Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2013 Scavenger Hunt Winners and Final Thoughts

Well, summer is officially over, and it's time to say a fond farewell to the 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt. . . . but not before I name a few winners and post a few concluding thoughts.
First, the winners!
Congratulations to BJ of ccraftcorner and sky-blu-pink
Please email me at rinda1961 (at) yahoo (dot) com, and you can select your prize. You'll be able to select a photography book from my list of favorites, and I'll have Amazon send it directly to you.
Also, I still owe Susan her June prize, which is some really fun summery washi tape.
Next, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated this year. I really enjoyed seeing all the scavenger hunt blog posts during the summer and the incredible turnout for the linkies. Besides seeing wonderful windmills, funny signs and, uh, inventive cloud interpretations, the real pay off for me was reading the stories behind the pictures. I loved hearing about the special trips you took to cross an item off the list, the heartfelt meaning behind some of your photos and the camaraderie you developed with family and friends while on the hunt. I am also touched by how the scavenger hunt helps people dealing with difficult times and am forever grateful when they choose to share this type of message with me. I feel like there's a scavenger hunt community which develops every summer, and its members are all over the globe. They hunt in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Canada, the United States and all over the United Kingdom. Be sure to come back next summer when we do it all over again!



30 comments:

Kirsty.A said...

Ooops. Missed the link up due to a Hen weekend and sick daughter. Still it was fun. Thanks

Kirsty.A said...

Ooops. Missed the link up due to a Hen weekend and sick daughter. Still it was fun. Thanks

Lesley G said...

Congrats to the winners and thank you once again for a great hunt :)

Alison said...

Well done to the winners.....and a huge THANK YOU to you for coming up wiith such fun ideas!
Alison xx

Carolyn Phillips said...

Congrats to the winners. I've just posted my final round up - late as usual, but really enjoyed the event, thank you very much Rinda.

http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/scavenger-hunt-late-round-up.html

scrappyjacky said...

A big THANK YOU,Rinda.....the Scavenger Hunt has become a highlight of my summer.....and I have so enjoyed seeing everyone else's photos.

furrypig said...

I loved the scavenger hunt again this year thank you so much Rinda for all the organisation xxx

Susan said...

Congratulations to the winners! And thank you again, Rinda. I'm looking forward to participating next summer.

sky-blu-pink said...

Oh wow! Thankyou so much Rinda! I am just delighted to have won a prize! I loved seeking out all the challenges, even more so because I had such a special holiday this year! I have also really enjoyed looking at other people's collections.

Textile Recycler said...

Congrats to the winners! This hunt was a wonderful experience not just finding the images but going on so many photo travels with so many great folks. I hope we all meet up again here next year if we don't 'see' each other before. Thank you again Rinda..

The Mann Fam said...

Thanks again, Rinda for the hosting the Summer Scavenger Hunt. I'm glad I didn't throw in the towel like I had thought of doing earlier in the summer because I couldn't find most of the items. (I found over half of them the last three weeks of summer). I enjoy how your list makes me conscience of those everyday and not so everyday things we encounter yet might have missed. Even still now that the hunt is over I've seen a couple items thinking "Oh, I need a picture of that!"

Thanks,
Linda

Virginia said...

Forgot the last link but had a blast finding all the items in one holiday - thank you for the inspiration!

BJ said...

Oh my goodness, someone else had to tell me of my win, I'd forgotten there was one! thanks Rinda I'll e-mail you the details later. BJ

Missus Wookie said...

Thank you for hosting and yep we will all be back next year I'm sure. It is such fun to join in and see what other people come up with!

Miriam said...

Thank you from me too Rinda. Congratulations to the winners.

Sheena said...

Congrats to the winners x
Many many thanks Rinda, my family & I enjoyed our summer so much more participating in your scavenger Hunt :)
I cant wait for next year xxx

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Jane said...

congratulations to the winners and a big thank you for organising this xx

Becky said...

Thank you so much for hosting and so excited that you will be doing it again next summer!

Karen said...

Congrats to the winners! I'm home for a couple of days and hope to get around to some more of the links before we leave again! Thanks again for hosting such a wonderful project!

Sian said...

congrats to the winners! Of course we'll be back next year: wouldn't miss it!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Thank you for doing this! It is always such fun to do!

Ladkyis said...

We all had a marvellous time finding the items on the list. I am sure it has been of sound educational value for Miss Em, and it was definitely great fun to do. Thasnk you so much for giving us all this huge gift of fun.
I am looking forward to next year... there will be a next year one I hope!

Jo Murray said...

Well done you lucky winners!!!! Thanks again Rinda for the effort put into co-ordinating the hunt. It was fun.

Gail said...

So looking forward to next year's already. :)

Andy said...

Well done to the winners! I have really enjoyed my first years hunt and a special thank you for you, Rinda in organising it. I have had alot of fun over summer holidays. I cant wait to join in next year. Andy

~*~Patty S said...

BIG Congrats to the lucky winners!
and thank you so much Rinda for another year of great fun and adventure...
still catching up with all of the links and special sharing!
oxo

Susan Ernst said...

Hi is the link section gone or is it not visible to me on my mobile phone? I was looking forward to looking at everyone's posts and photos while on another road trip, which I am now on! Or maybe it is a different post. I'll keep looking.

Susan Ernst said...

Oops, never mind. Found the correct post. Yay!

alexa said...

And thank-you to YOU for making it possible for us, Rinda :).