Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sunday, April 08, 2012
And the Winner is: Egg-ry Birds by the Miami Monks.
Congratulations to Jake Monk and Lacee Monk. Hard to believe that Katie Bowlby has been dethroned, but the Miami Monks have won the 2012 Easter Egg competition by a landslide garnering twelve (12) first place votes and one second place vote.
Eggr-ry Birds also pulled in the Award for Most Comments and received the best comment.
The winner emeritus earning the Best Comment Award, Katie Bowlby, offered, “I admit, I'm impressed. But the words I uttered when I saw this weren't very Easterly, so I can't vote for it.”
Ready to Hatch!! came in a strong second place.
Congratulations to Andrew and Jody. This entry reminds us all of the pig and the chicken story. Co-created in every way, Ready to Hatch!! shared origination rights, creative cooperation and earned the Award for Best Use of Natural Materials in creation of an original entry. (Note to Robin from Karl, my belly is already that big; give up now.) There truly was a commitment to this entry.
Lady Egga rounds out this year’s placers in third place.
Mary Monk slams a solid third place showing, winning awards in the categories of Best Use of Alternate Protein and Best Use of the same Old Background Two Years Running, Mary Monk captured the artistic spirit of this year’s entries.
Honorable mention goes to Big Handsome
The House of Bowlby earns Honorable Mention and receives the Award: Best Homer Entry of 2012.
Honorable mention goes to The Loregg
Obviously, a Jody Monk entry, she pulls in the Thorgren vote (no easy task). Congratulations for an appreciated and mustached entry.
Also winning awards…
a new egg in town by Katie Bowlby. Most Beautiful Award
Occu-p-egg Mayberry RFD by Tammy Loew, Best Political Entry
United Colors of Eggiton? by Steve Dorn. Yes folks, my college buddy, member of my wedding party and dearest of old friends placed this entry into the mix. Thank you!
Uncle Bob wins the Award for being the Most Coerced Voter, obviously forced to vote for Ready to Hatch!! and less obviously being forced to vote for his wife’s entry.
Receiving no awards, but since everyone wins, Danny Monk and Karl Monk receive participation ribbons.
God bless us all
|Zeggy Stardust||Danny Monk|
|Greegter's Eggcream||Karl Monk|
|Egg-ry Birds||The Miami Monks|
|Occu-p-egg Mayberry RFD||Aunt Tammy Loew|
|Lady Egga||Mary Monk|
|Angry Birds (In Space)||Katie B|
|Ready to Hatch!!||Andrew Monk with a strong contribution by Jody Monk|
|Big Handsome||Bowlby House|
|a new egg in town||Luke Bowlby|
|The Loregg||Jody Monk|
|United Colors of Eggiton?||Steve Dorn|
|Green Guess? Who Am I||Karl Monk|
Voting closes at 7pm, Cincinnati time, on Easter Sunday (unless gratuitous begging extends the deadline.) All the eggs are posted. Let me know if I missed any, I'll remediate immediately.
This year saw a strong political flavor and multiple Angry Bird entries.
Voting Rules:Rule 1, (same as always) there are no rules. Vote as you like. Your comments matter and weigh heavily in the final determination.
Rule 2, see rule Number 1
Ranking of entries against each other is welcome.Post general comments on this post, specific comments on the individual egg submission.If you refer to last year's summary, you can see it will take me some time to tabulate the winner, correlate comments and try to have some fun. Thanks to all who submitted this year and to those that didn't, next year is right around the corner. Happy Easter to all and God bless!
Saturday, April 07, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
Easter 2012. New year, New rules. I don't know what they will be, but there will be new twists. The rules are driven by the creativity of the entries and the unique nature of each year's entries.
Special attention, this year, will be given to hiding the identity of entries. Last year the North-Lander contingent expressed concern that my identification of friends might have biased the votes. I will avoid this potential when posting eggs this year. The major contributing factor in this decision is I have friends entering this year (which are better than your friends) and they will probably win. The Mid-Lander contingent will be gathering on Saturday to prepare entries. The South-Lander contingent, a hard to beat group if prior year success is an indication of current year success, is probably done already.
