Hey guys! So sorry this contest is ending 2 months late, aagh! It was very difficult to get together with everyone to finish it due to myself and most of the judges being sick, gone or busy during the holiday season, which is something I most certainly didn't consider, I'm so so sorry about that! But after more agonizing deliberation and re-deliberation, at last three winners have been chosen, along with two runners up.
"Enigma" by ~CallieFink
Judges ended up being drawn back to this piece time and again due to its creative originality, vivid color, incredible detail and positive energy.
"Self" by ~CrossingMissVampire
The judges were impressed with the creative, surrealistic feel, the personal statement made, and above all, the impressive, meticulous details.
"V I R I D I A N" by *tincek-marincek
This magical piece wowed the judges with its unique creativity, lovely surrealistic quality and the fact it was created using such differing traditional media.
These next two pieces in particular received a lot of favorable attention after the aforementioned winners, and everyone wanted them to place in some way, so it has been decided they will be awarded a special prize of 250 points each (now awarded) for their efforts!
"Bob" by ~XeNzO and "Great Horned Owl" by =Wicked-Illusion
CONGRATS to all the winners! As a reminder of what you've won, consult this journal: [link]
Over the next few days and weeks, you will be contacted by the individuals who offered prizes to placing artists.
As for all the judges and people who offered prizes, look for special journals from me featuring you and your work over the next few days and weeks as well.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
I will still be holding the People's Choice Award. This will be an Open Poll with art from the the finalists AND some semi-finalists; whomever gets the most votes will win a Secret Prize! Details of this People's Choice Award and Poll Choices to be announced.