Rose 2007 Winners announced

This is the Garden Express Rose Photo Competition. Entrants need to be Garden Express Forum members. Please refer to the Competition Terms & Conditions and the specific Judging Criteria and Prize announcements. Entries closed February 16th 2007 - winners announced.

Rose 2007 Winners announced

Postby ian » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:08 pm

The Competitions are getting harder to judge each time as there are more entries and the quality means that even the short list isn't short. To add to the difficulty, roses would have to be one of the most photogenic flowers and they radiate beauty.

To help recognise at least some of the very good entries we have decided to blow the budget and award some extra winners as we couldn't get a concensus on 2nd place. Even so there are still entries that are in many way deserving of recognition but we had to draw the line somwhere.

The winners of the Rose Photo Competition are:

1st prize - $200 Garden Express voucher - froglover for "Beautiful Bonica":
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Equal 2nd prize - $60 Garden Express voucher - Spider Lily for "Chicago Peace":
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Equal 2nd prize - $60 Garden Express voucher - The Estate for "Red Pierre":
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Equal 2nd prize - $60 Garden Express voucher - ashke for "Seduction":
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Congratulations to the winners, the other entrants and all the members that gave encouragement with the positive comments on the entries.

Keep an eye out for the next Garden Express catalogue in April - we think you will recognise several of the images! Thank you all again for your entries and we wish you well for the next competitions - judging will probably be an even greater challenge than this one!
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Postby abwal » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:14 pm

Good shot again, Ian. Well done the winners.
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Postby Luzy » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:24 pm

Yay!!! Congratulations froglover! :D Congratulations Spider Lily! :D Congratulations Thee! :D Congratulations ashke! :D Well done!!! (Y)
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Postby The Estate » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:39 pm

Oohhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhh lots of winners, and froggy just loved your pic :P and to ashke and Spider Lilly and you Luzy for asking me to the rose show where I got my Red P.


Mmmmmmm $15.00 per bare rooted rose that equals 4 new roses :P
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Postby Pam » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:52 pm

A well-deserved win, Froggy! It's a lovely pic. Something tells me there should have been 163 2nd places, but as you say Ian, you have to draw the line somewhere. They were all winning pics! :D
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Postby froglover » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:14 pm

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone and a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the other winners too! Well Done!!!! :D :D :D I am so surprised that I actually won!! YIPPPEEEE!!! Will wait for the new catalogue to see what I can spend my $200 on! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby The Estate » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:16 pm

froglover wrote:Thanks for the good wishes, everyone and a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the other winners too! Well Done!!!! :D :D :D I am so surprised that I actually won!! YIPPPEEEE!!! Will wait for the new catalogue to see what I can spend my $200 on! :lol: :lol: :lol:


I'm so pleased for you coz I know you have losts of space where they will be given a really good home :P and of couse we want pics and what you finally decide to get :P
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Postby Spider Lily » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:16 pm

Thanks Ian and thanks to all at GE for providing this fantastic forum and thanks to my fellow forumites for encouraging me to enter the pic! I've never won anything before so this is very exciting for me :D

Congratulations Froggy,Thee and Ashke!
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Postby Suze » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:21 pm

Congratulations everyone - some great pics of truly beautiful roses there.
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Postby guzzigirl » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:12 pm

Luzy wrote:Yay!!! Congratulations froglover! :D Congratulations Spider Lily! :D Congratulations Thee! :D Congratulations ashke! :D Well done!!! (Y)


ditto! :D
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Postby waldon » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:30 pm

:(

well done to the winners, winners are grinners.

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Postby Lin » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:35 pm

Well done to the winners - beautiful roses. Look forward to seeing what you all buy.
And well done to the judges - it was a difficult job you had.
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:20 pm

Well done everybody, to reapeat those well known words "You Have All Done Very Well"
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Postby ashke » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:54 pm

wow just logged on after a few days away, and found out about the comp winners wooohoooooo!! :o


congrats froggy, very well done, and a lovely photo :D

congrats also to the other winners, and to the many encouraging comments from other forum members...they're much appreciated

and many thanks to GE, both for running the comp and providing the prizes


EDIT - have one question..."prize must be redeemed in 28 days" as per terms & conditions...does that mean we need to use the prize in that time, or just acknowledge it?

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Postby ian » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:19 am

prize must be redeemed in 28 days" as per terms & conditions...does that mean we need to use the prize in that time, or just acknowledge it?


It means we like to know you are a real person who is able to use the prize within 28 days so that if you aren't, we can give it to someone else who can enjoy it. Beyond that you can take your time as you may want to wait for a particular time of year to spend it.
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Postby ginge » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:21 pm

Congratulations to you all, fantastic photos and such beautiful roses
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Postby Pokie » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:37 pm

Well done to everyone! Hope everyone has lots of fun spending it. :D
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Postby tilly » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:50 pm

Yes well done all......gorgeous photos......have fun choosing your prizes :) :)
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Postby belladonna » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:22 pm

I have been following this competition with a keen eye and I have to say, how did you choose? There were so many lovely photos. Has there ever been a calendar composed of winning shots, I'd buy it.Perhaps with small panting hints ie put the bulbs in the fridge :oops: .Congratulations to the winners and the contestants and well done to the judges.
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Postby ashke » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:28 am

thanks Ian

well, I'm a real person (I think) :D

and I'll likely use it on the next catalogue
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