I hate contests. I mean it's nice to get people involved and I start out with the best of intentions with them, but going through entries and judging them isn't something I relish. I've been through 100+ entries and I'm down to about 20, working on trying to get the top 3 and then pick 12-15 more.
The top three are hard, actually 1 and 3 are hard. I've picked the iPod winner, which was a great Ode to SQLServerCentral. Being someone that's written poetry, I like the creativity, and the work put into it, so I'll award that one.
Maybe I should give up and just send out 20 shirts :)
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