The Biggest Creature vs. Creature Concludes: And the Champion Is…

ChinmaySenior Analyst IIDecember 19, 2010

It has been almost two weeks since the Creature vs. Creature commenced. When we had declared the competition, we had no idea what the response would be. We had no idea how it would go. To our sheer delight, this competition turned out to be a great success. However, we were not the reason of this success. All of the contestants and the superlative quality of their articles is what made the competition special. It has been a wonderful two weeks.

Before I declare who the winner is, I have to share with all of you the success of all our contestants. All the articles related to CVC counted for more than 25,000 reads and had close to 1400 comments. This is just a quantitative indicator. The quality, however, transcended this.

The sole reason we chose to go for two votes per reader was that it was hellishly difficult to choose a single writer out of these 18 stars. However, it proved difficult for many to even choose two of them since there were so many outstanding pieces.

Consequently, in an unprecedented occurrence, 16 out of 18 writers received a vote for their articles. I have never seen this happening in my tenure here on B/R; it is simply an epic testimony of the flair of these writers.

I would like to make special mention of Ken Drabek and Renee Gerber, as they not only chose the toughest options but succeeded magnificently in living up to them. Readers clearly admired it and voted handsomely for them.

Now coming to the winner, it was a close contest again. Almost 80 votes were cast and the top three writers contested in a neck-to-neck contest.

I would like to declare that Buzz and Sulayman H. are tied up for the second spot with 11 votes each for their gems. I have to accept that they sniffed the victory by the closest margin I can think of. These two guys produced a master class and I admire and respect their articles with an air of awe. Congratulations my friends and hats off to you.

In such a contest, if you want to win you need some extra flair in your work. One article, as it has emerged, enamored readers with its passion and emotion. As I counted all the votes, one person rose above others.

I am extremely glad to declare that Dan Powers for his ‘Hartfelt’ article on Bret vs. Owen Hart has won the competition with 13 votes. You can read and reread his winning article here,

It was a close contest amongst the best and the best of them all has emerged victorious. I raise a toast to Dan and his fantastic piece of work. Cheers man.

In the end, my friends, I thank all of you on behalf of Iam D Real Yo, Muzzy Daud and myself for supporting us and making this a memorable event. I wish you all a happy holiday season and Merry Christmas in advance.

The Biggest Creature vs. Creature has been concluded.