We have a number of winners for the recent K-ON, Rilakkuma giveaway contest. It has taken me a while to go through the list and figure out who won each of the prizes.
The giveaway contest was in 2 parts. The main prize was for picking the date and time of day of the photo with the green ticket gate at Tokyo Station. The second part, minor prize, was for the best reason for winning the competition.
I almost confused myself with the time and date. I posted about the Pokemon Shinkansen on 23rd July, 2009, after going down to take the photos the day before, 22nd July, when we had the solar eclipse.
Here is the comment I made on the solar eclipse post about going out to Tokyo Station.
Most of you were able to connect the green ticket gate photo of Tokyo Station with the day I went out to shoot the Pokemon Shinkansen. From the stats it looks like these 2 pages, station and tokyo were well viewed in the hunt to find the photo.
Flickr is actually where there is a problem. For some reason my settings on flickr were set to not uploading the EXIF information from the camera. I have turned that on now so recent photos show all the EXIF including the time and date stamp. Without the camera providing the EXIF info, flickr took the date stamp of the upload, not the date the photo was taken. So it shows 23rd July instead of 22nd July.
The end result of the contest is, the actual date I took the photo was on July 22nd, 2009 just after 4pm. Here is the EXIF data from the camera.
and the winners are first prize to applel0ve
second prize to Renechong
The runner up prize goes to TurningOtaku for his 4 top reasons to win, particularly for K-ON and Haruhi being his introduction to the world of Japanese animes.
Winners, can you send me an email at blog @ shibuya246 . com and tell me the address to send your prizes.
There were heaps of other good answers and the dates for the main prize photo quiz was a bit confusing. I hope those that didn’t win were not too disappointed. Thanks to everyone who participated and also helped to promote the giveaway. There will be many more chances to win in the following weeks / months. The next giveaway will be a sweepstakes contest and will involve twitter.
I am shopping around for prizes now for the next giveaway. What do people want to win?