The following are the results for the WordPress Plugin Competition, in reverse order.
The consolation prize winner is Ozh for Who Sees Ads. WhoSeesAds is a wonderfully useful plugin that lets WordPress users determine whe sees the ads on your blog. Ozh wins hosting from Pajama Mommy and a free 48″ wallhog from Wallhogs.com
The third prize winner is Keith Dsouza for WordPress Automatic Upgrade which lets you automatically upgrade WordPress from your admin interface with this Plugin. Keith wins a Baby Hosting Plan for 1 year (Valued at $134.40) from Hostgator, a copy of Translator Pro 5.0 and $200 in cash.
The second prize winner is Barry for MyDashboard. MyDashboard lets you customize your WordPress Dashboard with this plugin and lots of cool gadgets. This plugin also makes the Dashboard skinnable. Barry wins a Swamp Hosting Plan for 1 year (Valued at $194.40) from Hostgator, an autographed copy of Lorelle’s new book, Blogging Tips and $300 in cash
Grand Prize Winner
The Grand Prize Winner of the WordPress Plugin Competition is Anirudh Sanjeev for his OneClick Plugin. OneClick is a WordPress Plugin and Firefox Extension combo that allows you to install WordPress plugins and themes from your browser with one click. Anirudh wins a Basic Dedicated Server for 6 months (Valued at $1,059) from Hostgator, $600 in cash and an 8 GB iPod Nano (or cash equivalent) from Imthiaz
Congratulations to all the winners! All the entries in the competition were all of very high quality and it was quite difficult to choose the top few. Also, judging from the response of the community and the accolades that went around, the competition was a success for the WordPress community. A heartfelt thank you goes from me to all the participants, the Sponsors of the competition, the users of plugins, those who helped rate them on the Competition blog as well as the judges who put their time and effort into sifting through thousands of lines of code. To facilitate quicker distribution of the prizes, I would appreciate it if the winners would send me a quick email with their Paypal information.