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Aviva contest semi-finals (for $150,000)

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Aileen, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Aileen

    Aileen Senior Member

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    The contest has begun. You need to get your vote in before midnight Eastern Time tonight or you'll lose the first day's vote.

    We need to be in the top 10 in our category (large) in order to make it into the finals. All finalists will receive $5,000 guaranteed.

    We are currently back in 14th place. Standings are changing rapidly. Here are some select standings:
    1. Healthy food, Halifax - 1154
    2. Undercurrent Youth Centre - 1021
    3. Riehl Skate Park - 969

    10. High school sports field - 694
    11. Projet Paradis - 684
    12. Castle Park playground - 623
    13. Animal shelter RCSPCA - 607
    14. Medical equipment - 595
    15. Sackville play park - 586
    16. Power of Play - 583
     
  2. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    I just voted. It was easy. If I can do it so can just about anyone!
    So of you reading this then vote and then tell us here so that this thread gets lots of attension!
     
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  3. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Voted #708

    GG
     
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  4. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    Just voted. :)
     
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  5. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    Registering requires an e-mail address and a password. They are not asking for your password to the e-mail account that you use to register. They want a password you will use, along with the the e-mail address, to sign in to vote.
     
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  6. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Done!
     
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  7. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    1360 votes at this point. 12th place. If I counted right.
     
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  8. Aileen

    Aileen Senior Member

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    We were Merry. But we've fallen several places to 15th. :eek: The good news is that we are only 29 votes behind 12th place so we can retake that place if we try. More people have to start voting though.

    We did not have a great start yesterday. Only 947 votes compared to the first place project, a local skate park, which received 1873! Obviously they want the money. How badly do we want that biobank?
     
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  9. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 Senior Member

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    Thanks Aileen for the figures. Do you remember when you saw the 947 vote count? Apparently they cut off the day at Midnight EST (Aviva time), was your count close to Midnight? It was kind of a screwy first day as it wasn't a full 24 hours. I agree the competition is strong - it's probably the toughest that we have ever seen in a contest, we really need twice as many voters to really have a chance.

    I think we will do better today with an entire 24 hours to vote, we really get help in the overnight from international voters.
     
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  10. Aileen

    Aileen Senior Member

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    It was right at midnight. I actually put the entire list and vote counts down on a spreadsheet and, health permitting, intend to do this each night at midnight. They just list cumulative vote totals, so you have to take the count at the same time each night and subtract Day 1 from Day 2 to see how many votes you got on Day 2 and so on. This way we can see who is moving up and down and how fast also. Let's hope I don't go down with a migraine. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    We're gaining! Thanks to everyone who has been voting! The project is now only 172 votes away from 10th place (winning position to get into the finals)!
     
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  12. waiting

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    Done!
     
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  13. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Voted # 2178

    GG
     
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  14. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    Voted again for the third time.

    Keep voting everybody. :)
     
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  15. Aileen

    Aileen Senior Member

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    Here are the results from the first 2 days of voting for our entire category. I took the figures at midnight, which is when the "day" changes. Oh good it worked. It shows our place (according to Aviva) at the end of Day 1, name of project, total votes after day 1, place according to aviva after day 2, total votes on day 2 (days 1+2), day 2 votes only, how we ranked today (based on today's numbers only)
     

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  16. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    Does anyone know if the Fibromyalgia and Lyme communities are getting behind this. They will benefit too.
     
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  17. Aileen

    Aileen Senior Member

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    Doesn't really seem like it, does it?
     
  18. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    A lot of the support groups are ME and FM, but some large groups exist for FM only on Facebook which I do not have access anymore. The Lyme community is activated. Their situation is difficult because a lot of them do not want to give their blood for research, as they do not trust the research.


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  19. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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  20. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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