blanton.jpgThe polls have closed in The Great Johnny Bunko Challenge. And we now have winner.

You have selected “Stay hungry” as the 7th Johnny Bunko Lesson.

Congratulations to Becky Blanton of Danville, Virginia, who surged from behind in the last week to win a resounding victory. Her entry received 72 percent of the nearly 5000 votes cast. She wins a trip to the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, England this summer.

The runner-up was “Say ‘Thanks’ every day,” from Ed Brenegar, who ran a thoughtful and spirited campaign from Hendersonville, North Carolina, that won 19 percent of the vote. Third place goes to Dil-Dominé Leonares of Los Angeles for “Do it now,” which received 9 percent.

Be sure to read Ed’s reflections on what he learned participating in the contest. And check out the fan fiction (seen on the cover above) that the contest inspired. Meantime, hats are off to all who submitted entries and who took the time to vote.

4 Responses to “We have a winner”

  1. Helen says:

    Did Seth Godin’s plug really help that much? I know I finally made my vote when I read his post.

  2. Jeri says:

    Congratulations Becky!!! Enjoy the prize. You certainly did “Stay Hungry” to win the prize!!

    Talk about a powerful lesson for all on working to maximize “Groundswell” (reference to Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff’s book Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies”) – the wisdom of crowds and Web 2.0!!

    Also, each of the finalists had a phenomenal story to share. Thanks to Becky, Ed and Dil-Domine for their openness to sharing the motivations behind their Career Lessons.

    Thanks Dan for running a very “educational” contest!! (And Thanks for all the great Learning on your blogs!!)

    My only question would be to Seth – any chance you could kick in from the good will generated for your books from this contest? — and help sponsor Dil and Ed to join Becky??? They are all winners!! Their Espirit de Corps is the true winning note for all!!!

  3. Matt Cartwright says:

    I would happily donate some cash to help the two runners up to get to TED. They are very worth entries and I think deserve much credit. All it need is someone to “lead the tribe”……………

  4. David Yorka says:

    YES! Belated congradulations Becki –Have a remarkable adventure–your “Stay Hungry” reminds me of legendary Motivational Speaker Les Browns’ catch phrase = cause I’m HUNGRY!!!”

    Thanks Dan, Mayor Jeremy, Johnny, and all residents of Bunkoville. WHAT AN ADVENTURE!

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