I blame Gumshoe. He probably was the one to knock out the forum, too, while I had to recover the results.
Apologies for not adding this here faster, but I think most involved have seen everything already. Winners have all been contacted, and some prizes have already been given out, most are already ordered. For those who haven't seen, though, here is the results post:
Due to being crammed for time, I am not going to have anything uploaded to my usual V-Day contest website for the time being, and it might not be as in depth with commentary as I usually am. Promise I will work on that this weekend, though.
I will start out with the news of the big prize, the Category 3 raffle for the X Sound Box. We had 4 entries, so everyone had a 25% chance of winning. Here are the pics that were entered:
And the person randomly chosen was...Fenril-Huayra!!
However, Fenril has chosen a cash prize option, and I'm willing to accommodate that. But I'm sure that would also depress people expecting me to give away an X Sound Box set. So, thanks to the wonders of tax rebatestm
, I'll be extra generous and still give out the Sound Box to one other lucky entrant. And the real winner of the X Sound Box is...Tacticalpigeon!!!
You may have thought you had "no hope" of winning with your drawing, but today is your lucky day.
Thank you to my other two entrants in this category, Eriarbil and TJW for submitting. I appreciate the time you put into your art, even if this category was all the luck of the draw. Sorry I can't give you all something for your effort. It was an experiment, and one I'm not sure I'll do the same way next time.
Moving on to the categories that were properly judged, I had help from the RPM judging crew as we graded and critiqued these pics. Putting together our overall results, here are the entries and the top placements:
<b>Category 1 ~ Rock, Draw Me Like One of Your Reploid Girls </b>
<b>(Warning: sex appeal hiding behind these thumbnails! And some possible strategically-covered nudity):</b>
*Okamikai has chosen a cash prize of $75 to possibly go towards a D-Arts Ver. 2 Zero.
*Borockman has chosen a dA year-long sub, along with an added $20 cash prize.
*Kaitlin has chosen the OCR For Everlasting Peace Album.
Places 4-12 in no particular order:
Revolver-Wing Studios ->
<b>Category 2 ~ Never Gonna Give You Up:</b>
X.) Fenril-Huayra ->
*WARNING - Massive image. Please enlarge twice for full view. Direct linking this to full-size is not working properly on Photobucket.
Due to winning the Category 3 raffle, Fenril is eliminated from his placement in this category. Therefore, everyone else in this category gets bumped up a spot, and Mirby will now get a prize.
*Mudwire has chosen the Freezeman.EXE Mattel Prototype figure
*Dark-Dullahan will receive the Shademan.EXE Mattel Prototype figure
*Mirby's getting the OCR For Everlasting Peace album.
4-6 in no particular order:
Revolver-Wing Studios ->
(Un)BalNz'D (aka SparkChaser92) ->
Thank you again to my judges, Protoman Blues, Dr. Wily II, Quickman, and Phi for helping out this year, and for getting me the results so quickly. And most of all, thank you all for participating in the way you did. The results were phenomenal, and it was a really fun contest this year, with plenty of hard choices. You are all deserving, even if you didn't come away with something. You can all post your pics for comments anywhere you want to now.
Again, I will put together the judges commentary on a webpage later this weekend, and I'll likely note that in an edit to this post once I am done. Winners, you will hear from me tomorrow. Thanks all!!
As an added bonus for RPM and a thanks to the judges, since I haven't seen these images float around yet, here are scans of the commemorative art done by Ariga and Iwamoto from the X Sound Box booklet. Unfortunately the only new pretty things to look at in it: