It's that time again, time to do a little happy dance for last week's winners!
Looking for this week's challenge? Just keep scrolling after you see who won.
The Girl Fridays loved sooo many of your creations and this week the voting was incredibly close with a mere 1 vote difference between the winner and the favorites!
Have you ever wondered just how the winners are chosen?
There is nothing random about it, and I do not do the choosing by myself.
After the challenge closes, the Girl Fridays each have the daunting task of narrowing the gallery down to their own top 10 favorite interpretations of the challenge theme. To keep it fair, they send their votes in secretly to me so they don't accidentally influence each other.
It's hard because we have so many talented players who delight us each week. I can't tell you how many times they plea to make it a top 20, and once it was even a top 50 request!
I then mark all their individual choices down on a tally sheet (18 Girl Fridays times 10 votes each equals a lot of tally marks!) to determine the collective top 10.
I revisit these entries to verify that the rules have been followed:
* there is a link to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge
* it's a new creation, and the posting date is not prior to the start of the challenge
* no more than 4 total challenges are linked to the entry
It always breaks my heart when a favorite gets disqualified, but rules are rules.
The verified entry with the most votes is declared the winner, and the top 4 after that are deemed favorites.
There you have it, the mystery of how we narrow down that fabulous gallery each week.
You can see the entire parade of past winners in the TGIF Club and VIPS tabs at the top of the blog!
Now it's your turn to vote on something...
I've thought about adding an honorable mention list for the remaining verified top 10.
What do you think?
Leave a comment with your vote and just for giggles, I'll give a prize to a random comment.
Let's hear it for the VIPs!
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