We did not make it into the semi finals for the Aviva Fund
Sheila · Nov. 28, 2010
We came in around 620 votes and about 50th with about 580 ideas competiting. What I saw that wasn't on the public board was the amount of people who were supporting the idea and it was 180. The 180 was a slow build over the 10 days. To even come close to getting into the top 10 we needed those 180 supporters on day one and then some. To get the momentum of those supporters from day one we needed to have started campaigning before the actual voting started and I believe started in round one. Although even then I am not sure if we could have made it into the top 10. The number one spot had over 5,900 votes when I looked an hour before the competition ended. And number 10 spot had I think over 2000 votes.
Carol and I were both reluctant to put in a project for chickens because we didn't think it would garner enough votes. Well were well within the top 10% percantile so I think we did okay.
I like that this project had the actual votes but I think the pepsi challenge with only 60 organizationse to compete against is easier odds.