Winners Announced

This is the Garden Express Winter Garden 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 September 30th 2006 - winners announced.

Winners Announced

Postby ian » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:56 pm

The winners for the Winter Garden Photo Competition are:

1st prize - $200 Garden Express voucher - midgin for "Busy bee":

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2nd prize - $60 Garden Express voucher - sara for "Winter Hyacinths":

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Congratulations to midgin and sara and the record number of other entrants that have caused some lively debate as to the ultimate winners - you should all be proud. :D :D

The quality of a number of the entries is likely to mean that they will be appearing in print before too long. Once again the competition entries have highlighted the diversity in climate, size and style of our members' gardens. Garden Express is sponsoring Gardening Australia's Gardener of the Year and the photo competition judges are thinking that they may need to take a leaf out of GA's book and personally visit the finalists' gardens around Australia to fully appreciate the entries. :wink:

We hope you have enjoyed both entering and sharing others entries in the latest competition. We wish you well for the next competition.
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Postby The Estate » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:09 pm

:lol: :lol: Yay congrats to both, I loved the busy bee, right place at the right time and Sara now you can stock up some more for your lovely little treasure you have, well done :P :P
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Postby Patricia » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:16 pm

Congrats Midgin & Sara...good choices!!!! enjoy spending your $$$$$$ :wink:
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Postby midgin » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:27 pm

Thanks Thee and Patricia... I can't think what to say... I am gobsmacked.. really, truly..
PS.... thank you to GE...I am still gobsmacked...
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Postby Yani » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:28 pm

Oh Migdin and Sara, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

I'm very happy for you and well done!! Happy shopping :P :P :P
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Postby Pam » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:39 pm

YAY Midgin and Sara! Congratulations to you both. That was a heck of a job for the judges - they've done well.

Happy spending! :D
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Postby midgin » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:56 pm

Thanks Yani ...and thanks Pam.. congratulations Sara... I never dreamt that little bee would be a winner...I shall plant more bee friendly plants (from GE, of course!) to say thanks to the little guy..
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Postby Luzy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:08 pm

Way to go girls!!!!!!! Congratulations - sensational photographs, both!!!! :D :D :D Remember to slurge splurge, splurge, splurge... 8) 8) 8) Well done (Y)

So Ian, does this mean that your judges are preparing for an all-expenses paid trip around the country? Stopping first, of course, for a roast dinner with lots of vegies and herbs at Shotgun Paul's place? :roll: 8)
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Postby Pokie » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:22 pm

Well Done Midgin and Sara!

I especially liked the Busy Bee too. :D
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Postby cordelia » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:28 am

Congratulations midgin and sara!!!! It must have been really hard to judge, but the bee really took my fancy...and one has to revel in the hyacinths!
Happy spending, and :wink: :wink: planting...
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Postby sara » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:30 am

Oh wow! What a nice way to wake up to the day! Congratulations Midgin - that bee pic is a stunner! All I have in the insect variety at the moment is a pile of dead flies ... and I don't think that would win much at all. ;)

Now, what to spend that $60 on ... :) it ain't going to take long to get spent, I can tell you! :)
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Postby Pam » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:32 am

All I have in the insect variety at the moment is a pile of dead flies


Well you've gotta be happy with that! :D
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Postby The Estate » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:20 am

hey Mig. it would make a great screen saver or get Ian to resize and someone may want to use it as an avatar :?: :?:
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Postby Lin » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:59 pm

Well done, midgin and Sara. Great photos from both of you, the judges certainly had a difficult job in picking the winners, there were so many good pictures :D :D
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Postby midgin » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:12 pm

Thank you Luzy. Pokie, Cordelia, Sara and Lin....
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Postby Patricia » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:51 pm

Midg...I took a photo today & a busy little bee was working hard from one rose to the other...not as good as your photo ..but exciting nevertheless!!
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Postby Pokie » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:20 pm

Please update us on what you spend them on! :D
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:13 am

Luzy wrote:Way to go girls!!!!!!! Congratulations - sensational photographs, both!!!! :D :D :D Remember to slurge splurge, splurge, splurge... 8) 8) 8) Well done (Y)

So Ian, does this mean that your judges are preparing for an all-expenses paid trip around the country? Stopping first, of course, for a roast dinner with lots of vegies and herbs at Shotgun Paul's place? :roll: 8)

WHAT :!: :!: :!: :D :D :D
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:18 am

Morning all,

Congratulations to both of you,its well deserved.

I see Luzy is up to her tricks AGAIN :shock: :shock: .

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Postby ian » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:18 am

Don't worry Paul - I'd bring my own shells........................
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