The votes are in for the 2008 Mochimochi Photo contest!
It was clear from the way the votes came in over the last two days that each of the 10 finalists had their fans. In all, we received almost 1,000 votes! The results are exciting, too.
But first, John and I want to thank everyone who entered the contest and everyone who voted. It’s so much fun to see that other people are as excited about this contest as we are, and the creativity of your photos is endlessly inspiring! If you missed the contest this year, we will be holding it again next year too, with a few changes: we will be adding a “series” category, as well as a “judges’ choice” award.
And now for the results!
We actually had a TIE for third place, between Stackable Cats (Blue) by Bitter-Sweet- and Conga Line of Bobs by kayk. To break the tie, we had to look back to the comments in the semifinalist round, and the winner of third place is…
Conga Line of Bobs by kayk
Yay, kayk! You get some cute goodies from Japan…
…and a $10 Mochimochi Land gift certificate.
Second place goes to Tubby (and octopus) by PrettyCranium.
Hooray PrettyCranium! You will also receive cute goodies from Japan…
…and a $15 Mochimochi Land gift certificate.
And finally, with over 250 votes, first place in the 2008 Mochimochi Photo Contest goes to…
Slug Checkers by denise.y.cheung
Congratulations, Denise!! You win a box stuffed with craft supplies, kits, books, and toys from Japan!
You’ll also receive a $20 Mochimochi Land gift certificate.
Thus concludes the second Mochimochi Photo Contest! Thank you again to all who participated. And remember it’s not too early to get started on your entries for next year’s contest!