Many people in the community took notice of our efforts, including the developer's marketing guru, Bob Rubenkonig, who sent us the following message:
"... thanks again for everything you and everyone from the live-aboard community at Gangplank did to ensure the sucess of the festival -- the light up was amazing! I can't even imagine what you all will pull off next year for the 100th Anniversary event."
I'll post the results on our Facebook, Twitter, and Blog sites. You can also leave comments for the winners on the Picasa Album.
And Now ... THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER of THE NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PINK LIGHT CONTEST IS:
Jess Dankert and Travis Johnson of D-Dock for emanating the most crazy amount of pink possible! Check out photos of Alt Angler below:
We had so many amazing light displays that the judges were inspired to create runners up. In fact, we plan on making the contest much bigger next year for the 100th Anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. We will definitely have more than one prize in the future, and may consider maintaining all of the following categories:
Gabe Castillo and Charlotte Sofia Marshall (F Dock) - Most Photographed by Cherry Blossom Tourists and Most Likely to Produce a Flash Mob on the SW Waterfront
Justin and Liz Chambers (C Dock) - Most Artistic Display of Pink Cherry Blossom Awesomeness
Sarah Harman (H Dock)- Best Presentation for Judging
Chris Wright and Pete Meachum (B Dock) - Best Pink Profile ... AKA Best Use of Sexy LED Lighting
Tom and Karen (H Dock) - Best Lighted Cherry Tree
Eve Bratman (C Dock) - Best Lighted Cherry Shrub
Tony Wetzler and Melissa Ruiz (D Dock) - Most Colorful Lanterns
Debbie Christianson (F Dock) - Most Magical Pink Arch
Bud and Sandie Pullara (C Dock) - Best Use of a Pink Flamingo