Results: The website winner is…….

Results for the win a website competition today.

I quite enjoyed this competition, as with anything in life some people would prefer it to be easier and some would prefer it to be harder, Task 2 & 3 were solved pretty quickly which kind of made just doing Task 1 a long shot to win the comp so it certainly could have been done better but for a first attempt I was very happy with how it went, I had to create a new folder in my inbox to deal with the emails & entries!

I also learned a few lessons along the way myself and I think I’d like to do another competition in the future but perhaps this time with one clear winner, possibly an online treasure hunt?

Task 1
Some superb entries with a lot of them being put in the comments and some serious time and effort going into them so I’d like to thank everyone that took the time out to have a go, it shows a lot of dedication and gets a good though process going.

First (5 points): Albert – with a great understanding of what the site needs right now and moving forward to include redesign, forum and marketing.

Second  (3 points): Jam – a well though out plan that would not only tackle the current problem but also seeing the community & user submitted route that could lead to success.

Third (2 points) : Carl Moeller- for offering to give to his sisters to give them a leg up and finding a source for new content.
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Task 2
With the clue being ‘These small online homes can often make big money’ of course it has to be minisites.net

First : Michael (5 points)
Second : James (3 Points )
Third: Matthew (2 points)

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Task 3
The anagram which when re-arranged made ‘Self Made Minds’

First: Carl (5 points)
Second: James (3 points)
Third: Johnston (2 points)

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The result
So overall the points were as follows:
Michael (one bonus point for guessing the url

James 6
Michael 6
Albert 5
Carl Warwick 5
Jam 3
Carl Moeller 2
Matthew 2
Johnston 2

Therefore the overall winner is a draw! Between Michael & James.
I decided to flip a coin and used this site to decide to outcome which was …James

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Congratulation James, I’ll contact later today about getting the site.
Unlucky Michael, thank you to everyone who entered & hopefully we can do this again!

About Scott Jones

Scott hails from the north east of Scotland and started earning online at the end of 2000 building websites for local businesses during which time he won an award from Lord Alan Sugar for Excellence in Enterprise. After having quite a bit of success with domaining Scott mainly runs educational evergreen websites which generate over 3 million visitors per month but is always on the lookout for a fresh thinking out of the box way to turn a buck. Follow on Twitter.

Comments

  1. nice contest,congrats James, unlucky Michael!

  2. Congrats James,

    Wow, I really didn’t think I’d be the first for the anagram, and completely forgot to post an entry for task 1. I tried pretty hard to get the site, but although I had several guesses that were close, I never actually got to the correct answer.

  3. Well done James, I’m sure we’ll be keeping an eye on it.

  4. James Congrats good job & good luck with the site 🙂

  5. I swear you changed the anagram. It used to be famed wildness and then I when I tried self made minds it never worked.

    Oh well

    Congratulations James

  6. but then there were no other alternatives for what it could be

  7. Hurray! I got 2 points!

  8. WOW. This is GREAT news! Thanks for all the well wishes.

    And, with everyone’s “give it to my sister” idea, I think I might actually try that.

    And now, the pressure is ON! 🙂

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