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Government launches Fijian Made competition

Government is using Facebook to further strengthen the Fijian Made Campaign.

Yesterday it launched a Facebook competition with a grand prize of $1,000 plus 10 smart tablets and other prizes. To enter the contest, visit www.facebook.com/fijianmade.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Industry and Trade Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum officially launched it.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said this competition would not be a one-off when it ends on March 16.

“We hope to have another set of competition where Vodafone Fiji has offered 20 tablets.
“As we are in the first round of competition we are giving out 10 tablets which have generated a lot of interest.”

The competition will runs through a tab on the Fijian Made Facebook page.

Since inception the Fijian Made Facebook page has reached almost 49,000 likes making it the most popular local Facebook page in Fiji.
The submission phase is three week. In order to submit a photo to the contest; you must be a Fijian resident.

Permanent Secretary for Industry and Trade Shaheen Ali said: “Social media is becoming an increasingly important tool for information and communication beyond.

“This is also beyond our borders giving the Fijian Made brand a national as well as an international brand.”
Mr Ali  said the launch of the Fijian Made Facebook Competition was for Fijian residents only.

“The brand was an example for gaining in-roads in the Melanesian and regional markets. Importers from Pacific Island countries take a certain degree of comfort from the Fijian Made logos and in some cases are demanding it,” Mr Ali said.

Overall the Government will continue in its 2014 work programme, to market Fijian Made as a reliable and a value-for-money brand in the local, regional and international markets.

3 simple steps to participate

Buy any product licensed under the Fijian Made-Buy Fijian Campaign and snap a photo of yourself with the product, making sure any one of the eight Fijian Made-Buy Fijian Campaign logos is visible.

Upload your photo through the submission form on Fijian Made Photo Contest tab. The submission period will run from 24 January to 16 February.

Share your photo with your friends to get as many votes as possible.

Voting phases

After 16 February, participants will no longer be able to upload photos and the voting phase will commence.

The first phase of voting on February 17, visitors to the Fijian Made Facebook page will be able to vote once per day on all valid entries.

The first phase of voting will end on 2 March. From this phase, the 30 photos with the most votes will move on to the second and final phase of voting.

There will be a second phase of voting. During the second and final phase of voting, visitors will be able to vote on the finalists from the previous round.

(Source: Fiji Sun)