Polacoaster competition winner

By on November 27, 2011 in Win 3

Becoming you’s Polacoaster competition has now closed and I am very pleased to announce the winner of 6 personalised Polacoasters!!!

Congratulations to Jo Price

Please email me Jo to arrange your prize!

Thank you to everyone who entered. And thank you to the sponsor – Polacoaster. They create handmade multi-functional coasters using your own photographs. These coasters can be used in the traditional sense – to protect your tables from hot and cold drinks (and act as a conversation starter at the same time!). They can also be displayed on your fridge as they contain magnets and what better way to ensure that your favourite photos are displayed for the world to see rather than sitting on your computer hard drive! Especially great for grandparents to showcase their growing grandkids! Polacoaster have even created “Save the Date” and unique Wedding Invitations! For ideas visit the Polacoaster gallery. To place an order before the Christmas rush contact them here.

Remember to come back soon as I have another exciting competition launching later this week!

Winner drawn via Random.org

Image source: Ian Rossiter, Kathryn Rossiter

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3 Responses to Polacoaster competition winner

  1. Dave November 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Good Morning,

    How does a photo with 25 likes on your Facebook page win a competition where other photos have over 60 likes, and in 1 case, over 100 likes?

    This competition really was a farce and leaves a very bad taste in one’s mouth!

    Please respond to this comment – I am highly irrate about how you can run a competition, requesting people to ‘like’ a photo, with the premise that the photo with the most ‘likes’ will be chosen as the winner, and then you disregard this and choose a photo on other criteria, which were not originally mentioned.

    Disgruntled,
    Dave

    • Kathryn November 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

      Hi Dave – thanks for your feedback. So sorry to disappoint you. That is never my intention. I realise that it was a bit misleading…. I will explain. A day after the competition went live my site was hit with malware and went down for a week but prior to that the first entrant entered a photo and was the only one able to do so which resulted in that photo receiving a huge amount of likes before anyone else was even able to enter. This was the first competition run like this and I soon realised that it wasn’t going to work going forward as anyone who entered on the last day was never going to be able to catch up to the first entrant. What I decided to do was count each “like” as an entry which ensured that the entrant who made the most effort to share their pic would get the most entries. I then listed all the names in excel (135 times if that was the no of “likes”), found a program to shuffle the names, assigned each a number and used random.org to pick a winner. Whew it was quite a task! Anyway the winner was the name of the person whose no was drawn. I do apologise if this system is not to your liking. As I mentioned it was the first competition like this and in future I will be clearer on explaining the process. Thank you for your entry and feedback again. kind regards, Kathryn

    • Kathryn November 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

      Hi Dave
      As an apology I would like to offer you 6 x Polacoasters for your wife’s photo receiving the most “likes”. I hope this will change you from “disgruntled” to “delighted” Please contact Ian at Polacoaster here http://polacoaster.com/contact/ to arrange your coasters and I will settle the bill.
      regards, Kathryn

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