Dear ILites, Thanks for patiently staying tuned in this thread for the Winner Announcement. Judges indeed had a tough job to do. So many displays, all beautifully done, and overwhelming with so many unique themes bringing alive our rich cultural heritage in your little golu arrangements. However the Judges looked at the following criteria: aesthetically appealing, good explanation of the theme (as demanded by contest rules), incorporating a new and fresh idea such as go green etc. With no further delay here goes the Winner Announcement: Winners of the Navratri Special Contest 2012 Sripura ridgemma Congrats Sripura for the theme, 'Devotion alone matters and not what we offer', and being eco friendly. You crisply got the modern thought of Environment friendly green theme and the ancient emphasis of Devotion. Balance of tradition and modern was so well achieved. Congrats ridgemma, for enlightening all of us on Tamil literature emphasis, and explanations on Periya Puranam and Nayanmars. We need to instill the richness of our language in young minds and Good job for taking it up through your Golu arrangements. Special Gift to Sripura and ridgemma, Bamboo Vase with Creme Flowers from Craftsia.com Bamboo Vase with beautiful White Flowers from Craftsia.com Sripura and ridgemma, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get these beautiful gifts from Craftsia.com. Congrats to all the ILites who posted their Golu arrangements which was a visual delight to us. At this juncture we would like to thank SHRI. LAKSHMINARAYANAN who sponsored these gifts in memory of Late. MITHILA KANNAN.