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Hello everyone!

 

First and foremost, thank you all so much for being involved in our 12 Days of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness and New You for the New Year Challenge!

 

We hope you found meaning in it, and experienced a number of benefits from your participation in our online fitness challenge.

 

As many of you know, we offered a Grand Prize for our Essay Contest at the completion of the Challenge.

 

The results are in. Of the more than 100 finishers, over a dozen of you submitted a 1500-word or less essay describing how our online challenge impacted you. We used a point system when judging the results and had 4 judges read through the essays independently, and then we calculated the results based on our point system. Our judges were the 4 organizers of the challenge (Robert, Karen, Richard and Dylan). We used real names of the entrants when judging essays so we didn't know who the forum members were as we were choosing our winners. We looked them up when all the votes were in.

 

When we read the essays, it became clear that we wanted to recognize a 2nd and 3rd place winner as well. When the results of the calculations were made, we realized we had a tie for 2nd and a tie for 3rd, but that we would award large prizes to all 5 winners. Additionally, we concluded that we would offer a thank-you prize package to everyone who took the time to submit an essay.

 

I'll get right to the point, and congratulate the following people.

 

Our Winner in the 2012 New You for the New Year Challenge is forum member shadowvegan!

 

Our 2nd place winners are forum members Cown and ceasom!

 

Our 3rd place winners are forum members Frayedendz and Haylee!

 

Congratulations to all of you, and congratulations to everyone who participated in the challenge!

 

If we can come up with the funding, resources, and time, we will offer a Summer Shape Up Challenge, likely beginning in June, 2012.

 

Stay tuned for updates. Check www.veganbodybuilding.com or the forum for details coming in May.

 

As described in our announcement of the challenge, our Grand Prize Winner shadowvegan will receive the following prize package. The prizes for 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as the Thank-You prize packages are still being determined. All winners, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you! All winners will be emailed directly today, informing them of their awards they've earned.

 

The Essay Contest Prize Winner Package will include:

HealthForce Nutritionals Hardcore Healthy Combo Package – http://www.healthforce.com

-Full size container of Vitamineralgreen 500

-Full size container of EARTH 500

-Full size container of Antioxidant Extreme 120 Caps

-Full size container of Warrior Food 250 Chocolate

-Full size container of Warrior Food 250 Vanilla

Sun Warrior Spartan Package – http://www.sunwarrior.com

-Full size container of Warrior Blend Protein Chocolate

-Full size container of Raw Sun Warrior Protein Vanilla

-Full size container of Raw Sun Warrior Protein Natural

-Full size container of Activated Barley

-Full size container of Liquid Light

-Sun Warrior t-shirt

 

Vega Sport Performance Package – http://www.myvega.com

-Full size container of Vega Sport Pre Workout Energizer

-Full size container of Vega Sport Protein

-Full size container of Vega One

-Vega Shaker Cup

-Vega t-shirt

-Vega tote bag

 

Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Complete Gear Package – http://www.veganbodybuilding.com

-Signed copy of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness by Robert Cheeke

-Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Gym Bag

-Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness t-shirt

-Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness tote bag

 

VegNews Magazine Subscription – http://www.vegnews.com

 

Vegan Essentials $20 Gift Certificate – http://www.veganessentials.com

 

Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 7 DVD by Dr. Michael Greger – http://www.nutritionfacts.org

 

The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue DVD with Rip Esselstyn by Forks Over Knives and Engine 2 – http://www.forksoverknives.comhttp://www.engine2diet.com

 

 

We wish you all the best and we hope to see you participate in our future challenges!

 

Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Team

(Robert, Karen, Richard and Dylan)

www.veganbodybuilding.com

[email protected]

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Hi everyone,

 

I haven't forgotten about your prizes, I'm just waiting on income to come in so I can afford to ship these. I get paid on May 15th and I'll ship immediately after that payment comes in. I have the bonus prizes set aside for all the essay winners and I'll have these out in the mail within the next 3 weeks.

 

Thanks for your patience!

 

All the best,

 

Robert

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One more week until these ship out! I get paid on the 15th and I'm making this a top priority.

 

Thank you all so much for your patience. It has been a bit of challenge to fund this program, but once these ship, that will conclude the 6-month process.

 

I acquired a lot of great prizes recently, so we'll go out with a bang!

 

Thanks again.

 

Have an awesome week!

 

-Robert

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One more week until these ship out! I get paid on the 15th and I'm making this a top priority.

 

Thank you all so much for your patience. It has been a bit of challenge to fund this program, but once these ship, that will conclude the 6-month process.

 

I acquired a lot of great prizes recently, so we'll go out with a bang!

 

Thanks again.

 

Have an awesome week!

 

-Robert

 

 

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we appreciate the work you put into this!

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Thank you. I appreciate it. I had no idea this idea I had one random day in December would take half the year and max out all my credit cards, but that is how it went and clearly there were a number of positives.

 

I have some great packages to ship out. They're all here in my living room waiting to be shipped out next week. I'm back to working on my new new book after a few months of time off working on this an other projects. I'm getting all caught up and it feels great.

 

Thanks again for your patience and support!

 

-Robert

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