Posted by siewfun | Posted in READ & REAP Contest | Posted on 29-02-2012
Who knew spending RM50 buying books could win one a Suzuki Grand Vitara? Well, Lee Hor San certainly wasn’t expecting it by the looks on his face.
Lee emerged as the Grand Prize winner of the Read & Reap Contest in the prize giving ceremony held today. His winning entry was titled ‘The Lord of the Fly – An Autobiography’ about a zipper tycoon revealing his private life and stories of living in the fastener lane. The Read & Reap contest was organized by MPH Bookstores last year in conjunction with its 105th Anniversary.
“Reading a book in itself is an enriching experience and we thought why not take it a step further? As we were also celebrating our 105th anniversary last year, we wanted to do something a little different to reward our customers. That’s how the idea for this contest came around. Of course, this wouldn’t have been made possible without the generous contribution of our sponsors to help make reading exciting and rewarding which falls in line with our vision of developing a knowledgeable society,” said Dato’ Ng Tieh Chuan, Chief Executive Officer of MPH Group.
Since March last year, any customers who bought a minimum of RM50 worth of books, either at MPH Bookstores outlet or through its web store, mphonline.com, would be eligible to enter the contest. Going with the concept of books and reading, participants were asked to count the number of books in a given image, come out with a creative book title and a short synopsis.
Each month, one main prize winner was selected to enter the finale by a panel of judges from MPH Bookstores, DRB-Hicom, SamsungMalaysiaand an editor from a local daily. The entries of all ten finalists were eventually posted on mphonline.com and open to public voting. Coupled with the points from the panel of judges, the Grand Prize Winner was finally determined and revealed today.
Prizes for the Read & Reap Contest were sponsored by DRB-Hicom (Suzuki Grand Vitara), SamsungMalaysia(Samsung Wave S8500) and i-River (iRiver Cover Story).
Results of MPH Read & Reap Contest
Grand Prize : Suzuki Grand Vitara
Winner : Lee Hor San
Title : The Lord of the Fly – An Autobiography
Description : A zipper tycoon ‘reveals’ his ‘private’ life and shares his stories living in the ‘fastener’ lane.
Special Prize : Samsung Wave S8500 + Bluetooth Headset Samsung WEP 470
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