For the second year, we invited visitors to submit selfies taken at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. The top contenders were posted on our Facebook page and YOU voted with your “LIKE”s. The top winner was awarded a $100 VISA gift card, second place got $50 and third place $25.

So without any more ado, here are the winners of the 2015 CDBF Selfie Contest!

THIRD PLACE


Karen Shimamoto of the Japanese drum group Denver Taiko, submitted this selfie of herself with members of the popular group, and earned third place honors.
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SECOND PLACE


Joanne Liu and her daughter Melody star in the second-place winning selfie. It helps that Melody is so adorable, but we also like the CDBF dragon she’s holding!
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… AND THE WINNER IS….


In first place is painter and tattoo artist Jason Lamb, who posed with Kurt Weinreich, the man who attends the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in full traditional Japanese samurai armor. Other contest submission were posed with Kurt, but somehow, the ink-and-sword combo worked, and Jason’s selfie ran away with the votes. Congratulations Jason!
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Here are the winners of the Dragonteer Appreciation Picture Contest!

Thank you so much to all the participants — and thank you for volunteering with us this year!

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Most Unique

Garrett Stiffler won in the category of most unique picture! Garrett and his wife Jessica helped us on Saturday with the dragon boat races. Thank you, Garrett!
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Most Creative

Camilla Rictor won in the category of most creative picture! Camilla and her daughter Abby managed the busy origami booth in Dragonland throughout both days of the festival. Thank you, Camilla!
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Most Committed

Balaji Srinivasan won in the category of most committed dragonteer! Balaji and his wife Sheela worked as Festival Ambassadors on Sunday helping our guests with very important information about the festival. Thank you, Balaji!
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2015 Final Race Results

On July 22, 2015, in Race Divisions, Races, by cdbforg

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Congratulations to all the winners in the #CDBF2015 Dragon Boat Races! Here are the final race results:


HONG KONG DIVISION

COMPETITIVE 500 METERS

1st Gold PASCO Fighting Dragons – Philippine American Society of Colorado
2nd Silver Lao Buddhist Temple – Epilog Corporation
3rd Bronze Agua Libre – Denver Language School

COMPETITIVE 250 METERS

1st Gold Lao Buddhist Temple – Epilog Corporation
2nd Silver Agua Libre – Denver Language School
3rd Bronze CSU Asian Pacific Americans Cultural Center

RECREATIONAL A 250 METERS

1st Gold Scorch – Orlando Dragon Boat Club
2nd Silver Mutineers – Mile-High Dragon Boat Racing Club
3rd Bronze CU Denver – University of Colorado Denver

RECREATIONAL B 250 METERS

1st Certificate Spirit of Cambodia – Spirit of Cambodia Cultural Alliance
2nd Certificate Wounded Warriors Team – Adaptive Adventures
3rd Certificate Raytheon Space Racers – Raytheon

NOVICE A

1st Gold To Burma With Love – Global Refuge
2nd Silver Mount St. Vincent Nustangs – Mount St. Vincent
3rd Bronze Adaptive Adventures – Civilian Team

NOVICE B

1st Certificate Bonfils-Stanton – Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
2nd Certificate TIAA-CREF – TIAA-CREF
3rd Certificate Kaiser Permanente – Kaiser Permanente


FLAG CATCHING

SATURDAY A

1st Gold Lightway Lightening – Lightway at Sloans
2nd Silver CH2M HILL Dragons – CH2M HILL
3rd Bronze Ice Dragons – Self-sponsored

SATURDAY B

1st Gold Janus Argonauts – Janus Capital Group
2nd Silver Stanley Sailors – Stanley Marketplace
3rd Bronze OCA DragonFlies – OCA

SATURDAY C

1st Certificate Wells Fargo Got Dim Sum – Wells Fargo

SUNDAY A

1st Gold CU Boulder Asian Unity – CU Boulder, Phuong Smith/Sterling Real Estate
2nd Silver Paddle 4 Possible – Craig Hospital
3rd Bronze CU Denver – University of Colorado Denver

SUNDAY B

1st Gold The Denver Foundation StewardSHIP – The Denver Foundation
2nd Silver Wright Row Group – Wright Group Event Services
3rd Bronze Seas the Dragon – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

SUNDAY C

1st Certificate Dragon this Boat – PorchLight


HONG KONG

COMPETITIVE 125 METERS

1st Gold Lao Buddhist Temple of Denver – Epilog Corporation
2nd Silver Ice Dragons – Self-sponsored
3rd Bronze CU Boulder – Asian Unity, CU Boulder

RECREATIONAL 125 METERS

1st Gold Mutineers – Mile-High Dragon Boat Racing Club
2nd Silver Los Bomberos – Self-sponsored (Colorado Spring & Pueblo)
3rd Bronze Raytheon Speed Demons – Raytheon

NOVICE 125 METERS

1st Certificate Wells Fargo-Got Dim Sum – Well Fargo
2nd Veterans Administration Team – Adaptive Adventures
3rd CH2M Hill – CH2M HILL

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#CDBF2015 on video

On July 22, 2015, in Media, Video, by cdbforg

Here are some videos about #CDBF2015 including stories by local news media:

Great video from CSU’s Asian Pacific American Cultural Center race team. This was the first time that CSU APACC competed in the dragon boat races.

Here’s a powerful piece by Dan Daru of KDVR FOX31 about the Wounded Warriors Team competing at #CDBF2015:

KDVR FOX31 also ran a nice report on Lion Dancing:

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VIDEO: #CDBF2015 from above!

On July 20, 2015, in Media, Races, Video, by cdbforg

Many thanks to Chris Grenard, who shot and edited together this awesome video of the 15th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival early in the morning as the festival was getting started at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver. With the Rocky Mountains to the west, you can see that Chris’ drone captured the excitement of the dragon boat races, which are one of the elements that makes CDBF so unique!

Thanks again to Chris Grenard!