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February 28th, 2012

Show Us Your Ash

The results are in!

 
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It’s a seasonal hazard — you decide to stop by church on Ash Wednesday to get the obligatory ashes on your forehead. You get in line with everybody else. Then you notice people returning to their seats sporting enormous, indeterminate blobs of soot and realize you’re going to go back to work with a gigantic ad on your forehead that might as well say: “Interested in knowing more about Catholicism?”

Thank you to all the Busted Halo readers who participated in our fourth annual ash contest last week. We used a new web app this year, which allowed you to upload and vote for images on both our site and our Facebook page. You chose the overall winner from the 139 photos submitted, and the editors gave out some special category honors.

So, without further ado, the prize-winning 2012 Best Ash, as voted by you, goes to…

When you have this much forehead to work with,
why not go for the top?
by Tony Vining

Click the image above or any of the category winners below to enjoy a slide show of them all, and scroll down the page to see all the wonderful entries. Come back every day to our Fast Pray Give Lent calendar for a Daily Jolt of spiritual contemplation relating to Lent, and new and practical ideas for fasting, prayer and almsgiving. And for filling out a form, we’ll sign you up in a contest for weekly prizes and a grand prize iPad 2.

Biggest Ash
Least Safe Picture Taking Ash
Best Li'l Ash
Most Hungry Ash
Best Family Ash
Best Thumbs Up Ash
Most Paranormal Activity Ash
Best On the Job Ash
Best Dialysis Ash
Most Creative Caption Ash
Best P-ash-ifier
Most Blatant Busted Halo Promotion (and we like that) Ash
Best Telemarketer Ash

Biggest Ash

"Big Cross to carry for Lent"

Lisa Harris

Least Safe Picture Taking Ash

"My Ash in Traffic"

Amy Lavergne

Best Li'l Ash

"His First Ash"

Besem obenson

Most Hungry Ash

"A bite to eat after preschool"

Bert Fall

Best Family Ash

"Sister Ash"

Karen Grant

Best Thumbs Up Ash

"JP2 likes my ashes"

Ashley Arominski

Most Paranormal Activity Ash

"sencillez"

Tina Gonzalez

Best On the Job Ash

"Ashes of Life"

Kevin Keller

Best Dialysis Ash

"Healing Ash"

Madley Katarungan

Most Creative Caption Ash

"Love will keep ash together"

Aneeta Saroop

Best P-ash-ifier

"Sleeping Beauty Ashes"

MATTHEW ABID

Most Blatant Busted Halo Promotion (and we like that) Ash

"Cindee @OY&YAM Office looking at the BustedHalo Ash page"

Cindee C

Best Telemarketer Ash

"Workin' My Ash Off"

Lauren W

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Least Safe Picture Taking Ash thumbnail
Best Li'l Ash thumbnail
Most Hungry Ash thumbnail
Best Family Ash thumbnail
Best Thumbs Up Ash thumbnail
Most Paranormal Activity Ash thumbnail
Best On the Job Ash thumbnail
Best Dialysis Ash thumbnail
Most Creative Caption Ash thumbnail
Best P-ash-ifier thumbnail
Most Blatant Busted Halo Promotion (and we like that) Ash thumbnail
Best Telemarketer Ash thumbnail
 
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  • Barbara Wheeler

    Hi Bridget, The contest is set-up for you to be able to vote daily for the photo(s) you like, so I’m not exactly sure what the trouble is. If you’d like, e-mail editor@bustedhalo.com with more detail about what’s happening and we’ll see what we can do to help you trouble-shoot.

  • Bridget

    I love this contest :) I tried voting today for a picture that I had voted for yesterday, I can’t. I keep getting the message that I’ve already voted, even though I haven’t today.

  • Todd Lovas

    I helped distribute ashes today at Mass, which I have done before. It was a very humbling experience. Who am I to say to you “Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” I am so unworthy myself. Thank you to each of you who received ashes from me, for helping me see Christ.

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