Colgate 'The Moral of the Story is...' contest

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Two out of every three Indians suffer from gum problems and are unaware of it. Blood can be the sign of bigger gum problems like gingivitis, receding gums or even tooth loss if left untreated. One should not ignore the warning signs your body gives you!

So blog away, write a moral story about ignoring warning signs and win great prizes :

  • 1 Sony XPeria Z
  • 16X Rs 5000 Nike vouchers
  • Colgate hamper for all participants with a valid entry

For more details, visit the contest page.

 

Edited 6 years ago
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Asalways ... Ranjith is the first one to raise the contest alarm in the forum !Smile Some nice prizes up for grab ! 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

That is what happens when one visits the forum atleast once every hour even when one needs to study for an exam the next day! Undecided

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

And, I'm not always the one to start contest threads. I have given chance to others a few times. Wink

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Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago

lol at the graph...they must've got chance while u were sleeping...Tongue out

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

May be... Tongue out

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

Hahaaa this is what we call Life of a Pi  Laughing

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Life of 2π ? InnocentTongue out

Oh my god Ranjith .. graph and all ... i guess you took it personally or is that for our information !Undecided anyways you are the winner here clearly !

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

@ Aziz I was feeling bored and the result was the pie chart! Smile

I keep doing such thing quite frequently. Wink

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

assuming you've watched the recent movie, one π is enough for a lifetime Laughing

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

I watch only Telugu movies.

.

I was talking about the 2π radians in a full circle. Smile

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

and I was talking of "life of Pi" Undecided

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
6 years ago

Thanks for the help Ranjith! Smile

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

It's my pleasure! Smile

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Write a moral story about ignoring warning signs...

... the warning signs your body gives you ...

Should the warning signs be related to teeth? Undecided

Yo dude, gums,
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

If topics was 'a moral story about ignoring *any*  warning sign', I would have written a *good* panchatantra like story. Smile

.

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Now, I will have to force teeth and gums into that story. Frown

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

I think it's 'no' dude....

It's written "write a moral story about ignoring warning signs and win your way to great health!" --- so it can be any warning sign shown by your body, not just teeth and gum Smile

Though it'll be nice if Renie clarifies....

kanupriya Gupta
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Ranjith you are active participent of contests. I just want to know can i write in hindi?

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

@AS Now, who will tag Renie? Tongue out

@ kanupriya I think that you can write in any language ( though I'm not very sure about it  ) as nothing about it is specified in the Terms and Conditions but don't expect to win a prize! Surprised I can't recall any Hindi language post winning a prize. ( The reason could also be that the number of Hindi entries are very few, so the probability that the winning entry is a Hindi post is also lower ) So, it's always better to write in English.

I remember Renie clarifying in one of the contest threads that entries in any language are allowed ( for that particular contest ). Now, it's upto you to interpret the rules and come to a conclusion regarding the language.

 

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

tagging Renie won't help... he'll come when there's real need... BTW do you keep interest in mythology and all...? Wink

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

mythology ... Why did you ask that question ? Innocent

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

for giving the reference of 'Das Avatar' Laughing

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Where ? Innocent

And Das Avatar = Lord Vishnu ? 

Vijay Prabhu
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Ranjith kindly advise where I have to name the title page as The Moral of the story is.... or any other title will do?

Thanks in advance

Vijay

 

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

considering that Ranjith is tired and resting on his vessel I'm replying your query Laughing

Any title will do as long as you write by the given theme...

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

There is too much demand for me! CoolTongue out

 

Anunoy Samanta
Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

Someone please clarify, in the clause 4 of rules/guidelines it's given that:

"An entry shall be considered eligible only if it includes all the details of the person visiting the said link and following all instructions specified therein. He/she shall hereinafter be referred to as “the Participant”."

what does it mean??? Undecided

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

So, we have people other than me who read the rules... Tongue out

They might have copy pasted the above sentence from a 'Master File'. This is what happened in one of the contests. ( Melbourne ? )

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago

its sounds alien language to me

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

Laughing

Vijay Prabhu
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Ok thanks for the info Anunoy

Vijay

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

Cheers Laughing

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Is the following also copied from the 'Master Document'? Innocent

Participants agree to authorize Colgate to send voice messages and SMS alerts/email messages including promotional messages to their telephone number or email id, which they have provided while participating in this contest.

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago

voice messages??? 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Voice messages - may be multimedia messages, IVRS calls or phone calls Innocent

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Even the 'Melbourne' contest had a similar thing...

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

The word health is visible in IE but not in Chrome.

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

My firefox rocks!!! Cool

Vijay Prabhu
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

maybe chrome is already healthy

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Smile

Vijay Prabhu
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Thanks Ranjith

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

So many people thanking me... Cool

yes offcourse Ranjith ! you are our forum hero after all !Tongue out

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Smile

Vineet Rajan
Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Ok, a lot of doubts here. Here goes!

1. The moral story does not necessarily have to be about gums and teeth. Any moral story! But the story needs to be original, so no Panchatantra fables! :)

2. Blog posts in any language are valid!

3. The title of the posts does not have to be "The Moral of the story is...."

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Panchatantra stories = original stories containing animals, birds and talking trees! Wink

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

"Blog posts in any language are valid" Surprised

this clause brought me to the (mis)conclusion that stories and articles aren't read before contest results Tongue out

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Surprised

When I had raised the same doubt in one of the previous contest threads, Renie/Vineet said that they  have translators who know many languages.

