Winners – 2018 Summer Photo Contest

photo contest winners with their 2 night stay certificate prizeOur Photo Contest Winners!

Dennis & Mara, from Illinois, are the winners of our 2018 Summer Photo Contest! 

A big thank you to all of you who participated in our first ever, photo contest!  There was a phenomenal response from everyone, the voters, and entrants alike. We learned some things that will be useful for our future photo contests from you too.  If you haven’t yet liked or followed our Facebook page we hope you’ll do so now, so that you will know when we run a future contest!

A little about our winners, an Illinois couple who managed to get everyone’s support for all the voting days of the contest.  They had some friends that wanted to stop but they kept on voting. Total votes received for their entry was 1,708.  The runner-up also had big numbers, finishing with over 1,300 votes.  There was an early, fierce competition between the two. 

Their Story

The story about how the winners found out about the contest, is interesting to us.  They had actually booked a 2-night Indigo Cottage stay with us back in June, through our website.  This was way before we had thought about running a photo contest ourselves. A little Karma was going on for them for sure since their reservation check-in date was, 8/7/18, the day after the contest voting ended! Again, they and we had no idea at all about a contest at that point in time!  A few weeks ahead of arriving, they decided to spend some time on our website, checking out the cottage and our Area tab, the goal was to plan activities for their time here in our area and that’s when they found out about the contest.  So they quickly entered a photo and started contacting everyone they knew to enlist their help for votes. 

It was great to meet them when they arrived for check-in and congratulate them in person for winning the 2-Night stay contest.  I think their happy faces in the photo says it all.  They loved their first stay with us and are looking forward to returning and using their prize!