Belize Please photo contest Winners

Monday, March 16, 2009

Shout out to everyone that entered Belize Please 2009 and made it a big success. I would also like to thank my judges Maya Ruthie and Beth as well as the local businesses who donated prizes... Pedro’s Pizza - Tropic Air - Lime Bar & Grill - San Pedro Fitness Club - CG Esthetic - Hungry Monkey - San Pedro Sun - Sweet Basil - Tropic Air - Artistic Skin Designs - Quick silver messenger - Humming Bird Cafe - Pirates Pizza and Ambergris Today

Just as I thought the judges had a tough choice on their hands and it took a while to sort through all 50 contestants - we had a nachos salsa and Collette's fabulous homemade hummus for brain food. There were 3 lap tops set up so each judge could view at their own pace and pick out their favorites. Then they compared lists and hashed it out to see which ones they all agreed on.

After judging was done we all had a hunger going and chowed down on crock pot ribs and veggies - Beth's yummy pasta salad and Ruthie's divine chocolate fudge brownies then retreated to the veranda to hang out.

Power went out for a few min - luckily Barnacle Bills blog is open time so I have something to read while waiting. Internet has been mucky since yesterday afternoon and looks like that has carried over to today. Soon as we catch a good spell I will post this even if it is in a slightly unfinished state.

A short note to all winning contestants Congratulations - I will be emailing you all hopefully sometime today if our net comes back and stays on to let you know what prize you have won.

Reminder Lonely Planet Travel Blog awards voting ends Friday March 20th at 12pm Pacific time - so please cast your vote for tacogirl Best Image Blog if you like what you see.

People 1st place - Michele Kinon - Life's a Beach

People 2and place - Barnacle Bill - As The Coconuts Drop

Animal 1st place - Barnacle Bill - Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows

Animal 2and place - Ron Willis - Westshore Divers

Nature 1st place KC Jayhawk

Nature 2and place - Adriane

Creative 1st place - Mark w

Action 1st place - Dorian Nunez - Ambergris Today

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Anonymous said...

those pictures are all great but the hummingbird one is amazing!

is there a big expat community there? the only time i've been to belize was on a cruise. our port of call was belize city. we went on a bus and took the underwater cave tour. it was a lot of fun! wish we'd had more time to check other areas so we'll definitely have to go back someday.


Gail said...

WONDERFUL pictures. Yes, I can see the judges would have had a hard task but obviously they were up to it.
Look forward to seeing more of the submissions.
Thanks for inspiring all of us.
Gail :)

Mikeywaz said...

Great pictures! Congrats to the winners and the judges. Thanks for putting on this contest, TG!

Statia Girl said...

wow - amazing photos - would not have wanted to be one of the judges - tough choices. Looks like life in Ambergris is truly a magical existence
looking forward to seeing more photos. Posted my vote for tacogirlblog last night.

Good luck on winning - you truly deserve to.

Michele in Playa said...

Woohoo!! Thanks for choosing one o my favorite photos!! Judging from this lot, you all had your work cut out for you. Fun contest Laurie. I hope it's an annual thing!!

tacogirl said...

Thanks Teresa - fairly big expat community - come for a visit anytime if you liked what you saw in one day I am sure you would enjoy seeing the island and more of the mainland.

I agree Gail - yes judges had a hard task but were a huge help in deciding.

Thanks Mikeywaz was my pleasure. Thanks to my judges and everyone who donated a prize - entered or just followed the contest and gave feedback - has been a lot of fun.

Statia Girl thanks for your feedback and your vote. I am so glad I made good choice for judges as they really did have their work cut out for them.

Michele - congrats on winning that is definitly a great shot. I was thinking annual will see what happens next year - definitly keep it in mind when you are snapping away folks.