If you participated or are interested in the results of the May 2008 contest, please click the “more” link below and read all about it. Thanks to everybody who participated and I hope everybody had fun!
There were quite a few entries, but nobody got all 50 items. So, I gave each entry a color: green if it was clearly correct, yellow if it was kind of iffy, and red if it was not even close. Green got 2 points, yellow 1 point, and red nothing. The highest score was a 92 and the lowest was a 2, haha.
The Top 5 on the scoreboard ended up being:
1st: Pbchicknz – 92 points
2nd: Dawtch – 91 points
3rd: (tie) Shaynon – 89 points
(tie) Bekah – 89 points
5th: Van Meters – 88 points
It was pretty close up there! If you want to know your score, PM me on the forums or leave a comment.
For the random prize, I used Random.org to pick between 1 and 50 and it selected #28, which was the fire engine. Only 11 people found one and I lined them all up based on when they submitted their entries, Random.org picked #4, and that ended up being Van Meters.
A few interesting facts about the hunt include: Only one person found somebody with a musical instrument, making it by far the hardest item to find. The easiest was a green stoplight, as only two people were unable to find one of those. One person managed to find a snapshot of an airplane in the sky (!) and my favorite items out of place included a million bags on a NY sidewalk and a laundry machine in the middle of a road.
So, Pbchicknz won $50! Dawtch won $25! Van Meters won $25! Everybody had fun – wooo!
Oh, for the record, this will also be the first contest that I'll tie into the new awards system on the forums. Everybody who participated will get a ribbon soon!