I wish I was more diligent. Every year I think I am getting close to a prize for every winner but, again this year, the answer is no. Sadly. But the prizes are sweet. Look at what the winner of winners wins.
♦ Oxford Companion to Beer, Oxford University Press.
♦ A subscription to TAPS The Beer Magazine as well as 2 TAPS glasses, a CBA glass and a TAPS t-shirt.
♦ A subscription to All About Beer magazine - as well as a high likelihood of the photo being featured in an edition later in 2012.
♦ A beer mat from Shipyard Brewing of Portland, Maine.
♦ Adrian Tierney-Jones and CAMRA have offered two copies of Great British Pubs.
♦ Beer and Economics, Oxford University Press.
Wow. That's the el supremo winner's catch and I have to say I would love getting that. Each prize will be sent directly to the winner from the donor after winners in touch with the donors by email. It will take a little time and has to wait a bit yet as there are still TWENTY more to declare over the next few days. Bear with me as the judging begins.
And, OK, I am going to add one more. A prize from my own collection. The bad photo of the year award. I will come from me and it goes to a very special person, the person who I was happiest to see enter - Roshan Gopal Krishnan of Cochin, Kerala, India. Occasionally I award a prize for one just plain ugly photo - in 2009 it was awarded for a photo of a pile of dirt. I can't find it in the archives but that was just plain bad. No, there it is, submitted by Bill of Oregon in 2009. What a horrid thing. Roshan's photos are not of that dirt pile quality but - as he admitted, I will have you know - they are humble. Plus they break the rules. He sent nine... but who cares. He took a photo of food. Yik - but who cares. They are out of focus and they have absolutely no sense of anything. Yet... they come from Kerala, that land of magic. So, congratulations. Send me your address. Happy tropical Yule.
More results soon.