It’s an endless summer for our contest winner & surfer girl Julia Weatherby. Photo by Gordon McGregor.
Our Endless Summer Contest was our most popular contest ever! Thanks to all who entered — we had a lot of really cute, inspired entries for what people would do with our new custom web form feature, learned a lot about what summer beverages people most enjoy, and have hard evidence that when it comes to ice cream, it’s best to not restrict oneself to a budget.
Like summer itself, the contest has to end, but this news more sweet than bitter because we’ve randomly selected our winner! Lucky Julia Weatherby, a photographer from one of our fave cities, Austin, Texas will soon be riding an IndoBoard in the comfort and safety of her own home. Julia tells us that she’s an active member of her local Surfrider Foundation chapter, so she’s super stoked about winning the IndoBoard! Who knew in a land-locked city that there was such an active surf scene? Julia is also both a MOO card customer and now a BatchBook customer, so her free business cards and free year of BatchBook will really come in handy.
Julia’s entry contained a link to her favorite movie of the summer, which she says inspires her as she trains for her fifth (!!!!!) triathlon. Go Julia – we definitely appreciate the clip’s sentiment…it IS all about performance!
She also had a cute quote about how she would use our brand spankin’ new form to use for her business. Here’s what she had to say:
I’d hold a really fun contest with cool prizes like these! Moo? Surfing? Batchbook? Sounds like a great combination! Found out about you via @overheardatmoo. I will definitely be trying out your services. This feature sounds like an easy way to generate a form with a nice interface into my customer database.
Well, we’re delighted that Julia did indeed become a BatchBook customer. We couldn’t be happier to have her and wish her a winter of big, imaginary indoor waves.
What does the data say?
Since we collected all sorts of summer-related data from the contest submissions, we felt it was in the best interest of science to release this vitally important data! Here’s what our stats-obsessed designer Adam culled from the responses:
(To make beautiful charts like Adam’s from your web form data, simply export your web form list data to a CSV file, then create charts or graphs using MS Excel or Numbers for the Mac.)
Oh, you Trekkies! Up! finished a strong, but distant, second.
Y’all dug out some novels, huh? How… novel!
It’s really all about the heat. And though most of you weren’t campers, we hope you were still happy campers!
Other favorite responses included:
- bigger than my lunch budget
- budget? for ice cream? jajajaja!
- Cut due to ice pop addiction.
- Not as much as the beer fund, but right up there
- In this time of budgetary cutbacks, I’m pleased to announce that the icecream line item survived all cuts
In a tight match all around, lemonade takes the prize.
Ah, Blackberrys and iPhones…
Last but not least, we asked for the “Most-played song on your iPod”. Since the entries varied greatly, Adam provided ten random tracks from the list. A summer mix tape, if you will!
- Boom Boom Pow! – Black Eyed Peas
- Viva La Vida – Coldplay
- Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
- Mykonos – Fleet Foxes
- Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
- My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
- (I’m no) Superman – Lazlo Bane
- I’m Good, I’m Gone – Lykke Li
- Beat It – Michael Jackson
- Tonight We Fly – The Divine Comedy
Congratulations again to Julia! And to everyone else, we hope you had a great summer filled with music, tasty beverages, ice cream and lots and lots of fun memories!