- Public voting commenced - Vote for your most preferred community idea
- Three finalists obtained guidance and support at a mentors workshop to develop their idea into a workable project plan
- Upto AED100,000 for the most creative entrant to pursue her initiative
Jeddah: Community focused campaign ‘Creativity for a cause’ by Philadelphia Cream Cheese from Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods) that commenced in March this year has advanced into its final phase with the selection of the three most creative ideas by the campaign’s mentors from a diverse range of over 600 entries submitted across the GCC. The finalists attended an exclusive mentor’s workshop conducted by the campaign’s panel of mentors and the ideas are now up for public voting via www.phillyarabia.com or https://www.facebook.com/PhillyArabia.
The mentors and shortlisted candidates gathered for the workshop in Dubai to develop their respective concept into a showcase video that would assist in inviting the public to vote for their most preferred community idea. The panel of mentors addressed different areas of each idea at the workshop by lending their years of experience and know how in community work to shape the idea into a workable model for the benefit of the community. They also inspired and motivated the finalists to believe in their idea and not give up and facing the challenges bravely.
The finalists will be invited to a Gala Brunch in Dubai where the winner and runner-up will be announced. The collaboration between the public and the panel of judges will not only help determine the most creative idea but the public support gathered will also help to determine the amount of prize money the winner will receive to further their cause. The second highest voted idea will walk away with prize money worth the number of votes garnered, whereby each vote equals AED5.
Ecstatic, one of the finalists said: “This is the first ever time that I have got such an amazing opportunity that helps me build on my passion for the community. The one on one mentoring helped me deliver a strong pitch video that brought out my creative concept powerfully and which will further help me gain acceptance and come closer to winning. I am grateful to Philadelphia to have initiated this project and give me the opportunity that supports the development of our community.”
“It was an intensive and an enriching session with my mentor who provided me with concrete advice via rigorous training at this workshop on the finer nuances of bringing my idea to life. All of us are hoping for maximum votes to pour in and we are eagerly awaiting the final outcome”, concluded finalist.
The three shortlisted concepts across the categories include:
Mr. Vishal Tikku, President, Cheese, Grocery and Beverages, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Mondelēz International commented, “The campaign was instituted with a clear focus of reaching out to a large women audience that cares for the community and wants to create initiatives, but lacks resources. We have been immensely successful in achieving our goal of reaching out to these women. With a whopping over 600 community focused ideas from the GCC in 2015 alone, we are once again looking forward to witness the winning idea taking shape. The videos look very inspirational - here’s wishing all the finalists all the very best.”
The public is invited to vote online for the most unique community-focused idea from now until 11th May 2015 on www.phillyarabia.com or https://www.facebook.com/PhillyArabia.