Sunday, May 13, 2012

Division QSL card winners announced

The West Gulf Division wishes to thank all of the Division members who
submitted their QSL cards into the 2012 WGD QSL Card Contest.  The
competition was vigorous in all three categories.

The true beauty of any QSL card is in the eyes of the designer, we
deliberately did not set any boundaries for what kind of QSL card could
be submitted into any category.  Who is to say what is graphical or
humorous?  Only the designer could identify how they intended the QSL
card to be viewed.

The WGD wishes to thank Main Trading Company and Austin Amateur Radio
Supply for generously donating the HT units for the category winners.

We also thank our blue ribbon judging panel who graciously gave of
their time, carefully examining each entry and voting for the card they
felt best represented each category.  The four WGD Section Managers each
appointed one Judge to represent their section and the WGD Leadership
appointed one Judge to make a total to five judges:

NTX Section – Bob DeVance, K5CRX
OK Section – Joe White, K5BQG
STX Section – Susan King, K5DU
WTX Section – Dave Cockrum, N5DO
West Gulf Division - Coy Day, N5OK, ARRL DXCC Committee Chair

The judges were asked to rank their top three choices in each category.
Their first choice was awarded three points, their second choice two
points and, their third choice one point.  Using the point system, the
decisions were unanimous in all three categories in the first round of

Congratulations to the three category winners who have truly earned the
bragging rights for being the best in category within the West Gulf

Most Humorous – NU5DE Naturist ARC
Best Graphic –Steve Frerking, KE5CNS
Best Photo – Mike Olbrisch, KD9KC

Finally, we would like to thank in advance the Division members who
will vote for the Grand Prize Winner.   You may review the category
winner’s cards and cast your vote from the Contest tab on ARRL WGD
website, until Tuesday, June 5th at 6PM.  You may only
cast one vote for the Grand Prize Winner.  Please take the time to
exercise your rights as a WGD member and vote.

All of the cards entered into the 2012 WGD QSL Contest will be
available to view at the ARRL Booth at HamCom.  The Grand Prize Winner
will be announced during the 11:00 AM, ARRL Forum at HamCom on
Saturday, June 9th!

ARRL West Gulf Division
Director: David A Woolweaver, K5RAV

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