With over 1000 votes being placed; the first, second, and third place photos have been announced in DWC’s first ever Distributor Diary Contest.
The Distributor Diary was added to the one-of-a-kind DART system back in February of 2011. It allowed DART members to upload photos to DART where they could be viewed throughout the year. DART members could upload any type of photo to the diary however only photos that used the DWC logo would qualify for the contest. On December 1st, ten finalists were chosen from the ones incorporating the DWC logo and all DART members were allowed to vote for their favorites all month.
“There were some awesome photos submitted to DART in 2011. The DWC logo was seen at Game 7 of the World Series in St Louis, the Continental Divide in Colorado, World Trade Center Memorial in New York, the beaches of the Caribbean, the cover of the Gillette News in Wyoming, Australia and even Amsterdam,” stated Tyler Waggoner who was involved with the contest from start to finish at DWC.
Jason Kullman, WESCO in Denver Colorado, was our first place finisher holding a DWC tote bag on his vacation just before Hurricane Irene struck the Bahamas with this caption, “Even the DWC Bag didn’t know what was in store before the hurricane hit!”
Distributor Wire sent Ben Swyter and Craig Ochletree of CED/Culver Hahn in Mason City, Iowa to a Cardinals vs. Cubs game wearing custom made DWC/St Louis Cardinals polo’s where they were able to take a photo earning second place in the contest.
The pet lovers voted for our third place finisher, Laurie Orzel at CED in Farmington, New Mexico. She was able to Photoshop the DWC logo and create a very appealing image with her dog Buzz Jay.
The creativity, along with unique captions, are what separated the three winners from the rest of the other finalists.
Keegan Bast, a sales representative at DWC stated, “The Diary has been a great way for us to connect with our customers on a more personal level. We look forward to seeing how creative our members will be next year with our logo.”
The images that were taken during this year’s Distributor Diary will continue to be available to all members to enjoy in an annual photo book inside DART. The winning photos of the contest are below along with some other memorable photos from 2011.