATION COMPETITION WORK?

Voters must register with their Facebook account and agree to our Terms and Conditions. Once registered, voters can vote for as many different entries as they like. They may only vote once for each entry.

All registered voters on https://www.ladyschoiceofthenation.com will be eligible for the raffle to be the voter partner winner of P10,000.00, to be raffled at the Unilever Office. Each individual registered voter will have equal chance of winning regardless of the number of votes he/she has made on the website.

Voters may share their entries via Facebook Connect feature, available on the site.

  1. HOW MANY DIPS RECIPES CAN I VOTE FOR IN CHOICE OF THE NATION?

Once a voter has an officially registered account on https://www.ladyschoiceofthenation.com, voters may vote for as many recipes as they wish.

  1. HOW MANY TIMES CAN I VOTE FOR MY FAVOURITE DIP ON CHOICE OF THE NATION?

Voters can vote for each individual dip recipe entry that they like only once.

CHOICE OF THE NATION FREE LOAD PROMO

  1. WHAT IS THE FREE LOAD PROMO?

Specially-marked Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise 5.5L packs available nationwide will have instant load. Peel off the sticker to reveal the code. Text the code to 2600, and instantly get P100 load for any mobile network.

  1. HOW CAN I JOIN THE PROMO?

Purchase any specially marked Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise 5.5L from your distributor, wholesaler, or supermarket.

The six-digit alphanumeric code can be found when you peel the on-pack sticker.

Text in the code using the following syntax: LADYSCHOICE(space)<CODE> to 2600.

Example:  LADYSCHOICE ZXQ098

Note that your network will charge you P2.50 for submitting your entry. You will receive a confirmation text from 2600 confirming if your code is correct.

For your entry to fully qualify, you have to text in your registration using the following syntax: LADYSCHOICE(space)<name/address/food business name/email> to 2600. Registration is FREE. Incorrect submission of registration will incur a fee of P2.50 from your network.

You have to register yourself before your entry can be considered valid. One code is equivalent to one entry. Every code is unique, so if the code is successfully submitted by one person, succeeding submission of the same code will be considered invalid.

  1. IS REGISTRATION FREE?

Yes. Registration is free, as long as you send a valid entry following the correct syntax. Your network will charge you P2.50 for sending the wrong syntax.

  1. I WANT TO ENTER MORE THAN ONE CODE. HOW DO I ENTER THE SUCCEEDING CODES?

After your registration, you can just text the next code still using the same syntax: LADYSCHOICE(space)<CODE> to 2600.  Example:  MAYO ABC123

You will not be prompted to register anymore after texting in the code. You can text in as many entries as you can. Each code must be submitted in separate text entries.

  1. HOW MANY TIMES CAN I JOIN?

You may join and submit valid codes as many times as you want.

  1. I AM A POSTPAID SUBSCRIBER. CAN I SEND THE LOAD I WIN TO SOMEBODY ELSE?

If you are a postpaid subscriber, you may send the load you have won to a prepaid subscriber of the same network by texting LADYSCHOICE GIVE (PREPAID NUMBER) to 2600.

  1. IT PROMPTS THAT MY CODE IS INVALID. WHAT DO I DO?

Please check the code again to see if you inputted the correct code, and if the code was not yet used in a separate entry.  You may also contact Unilever Consumer Engagement Center at 588-8888 if you have clarifications.

  1. HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WIN?

Once you have successfully sent code to 2600, you will receive a message stating your prize. Load prizes will automatically be credited to your mobile number (the number you used in sending the code and used for registration).

  1. I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS. WHO DO I CONTACT?

You may contact Unilever’s Consumer Engagement Center at 588-8855 (within GMA) or 0908-8805618 if you have clarifications. You may also email cec.philippines@unilever.com