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!
Monday, April 18, 2011
It's that time of year again. I'm thinking of the rules but they will be similar to previous years. Group voting will determine the winner.
Unless there are extenuating circumstances... Saturday at 5pm is the cutoff for submissions. The more entries the better. It will make my victory all the sweeter.