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THE WINNERS - Golden Bears 2011
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It has been another fantastic contest celebrating the best of ToyVoyagers.  Here are the 2011 winners:

BEST LANDSCAPE PICTURE: Landroval, Wadi Rum, Jordan - RikeH
ToyVoyagers have explored many corners of the earth and been photographed in front of some glorious landscapes.  You voted this one featuring Landroval as the best this year.

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BEST FESTIVE PHOTO: Murph
ToyVoyagers love to celebrate, and in this category you chose to celebrate with Murph!

Murph, Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany, RikeH - 14th June 2010
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THE WILD ONES: FiremanJoBob
The Wild Releases are what ToyVoyagers is all about.  This is how it started, and it is still the part we love best.  So what does happen when you leave something lying around for somebody to find at random? Have a look at the travelog of FiremanJoBob for a great example!

FiremanJoBob, Elmira, Oregon, United States, Heather - 7th October 2010
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BEST FOOD AND DRINK: Mishook
Cooking, eating, drinking - favourite passtimes of many a ToyVoyager.  And this was your favourite food and drink pic of 2011, featuring Mishook:

Mishook, Moscow, Russia, Mishook - 17th December 2010
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BEST ARCHITECTURE PICTURE: Fiorillo
ToyVoyagers have explored many corners of the earth and been photographed in front of lots of fascinating and iconic buildings.  Some absolutely breathtaking photos in this category, you chose this one featuring Fiorillo as the overall winner:

Fiorillo, Busan city - Yong gung temple, South Korea, eyejin - 5th August 2010
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BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
ToyVoyagers are sociable beings that sometimes like to gather together in large numbers. This prize is for the best picture to include six or more Voyagers. This excellent shot by fam-united won the category hands down!

Ensemble 13: Bluto, Hypno-Dog, Brinda, Scotty, Paul Penguin, Traveling Tuffy, Domino, Chuckle, Moony, mustang monkey, Landroval, umechan, Wolletje and Schnuffi, trying to open the door Bruchsal, Germany, fam-united - 4th December 2010
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BEST COMEDY: Grouchy
Fed up of your daily commute? Grouchy is - he scooped the best comedy photo prize, but he doesn't seem to see the funny side. 

Grouchy, On the bus, Hong Kong, vivyanhui - 28th December 2010
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AUDIENCE FAVOURITE: Michel
Some ToyVoyagers consistently put smiles on our faces - you voted for Michel as the ToyVoyager that you would most like to have land on your doorstep.



ANIMAL MAGIC: Princess Sarah
Some animals can be a ToyVoyager's best friend.  Others prefer to see a ToyVoyager as a new addition to their box of chewable toys. The latter always seems to prove popular with our members, and this year is no exception. The winner was Princess Sarah (being savaged by a squirrel!):
 
Princess Sarah, Bird Feeder Day 2, Canada, Rennire - 12th December 2010
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BEST ACTION Murph
Some Toy Voyagers are presumably a bit nervous in front of the camera as they just stand there frozen.  Others have no such fear.  This was an excellent category this year with some great entries on the shortlist.  You picked Murph's bowling antics as your favourite shot:

Murph Hildesheim, Germany - 5th June 2010 RikeH
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BEST PLANTLIFE Mishook
ToyVoyagers love the great outdoors, which makes for some great photos. You voted for Mishook picking strawberries in Russia as your favourite of the lot.

Mishook Khotkovo, Russia, Mishook - 4th July 2010
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BEST COSTUME UrselHH
Many ToyVoyagers simply love to dress to impress. In this category we celebrate a whole variety of sartorial efforts, whether stylish, practical or just bizarre. You voted for UrselHH dressed as a mummy on Hallowe'en.

UrselHH as mummy, HALLOWEEN!, USA, atotalnobody - 31st October 2010
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BEST NIGHTLIFE Saint Lillebi
In a hotly contested category packed with stunning night-time pictures, this amazing sunset featuring Saint Lillebi in Australia came out on top:

Saint Lillebi,Lake Burley Griffin, Australia, Lillebi - 27th January 2010
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BEST SHOPPING Charlie B.
Many ToyVoyagers appear to love going shopping, and it's a great way to give the travelog reader a feel for the country.  Shopping for chocolate ducks with Charlie B won the supermarket sweep this year!

CharlieB., Chocolate Ducks, Bruges, Belgium - 24th July 2010, juytters2- 24th July 2010
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BEST TRAVELOG Dicker Kumpel
This prize is for the Toy Voyager who has done it all: travelled to all sorts of exciting places and told us about them in an entertaining account accompanied by a fantastic range of pictures, which show the ToyVoyager on its travels. Dicker Kumpel is a great example and this year's winner.



CLASSIC Cassiopeia
ToyVoyagers who have been around for at least more than 2 years, who have travelled far from their mentors and built up what we consider to be 'classic' travelogs.  To qualify for this category, the ToyVoyager must have been on the site for a while and all (or almost all) of the travelogs photos must show the ToyVoyager.  You think Cassiopeia ticks all the right boxes!



BEST WRITING Dicker Kumpel
This category celebrates the words in the travelog - featuring updates that have proved entertaining in their own right.  You voted for Dicker Kumpel as this years winner.



MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER Zoe
Can you spot the next big thing? Winning with more than a third of your votes, clearly Zoe has made a great impression and is this year's Most Promising Newcomer. 

Zoe:
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Posted Apr 6, 2012, 3:39 pm Last edited Apr 6, 2012, 3:47 pm by Admin
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Thank you so much for announcing the winners. There were so many great photos.



Watch out for the new nomination messages in your pm box. Please take part in the nomination round. I've send pms to many members. If I possibly forgot to send one to you, please get in contact with me.

Posted Apr 6, 2012, 4:07 pm Last edited Apr 9, 2012, 10:04 am by fam-united
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