- If you submit a photo of me as your contest entry and you're not me, you're committing fraud. Fraud is defined as an intentional act of deception made for personal gain. Fraudulent activities are not tolerated by law, what more contest organizers, brands, and companies?
- The fact that I have that photo in my blog means hundreds of people already saw it, maybe thousands even if I would go with the post statistics. These people may include the PR company, the brand people, readers, friends, relatives... if someone submits it in a contest don't you think someone would be able to identify it?
- The biggest size of the product in question costs less than P200 while the small size costs less than P100. If you cannot even invest that amount to join the contest then you might as well forget about it because one of the reasons the brand is holding the contest is to BOOST SALES. Getting other people's photos and passing them off as your own defeats this purpose.
I comfort myself with the fact that she did ask for my permission before pushing through with her plan of using my photo, so she can't be all that bad.
These days, I seldom join contests. I think I burned myself out in 2008, that and I'm doing so much more now compared to before so I don't have as much time to do so. I choose which battles to fight, and that means I only join if I really like the prize or if the mechanics are so easy that it'd only take a minute or two to earn an entry.
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