I've Moved!

My new blog is called Reflections from a Global Nomad, in order to acknowledge that we no longer live in Maadi and that we are, in fact, global nomads, not staying in one place longer than two or three years. Please join me at http://DeborahReflections.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 18, 2008

And The Winner Is . . .

We have two different winners!

Our three judges made one choice, and our ten voters made another.

We'll start with the winner you all know (since it's right there on the poll at the side of your screen). Put your hands together for Jeff! His depiction of Cairo traffic resonated with someone out there. I can't say any more than that, since people didn't leave comments (shame on you!), but I guess that's enough. Congratulations to Jeff!

Now for the winner most of you didn't know . . . me! Luckily for me, the family tradition typically puts value on the complexity of what the ornament represents, so I had an advantage because of my whole "Egypt framed my life" narrative, and the fact that I was able to represent more than one thing on a single ornament.

All in all, though, I'd say that the First International Division did pretty well. Thanks for participating!


  1. jeff was always good at that innovative stuff in college. i had to vote for him.

  2. Congratulations Jeff & Debbie - During next year's contest just remember who originally invited you (and who has NOT EVER WON) to join this competition!

  3. Villette-thanks for joining us :-) You're right, Jeff has always been good with innovation. He appreciates your vote. Goodness knows he's enjoyed be able to say that he won the poll!

  4. Hi Deborah, thanks for checking out my blog! I'm sure I'll be heading to Egypt at some point during my time here so I look forward to reading more about your life there. And I think the Ornie Competition is an amazing idea, I might have to steal it!



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