By Emma Okonji
TECNO Telecoms has presented winners of the just concluded TECNO Q1 Mobile Web context with Q1 phones and cash prizes.
Two categories of winners emerged in the web context. The first five winners in the voters’ category were presented with one TECNO Q1 phone each, while the second five winners in the category of those that were voted for were presented with one TECNO Q1 phone and N50, 000 each.
Public Relations Manager, in charge of West Africa for TECNO, Mr. Boukali Mounir, who did the presentation in Lagos recently, said the mobile phone company was motivated into sponsoring the context because “We are proud of Nigerian youths and we want them to have good companion with TECNO Q1 because it is a smart device designed to boost the social lives of youths and the entire Nigerians.”
According to him, with Q1, Nigerians could navigate easily on Facebook, Whatsup, Twitter and other social media, and the context was centred on Q1 because we want Nigerians to know that the best phone to improve their social lives is the TECNO Q1.
Chief Strategy Officer, Syrecuse Digital Communications, Mr. Sukanmi Ola, the agency that handled the online competition, said the web competition was about the TECNO Q1, “which is a concept on web application creativity that allows people to develop any form of creativity that is web-based and to upload them on the Facebook fan page.”
People were asked to upload creative pictures that would be attractive and to design web application around the pictures. Since it is a user generated context, people were able to have access to the uploaded pictures and voted online, he said.
“We received over three thousand entries for the one month online competition which started in April 20 and ended in May 19. The more people voted for the various creative designers, the more points they were able to score. At the end of the contest, 10 winners emerged, based on the highest number of votes received. Five winners emerged from among those that voted and another five winners emerged from among those that were voted for,” he said.
Ola explained that people got to know about the context through their massive campaign on Facebook and other social media.
“But apart from online advertisement, there were also offline advertisement on newspapers and posters, and we have done a similar campaign for TECNO N3, where winners also emerged,” he said.
Some of the winners expressed delight for winning in the competition. Ebi Jumbo, one of the winners said the context was keen and transparent. He expressed his happiness in winning and thanked TECNO for the initiative and for keeping to its promise in the area of phones and cash presentation.
Jumbo who created a pictorial sketch and uploaded it on Facebook tab, said he got the information for the context, while doing online browsing.
Another winner, Prosper Ihedinachi, who did a sketchy design on ‘My Oga at the Top’, said he came across the competition on Facebook and entered for it. He thanked TECNO for giving him the opportunity to showcase his skills.