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Old 05-26-2008, 06:40 PM
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Re: May 08 Contest Votes

1. CathyH
2. laura.lala
3. LonK
4. crazyfly1
5. r dg

they were all so unique it was hard to choose!
Old 05-27-2008, 10:03 AM
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Re: May 08 Contest Votes

1. Ruzzez
2. asims
3. r_dg
4. CathyH
5. LonK
Old 05-28-2008, 06:22 PM
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Had I heard about the book and gone to a store to look for it, which cover image would most inspire me to buy the book? I'd look for something with a fantasy theme, something colorful. I'd expect a cover that provides a glimpse into the story within.

1. CathyH -- An obvious fantasy representation. The winged horse is cliche, but to the point (though the far wing looks a bit awkward). Nice, creative lighting elements, but bothersome that the direction of the main lighting is at odds (coming from the right in the background, but from the left on the subject).

2. lcramer53 -- Certainly "cartoonish", but the composite includes many elements of the tale. The new dress is proper and the whole composition nicely balanced. Could be improved, I think, if the various elements interacted more, i.e. less like a "montage" of disparate objects.

The remaining entries seemed to concentrate on just a girl and a horse -- not what I think best exemplifies what the story is supposedly about.

3. K_GiMiNi_M -- Dramatic contrast. Nice to see a couple of tiny forset "inhabitants", though I had to look hard to notice them.

4. asims28 -- Bold complimentary colors. The princess gown is nicely done. I feel the crop is too tight/crowded, leaving little room for title text.

5. crazyfly1 -- Luminous, airy, yet somehow mysterious. The plastic/ice blanket overlay is interesting, but I'm not really understanding how it relates.
Old 05-28-2008, 08:47 PM
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Re: May 08 Contest Votes

I'm a long-time reader of sci fi/fantasy and was a little bemused by how many entrants equated fantasy with fairies and fairy dust sparkles, which mostly belong in children's books. So my voting was determined by a combination of composition and faithfulness to the genre.

1. lonk - has the right over-the-top feeling, good composition, and room for print. But scratch those doggone fairies!

2. r_dg - definitely like a fantasy book cover, but there's no room for print.

3. photob - interesting composition with good fantasy elements

4. crazyfly - interesting image, though a little psychedelic

5. eeny, meeny, miny, K_GiMiNi (I'd do a tie with laura.lala and mikkimicole if I thought I could get away with it) - all serviceable, true to the genre.
Old 05-30-2008, 09:15 AM
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Re: May 08 Contest Votes

My votes:
1. Lonk
2. Mikkimicole
3. CathyH
4. Photob
5. Asims

..but I really appreciate even others. I think these were the most complete. Good job ya all!
Old 06-02-2008, 06:55 AM
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Re: May 08 Contest Votes

Results will be posted later today.
Old 06-02-2008, 09:54 PM
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Re: May 08 Contest Votes

Great job everyone!

And the winner is...and it was very close....


Top 5
LonK - 32 (won tie breaker)
r_dg - 32
Cathy H - 28
Mikkimicole - 17
Asims28 - 17
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