The Winners

The three judges were Becky, Goofy and Forrest.

Each entry was awarded points based on three categories:
  The Found Object
  The Submitted Photo
  The Submitted Story

 

Each entry received from 1 to 10 points in each of the three categories for a maximum of 30 points from each judge and a possible total of 90 combined points from all three judges.

The three winning entries and their points are:
#19 = First Place with 71
#57 = Second Place with 70
#43 = Third Place with 68

Here's a Chinese Writing Rock  I found half submerged in the sand next to the creek on our property. It was so cool that I had to take it home. My problem was that it weighed 45.4 lbs and it was 650+ feet uphill to the house. My husband thought I was nuts but he helped me anyway. Carrying that stone has given me a good appreciation of the weight of “Indulgence”. It'€™s REALLY heavy. One of these nights I'm going to sleep with the rock in our bed to check out its metaphysical properties. It is reported that the rock can direct your dreams to help you reach your goals or to locate items. It also allows you access to the Akashic Records. Of course I'll have to wait until my husband goes to sleep before I quietly slip it beneath the covers. Perhaps tonight, shhhh€ -Raven-

#19 FIRST PLACE WINNER
Here’s a Chinese Writing Rock I found half submerged in the sand next to the creek on our property. It was so cool that I had to take it home. My problem was that it weighed 45.4 lbs and it was 650+ feet uphill to the house. My husband thought I was nuts but he helped me anyway. Carrying that stone has given me a good appreciation of the weight of “Indulgence”. It’€™s REALLY heavy. One of these nights I’m going to sleep with the rock in our bed to check out its metaphysical properties. It is reported that the rock can direct your dreams to help you reach your goals or to locate items. It also allows you access to the Akashic Records. Of course I’ll have to wait until my husband goes to sleep before I quietly slip it beneath the covers. Perhaps tonight, shhhh€
-Raven-

Raven will get a first edition of the Ken Tankersley fascinating book, In Search of Ice Age Americans. It will be signed by Ken and by Forrest and Forrest will add red ochre smudges from the Crooks County Clovis site and the Sunrise Mine site. This will certainly be a one of a kind collectible.

 

 

 This is an old belt buckle of some sort. Not sure what type of metal it is, I think maybe copper (No rust although it appears to be in the picture). I found it when I was in the 6th grade in the little town of Coxsackie, New York. Not sure if it is suppose to be the number six or nine. Did a lot of research over the years, but was never able to find one like it on line or able to link it to anything in or around the town. I found it while metal detecting along side of my six grade teacher. He was the most interesting teacher I had ever had and it was because of him that I began detecting in the first place. I will be 51years old this summer, so I have had this in my little metal detecting collection for 40 years now, and I keep it mainly because it helps me to remember him. I also teach here where I live in Texas, and I try everyday to touch the lives of my students as he did me. -Fred Y.-

#57 SECOND PLACE WINNER
This is an old belt buckle of some sort. Not sure what type of metal it is, I think maybe copper (No rust although it appears to be in the picture). I found it when I was in the 6th grade in the little town of Coxsackie, New York. Not sure if it is suppose to be the number six or nine. Did a lot of research over the years, but was never able to find one like it on line or able to link it to anything in or around the town. I found it while metal detecting along side of my six grade teacher. He was the most interesting teacher I had ever had and it was because of him that I began detecting in the first place. I will be 51years old this summer, so I have had this in my little metal detecting collection for 40 years now, and I keep it mainly because it helps me to remember him. I also teach here where I live in Texas, and I try everyday to touch the lives of my students as he did me.
-Fred Y.-

 

These are what I found . They were not carved by me or any human They are between 55 - 150 million years old. They are called "CONCRETIONS. They are my treasures. I have gone back to the spot and each winters rain washes them out of the clay . If your a hound, these certainly rock. Dal, you may have seen these before, Cook Inlet in Alaska has a nice beach full. I found these when a little Irish Leprechaun told me to look taller. You can see more by googling Issaquah concretion artist. -seattlesullivan-

#43 THIRD PLACE WINNER
These are what I found . They were not carved by me or any human They are between 55 – 150 million years old. They are called “CONCRETIONS. They are my treasures. I have gone back to the spot and each winters rain washes them out of the clay . If your a hound, these certainly rock. Dal, you may have seen these before, Cook Inlet in Alaska has a nice beach full. I found these when a little Irish Leprechaun told me to look taller. You can see more by googling Issaquah concretion artist.
-seattlesullivan-

Fred Y. and SeattleSullivan will each receive from Forrest, red ochre smudges from the Crooks County Clovis site and the Sunrise Mine site. These are extremely unique prizes.

