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Winners Chosen in the Graffiti Contest

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After considering almost 4,900 entries and receiving more than a half a million votes from the community, our judges have finally selected the art and text winners in our Facebook Green Graffiti contest.  The top 150 art submissions that remained after the voting ended are nothing short of phenomenal.  I can only imagine what the judges went through to select the winners.   

And now, without further ado, the winners in the Graffiti portion of the contest.  Best Overall will receive a green Inspiron laptop, and the winners in the other categories will each get Dell 22′ Ultrasharp Widescreen Flat Panel Monitors:

Best Overall:
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Nick Tustin (USA)

Show Us How You Can Improve the Environment Now:
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John Calder (Canada)

Creative Vision of a Green Future:
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Anna Leychenko (USA)

Most Inventive Green Technology:
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Benjamin Rennich (Canada)

Sustainable Architecture:
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Craig Nolin (Canada)

The winner in the text portion of the contest also will be receiving a green Inspiron laptop.  The entry encapsulated the spirit of the ReGeneration movement beautifully with an interpretation of a classic Japanese haiku.  I love the concept of ReNewal and ReTurning expressed in the entry, as if time were cyclical, and we can look to the future simply by considering our past.  But enough words from me.  I’ll let the entry speak for itself:

Text Entry:
“The old pond;
a frog jumps in –
the sound of water.
– Matsuo Basho

For me, it is not just going green, it is going back to green. This famous Japanese haiku has a zen peace that is in essence the color green. An overgrown mossy pond, an olive green frog, and even the splashy sound of green. Now if we can truly regain the reverence and respect the ancients had for our world, we can then move forward and actually go green.”

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Kevin Todd (USA)

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to the entire community for helping to make this contest a success.  We have a lot of exciting stuff planned for the future, so be sure to join the movement and share your green ideas.  Some interesting discussions are taking place in Cafe RE, and I’m in there often myself, so stop by for a chat by when you’ve got a spare moment.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on greening our planet.

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