Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

156 entries from around the world, more than 3,300 votes cast…and finally, the winners of the 2010 Spring Bento Contest, co-sponsored by Bento&co, FrenchBento and JustBento are as follows!

1st prize

The first prize goes to this lovely butterfly bento by Gamene (Megan) of Bento Zen. Read her blog entry about this bento. Congratulations, Gamene!

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2nd prize

The second prize, in a very close vote, goes to this very cute Spring Fairy Bento by Lia of Bentolicious. Read her blog post about this bento. Congratulations Lia!

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3rd prize

The 3rd prize goes to this amazing tour-de-force by Laura of Laurabento. See her flickr post about this bento. Congratulations Laura!

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And here’s the rest of the top 10!

4th: This really kawaii spring bento from Laurence. Read her comments (in French) about this bento here. Félicitations, Laurence!

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5th: This gorgeous bento from Yuki, that displays some amazing knife skills. Read her comments (in French) about this bento here. Félicitations, Yuki!

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6th: A bento that just makes my mouth water, with a crêpe, cupcakes (or muffins) and more, who has an online boutique called Du Japon et des Fleurs. Read her comments about this bento (in French) here. Félicitations Solène!

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7th: The beautifully executed and colorful Spring Momiji Bento by the supremely talented Sherimiya (Sheri) of Happy Little Bento Read her blog post about this bento. Congratulations Sherimiya!

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8th: I just love this bento, which comes from Norway via Spain and is created by Erasmus (love that nickname too!), and the story behind it. Read about it here. Congratulations Erasmus!

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9th: This sunny, very spring-like bento comes from France, and is by Nathalie. Read her comments about this bento here. Félicitations Nathalie!

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And coming in at 10th: This abundant, yummy looking family picnic bento by Hypothermya. Read her comments about this bento here and here. Congratulations Hypothermya!

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(Check out the poll results on this page.)

Prizes and more

All of the top 10 winners will receive a great prize from Bento&co. Plus, Thomas of Bento&co has announced that everyone who sent in a photo for the contest will receive a 20% discount coupon to use in their store.

In addition, our three youngest entrants - Lydia, Elsa and Corentin - will be getting a special prize from us :).

Thank you to everyone who participated, by entering a bento or voting. It has been a fantastic event…I hope we can repeat it next year!

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Re: Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

yay third place! thank you maki, mook and thomas for a great contest! congratulations to the winners and i can't wait for next year!

Re: Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

congrats to all, and i second laura's thanks to maki, mook, thomas and erico for hosting this contest -- it was a wonderful opportunity to [virtually] meet other bento-makers from around the world, and a fantastic celebration of the season and our chosen hobby/art form. i am so honored to have been chosen as a finalist, let alone to have won, but really we are all gaining new contacts and ideas and that's the best part!

Re: Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

Wow! They all look amazing!!

Re: Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

Many thanks to maki, mook and Thomas & Erico for generously hosting this fun contest!
I am honored to have placed in such talented and inspiring bentomaking company, and look forward to lots of beautiful entries in next year's contest :)

Re: Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

As everybody is saying: thank you, everyone. I really have a lot of fun, and learnt a lot with all the wonderful bentos on the contest. And special thanks to the hosters, for all the time, patience and, of course, generosity!!! :D

Hope to see you around bento&co and justbento :)

Erasmus.

Re: Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

OK - now how many of these winners took just five minutes to prepare?

:-)

Re: Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

Congrats to all! Specially the spanish girl!! i loved the story behind her bento and find it the most "everyday", because a bento should not be just "cute", but healthy and filling! :D Enhorabuena!!!!

mmm.... lomo embuchao.............. :)_

Re: Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

lomo embuchao...my favourite, I just love it :)

Thank you so much! your comment made me smile a lot :D I really put a lof of effort in that bento, even if Norway is lovely, i just miss spanish food and, what is more, fresh fruit and vegetables!!! (and cheap, so!)

:D

Re: Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

Mmmmm! Beautiful AND appetising!

A hearty congratulations to all the winners!
Well done to everybody who entered.

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