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"Kingston Vogue” — Reach for Stardom with Kingston

The Million Dollar Look Contest

Sydney, Australia:May 13, 2010 – Ever dreamed of appearing in magazines and strutting down a catwalk? Well, here is your chance! Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announces the “Kingston Vogue” contest to search for their new “spokesperson”. From May 1 until May 31, they will be accepting applications from anyone who thinks they have what it takes to represent Kingston.

The winner will receive professional modeling courses, be featured in all of Kingston’s advertisements over the APAC region, attend trendy events, and better yet, earn a luxury trip to California, U.S.A, home of Kingston, for the ultimate Kingston experience. There are fabulous prizes worthy of US$30,000 up for grabs, so everyone gets a chance to win. Stunners look no further! Don’t let your chance pass you by and enter the “Kingston Vogue” contest at http://www.kingstonvogue.com.

From May 1 to May 31, all the applicants are required to submit following items and upload them online at http://www.kingstonvogue.com:
5 photos—1 headshot, 1 half-length shot, 1 full-length shot, and 2 of your choice. The maximum size is 500 KB each.
A 2-minute video to present your talents and show off your creativity, including “Vote for Me at Kingston Vogue Contest” in the video!

Aside from the dream reward package for the top two winners, there are also inviting prizes for the winners of the Best Talent Award, the Most Photogenic Award, the Voters’ Choice Award and runner-up. The first 30 applicants will be also rewarded by excellent Kingston products worthy of US$50! For the public, you are not excluded at all! The exciting online voting will start from May 1 to June 8. Cast your vote, let us know your choice with simply one click, and stand a chance to win Kingston Limited-Edition 4GB DataTraveler USB Flash drive. Lucky draws will be held every two weeks; the more votes you cast, the higher possibility you’ll be able to get the limited edition USB drive home!

Aside from the “Kingston Vogue” campaign, Kingston is disclosing its inside stories and spreading them out to all of its fans via “Kingston Insider” on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/KingstonAPAC). Starting from April 6 to April 30, there are more than 1,000 pieces of USB Flash drives offered for the fans of “Kingston Insider”! Kingston will draw a lucky winner and reward him/her with Kingston Limited-Edition 4GB DataTraveler USB Flash drive when each hundred of fan’s number is hit. Tell your friends to join “Kingston Insider” today and stay tuned for the firsthand news about Kingston!

“Kingston is not only noted for its high-quality products and top-rated after-sales service, but also for the creative marketing promotions and campaigns, which effectively and successfully increase the brand awareness,” said Scott Chen, Vice President, APAC Region, Kingston Technology. “’Kingston Vogue’ is our initiative of the year, which leverages the power of social media. We are very pleased to kick off this campaign and hope we will find the charming and talented spokesperson to well represent the true spirit of Kingston.”

Entry is open to legal residents of the following 13 countries and must be 18 years or older: Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Prize Details

Each Kingston Vogue Grand Prize Winner will be awarded:
a) A seven (7) day and six (6) night U.S. West Coast trip package
b) A professional modeling training course
c) Will become Kingston’s spokesperson

The trip includes:

(a) 1 round-trip economic class air transportation from a major international airport nearest Grand Prize Winner's residence
(b) Premium hotel accommodations for six nights, and
(c) Travel insurance

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China, Malaysia and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Latin America. For more information, please visit http://www.kingston.com/anz.

To discuss Kingston products, please visit www.kingston-blog.com. To try the game “Challenge Your Memory”, please go to www.kingston-blog.com/challenge_your_memory/en/. To get the freshest information on Kingston, please go to http://twitter.com/KingstonFEPR. To know more about Kingston’s inside stories, please join its Facebook Fan’s page at: www.facebook.com/KingstonAPAC.

To find out if your Kingston product is genuine, Kingston also provides an online verification site: www.kingston.com/asia/verify. To try the game “Search for Genuine Kingston”, please go to http://anti-counterfeit.kingston-blog.com. For the interesting animation: The Adventures of Rex, please visit: www.theadventuresofrex.com.

Media Contact

Renato Catalan
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd
Website: www.gapmarketing.com.au