February 3, 2009

Announcing the winners of Santa's Holiday Challenge!

As you all know, Santa's Holiday Challenge, my first ever event was going on at Tasty treats in December of 2008. The winners were to be chosen after two phases of voting. I believe the event was a great success with nearly 70 entries in a wide variety of categories. Check out the round-up to go through all the delicious entries.

Out of all the entries divided into 5 categories, you all chose 15 entries during the first phase of voting (top 3 from each of the five categories). In the second phase of voting, the top 15 entries were put to vote. Again you all have shown great support and voted to choose the winners of the challenge.

I would like to announce the winners of Santa's Holiday Challenge without further delay!

First prize - a $20 gift card - Mahimaa for her awesome Oats & Dates Cookies
Second prize - a $10 gift card - Uma for her delicious Christmas Cookies and Cupcakes
Third prize - featuring on Tasty treats - Swapna for her irresistible Lemon Meringue Pie

Congratulations for all the winners - and to all others for their enthusiastic participation. The winners, please contact me at jz.tastytreats@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Second phase voting results (Poll closed on January 25)

Total votes : 235

Mahimaa - Oats & Dates Cookies (17.45 %)
Uma - Christmas Cookies (15.32 %)
Uma - Christmas Cupcakes (15.32 %)
Mahimaa - Dates & Nut Fudge (11.4 9%)
Swapna - Lemon Meringue Pie (8.51 %)
Swapna - Rich Fruit Christmas Cake (8.09 %)
Madhuram - Eggless Cookie Bars (5.96 %)
Purva - Chocolate & Walnut Brownies (4.68 %)
Purva - Verry Berry Surprise (2.98 %)
Ranji - Apple Tatin Cake (2.55 %)
Divya - Lowfat Almond & Oats Cookies (2.55 %)
Anupama - Layers of Chocolate delight (2.13 %)
Priya - Christmas Fruits & Nuts Savarin Cake (1.28 %)
Renuka - Quick Pudding (0.85 %)
Priya - French Apple Tart (0.85 %)

Thanks to all of you who extended your support by sending in your entries and by voting for the contestants. I would also like to thank Bhags of Crazy Curry for her input in conceiving the event and for helping with the event announcement write-up.

I had a very positive experience from hosting this event and cant wait until the next one!! Stay tuned for more of such events on Tasty treats!

Thanks again and have a great day!!


EC said...

Congrats to the winner..awaiting ur next theme

Archy said...

Congrats Winner !!

Finla said...

Congrats to the winners.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Congrats to all of the winners!

Beyond Curries said...

Congrats JZ for hosting your first event in such a professional manner and congrats winners too.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yaayy... i am excited!!!

Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

Great round up..kudos to you and congratulations to all the winners. :)

vandana rajesh said...

Wonderful event JZ and u conducted it very well. Congrats to all the winners

Uma said...

yay, I won! Thanks for the wonderful event JZ! Thanks to all who voted for me. Congrats to other winners too!

Priya Suresh said...

Congrats to the winners..

Swapna said...

Wow!!! I am happy dancing here!!! I am thankful to all who have voted for my recipes:)

Thanks JZ for conducting this wonderful contest and for organizing it in such a professional manner....Great job!!!

ranji said...

Congrats to all the winners:)..congrats to u too on ur successful event!!!