January 19, 2009

Voting - Phase II for Santa's Holiday Challenge

The Phase - I voting was going on to choose the winners of Santa's Holiday Challenge. The poll was closed on Jan 18, Sunday at 11:59 PM. It was a great experience for me - compiling the polls and the round-up and now the second poll. Let me tell you that the response to the voting stage was exceptional. There were 858 votes in all, divided across the five categories.

Towards the end of this post, I am revealing the details of the voting on each of the categories. Hopefully, the response to the second phase would be as enthusiastic, if not more, than the first!! I also would like to thank everyone of you who took the time to let me know how you loved the poll and the round-up. Thanks again for the appreciation!

Without further ado, let me declare the entries which have qualified for the final phase of voting. The second phase voting also airs now! Thanks to each of you who voted to choose the winners. Congratulations to the winners who have qualified for the second phase. Those who didnt get through, please dont worry, I will come up with more of such exciting events so that everyone gets another chance! Please do let me know your thoughts and suggestions by leaving a comment!

Top 15 entries of Santa's Holiday Challenge (based on the votes) are:

Mahimaa's Oats & Dates Cookies
Uma's Christmas Cookies
Divya's Lowfat Almond & Oats Cookies
Swapna's Rich Fruit Christmas Cake
Priya's Christmas Fruits & Nuts Savarin Cake
Ranji's Apple Tatin Cake
Renuka's Quick Pudding
Purva's Verry Berry Surprise
Anupama's Layers of Chocolate delight
Swapna's Lemon Meringue Pie
Priya's French Apple Tart
Uma's Christmas Cupcakes
Mahimaa's Dates & Nut Fudge
Madhuram's Eggless Cookie Bars
Purva's Chocolate & Walnut Brownies

Voting Phase - II for Santa's Holiday Challenge: Pick your favorite 3.

Voting closes on January 25, Sunday at 11:59 PM.




Phase - I voting details:

Creative Cookies: Results & Top three

Total votes : 190

Mahimaa's Oats & Dates Cookies
Uma's Christmas Cookies
Divya's Lowfat Almond & Oats Cookies



Decadent Cakes: Results & Top three

Total votes : 194

Swapna's Rich Fruit Christmas Cake
Priya's Christmas Fruits & Nuts Savarin Cake
Ranji's Apple Tatin Cake


Delicious Custards & Puddings: Results & Top three

Total votes : 150

Renuka's Quick Pudding
Purva's Verry Berry Surprise
Anupama's Layers of Chocolate delight



Cuddly Cupcakes, Muffins, Tarts & Pies: Results & Top three

Total votes : 166

Swapna's Lemon Meringue Pie
Priya's French Apple Tart
Uma's Christmas Cupcakes


Irresistile Fudge, Bars & Brownies: Results & Top three

Total votes : 158

Mahimaa's Dates & Nut Fudge
Madhuram's Eggless Cookie Bars
Purva's Chocolate & Walnut Brownies




Hope you had fun voting. Thanks for voting! Congrats once again to the winners who qualified for the second phase. Thanking each of you for your enthusiastic response, sending in your entries, voting and making this event a success.

Have a great day! Cheers, JZ.

10 comments:

Uma said...

very nicely organized JZ! Great job! Glad to be a part of it. So happy that my recipes made top15 list. Thank you all!

Asha said...

Hi Jz, having fun there? Kids are off school, so I am relaxing a bit. I just voted, have a fun day! :)

Priya said...

SO happy to see 2 of my recipes have been selected in top 15 list..am thankful to all who have voted for my recipes..Great job JZ...

ranji said...

WOW!!!I made the top 15..feels grrrrrrreaat yaar..thr were so many lovely entries..cant believe it:)...just voted!!!great job JZ....Thank u organising the event!!

Divya Kudua said...

Great job Jz..I just voted!!

easycrafts said...

This is such a beautiful presentation with the charts...great job

Swapna said...

Great job JZ....Thank you for organising the event...I am so happy to see my two recipes have come first in both segments!!!Thank you all for voting me:)

Purnima said...

Voted, loved the Pie chart!

renuka said...

Hi JZ,
Happy to be a part of the event and being one among the 15 and thanks to all who voted

Madhuram said...

Thanks JZ for conducting this contest and for organizing it in such a professional manner. Sorry I couldn't get back to you immediately. A lot of stuff happening and so busy.