Nov 11, 2010

Unconvincing Result of Celcom BB 9800 Contest

Posted by Joshua |

Still remember the contest Celcom Blackberry Torch 9800 by Nuffang that I participated no long ago?

The result has just announced this morning


It was totally DISAPPOINTED and I dare to say the result is totally UNCONVINCING & UNFAIR to others participates that put real hard efforts for the contest.

I'm raising this up is not because I didn't win or my blogpost is better than them, it just that I found the winner's blogpost was just ONLY AVERAGE compare to others participates that I read.

I did not just say so by my personal judge only, I even asked few bloggers that participate and some spectator bloggers about the result. Guess what? All replied with the same answer. YES! IT'S AVERAGE ONLY!


If you don't believe, you can view theirs blogpost. Great I'm increasing their's traffic

Week 1 – Mohd Faez Bin Mat Rudin (http://www.terbangtinggitinggi.com/2010/10/i-love-celcom-i-love-torch.html)
Week 2 – Mohamad Nazirul Afiq (http://sudubesi.com/siapa-perlukan-gadjet-lain-jika-ada-celcom-blackberry-torch-9800)


Do check out/compare with some creative participates out there that should have the chance;

TheEggYolks


MsXeRoZ


Shii Teck



Here are the questions, the winners are selected based on creativity or what they feel they like or just some random pick?

If by Creativity? 
You are indeed a genius


If by what you feel you like? 
Great, let's have more of this contest.


Random pick? 
Awesome, we don't need to put so much efforts in participating such contest. Just add title and copy paste the contains. There you go!



Oh ya! Did I mention there's gonna be a 2nd round of this contest?
All the best to those who take part!


You may found my blogpost is stupid/childish.
I'm just voicing out the finding of unfair and bias in the contest, everyone has the right to voice up. It's just the matter who make the move. I'm nobody in blogsphere, if you don't like just ignore this. Thank you and peace!

44 comments:

HenRy LeE ® said...

ur entry is one of the most creative i've ever read. Just like the iPhone 4 contest. I wonder what is creativity to NuffnangMY? Damn!

prasys said...

I agree , there were a lot of other creative entries out there. I wonder how they pick their winners. I've no idea. Sorry man , I know you tried really best with your creative entry. i am not sure what else to say or add

FeeQ said...

To be honest, at 1st I tot ur blog post, egg yolk & shi teck will be top 3. Since ur video is pretty cool. the detail in Shi teck blog quite good as well.

Maybe Nuffnang have their own view point on it. We should listen what Nuffnang say about it 1st only we can judge it.

Listen from both parties is always a good things to do.

JunJun-Riko said...

well, actually, all these contests are just a tactic used by NN to get full publicity for their clients. Hundreds or even more bloggers participate in the contest, putting up publicity for the client, and all the client needs to pay is a few product as prizes. It's rather stupid of the bloggers to do free publicity if you think about it. But then again, a contest is a contest, there're bound to be winners and losers. And btw, this is why T&C states "Judges's decisions are final".

just forget about it la. no use getting upset bout it. =)

Supia Chao said...

I'mm shock to see the winner post. I am expecting someone else to win. Those real creative one. Its kinda saddening. Maybe need to 'bodek' celcom alot in the post. And ironically both winners are Malays. No offence.

Jessy said...

This happens all the time in every contest of NN. it's just pure luck.

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

Hello there.
*pats on shoulder*
I have been emo'ing the whole day since the result. Thanks for voicing this out. I feel the same way too.

No doubt, all contestants did put in a lot of effort. And i believe that contest lovers like us, understand the rule of the game: we win some, and we lose some. When we win, we take that as part of our strength, and improve so that we can do better. When we lose, we learn in the sense on where did we go wrong. In this Torch 9800 case, i couldn't find what did we go wrong, and felt, "hey, what i did was way better".

This was the 2nd time that i've experienced this case from Nuffnang, but who am i to judge. No matter how we would complain or voice our disatisfaction, nothing can be done. The winners cant be revoked, right?

Nonetheless, I'm very thankful that from contests, i met with great people like you, and the eggyolks. Perhaps there are people out there who's "creativity" has different meaning than us. haha =)

Cheers buddy. There's more to come for us. I'm gonna sleep over it and wake up a happy person tomorrow.

bryanlyt said...

ditto on JunJunRiko's comment...

Yih Yann said...

I'm fans of TheEggYolks and I think their posts very creative and original if compare with the 'winners'. Anyway, I guess the sponsor is the one choose the winner. Don't upset about it.

