Blog Owner and Post Author: Lainy
Before the Winners of Lainy’s Musings 3rd Blogoversary – The Gravatar Contest is announced, may I take this opportunity first, to thank each and everyone, who helped make this event another memorable milestone and for the third consecutive time.
To the V.I.P Sponsors who generously made the Contest appetizing with all their sponsored items, either in Cash or in Kind.
To the Contestants who by their participation, made the intent and purpose of the Contest what it was meant to be.
To all the Readers and Commentators who added their shine and fun to the Contest.
It is not without the magnanimous sponsorships that the attractive stake of Prizes would have been possible to celebrate Lainy’s Musings 3rd. Blogoversary – The Gravatar Contest. Once again, here is the list of the VIP Sponsors and the Prizes for the occasion.
Pursuant to the intended results of winners, names of the qualified contestants and non-winning contestants (three of the qualified contestants who didn’t make it, plus the five contestants for the consolation prize) were drawn in two separate draws at random.org. It is worth noting that it is random.org’s paid feature that was chosen “Third-Party Draw Service“.
Here they are:
QUALIFIED CONTESTANTS (in alphabetical order):
And now without further ado, Ladies and Gentlemen, here are the Winners of Lainy’s Musings 3rd Blogoversary – The Gravatar Contest:
5th Prize: Ivy
4th Prize: Mel Cole
3rd Prize: Chie Wilks
2nd Prize: Twerlyn
1st Prize: Chika Bits
Also established was a list of Contestants for the Consolation Prize
After the 5 Grand Winners were drawn, the Non- Winning Contestants were added to the Contestants for the Consolation Prize and another draw was made at random.org to determine one lucky winner for the USD 5.00, to wit:
Ladies and Gentlemen, the lucky Winner of the Consolation Prize for Lainy’s Musings 3rd Blogoversary – The Gravatar Contest:
Consolation Prize: I Heart Contest
Congratulations to all lucky winners!
To conduct a fair and credible process in determining the prize results, I decided to rein the services from a neutral person to handle the draws. Uncle Che is the best choice. He is neither the contestant nor a sponsor (and obviously not the host 😀 ). Free randomization at random.org requires the presentation of results as screenshots, and since that could easily be “doctored”, their free service is NOT the best of choices.
To overcome and allay any possible suspicion on the methodology, Uncle Che instead, used the paid premium feature at random.org. It is called the “Third-Party Draw Service. It permits random.org to monitor the randomization and host the results for public access.
As you can see, great diligence was paid to the matter of the results. Hence, it is my hope that there will not ensue any bickering about WHY I DIDN’T WIN! Hahahahaha! 😉
You can have a look at the results online at random.org following the links below:
Randomization of Qualified Contestants: Click [ H E R E ] for the results
Randomization of Non-winning Contestants: Click [ H E R E ] for the results
Time when the two Draws were conducted at random.org is reported as UTC. For GMT, you add (+8) hours. Therefore, what it means is that the 1st. Draw was conducted at 11:39:04 pm and the 2nd. Draw was at 11:55:02 pm. Thank You.