If you entered our competition at the Handmade Fair, you should now have received an email from us (do check your inbox and junk email – it has a little ‘thank you’ on it from us). We know that so many of those of you that entered have been desperate to find out how many were in there (and, therefore, who the winner of the £50 Gift Voucher is).
Sorry it’s taken a week to get ourselves organised after the Fair. We had over 350 entries, so it took a while to go through them and work out who the winner was.
It was great to watch while you all tried to work out the right answer. We saw the ‘concentration face’, as we called it, many times. There were many different approaches taken to the calculation – from the scientific and mathematical approach which involved lots of calculations being scribbled on the back of the entry form, to the random ‘just think of a big number and that will do’ guesses.
Of the guesses we received, the lowest guess was 450 and the highest guess was over 2 million! As the person that had to count and then sort the buttons back into the right jars, I wish it was the first guess and I’m glad it wasn’t the second. Ninety percent of the guesses received were between 1,100 and 20,000 with the average guess in this range being 6,411.
On the email we’ve sent all of you that entered the competition, we’ve included a reminder as to what your guess was, so those of you that were with friends and family and were getting competitive with each other, can now work out who was closest and boast about your achievement.
However, we’ve kept you in suspense for long enough. It’s time to reveal the answer and the winner…
We can reveal that, the total number of buttons in the jar at the Handmade Fair 2016 was 6,778
We had an incredible seven people who guessed numbers within sixty of the correct answer, but the closest, with a guess of 6789 (just 11 buttons away from a perfect answer), was Hayley Mills. Congratulations Hayley – top button guessing! We’ll contact you by email with details of how to claim your gift voucher.
So, there we are. Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the Fair and don’t forget to check your email for a little ‘thank you’ for entering the competition. If you haven’t got an email, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll sort it out.
Finally, just to say, if you didn’t tick the box on our entry form to say you would like to receive further news, competitions and special offers from Skelter, then you won’t receive any further emails from us. If you would like to hear more, then sign up to our newsletter and we’ll make sure you’re kept in touch with Skelter’s future adventures.