Monday, September 1, 2008

ANNOUNCING: The Winners of the "We Are All Geeks" Contest!

Well, the past two months have come to this moment. Ladies & Gentlemen, we have tabulated the results, and are proud to present... The 5 highest-rated cards on Foldees, winners of acclaim, street credibility and some awesome drawing tablets!

The scoring was very very close, with only 0.15 points (out of 5) separating the Top Five! As we've learnt from watching various reality TV shows and award ceremonies, let's play the tension a bit. Starting with...

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5

Winner of the WACOM Bamboo Fun Tablet A6 Size (worth RM399) with an average score of 3.04!

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cheeChingy - Farewell - Decipher

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4

ALSO the Winner of the WACOM Bamboo Fun Tablet A6 Size (worth RM399) with an average score of 3.08!

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Chapit - Sorry

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3

Winner of RM500 cash & a WACOM Bamboo Fun Tablet A5 Size (worth RM699) with an average score of 3.12!!

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noelevz - A Geeky Birthday

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2

Winner of RM1000 cash + WACOM Intuos3 A6 Wide (worth RM1039) with an average score of 3.16!

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bem69 - Geek & GPS - Thinking Of You

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And finally...

The big kahuna.

The luck-had-nothing-to-do-with-it winner.

and incidentally the second card we ever received as a submission on the site...

1

Winner of RM2000 cash + WACOM Intuos3 A4 Wide (worth RM1699) with an average score of 3.18!

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Emila Yusof - We Clicked Together

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Thank you to all the participants! We will be contacting you very shortly about how best to get those prizes to you. It was a very, very close competition, so please don't feel bad if you didn't win. Remember, you will still be getting royalties for every purchase of your card on the site, which you can check by clicking on the new Royalties tab on the top right of the site.

Also, we will be holding another contest this month, so keep your ears peeled for another chance to win some AWESOME prizes!

We are also in the midst of organising a small, informal prize-giving ceremony at Palate Pallete in Kuala Lumpur later this month, which we will be letting you guys know about on Facebook so you guys can RSVP. All designers who have submitted cards to the site are automatically invited!

If you haven't joined our Facebook group yet, click here.

Also, our Worldpay account is being activated as we speak. In about 48 hours, we'll be letting you guys in to buy some cards! We've got a few more surprises up our sleeves when that happens. Keep your fingers close to the F5 button on your inboxes. I promise you won't be disappointed.

28 comments:

Milkberry said...

Yeay! Congrats to all the winners!!

StreetFX said...

YEAH!I knew Emila will be one of the winner.

Emila Yusof said...

Thank you so much for voting me! I was kinda demotivated along the way and don't think I would win at all. Lol, I even tried to withdraw my entries! What was I thinking?!

jayhan said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!

bem69 said...

Congrats to all and emila, glad to be right behind you heheh. Your card is my personal favourite too.

Emila Yusof said...

Thank you Bem69! Thank you all! Eh, hadiah kita sama ek, Bem69?

bem69 said...

I think its just a typo, yours should be the 2k + Intuos A4 :)

chak said...

oops.

My bad.

Yes emila, you get the biggest, baddest tablet of all :)

StreetFX: You were very near the top as well

Guys, just to let you know, all the scores will be displayed on the site in about two days, once WorldPay activates our shopping cart.

StreetFX said...

Haha,its ok!

lets buy card!!!

Deo said...

The number one card is totally not geek at all, this competition is totally...

chak said...

deo: I'm not sure I know what you mean. Just to let you know, we rejected about 40-50 designs from this competition on the pretext that they weren't 'geek'. We believe we've been quite selective, but of course, everyone's entitled to their opinion :)
StreetFX: Yay!

laydeh said...

chak.. i realised u dont have a link back to the main foldees page from ur blog....

KarmaKloth83 said...

