You might have noticed a bit of Olympic Fever in the air over the last couple of weeks. And even though the flame might have been passed on to Rio for 2016, there's still the Paralympics to enjoy, and yet more incredible sporting prowess (and the chance of a few more medals!)
Well, Panasonic, as one of the official sponsors of the Games, have come up with a really fun Facebook app to let people show their support for their teams, without the mess of real face paints (my white jeans have never been the same since they encountered Squeaky painted as a butterfly!). All you need is a photo, and the rest is magic. Your face, complete with flag, can even be displayed on a giant screen in Stratford! Fame at last! If you're a bit shy, you can opt out of that bit, but why miss out on your moment of fame?
If, like me, your background is from more than one country, you can even choose to have two flags on your face, though I think the single one looks better. Just pop along to http://www.facebook.com/PanasonicUK/app_316244828451255 (Warning – video & music plays automatically, if you're at work you might want to mute your pc first!). You can upload a picture, use a webcam, or choose one from your facebook albums. Choose your team, or teams, and with a couple of clicks to show it where your face is, you've got your own flag tag.
|Supporting the Czech Republic|
Here's mine... You can see your own, and those of all your friends by clicking on the gallery tab at the top of the app. You can get the link to your own picture by going into the gallery and clicking on your image. Right click on the image pop up & click Copy Image URL, and that gives you a link to your image to share.
So, you lovely people. How would you feel about a camera? THIS camera? Well, it must be your lucky day, because I've got one to give away to one of my readers!
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is go to the Panasonic facebook page, create your own flag tag, and comment below with a link to your picture, tell me the country/countries you're supporting, and give me a means of contacting you if you are the lucky winner. (Follow the instructions above to get your link, don't give me a link to your profile pic - if I can't access your flag, your entry won't be counted)
Standard terms & conditions apply (see tab above), entry signifies acceptance of these terms. Entries close at 23.59pm (UK Time) on 8 September 2012, and a winner will be drawn using random.org. I will contact the winner within 48 hours of the draw, if I do not hear back within 5 days, their prize will be forfeit and a further winner will be drawn. Entries are open internationally, if the winner is based outside the UK, you'll receive Amazon vouchers to the value of the camera.
EDIT 9/9/12: We Have A Winner!
After working out the numbers & taking out the multiple comments (don't worry I didn't take anyone OUT, just only counted once), random.org made its selection.
Congratulations to Michaela Britton @YorkshireMumOf2! If you drop me a DM on twitter, or email email@example.com, I'll pass your details to the PR company & they will get your camera on its way to you very soon! Thanks to everyone who took part.