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

Laughing

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Seeing your smile, I feel that you are ready to learn Japanese and submit your entry in Japanese. Tongue out May be, Arti can help you! Wink

 

vaisakhi mishra
from thane
6 years ago

if we can write ANY moral story how do we include the health blog link and wat about this rule : write a moral story about ignoring warning signs and win your way to great health!... Surprised

Mamata Patil
from Gurgaon
6 years ago

"Blog posts in any language are valid!", only for this contest or for other too?

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

@ vaisakhi mishra You can write any moral story about ignoring warning signs. Since Renie and Vineet ( they are a part of the team that runs IndiBlogger ) themselves have said that, you can ignore the statement or consider that this is the new interpretation of that statement.

Regarding the link, there is no need to insert it within the body. At the end of the blog post, you can add the sentence :

This is an entry for XYZ contest organised by IndiBlogger and sponsored by Colgate. Visit their health blog here.

@ Mamata I think, for all contests

DS
DS
from Mumbai
6 years ago
One more doubt regarding - 16X Rs 5000 Nike vouchers... Does this mean that 16 bloggers will receive vouchers worth 5000 each or is that amount cumulative?
Madhu Bhardwaj
from NOIDA
6 years ago

What do you think? Of course 16 individual entries will get 5000 each.

DS
from Mumbai
6 years ago
Its always better to clear doubts beforehand rather then cry over spilt milk!!
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

The first think I have done after reading this query is calculating 5000/16 to see if it turns out to be a recurring decimal. Undecided

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

think  --> thing

Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Each winner gets a voucher worth 5000 bucks! And there are 16 such winners so 5000 * 16! Same blogger can win all the 16 vouchers too since multiple entries are allowed. So one blogger could walk away with one Sony Phone, 16 vouchers and quite a few Colgate Hampers to distribute! ;)

DS
from Mumbai
6 years ago
Haha! Thanks for the reply Vineet!!
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

@ Vineet Will that ever happen - a single person winning all the prizes ? Tongue out

 and quite a few Colgate Hampers

Is it one hamper per entry or per participant?

Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
6 years ago

@Ranjith:"all participants with valid entries get a Colgate hamper" says it all : each participant shall get one hamper despite the number of entries he makes-  at least one entry should be valid.Smile

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

So, Vineet was confused ? Innocent

Stephen
Stephen
from Raleigh
6 years ago

Oh I have a good idea for this contest! Will  try to pen something when I get time.

 

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

please share it here... I'm sitting with my pen and pad open Tongue out

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

@AS Make a call using your satellite phone! Tongue out

vaisakhi mishra
from thane
6 years ago

ste do gimme an idea...then i wont ask u to gimme a lumia...:P...behen ke liye itna toh kar hi sakte ho...plus  have exams so i desperately need some IDEAS!!! else i ll strt writing about WMC..InnocentTongue out

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
6 years ago

It can be any warning sign, it doesn't have to be about gums and teeth! Laughing

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Double confirmation! Laughing

Kamlesh Parikarath
from Bangalore
6 years ago

I think no room for doubts have been left now .. :P

Kamlesh Parikarath
Kamlesh Parikarath
from Bangalore
6 years ago

hey guys, The story need not be necessarily a real-life incident eh?  It could be a fictional story too. 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Yes, it can be a fictional story.

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

you clarified it or asked for a clarification? Tongue outLaughingCool

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

I think he did both. Tongue out

and I've done the first thing... Cool

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

that differentiates a smart kid from the rest of other kids Wink

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
6 years ago

AS, you are really getting obsessed about kids Tongue outWinkSmile

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

... and lollipops Tongue out

Arindom Borah
from Kolkata
6 years ago

yup

 

Arindom Borah
Arindom Borah
from Kolkata
6 years ago

Hi Guys, 

When do u have to submit?

Any guesses! How long can a story be. It has to be something.

DS
from Mumbai
6 years ago
You can submit at any time by going to the contest page until the contest is on. There is no limit on the number of words.
Arindom Borah
Arindom Borah
from Kolkata
6 years ago

What do I have to edit??? this 'edit' shit comes up on my screen

Arindom Borah
from Kolkata
6 years ago

Well

 

 

DS
from Mumbai
6 years ago
The edit feature is only there to help you in case you have made a mistake and want to correct your reply. Otherwise just ignore the edit button.
Arindom Borah
Arindom Borah
from Kolkata
6 years ago

Isn't there anybody who knows?

 

Sunandan
Sunandan
from Jaipur
6 years ago

Can I post a one page comic about this?

Avadhoot
from Jabalpur
6 years ago

yes, contest page says-

your story could be real, fictional,funny or serious.

Narendra Kumar
Narendra Kumar
from Bangalore
6 years ago

Hi,

Can you please clarify about this:

"An entry shall be considered eligible only if it includes all the details of the person visiting the said link and following all instructions specified therein. He/she shall hereinafter be referred to as “the Participant”."

So, do we need to write our name, address, etc in the blog post itself?

What are the details that we need to provide?

Please clarify.

 

Regards,

Narendra

Renie Ravin
from Chennai
6 years ago

Hey Narendra, you don't have to worry about that for now - simply submit your post as in any other IndiVine contest. When you have the time, update your IndiBlogger profile. Please don't put your address in your blog post!


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