And the winner is……………..

Today, I am super excited to finally announce the results of the results of my much awaited Anniversary contest.

A special THANK YOU to each and everyone who participated in this contest. For each of you, a Participation Certificate

participation certificate

Are you dying in the suspense? I am toooo!!! Or rather, I was, when the judges were doing the work while I bit my nails. I have amazing judges – they took so much effort to make it right. I cannot thank them enough. But guess what?? They are also in the dark, lol!! Why? Because all of them sent their choices separately. So without further ado, let the drum roll…..

The finalists were:


The judges sent me their top three choices:


Tanaz Bhatena:

#1. Kerala Style seer fish curry  by Bini

#2. Celebrating Lady 8 Home anniversary (Preeti’s Kitchen)

#3. Duldi by Ruby


Manjot Saini

#1. Duldi by Ruby ( Judge’s comment: can I give it more than a 100 points?…the story made me tear up.)

#2. Kerala Style seer fish curry  by Bini

#3. Chicken in vegetables (dedication “Anniversary Giveaway contest”) by Nabanita


Nazneen Shariif Hamilton

#1 Duldi by Ruby
#2 My daughter my critic by Asiya
#3 Chili Bread by Divya Pramil


Debjyoti Ghosh

#1. Duldi by Ruby
#2. Celebrating Lady 8 Home anniversary (Preeti’s Kitchen)


Maureen Shaw

#1  Duldi by Ruby

#2 Kerala Style seer fish curry  by Bini

#3 My daughter my critic by Asiya


And the winner is:

                                                                                                                                                           ♥  DULDI!!!!!! ♥

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Congratulations to Ruby for this beautiful entry. The judges could not rave enough about it. Thank you sending me the entry, and bringing a smile on our faces.

For my dear Top 10 finalist, please accept this Top 10 certificate 🙂

participation certificate


Did you forget the Critic’s Choice Award? This was a very tough one. All the entries were beautiful, and vied for the prize. I wish I could give a prize to all of you.

The Critic’s Choice Award goes to:

                                 ♥    Celebrating Lady 8 Home anniversary (Preeti’s Kitchen)    ♥

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Congratulations Preeti!! I personally found your entry beautiful, your dedication heart warming and overall just the kind I was looking for. Thank you for participating and making my anniversary even more special 🙂

The winner of Rafflecopter Giveaway is:

Babitha A!!!

Lady 8 Home winner

Congratulations Babitha!!!

Winners, please send me your Paypal ID at  If you do not have Paypal, please write to me to discuss how I can send you the Award.

Up next:

Cheese Kulfi




16 comments for “And the winner is……………..

  1. July 15, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Congratulations to Ruby and to all the other winners! All the entries were excellent but Ruby’s was quite inspirational. It bought tears to my eyes when I read it.

    So, what’s up next? Kulfi? YUM!

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  2. July 15, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    I am soo excited to be one of the winner,thnak u minnie.
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  3. July 15, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    wow congrats to ruby and reading through duldi i knew at once this is a winner post as it inspired many.
    congrats to preeti and babitha too

    wonderful to read and congrats for everyone
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  4. July 15, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    So many congratulations all around 😀
    Fantastic post my friend!

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  5. July 15, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    Congratulations to the winners and to you, Minnie, for conducting such a beautifully run contest and give-away. Happy Anniversary!
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  6. July 15, 2013 at 4:14 AM

    Wow Great post Minnie, Congrats to all the winners.
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  7. July 15, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    Congratulations! A worthy winner indeed! All of the entries looked superb 😀
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  8. July 15, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    i was eagerly waiting for this post. Congratulations to Ruby and all the winners. what a fabulous contest, Minnie!

    p.s. – please ask Ruby to create a blog and write once in a while (if possibe).

  9. July 15, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    Congratulations to all winners!

  10. July 15, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    Wow! Great ! My hearty congrats to all deserved winners.My special wishes to you dear Minnie.
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  11. July 15, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Congratulations to everyone who entered. It was a tough decision for all of us, especially Minnie.
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  12. July 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM


    First of all congratulation to everyone including me..:)

    I loved your contest and it was all so very well organized and had a panel of judges to judge too, it was intense…

    I enjoyed participating in it and also found so many great bloggers here including a great space of yours..

    I am taking my winner’s badge and going to proudly display on my blog..

    Waiting for some more exciting contest like this in future..

    Keep in touch..

  13. July 15, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    What a great contest and it looks like it was a huge success, congratulations. I can’t imagine how you chose they were all so lovely.
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  14. Bini Basheer
    July 16, 2013 at 3:28 AM

    congrats ruby….I had also become a great fan of duldi after reading the lovely post about duldi…Yours is a truly deserving one…congrats ruby….

    and thanku minnie for the participation award…This is my first participation award…and thanku so much…

  15. July 17, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Congratulations to Ruby. What a great entry and this award is so well deserved. Well done on putting together such a well run competition xx
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  16. August 29, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Congratulation to all Winners specially to Ruby… It is too late, I was busy in my personal reasons.Very happy to see Ruby as a winner as you deserve it… Lovely write.

    Congrats to Minnie on your successful event organisation… Carry on your delicious writing… 🙂
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