Entry Dealine: Saturday, 5pm, Cincinnati time. Send your entries to my gmail account.
Voting Begins: Saturday night, as soon as I complete posting. Expect posting will require 1-3 hours.
Voting Closes: Sunday night, 5pm, I will tally and post results Sunday evening.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
It was a hard fought competition with 29 entries, most in the six (yes 6) year history of this prestigious event.
I've embedded the comments and awards in the picture on the post immediately below this one, but I'll recap now:
1st Place to Good vs. Evil, Katie and Luke Bowlby. A classic entry, popular, artistic and fun.
1st Place to Butterfly, Mackenzie. Katie was lucky this wasn't entered in the Adult Division else she might have gotten a run for her money. Watch out, the children are coming!
2nd Place goes to Andrew Monk with Eggterprise. The Best Use of Cadbury Eggs and Foil set him apart from the competition. While he tied for 1st place votes with Good vs. Evil, the 2nd place vote awarded to the Bat crew by, none other than Andrew's mother, tipped the winning weight towards the south. I'm sure Andrew will graciously congratulate his #winning! cousin.
2nd Place in the Children's Division goes to Mike from Monsters Inc by Connor. Awarded "Best Monster Feet".
Almost in 1st was Co Pandas, a popular entry by Robin Demaree. If Lacee hadn't split her vote for 1st, this would have tied for the top spot.
Finally, numerous awards this year were given for:
Most Artistic - Egg Foo Young by Scott J.
Best Title - Nest Egg by Natalie Thorgren
Most Penetrating Eyes - Snorklers by Kelley J.
Best Likeness - Albert Eggstein by Kelley J
Best Use of Props - Stop! Police by Doug and Sam
Best Use of a Tutu - The Black Swan by Mary Monk
2011 Catholic Religious Award for Appropriate Use of a Sacrament by Mary Monk
BlogMaster Award to Jody Monk for Best Use of Buttons and Boots
Dad's Award to Egg Minster Dog Show for Best Question (Jake's coming home. What?!)
Rob Thorgren Award to Andrew Monk for Easter Egg Hunt... why didn't I think of that?
Move Over Steve Jobs goes to Bo Thorgren for the next generation of green phones
Best Use of a Husband's Vote goes to Doug Demaree. (I'd like details in a private email, please.)
Least Effective Use of a Vote to Lacee (you don't get off free since JT's going down, Boom!)
Best Use of Monochromatic Color to Fred the Egg by Sam Thorgren
Best Comment Award to Katie for noticing the lost egg
Best Monster Feet to Connor in Mike from Monsters Inc
Best Mollie Ringwald, Disco Ball and Costume Design to Eggcident at Studio 54 by Tammy and Lisa Loew
I could have won in the Children's Division goes to Doug
Fastest Recovery from a Hangover goes to the crew (eggs) in Your huddled eggs... by Lisa and Tammy
and finally, to Jody, the most unique award for 2011...
the "Yes, I have neon fabric" Award.
Thanks to all who posted this year. May God bless you all.
(as Andrew says...)
Live Strong and Prosper
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thanks to all who submitted eggs as it will make my victory sweeter.
Voting closes at 7pm, Cincinnati time, on Easter Sunday (unless gratuitous begging extends the deadline.)
All the eggs are posted. Let me know if I missed any, I'll remediate immediately.
Another strong showing this year. Creativity is at an all time high, even though the use of "color on egg" was not in vogue. Not sure if it was the economy boycotting Paas Easter Egg Coloring or a back to natural movement. Only time will tell.
Rule 1, there are no rules. Vote as you like. Your comments matter and weigh heavily in the final determination.
Rule 2, note... there is a Children's Division. Vote accordingly. Any entry not labeled Children's Division is fair game, no need to be kind.
We will have several categories of winner, so vote frequently and often. Ranking of entries against each other is welcome.
Post general comments on this post, specific comments on the individual egg submission.
If you refer to last year's summary, you can see it will take me some time to tabulate the winner, correlate comments and try to have some fun.
Thanks to all who submitted this year and to those that didn't, next year is right around the corner. Happy Easter to all and God bless!