Busted Halo
September 15th, 2010

Don’t Forget Your Halo

The Grand Prize Winner is...


The grand prize voting week for Busted Halo’s first “Don’t Forget Your Halo” summer photo contest was truly an adventure. The competition was far fiercer than any of us at BH HQ ever could’ve dreamed! Alaska #2 showed tremendous early strength while the missionaries from Cameroon, Busted Burgers and Mia Sophia posted strong vote tallies throughout the week. Then, on the last day of voting, in true down-to-the-wire fashion, Mia Sophia ratcheted up the competition by posting an astonishing surge of 200 votes.

Needless to say, things got tense. As with any hard-fought contest, there was also a LOT of trash talk going on. In the final hours of voting, the comments section started filling with remarks questioning whether some competitors had stooped to using improper — even (gasp!) sinful — voting methods as well as complaints of voting malfunctions. It was beginning to turn into a real mudslinging mêlée that would make any old school Chicago ward politician blush! (Trust us folks, we did everything possible to make sure that the whole contest was on the up and up and we have no evidence suggesting that it wasn’t.)


In the final analysis Mia Sophia with 393 votes simply proved to be more of a force than any of her competition could handle, and she takes home the Grand Prize of a Busted Halo backpack filled with goodies, including a customized Busted Halo Flip Video Camcorder.

A huge Busted Halo THANK YOU goes out to all the readers and radio listeners who sent in their halo pictures and voted for their favorites. We received a total of 126 photos — newborn baby halos and family pet halos; wild animal halos and airplane halos; Disney halos; cake, burger, onion ring, hot dog and pizza halos; halos from Paris, Rome, Central America and even a Catholic Mission Doctors Association location in Cameroon.

Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner, the Category winners (below), and all 14 of our Weekly Winners. You truly didn’t forget your halos this summer.

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And there are no states yet unaccounted for in our effort to see 50 halos from 50 states in our “Don’t Forget Your Halo” Summer Photo Contest. We finally made it! All 50 states! Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Get the downloadable halo — or make your own with anything you can fashion to resemble a halo on the spot — and email photos to summer@bustedhalo.com or upload to our Facebook fan page. (See Contest rules here.)

Here are the contestants for the grand prize:

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And here are all the photos you sent in all summer:

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  • Diane

    This was a very nice contest you put on. I am sure everyone wanted to win. Congrats to the little girl,she was my favorite. It looks like she’s praying in her pic. So sweet.

  • Colleen

    Alaska #2 is a good friend of mine. I can assure you she has the utmost integrity and would never fix the voting. She did what anyone would do, ask her friends to view the site and (if we agreed her photo was best) to vote for her picture. She even invited us to vote for others if we preferred them. And she is not from Alaska, she was visiting there, which makes her photo even cooler.

  • Anna DePalo

    I tried to vote with my iPhone for Alaska #2 in the Busted Halo contest and I couldn’t get my vote to be accepted.

  • http://billmcgarvey.com/index.html Bill McGarvey

    Have you voted on that same computer before, Eileen? The way the voting system is set up only one vote per computer ip address is allowed.
    Bill McG

  • liz O’Driscoll

    I’d like to cast my vote for Alaska (number2)!! Thanks

  • Noelle

    Go Mia Go!!

  • Eileen

    I tried to vote for the Busted Halo contest, but it wouldn’t let me. I have tried now for several days. My friends were also rejected.

  • Katie

    i agree with Phil Bartek. seems odd.

  • Dylan

    I really don’t understand why the Salmon Capital is such a big deal? Can someone explain that to me? Props to the woman who just gave birth and still remembered a halo!

  • Audrey

    Mia Sophia is such a cutie pie! I think it would be great for a little one to win. :)

  • B. Lancioti

    Alaska number 2 has my vote

  • ahaloinreverse

    I voted for Mia Sophia because her picture is the best! She’s such a little cutie pie.

  • lenny Nemer

    I voted for # 2 Because !!!

  • liz O’Driscoll

    I vote for Alaska!! (number 2) :)

  • Phil Bartek

    Hmmm…the voting for this contest seems to be a bit skewed. Are there really 90 people who own a computer in Alaska and know how to use it? This lady may need to go to confession when this is all over with. Look at the rest of the voting

  • Jenise Scanlon

    I vote for Alaska # 2

  • Dan Gonzalez

    i’m voting for the picture of fr. dave as batman. that’s just awesome.

  • christie shelton

    chattanooga airport gets my vote.

  • Gay Janis

    I like the picture of Judson Park. One can often feel a sense of God’s presence at a nursing home.

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