The judging panel is irritated. Just when we'd started to settle into a
comfortable contest groove - page through a few dozen entries, anoint the usual
winners, and fire up the blender for our Monday morning daiquiris - you guys go
and make our lives difficult by actually putting some effort into this thing.
For two weeks running, we've had to rouse ourselves to carefully consider which
images are superior, to parse the unique meanings of each concept, to scrutinize
each pixel for proper form, weight and heft. Frankly, that sounds too much like
work! If this untidy level of creative activity continues, we may have to forgo
our Monday morning daiquiris altogether, which would turn our attitude less than
pleasant. Consider yourselves warned.
First prize - $100
Build it up with Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop
Build it up with
Photoshop, my dear majik
Second prize - $50
Nobody knows who urbsnspices is, or what he is doing, but his legacy remains...hewn into the living rock…of Blenderhenge...
Third prize - $20
This blender doesn't grow on trees - trees grow on this blender!
Special honorable mention - $20
cameronw7's entry was just a tiny bit off-topic, but it was so awesome, it's
inspired our next contest theme! Get an early start, because for this coming
Friday's contest, you'll be charged with creating an Absowüt ad with any woot,
past or present. We'll still announce it this Friday as usual, but you careful
readers get an extra five days to work on your entries.
DCzski, Blender Suburbia
wonderstew, Ice Cubism
twallis, Wasting Away in Absintheville
twallis, Eiffel Like a Drink
The first three presented some very tough calls, but the consensus was that
those very well-done images didn't quite hit the mark, themewise.
And our MONKEY PRIZE for The Entry That Might Have Won If Its Creator Had
Used A Dictionary goes to the misspelled coin made by hatzs: http://www.woot.com/Images/contest/34-hatzs-misspelledcoin.gif -
Dude, it's "inebriated."
So yeah - as always, thanks to everybody for the great entries (and for
making our lives complicated). Feel free to get started on next week's contest, if you dare...