Aiks~ Congrats to everyone (winner or not winner) Your support make this contest HAPPENS!

chak said...

laydeh: Sure we do. Top right of page :)

karmakloth83: Took the words right out of my mouth!

dope.art said...

the number 1 is very fine execution,sweet and lovely. one of the prettiest card. but frankly, a mouse and tablet pen doesn't reflect a little geek. as i define geek as nerd or someone who overly obsess something like gardening,games or anything. mouse,tablet pen in the card mean he obsess bout mouse,tablet pen? do u mean he collect tablet pen or mouse? the overall card dont have a bit geek element~plus, the designer herself didn't explain why is it geek in the description too and even questioned it,if i not mistaken.i saw she did marked it as "GEEK?". i can't find a bit reason to suppport the card as geek card.for me,it's just an ordinary pretty love card that don't have any geek element. this competition is so not happening. sorry,chak. maybe u did being very selective selecting the geek card and it's just my opinion. anyway,congrats to all the participators and winners!

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StreetFX said...

The mouse and the pen are geek's tool. So stop being immature,end of story.XD sry for being rude

chak said...

guys,

I think everyone's encouraged to voice their opinions, as long as it's in a polite and helpful way.

dope.art: I suppose to a certain extent, it is still subjective from our point of view (although we try to walk that fine line between being liberal and fair). Thanks for understanding, and do join us for the next competition. The theme for that one is gonna be awesome!

Danny Foo said...

ROFL! I had a feeling Emila was going to win. Her designs are wickedly cute! :D

BTW, I noticed a lot of submissions were character-based. Hmm...the market seems to be changing.

Oh, congrats to Foldees on the official launch. ;)

bem69 said...

Interesting observation Danny Foo, I had to reply, cause I'm curious, what was it like before character-based designs? Can you elaborate?

Fox said...

Congrats Emila and the other winners!! Thanks to the foldees team also for having such contest like this. cant wait for the next one.
Im guessing the next one is "Halloween Theme" maybe?! >.<

::lil ice:: said...

1st of all congrat Emila and all the winners^^
the mouse and tablet really sweet and unique!i m glad that u re the winner,at least i feel better that i lost to a great work like urs^^
btw,just ignore the comments from whoever.peoples vote u and u won.its a truth that cannot change^^p

deo,dope.art or whoever not satisfy.its jus a competition.we oredi hv d winners,so take it lik an adult le.honestly,chak removed 2 of my designs for plagiarism and i jus take it too.i m more down than anyone else in this competition.i jus can say,it's my fault.i did kno they r little similiar but i stil submited it to chak.so think optimistic,stop blaming emilia or chak,its not their fault and if u think u can do better.compete again in nxt competition.i am sure chak welcome all of us^^make this coming competition an healthy 1,k?gambatae guys^^p

btw chak,i just saw the email which i hv to choose again the card send free to me.i rarely online and the mail u sent flied into my junk mail so i didn notice it.there stated 28/8 the last call,so i stil hav the free card send to me?if yes,i wan WE CLICKED TOGETHER by EMILIA.thank ya^^p

Looking forward for the next competition too^^well,i guess its the hari raya card^^

oh crap!i wrote an essay here -____-lll gheez #^^#

Emila Yusof said...

Lil Ice, thank you from the bottom of heart for your support.

Thank you again to Milkberry, Streetfx, Bem69, Jayhan, Chak, Karmakloth, Dannyfoo, Fox, Deo and Dopeart!

Dopeart and Deo, You both are entitled to voice out your opinion and I respect that. Hope to see you guys in the next competition.

Much love,
emila

Emila Yusof said...

Oops sorry, I missed the word my in the 1st para. Make it, "Lil Ice, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support."

Noelevz said...

A big congratulations to all the other winners, specially Emila who, in my point of view really deserved it.

To all those who have voted and liked my work, I thank you all.

To Foldees, I thank you for this opportunity to be able to join such a wonderful contest!

Wishing you more luck and great success!

Looking forward to joining your next contests! ;)

regards,
Noel

chak said...

'm lovin all the love :)

Thanks for being such great sports, people... It really is a beautiful thing to watch.

*sniff*

You can bet we're gonna try our damndest to make the next competition even better!

lil ice: Thanks for being warm n fuzzy despite your nick :) Heh.
danny: We owe ya one for being the one to first post this up on Lowyat! Make sure you come for our prize giving.
fox: Actually, we're going straight to decking the halls ;)
noel: Congrats on being the first non-Malaysian winner. The invasion has started...

Mariuca said...

CONGRATS to Emila and the rest of the winners!! :):):)

fLux said...

Congrats on winning esp. you Emila!!
Been a fan of your cards since last August!! :P Love 'em!! Wee~~ Kudos!!