SiMon Har said...

no offence to the winners, but I do feel that there are some better entries out there.
but Nuffnang announced they are the winners, so there must be certain things which attracted the judges. So congrats to the winners :)

joshuaongys said...

owned big time!! by the T&C xD hahahaha oh well

Tian Chad @ 永遇乐 said...

Aiks I was quite surprised to know the result too. Hope that who ever the judges is, think again about what "creativity" means =S

All the post mentioned here are really good one actually.

XCB said...

i've experienced sth like this before, i don't know what is creativity to nuffnang... so im not surprised to see the results this time.

Kevin Cheng said...

This is the 2nd time I see similar things from NN. I still remember the first time, NN posted in FB like page, saying that the first 10 who comment will get free movie ticket. I was the first one to comment but ended up with nothing, NN didn't even contact me.

Anyway, learned from the first mistake, I never use NN and participate anymore.

Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

That's the main reason I stopped participating in their contests.

Now, I also don't do those blog posts for invites anymore since I rarely get invitations from them nowadays.

Boss Stewie said...

Hell Tallboyz,

Tim here but I'm really leaving this comment in my individual capacity. Not as one of the Co-Founders of Nuffnang because I'm not too involved in many of the campaigns that we run lately so I'm not in the position to address this in an official capacity. I understand anyway that my trusty colleagues have already taken steps to address this.

Let me shed some light on this issue. The thing about how contests started is a brand or a client will come up to us and tell us they have a great prize to give away, like a Blackberry Torch. But we have so many bloggers and only a few BB's to give away so what do we do to help decide who wins it. We run a contest to decide who to give it to. So we get an opportunity for bloggers to win cool prizes and in return the client does get blog entries written about the product which is good for them too.

Whenever the contest prizes are attractive, we have soo many entries that it's so hard for the judges to decide who the winner is. In fact what people don't understand is that for most or even all the contests, Nuffnang doesn't pick the winner ourselves. At most what we do sometimes is we help shortlist maybe 20-30 good ones for the clients and the client will pick from there.

Most of the time, the clients find it really hard to find a good winner too so much that sometimes they wish they had more prizes to give away . So there are often very great entries that don't manage to win.

So what we do is that we try to have as many contests and find as many good prizes as possible, eventually giving more opportunity for people to win stuff.

I thought your entry was great and I thought that so many of the entries are good too. Some of the bloggers who did really good entries but didn't win are people I know personally like MsXeroz which you mentioned.

So thank you for your entry and for voicing out how you feel. My colleagues have heard it.. and I have too... all the way from Hong Kong heh :)

If you have anything else bugging you please feel free to get in touch with Robb or any of the other Nuffies. They're always happy to catch up. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I agree with JunJun-Riko too. Sometimes contest is just about luck. Anyway it's a good post to create awareness. =)

saimatkong said...

I agree with JunJun-Riko too. Sometimes contest is just about luck. Anyway it's a good post to create awareness. =)

Qi Wen 绮文 said...

I seriously have to agree with this one. I may be a very amateur blogger here, but I was totally shocked when I read through the winners' blogpost. I wouldn't take more glance on it if I was part of the judge. You definitely deserve winning this..

farra-eng said...

rasanya wakil staff celcom yang pilih pemenang

Anonymous said...

i have inside news stating that all blogs are chosen by Nuffnang. I do agree that this contest is not fair..

FeeQ said...

If celcom choose the winner, I think celcom blind ~la la la

Kian Fai said...

OH NOVOS! I hope my churpchurp contest . . . . Cry**** T_T

step-me said...

i have no more 'semangat' to join any contests already

Joshu@law said...

Yea...pretty surprised with the result too.

Chill bro~ You did a great entry for the contest btw! Love the video thingy! ;)

Cayenne said...

I can truly see your disappointment in this contest. You put lots of effort in this. If the contest is based on votes I will vote for you! The winning entries are a little disappointing. no doubt that. that's why in times, i sort of lazy and fed to participate anymore.. le.sigh. but creative people like you must continue participate. your readers are always looking forward to your creative entries!

Chuckie Cotton said...

LOL...Always like this one lor, you see everywhr also same, some is vr vr favouritsm one

Theeggyolks said...

bro! i din't expect to our blog to be in your "creative participates" list! :D as for the winner's selection, like what Tim said, it's been decided by Celcom so what can we say? Unless we're not even in Nuffnang's top 20 picks =_="

Anyway, don't give up in joining these contests, especially creative people like you!

As the saying goes, "got join, got win. Didn't join, eat western wind (sai pat fung)" LOLx

Vin Tsen Gan said...

