Wow, after a super tight competition this month, Emanuele, pulled off not only winning the grand prize, but logging over 100,000 points of contributions. Let me tell you, this is not an easy task to accomplish. You really have to be active, write alot of articles... You can check out his profile to see what he has been up to.
Karl Shifflett to the 1st prize, Hydrogen Generating Car, with very nearly 100,000 points. He logged 91,000 points. He is a member of the WPF Disciples, a very active and very talented group of WPF Gurus. Marlong Gretch heads up that community and he, in fact, took 3rd prize with 59,900 points.
Just above him was Marco Minerva, a longtime contributor to Community Credit, who was going neck and neck with Karl up until the very last day. It was quite a close race there.
Randy Walker, somebody brand new to Community Credit, earned my favorite prize of the month actually. It was a "My Entire Life" t-shirt. This is a great t-shirt that I saw recently on the tv show "Chuck" which has a picture of a 3 1/2 inch floppy on it with the words "My Entire Life" scribbled on the label. Classic.
Just Below Randy, was Chris Williams, who took 6th place. Earlier on this month, Chris made the claim that he was going to take the grand prize knowing full well that he was under a pretty serious point curve as a result of winning in the previous month. We all pretty much thought that it was impossible, but admired the spirit involved in making the claim. Around the middle of the month, Chris almost proved us wrong when he was 2nd in the list. However, as more and more submissions were made, he dropped down a bit and ended up in 6th place. It is really not too shabby at all and I believe is the highest place finish under a curve. To give you an idea of how active he is, you can basically multiply his score by 4 to see what he would have earned not being under a curve. Although I did offer to get him a poster if he took the grand prize, I think that I will send it to him anyway after such a valiant effort. Keep in mind, this is not just ANY poster it is a How To Spot a Cylon Poster.
Brendan Enrick, of ASPAdvice.com fame, won another one of my favorites. The MouseRug. We all have and use Mouse Pads, but how many people use a persian rug for their mousepad. I guess that Brendan does now...
Last but not least, Jeff Julian won a rather unique prize... the Butt/Face soap. Jeff recently integrated his blogging community, GeeksWithBlogs.net, and we are still giddy over it.
Congratulations again to everybody who was recognized this month. You guys really stepped up to plate and give the rest of us examples to look upon.