It never ceases to amaze me how active contest voting gets close to the deadline and it was Lindsay Dever’s photo #6 from the Pyramids in Giza that took the top spot. The Cheesiest Travel Photo Contest Part 2 winner will receive $150 cash via Paypal. The second place winner, Zhiqiang and his wax sumo buddy will be getting an iPod nano. Stephane, I’ve got a $25 Amazon.com gift card for you. I don’t think you’ll have to split it with any crazy Romans though.
All three prize winners have travel blogs and you can read more about Lindsay, PassportChop, and Spageau on their respective websites. Below is the final vote count.
I’d like to thank all of the participants, your photos were wonderfully cheesy. For those of you who missed this contest I’ve got another one (with a different topic) coming up and I’ll announce more details mid-February. As for the cheesy travel photos, I got so many after the deadline I might have to do a part 3 in June. For that contest I’m hoping to secure a trip to Iceland as one of the prizes.
Since this is the second time I’ve run this particular contest I’d like your feedback for future competitions. I’d appreciate your opinions on the following:
- Contest prizes
- Selecting the winners
- Any improvements or changes you’d like to see
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Thanks for organizing this contest. 🙂 I had fun participating in it and checking out other’s cheesy photos.
Thanks for entering! I loved all of the cheesy photos, very entertaining 🙂
I think the contest’s fun, I trust you to choose the winners without favour & I think the prizes are pretty generous, if they’re coming from your own pocket, the benefit of Amazon vouchers is they’re universal. If you continue to give out Amazon vouchers then you might check where people are located, as Amazon.com is not great for Europe with large postage fees, & you can choose Amazon.co.uk or another local site. If you go for holidays as a prize, that’s great although I always check the terms – 3 days in a nice hotel somewhere isn’t much incentive for me if I have to pay my own flights & can’t share it with my nearest & dearest.
Thanks for the feedback Heather. The prizes are a combination of my own pocket and some sponsors who pitch in. My March contest will have a cash prize and in the summer I’m hoping to give away a trip (but need to work it out so it’s not restricted to only certain areas). If it’s a trip I’ll try to get more than just the flight, hopefully I can get that organized.
I’ll also keep the Amazon information in mind as well and will look into using local sites if possible.
Congratulations to the winners. It was an awesome fun contest. And you are generous.
Anything I can do to give back and bring some fun to the site!