That's why they include this provision that 'the decision of judges are final and cannot be questioned'. To me this is kind of unfair to an extent, but come on, Nuffnang is the organiser, they have every right to give out the prizes to whoever they fancy. They do not have the onus to make any explanation for their decisions.

Well written post bro, I guess this will serve as a little reminder to Nuffnang that in future competitions, a worthy and agreeable winner should be chosen.

Don't get so upset about the result aights. :)

p.s. Belanja you makan tong yuen. XD

HenRy LeE ® said...

i think it's about time we as the bloggers should pick the winner... then nobody will say NuffnangMY is not fair. Right?

atreyu strange said...

You make this look like this is the FIRST EVER CONTEST that has ever been deemed/claimed unfair. Let's be fair here and look at some of the previous contest. As much as I hate to name a few, let's put forward some disputed winners back from the Sony TX5 contest or the more recent DiGi iPhone 4. From those contests, I could also find some other contestants that did WAY MORE CREATIVE with their entries.

But they didn't win. My thought of creativity did not fit the bill of those in Nuffnang and the clients.

Creativity is subjective.

A few months ago, creativity in the eye of Nuffnang and the clients maybe added graphics, comic strips and HEAVY photo editing! Months later, they could have got bored of the same old, same old and figured that we need a new wave of creativity and tadaa, you get winners like the Sony TX5, DiGi iPhone4 and now BB Torch contest.

So the two keywords here is:
CREATIVITY and SUBJECTIVE.

Eyriqazz said...

Bila Kalah Dikata Racist, Bila Menang Dikata Entry tak setimpal/Not Creative enough…

Yiezaa,for me, that’s life…The definition of good/creative is too subjective..Lain padang,lain belalang…At least, Nuffnang gave us something to show our creativity.Win-win situation...Myself only won once the main prizes with Nuffnang contest...

Yes, u are one the most creative blogger i ever seen n won a lot of blogging contest..envy people like you n i wish i have that skills as well...everytime people like u and eggyolks joining the contest, i told to myself, oh, one or two prizes already gone...

Suggestion : Maybe Nuffnang should reveal who are the finalist in the future and for those finalist who did not win, gave them something..i.e. RM50..winning something is much more better than did not win anything...it take a lot of hard work to finish one "contest entry", at least a few hours rite?

+ More prizes in the future as a lot of creative entry for every contest...

Anyway, continue with ur creative entry, i believe u will win more in the future..with great talent, come with greater responsibility...everyone has their own opinion and apologize if my opinion is not up to the expectation…

P/s : i also thought that msxeroz will win with her entry ...

Anonymous said...

dont forget to be 'orang nuffnang' if you want be the winner. hehe

creative is subjective
but orang nuffnang is objective
=)

gud luk bro

joegrimjow malas log in

Joshua said...

First for all, I would like to say thank you to all of you for spending your time reading and comments on my rants. I was quite shock to know the things that happened wasn’t JUST ONLY ME who hesitate about the result.

I do have to praise the Nuffnang team aka Nuffies for being so efficient and professionally handle this issue.To be honest, I was quite surprised that my tiny matter would attract so many peoples and even the boss of Nuffnang to leave comment here. BTW Tim, you are abit rude to call me “Hell Tallboyz” lol! Kidding!

Let me clear things up, my purpose of having this blogpost was not to BOLD/THREATEN anyone for anything. I’m just expressing my feeling of the scenario that I encountered.

I do understand the mechanics of the contest, the compilation, short listing and the judges/clients final decision. So this has told me the DOUBTFUL RESULT was actually from the blindfolded client during the selection or maybe with some others reasons. Who know?

This has actually made me hesitate to participate in anymore contests that I wouldn’t know how FAIR/GOOD the clients are.

I can’t pin point anyone who is good, who is unfair or who is bad. Nuffnang is just and organizers that serve what their clients want. No client mean no Nuffnang, no Nuffnang mean no Bloggers.

Again, thank you to Nuffnang and also all of you guys for the help of analysis/comments/discussion of this matter.

k@hy3@n said...

truly agree with ur post .... it create a doubt of how they judge and it kinda demotivates blogger to participate more contests in the future.

joegrimjow said...

LOL

can u check IP of joegrimjow malas log in? haha. send my regards to him/her

Devi da Lil' DeviL Photography said...

hahaha...this is the one we were talking about the other day...LOL...why not join other contest organizer that at least will appreciate your work? dont waste ur time and effort on this..trust me..u'll get better reward than this.

Nikel Khor said...

yalor..dunno how they judges d..

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