27 posts, 27 mementos and 27 beautiful moments to go along …what a magnificent, moving, spiritual journey this has been …
One month back, when I had decided to take a dig at this contest titled 'My Most Memorable Memento Contest', I had a hunch that I was in for something very exciting. But one thing that I could never anticipate at that time was the level to which this contest would be reaching. I wondered how the topic would be accepted, or even then, whether bloggers would be willing to share their memorable stories with me…
But, you did it. You brushed off all my anxieties aside and opened your hearts out.
And now when the day has come that I have to get down to declaring the results, all I can say is that this has been one of the most incredible (and memorable!) collections ‘My Yatra Diary…’ has ever seen. Going through all your entries has been an experience moving beyond words, something that cannot be expressed. Your mementos have not been mere objects; they have reflected dreams, aspirations, love, lessons, achievements, life and so on.
My Yatra Diary... along with IndianCoupons, thank you with the deepest of our hearts for all your wonderful entries and responses which made this contest … so much more exciting and fun.
Today, to choose a best, seems somehow improper, also difficult, because there are really many (?!); but I realize, to leave it up isn't any option that I have either.
So I have decided to take one easy way out, guess what?
We have a tie!
Yes, we have two winners amongst us today. And,
The two winners of the ‘My Most Memorable Memento Contest’ are:
1. Prateek Mathur for his post, "Memento"
|A letter from his (almost blind) grandmother when he left home, around 9 years back.|
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2. Kimi Colney for her post, "Perfume Memories"
|Sweet memories of her mother linger on... in a bottle of a perfume.|
What the judges say:
'Aah, this was tough! All the posts were absolutely phenomenal! But these two, they touched us at a different level, not only were they packed with emotions, they also mirrored a longing, a deep yearning to bring a few long lost memories back to life.’
BIG hearty congratulations to the winners for winning Rs. 4000/- GiftBig giftcard Vouchers each and a BIGGER thank you once again to all of you, for taking the time to share such amazing mementos with all of us thereby making this contest a lovely success.
And last but not the least; I sincerely hope that all those who could not make it to the winners list will not feel dejected / sad in any way. You all have been winners in your own right; this was a lot closer than perhaps you can even imagine!
“Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.
~ Vince Lombardi”
Note: Both the winners will be contacted by the end of this month via e-mail.