And the Winners Are…..
Well everyone, this was mission impossible, to choose the winners of these 2 contests. It took most of Saturday and Sunday to decide. Some of the RedBubblers were disqualified for not sticking to the rules of each contest. I eliminated everyone that didn’t put the the tag words bluemooncomp or moonphotocomp (depending on the contest).
I also eliminated everyone that had multiple entries under using the above tag words. And I eliminated others for not following the rules for the image (i.e.- no use of my “Blue Moon” in the Blue Moon Comp. Sadly, there were some excellent entrants that got disqualified.
I went back and forth trying to figure out the winners. I swapped winners so many times that I lost track. My sister and niece helped with the selection. In the end, there were too many excellent works of art and too few places.
I am preparing a contest for next spring that will be a little better organized and make it easier for people to understand the rules. I am starting to work on the prizes so that I can have some extra bonuses for the winners next time. I will announce the next contest sometime in January.
Here are the winners for the Blue Moon Comp.
First place goes to:
Creations II : Until the Universe Learned to Expand by Snowdog
The 2 second place prizes go to:
A moon for derid by richiedean
Blue Moon over Morgan by lizard911
There are 5 third place prizes:
Blue Moon Contest by quin10
Blue Moon by Per Einar Gunnarsen
Blue Moon Comp by koukei
Wild Blue Yonder by David Jackson
The Big Break Theory by Photobloke
The winners for the Moon Photo Comp will be posted in a seperate Journal tonight or tomorrow.
The prizes are as follows
First place: A large size mounted print of their entry (if the winning entry is not large enough for the large size, they will get the next size down)
Two 2nd place winners: Large laminated prints of their entries.
Five 3rd place winners: Each will receive a card of their entry.
Kudos to all the winners. I just want to say that this was incredibly hard to judge due to the quality of the entries. So a big congratulations to all the other entrants in this contest. All entries were on the exceptional side.