Friday, October 24, 2008

In Which I Announce

The time has finally come to announce the winners of...


Before I announce who the winners are, I want to say on behalf of The Boss that judging the contest was very difficult. Each picture had its charm and originality, and she wrestled with the various options before finally making her selections late last night.

The main purpose of this contest was to encourage you all to get out and have some fun. I hope that all who participated enjoyed themselves, and for those who didn't get a chance to submit (or didn't win) there might be another contest coming up soon.

With all that said, here are the winners!

Category 1: Mad Woman Meg

This photograph shows my children jumping into a pile of leaves that they painstakingly gathered. Time and again they would gather up the leaves into a pile, and then run and jump into it. We had just finished a leisurely walk through the park, watching parents hurry their children along to the next activity. In a time when people are so rushed, in an effort to get to the next playdate, the next meeting, the next gymnastics lesson, I think we have lost the ability to just stop. That's it, just stop.

Watching my children jump in the leaves on that chilly day, marveling at the many colors of the fallen leaves, taking the time to have fun - all of it warmed me. If I could guarantee that they would always enjoy the ease of fall, enjoy the changing colors of fall, I would. Sadly, as the changing of the leaves is inevitable, so too is the growing of my children. But I will always have this picture to remind me why Fall is so spectacular.


Category 2: Sus

(Editor's Note: In compliance with the rules for this category, Sus sent along pictures of herself while carving the pumpkin, I just didn't post them. The pattern was custom drawn and carved by Sus).


As promised, Meg will receive a custom blog design by Yours Truly, and Sus (because she doesn't have a Blogger blog) will get a hand-made Badass Geek t-shirt. Meg and Sus, please e-mail me (badassgeek[at]gmail[dot]com) for further information.

For the runners-up and for those who didn't win, I thank you for your entries and I hope you all had fun participating in this contest. Winning or not, that was the main point, after all.

Congratulations to the winners!



In a moment of mental obscurity, I completely forgot to mention who the runners-up were, and that there are prizes for them, too!

The runner-up for Category 1 is Pamela, with this photo:

The runner-up for Category 2 is Lola, with this photo:

As the runners-up, and since Sus offered to give away her prize to one of the runners-up, Pamela will get a custom blog design by Yours Truly, and Lola will get a hand-made t-shirt!

Ladies, I apologize for not putting this in with the original post. E-mail me at the address I listed above for more information!


scatterbrain said...

Yipee! Well done you Boss, I didn't envy you your task.

When I saw your entry Mad Woman Meg, I just knew you'd win - great mid-air capture. All the kiddy ones were too adorable. Daddy Files, yours cracked me up with your little pumpkin-head in his pumpkin-coloured shirt and perfectly straight face. Loved them all.

Once again thanks Badass for holding the competition - as I've said before, I did have fun, probably too much if my blathering here is anything to go on.

Heather said...

I know, he looks like he's levitating, doesn't he? LOL

Jen W said...

I love that picture of the kids jumpint in the leaves. It just looks like the essence of childhood.

MadWoman said...

Oh my gosh!!! Wow....thanks! I'll send you and email in a minute. I'm at the tail end of an long night shift so this just made me all giddy!

Thanks so much :)

I love that picture and they had so much fun playing in those leaves.

I didn't think it would win....all those other AWESOME pictures up there.

Pamela said...

Love that jack-o-lantern photo. Congrats!

Lola said...

Congrats, ladies!

MadWoman said...

By the way Sus....that pumpkin is excellent. I suck at pumpkin carving so I'm always in awe when I see things like that. Crazy bizness.

Sus said...

Rock on! That is awesome!! Thanks :).

If possible, I would like to pass on a little halloween/thanksgiving/christmas cheer. Instead of getting a t-shirt (which I do think is very cool, by the way), I would like to offer the new blogspot layout to the first of the runners up that uses Blogspot. Can I do that? You pick who that would be.

Badass Geek said...

Scatterbrain: I'm glad you had fun!

Heather: The Force is strong with this one.

Jen W: It reminded me of what I used to do as a kid.

Madwoman: Congratulations!

Pamela: Your picture was very nice, too... Macro shots can be tough.

Lola: Indeed. Congrats!

Sus: I totally forgot about the runners-up! *smacks forehead* I'll edit the post now to include info on the prizes for runners-up. If you'd like to pass along your prize to the runners-up in your category, that's fine with me!

Badass Geek said...

Everyone: I've updated this post with information about runners-up for the contest. Check it out!

Kat said...

Congrats to the winners! Everyone did such a great job.

Lola said...

Now we're talking! Did I ever mention that my middle name was Gracious? Oh, I kid, I kid.

Sus just has to have a T-shirt so she can wear it in the hospital for the "Rocket" launch! Then she can post the photos. Genius!

I'm so glad I'm going to get to wear you on my chest, Badass. Please make it a small and as low-cut as possible. Red would be perfect, with some leopard thrown in somewhere, but I'm not picky ;)

Remember how easy I am to work with?

Lola said...

Oh, yeah, and thanks to you and The Boss! See what I mean about my middle name.

Moonspun said...

The Boss certainly had a hard time picking...what a great contest. It got people thinking and out there. And best yet, we all got to see!
Fun, fun!
Congratulations to everyone!

Wonder-Rachel said...

Awesome pictures everyone! I love Sus's dark lord. Very nice. :)

Cape Cod Gal said...

Congrads to the winners!!!!

Pamela said...

I am so stinking excited! I've been wanting a special blog design. Thank you so much!!!!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Congrats to the winners!!! I had so much fun with this contest.

Badass Geek said...

Kat: So true.

Lola: How could I forget how easy you are to work with?

Moonspun: I'm glad everyone enjoyed it, too. Fall is the best season there is, why not enjoy it?

Wonder-Rachel: It was a great selection for a pumpkin carving, that's for sure.

Cape Cod Gal: Congrats, indeed!

Pamela: E-mail me for more details about your design!

Employee No 3699: I'm glad you had fun... Your pictures were priceless!

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