Thanks to all of you who entered the contests and those who voted. Here are the winners:
Marcelo Pacheco won the memory contest with this entry that will touch everyone’s heart:
I have a lot of great memories with Bei Bei. He has always been a goofball, the sweetest boy, the smartest panda (I’m pretty partial here, I know). I can talk about his first press conference (sleeping), his first birthday (didn’t show up), his first time with snow (he really hated it), that horrible 2016 Thanksgiving (silly tummy),.. I can write a lot about him. But probably my favorite memory is not “about” Bei Bei, it is “with” Bei Bei being there. My favorite memories were all those times arriving to the Asia Trail, flying a long distance from Chile, with that funny panda boy on the background, meeting a new or old panda fan, a lot of them great friends (or as I consider them “family members”). Bei Bei was the reason to meet the best human beings. Bei Bei gave me the chance to give a hug to dear friends. And those are my favorite memories. Thanks boy…
The photo contest was won by Michele who submitted this photo of Bei Bei at his debut (or Beibut, as I called it) has always stuck with me. It was taken by Auntie Carolyn Taylor, who has since passed away.