2010 Prototype Photos of the Year!!

Discussion in 'Old Contest Archive' started by Mark Watson, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

    Here are the winners of the 2010 Prototype Photo of the Year contest!

    fitz took first place in the first round!
    fitz will receive a $25 Dollar Pentrex Gift Certificate!

    Both BuddyBurton and jpwisc tied for 2nd in the first round.

    After the tie-breaker, jpwisc was selected for 2nd place.
    jpwisc will receive a $15 Dollar Pentrex Gift Certificate!
    Out of 52 entries, coming up 3rd in the tie-breaker is still a high honor for BuddyBurton.
    BuddyBurton will receive a $10 Dollar Pentrex Gift Certificate!

    But that's not all. Let's also see how well our first time participants did! :D
  2. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

    TwinDad takes the top novice spot.

    FLG came in 2nd.

    And Mr. Train sneaks in with third.

    The mystery prize drawing will be held shortly as well!

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a photo! I hope everyone enjoyed the contests as much as I did. :)
  3. bravogjt

    bravogjt TrainBoard Member

    A great contest with excellent entries!! Thanks for running the contest Mark.

  4. TwinDad

    TwinDad TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Wow! I'm floored! I didn't even know there was a novice category!

    Must say, I'm honored for one of my snapshots to be considered among such fine photos.

    Thank you!!! And congratulations everyone else!! The competition was quite tough, as was evidenced by the close voting among so many photos!
  5. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    You don't see something like this over on them "other" forums. I am soooooo glad to be supporting a wonderful forum like Trainboard.

    Thanks Mark for the honor of placing in third place. That to me is wonderful and just gives me more opportunities to get better and better at my craft of railroad photography.

    Congrats to the rest of the field---->fitz, jpwisc--->for wonderful photos. And for TwinDad for his novice win. :thumbs_up:
  6. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

    Mystery Prize Winner!

    The time has come to select the mystery prize winner!

    The way I did this was by listing each members name, in order of their first entry. I removed the names of the three gift certificate winners (and Scott as well, since he was our top Modeling Photo winner. Sorry Scott. [​IMG]) , and assigned the remaining names to their corresponding number in the list. We were left with a total of 14 names for the mystery prize raffle.

    Here is the list:

    1. HemiAdda2d

    2. Keith

    3. absnut

    4. r_i_straw

    5. bremner

    6. Kurt Moose

    7. bravogjt

    8. Stourbridge Lion

    9. TwinDad

    10. CNW 1518

    11. gpa

    12. NBHotShot

    13. FLG

    14. Mr. Train

    With each name assigned a number, I went to random.org, a random number generator.

    I entered 1 for min, 14 for max and hit generate.

    The result and our lucky winner is number 11!

    gpa gets the prize! Congratulations!

    Should I reveal the item now, or leave it up to gpa to show off after it arrives? :D :p

    *Each mystery prize was acquired in exchange for a 5 dollar bill at the Worlds Greatest Hobby show in Omaha, Nebraska.
  7. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

    Sorry folks. gpa chose option two. The thrill of the suspense until it arrives on his doorstep. :D :D :p
  8. gregamer

    gregamer TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Congratulations to all the winners. Great bunch of photos.

    :D Thanks Mark and everyone at TrainBoard. I love this website and am proud to Support TrainBoard!

    Greg Amer
  9. gregamer

    gregamer TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Mystery Prize


    A package of Christmas cards featuring an NP steam locomotive. Nice artwork.

    Thanks Mark. And Thanks Trainboard. This site is awesome.
  10. fitz

    fitz Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Good idea, gpa. Here are the results of my prize, a gift certificate to Pentrex. Pentrex is one of our advertisers, and they are still, for a few more days, offering these two and many other DVDs for $14.95. Both of these are very good. Thanks again, Mark and all who voted for my entry. :tb-biggrin:

  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    NEW YORK CENTRAL? You know Jim, you really don't like that railroad. I would be glad to give that DVD a better home. ;) Just jerking your whistle cord.

    Congratulations everyone and the prizes are awesome.
  12. fitz

    fitz Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Russell, is it that obvious? I hope that showing the prizes will encourage more members to join the fun of these contests. Trainboard is pretty unique in running them.
  13. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    WTG, everyone, and thank to Mark for hosting the whole shebang!

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