Here’s how all the entries scored (90 points would have been a perfect score):

1. 63

2. 48

3. 58

4. 45

5. 54

6. 47

7. 44

8. 57

9. 56

10. 43

11. 46

12. 40

13. 48

14. 44

15. 21

16. 59

17. 39

18. 63

19. 71 FIRST PLACE

20. 66

21. 42

22. 40

23. 60

24. 46

25. 48

26. 37

27. 35

28. 61

29. 50

30. 46

31. 65

32. 64

33. 46

34. 67

35. 35

36. 50

37. 40

38. 62

39. 56

40. 54

41. Disqualified – Alive

42. 67

43. 68 THIRD PLACE

44. 61

45. 25

46. 44

47. 43

48. 66

49. 38

50. 66

51. Disqualified – To Many Words

52. 35

53. 60

54. 63

55. Disqualified – To Many Words

56. 65

57. 70 SECOND PLACE

58. Disqualified – Alive

59. 64

THE CONTEST IS CLOSED

 

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22 thoughts on “The Winners

  1. Congratulations to all the winners Great job Guys. I loved this . I truly enjoyed all the entries and all the stories. Again thank you for this site Dal And thank you again Forrest for creating this quest for along with it came all of this quality content created and shared here. See Jason you was word counting for nothing. I told you it was OK. Winners Please share some of your experiences, you gain out of your wins when you receive them. I for one will love to hear your stories of joy.

    I got my boots wet for the first time this year. Now I know what joy and mind twisting adventures one can have seeking this treasure. My back need a knife so I’m down and out for a while. That’s good news for you. What a blast you all have been having the last four years without me. If wishes could come true. I would rewind time by at least four years so I could of been here from the beginning with a good back and feet anyway stay safe out there always J B

  2. I and I am sure everyone enjoys these contests! Thank You Dal and everyone! Especially thanks so much to forrest. Our dear leader! Congrats to winners!
    Love you guys….
    Lou Lee, chased by Brown bears and lived to tell the tale.

  3. You mean JC1117 didn’t win? 🙂 jk…
    Congrats guys, I thought every entry was truly interesting! Tough job judges, I’m sure. Thanks for another contest, dal, forrest, and ken! It was great! 🙂

  4. Very nice objects, Winners! I’m somewhat relieved that I stayed under the radar this time around…get it?…under the radar? 🙂 People would start to get suspicious that I was bribing the judges or something. Besides…it’s my wife who wins contests…not me. I should bring her with me treasure hunting sometime. There’s some awesome stuff out there to be found…including a bronze treasure chest. Good luck, All! Thanks for your friendship.

  5. Wow!!! Never really expected to win, place, or show was really just wanting to tell my story. Congratulations to the other two winners you both had some really neat looking rocks. I actually had you two picked as my number one and two. Thank you to Dal, Becky, Goofy, and Forrest for holding and judging the contest. Also thanks those of you that have already commented above. I see I have a e-mail from Dal requesting that I email Forrest to get details of how to receive the prize. Think it has been nearly a year since I last e-mailed him with details of my last treasure hunt.

    Thanks again to all involved,

    Fred Y.

  6. Wow! Thank you so much Becky, Goofy, Forrest and Dal! I rolled out of bed this morning and took my time before checking in and now I have to wonder what the heck I was waiting for. What a lovely surprise! I am absolutely thrilled and excited to see the wonderful book. I am very grateful for the chance to participate in the contest and it was a lot of fun to see all of the interesting finds that folks submitted. I called my sister a little while ago and she said “See, picking up all those rocks all these years has really been worth it!” She also said, “….you always were a little odd….” but that’s another story. Thanks again and congratulations to Fred and Seattlesullivan!

  7. Congrats Raven your rock is really beautiful! And to Fred and SeattleSullivan as well… It was fun seeing all the entries… What’s the next contest Dal?

    • Thanks spallies and all of the other “well wishers” for your nice comments. And “Thanks” again to Dal,Goofy, and Forrest for making this nice community possible.

  8. Raven,
    Hey, congrats. Guess my little rocks need to grow up to be big rocks to win next time. I just picked up some more rocks this morning on an old mud road that washed up new ones with all the rain we are getting, a pink one of all things here in Kansas. Never saw anything like it around here! Forrest, Dal and Goofy keep the contests coming. I will enter again if it something I can do. Was really wanting that book, more incentive for the next time.
    Rocky

  9. Dal,
    In the interest of disclosure…
    and fair play… and good old curiosity…

    I think Forrest wants us all to have our scores…
    (Starting with mine first, of course, ha)

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