Creativity Contest Winners!
Hello again! I want to start by apologizing about the long delay in this announcement. I had several personal and family things come up in my real life right at an inconvenient time, and everything else had to go on the back burner while they were sorted out. Sorry to keep everybody waiting, I know how stressful that can be. x-x
For several of the prizes below, we noticed a handful were standing out and sweeping away multiple categories, so to keep everything fair each entry automatically got bumped up to the best prize that it could receive. Some prizes were determined strictly by voting, other prizes were determined by the orgxiii.org staff. In the case of prizes determined by voting, only votes that were received BEFORE the deadline were counted (as there were a few that snuck in afterward.)
Here are the results!
-Pin sets - ($10 value) Given to top-voted entries in each media category. Pin sets will include ten 1” buttons chosen from our fandom-related categories. Winners may indicate a preference of characters/symbols/other fandoms that will make up these sets.
These were determined by voting in individual categories. Several entrants from this category were bumped up to a larger prize below, but there was still one that excelled here.
‘Loosing You’ - by Brittany for having an amazingly crafted costume and a lovely dark concept for an image.
-Custom-drawn pin + Pin set - ($20 value) Given to honorable mentions within categories. These will be given to entrants that we feel had some part of their work particularly stand out to us. These winners will receive a custom-drawn bust of any character, a pin of that custom drawing, and a 10-pin set.
These were determined by the orgxii staff.
They are awarded to:
‘Flying Shark’ by MK for being the submission that made us laugh. If only there were endings like these!
‘Haunted’ by Cassie for being the submission to change our minds about how we viewed Namine.
-$30 store credit - These $30 credits will go to the top few entries that receive the most votes, regardless of media category. This credit can be applied to any hat that we make, any zipper that we offer, any other merchandise from orgXIIIorg (such as chain sets) or any future commissions from Saeru.
These were determined by the final voting category in our poll.
‘Unforgotten Roxas Gravestone Project’ by Carlee for touching us even in our missing hearts.
‘Haunted’ by Teal for taking a story and using the words to draw in more ways than one.
‘Roxas GIFclip’ by Elaine for giving us the ending we really, really wanted to have as WELL as machine-gun keyblades.
‘Syndicate Triskaideque’ by Kari for capturing the essence of every Organization member with a steampunk flair.
-$50 store credit - Given to the runner(s) up, these $50 credits will go to outstanding entries chosen by the orgXIIIorg staff. This credit can be applied to any hat that we make, any zipper that we offer, any other merchandise from orgXIIIorg (such as chain sets) or any future commissions from Saeru.
This winner was chosen by the orgxiii.org staff.
‘ASCII art’ by Austin for exceeding our expectations in the ways that one can be creative. We were impressed by the choice of medium, and also by the webpage made specifically to display the work. It definitely got our notice!
-Custom Organization coat - (Filled with a lot of value) Given to the entry that the orgXIIIorg staff feels exhibited the most effort, skill, dedication, and, of course, creativity. This custom coat will be made to the winners measurements regardless of size and with the winners preference of hood style, zipper type, and character details. This coat will be lined for comfort and will also include the beads/chains/pulls hardware.
This prize was chosen by the orgxiii.org staff.
It is, as always, difficult to pick just one winner when there are so many excellent entries. You make our job incredibly difficult!
The prize for this years 2012 Organization coat Creativity contest will be going to:
‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ by Brittany for hard work and design in crafting multiple costumes, getting multiple people together, and spending many days directing, shooting, and putting together this haunting piece. It takes a lot of effort to showcase so many different talents. We are happy to be contributing this coat to their cause, and hope to see many more videos from them!
Thanks again to everyone who entered! This was a lot of fun to do, and surprised us in a lot of ways. We’ll be taking the lessons we learned from this year and applying them to next year’s contest, so thank you for bearing with us through this process and be sure to come back and see what else is in store next time!
I will be contacting the winners via email over the next few days to get you your prizes. Please bear with me if I’m still a little slow.