Sony Ericsson is Sending a Filipino Flag Bearer to FIFA World Cup

Got this from my email inbox and thought some of you who stumble upon this blog will find this interesting and perhaps join the contest as well. It’s Sony Ericsson’s gig that will send a Filipino child ages 10-16 years to be a flag bearer during the FIFA World Cup.   Details and full information on how to join the contest follow after the jump. Good luck folks!

Sony Ericsson to send Filipino flag bearer to FIFA World Cup

A Filipino child will get the chance of a lifetime to experience the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ live on the pitch in South Africa . Sony Ericsson has opened a video competition that will bring the country’s first FIFA flag bearer to a FIFA World Cup™ match in July, marking the first time the country will participate in the global sports event.

The competition dares Filipino children aged 10-16 years old to creatively answer in a 30-60 second video, “Why I deserve to win the Sony Ericsson Search for the FIFA World Cup™ flag bearer.” Act, dance, illustrate, sing or perform your reasons on the video. Or show off your best football moves to impress the judges. Get family and friends and play around, do fancy footwork or put on some Shakespeare. Just remember to have fun and use your imagination. Contestants can submit as many entries as they want. Video entries are accepted from now until March 25, 2010.

Starting March 28, 2010, five videos will be shortlisted for a new and final round of voting. The five finalists will each win the Sony Ericsson Kita, the gesture gaming phone wonder with 5-megapixel camera, photo geo-tagging, Net access, high quality media player and stereo speakers.

Sony Ericsson will let the public decide which child should carry the FIFA flag before thousands of spectators around the world in one of international sports’ most exciting events.

“Sony Ericsson was designated an official FIFA World Cup™ partner in 2008, allowing us this tremendous opportunity to participate in this unique way. This will be the first time for the Philippines to participate in a FIFA World Cup™ event so we are inviting Filipino children to try out and give it their best,” said Dennis Manzano, Sony Ericsson General Manager.

The winner, together with his parent or guardian, will fly to South Africa complete with hotel accommodations and pocket money. In an inspiring moment at the semi-finals, the winner will walk the pitch with other young flag bearers and watch a thrilling FIFA World Cup™ semi-finals match firsthand.

Visit to learn more. Registered voters on the site also get a chance to win the exclusive Sony Ericsson Team Pilipinas shirts. The winner will be announced on April 20, 2010.

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  1. Anirudhya, some basic questions what is the difference if Ritwik Ghatak or Satyajit Ray or Anil made films about poverty OR if Danny Bolye made it? Why and what has Indianess to do anything with a story which attempts to capture the spirit and hope of human beings, inspite of their supposedly bad living conditions. Whether the movie was set in Mumbai or London or Newyork, what difference does it make to the fact that there are similar poor children waiting to make something of their lives instead of ending up dying on the streets, all over the world! I really dont know when we Indians come out of our self reference and Narrow mindedness and appreciated that poverty and human stories embedded in poverty are global and that sentiment is what explains the euphoria that Slumdog has created. I hope you would have thought and discussed your opinions with people across the world before wasting your energies and the webspace of PFC

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