This shot is by @tynasty21 via Twitter (click to enlarge photo)

The 1st Place winning shot by @tynasty21 via Twitter (click to enlarge photo)

The results are in for the inaugural #CDBFselfie contest, in which we asked you to submit shots of you at your favorite areas of the festival. After our judges chose the 12 finalists for the 2014 #CDBFselfie Contest, YOU voted with your LIKES on the Facebook album. The deadline for voting was midnight Friday, August 1, and the winners have been notified!

The top prize of a $100 VISA gift card goes to Tyler Nading, who submitted the winning selfie of the CH2MHILL dragon boat race team via Twitter.

Denver Taiko's 2nd Place winning selfie (click to enlarge photo)

Denver Taiko’s 2nd Place winning selfie (click to enlarge photo)

In second place is Denver Taiko, with their selfie shot from the Main Performing Arts Stage and the huge crowd behind them. They’ll receive a $50 VISA gift card.

In third place is DJ Skip Rip, who posted a selfie from the Cultural Unity Stage where he played the music while Mudra Dance Studio got everyone up and dancing to Indian Banghra.

We more than 200 entries for the contest and many of them were fun and amazing and showed a wide range of festival areas, from the dragon boat races and the Taste of Asia food courts to Performing Arts Stages and just the colorful variety of Asian culture that’s celebrated at CDBF.

DJ SKip Rip takes home the 3rd Place prize with this shot at the Cultural Unity stage. (click to enlarge photo)

DJ SKip Rip takes home the 3rd Place prize with this shot at the Cultural Unity stage. (click to enlarge photo)

Many thanks to everyone who attended the 2014 festival and to everyone who submitted your photos for the #CDBFselfie Contest! Plan now to take the best selfie for next year!

You can click to our Facebook album to see all 12 finalists. The contest may be over, but feel free to keep liking your faves — the photographers would appreciate your ongoing approval!

 

This shot is by @tynasty21 via Twitter

This shot is by @tynasty21 via Twitter

The photos have been posted and the judges have chosen, and 12 finalists are vying for your “LIKE”s on Facebook. The first-ever CDBF Selfie Contest generated hundreds of submissions using the hashtag #CDBFselfie. SWome weren’t quite selfies — they were taken by someone other than you, or you took a photo of someone else. (That would be a snapshot.)

But the finalists were fun and creative, and represented all different areas of the festival that were their faves.

You can check out the finalists and vote with your LIKEs (you can see all the photos without being on Facebook, but you have to be a Facebook user to vote). Voting ends August 1, so tell your friends to check out the pics!

Here is the Facebook album of the dozen CDBF Selfie Contest finalists!

 

2014 RACE WINNERS

On July 22, 2014, in Races, by cdbforg

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Congratulations to all the winners of the 2014 Dragon Boat Races! Here are the final race results:


HONG KONG STYLE

Competitive 500 Meters

1st Place: PASCO Fighting Dragons
2nd Place: Lao Buddhist Temple
3rd Place: Colorado Flying Dragons
4th Place: Spirit of Cambodia

Recreational 500 Meters

1st Place: Phantom Dragons
2nd Place: That One Team
3rd Place: Adaptive Adventures
4th Place: Agua Libre

Competitive 250 Meters

1st Place: PASCO Fighting Dragons
2nd Place: Lao Buddhist Temple
3rd Place: Colorado Flying Dragons
4th Place: Adaptive Adventures

Recreational A 250 Meters

1st Place: Phantom Dragons
2nd Place: Raytheon Space Junkies
3rd Place: CU Boulder Asian Unity
4th Place: Wagenkamp’s Frozen Fishsticks

Recreational B 250 Meters

1st Place: Agua Libre
2nd Place: APCA Mobilizing Mountain Dragons
3rd Place: That One Team
4th Place: Raytheon Space Racers

Novice A

1st Place: Mutineers
2nd Place: Kaiser Permanente
3rd Place: CU Denver

Novice B

1st Place: Geeks in a Boat
2nd Place: H2Row


TAIWAN (FLAG CATCHING) STYLE

Saturday Recreational A

1st Place: Lightway Lightening
2nd Place: Ice Dragons
3rd Place: Gaylord Gadoners
4th Place: Got Dim Sum

Saturday Recreational B

1st Place: CH2M Hill Dragons
2nd Place: The Denver Foundation StewardSHIP
3rd Place: Genki Denki Kai
4th Place: Lost on the Lake

Saturday Novice A

1st Place: MillerCoors Brew Crew
2nd Place: OCA DragonFlies
3rd Place: Frito-Lay
4th Place: MHCD

Saturday Novice B

1st Place: Gung Ho! (Philadelphia, PA)
2nd Place: Stanley Sailors
3rd Place: Global Village Academy
4th Place: Dry Dock Dreadroughts

Sunday Recreational A

1st Place: PASCO
2nd Place: Flying Dragons Too
3rd Place: Porchlight
4th Place: Schwagon Boaters

Sunday Recreational B

1st Place: CU Boulder Asian Unity
2nd Place: Raytheon Space Junkies
3rd Place: FlamethRowers
4th Place: APCA

Sunday Novice A

1st Place: DaVita All Stars
2nd Place: Healing Paddlers
3rd Place: ULA Rokcteers
4th Place: Walmart Sparks

Sunday Novice B

1st Place: Security Service One
2nd Place: Security Service Two
3rd Place: HiSpeeders
4th Place: Seas the Dragon!

 

Tune in to radio spots for #CDBF2014

On July 18, 2014, in About, by cdbforg

transistor-radioOur radio sponsors at Lincoln Financial Group have created commercials that are airing this week leading up to the festival. Be sure to visit them at the festival and say you heard these spots!

KS 107.5

SportsRadio 104.3 The Fan

Comedy 103.1

Cruisin’ Oldies AM 950

1600 The Zone

 

Meet our Masters of Ceremonies…

On July 18, 2014, in Performing Arts, by cdbforg

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock jokes with KDVR FOX31 anchor Deborah Takahara, one of the emcees during  the 2013 Opening Ceremonies. Takahara will return, with Chris Jose of KDVR, for the 2014 festival.

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock jokes with KDVR FOX31 anchor Deborah Takahara, one of the emcees during the 2013 Opening Ceremonies. Takahara will return, with Chris Jose of KDVR, for the 2014 festival.

CDBF is fortunate to have a talented pool of Asian American journalists from local TV stations and news publications to draw o as emcees for our Main Stage. But over the years we’ve also added talented local emcees for our Gateway to Asia stages, and also since two years ago, to our newest performance showcase, our Band Stage.

See who’s introducing the performances on our stages for #CDBF2014!

 

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