So pleased to share with all the Winners - Thanks for all the creepy, errr...rather CREATIVE entries - our judges are cross eyed, hoarse and not speaking to one another after several days of debate. They may never recover. Enough though - here are the results!
The judging process:
All entries were numbered and put in a dropbox. A point system was ascribed and a survey via MailChimp used to vote. Two members of Novel Expression tabulated votes independently, entering resulted in a spread sheet, then swapped spread sheets to check results. The Judges:
Undying appreciation to Sheridanla, EllenCHerbert, and NovExChip, and special guest judges: Spotted,ermes-buttolo and marioluevanos
. Prizes donated by:
The lovely, generous and always gracious Elandria, CelticStrm-Stock and PirateLotus-Stock The Results:
Honorable Mentions.Will be posted on Novel Expression site and in Social Media, along with the other winners:Honorable Mention #1 by kuldi
Judges comment:Holy creepy hero! While there was not a lot done to our model, the light touches successfully made him ominous. I would be intrigued by this cover whether I saw it from the back or front - beautiful design.
Honorable Mention #2 by aramisdream
Judges comment: I just loved the entire execution of this image. It as the feel of a classic tween book - maybe a modern short horror story collection. I would have liked to see the model more "monsterized" but the total execution here is what makes it my winner.
Judges Comment: What a fabulous creation. The model looks wonderfully creepy.. but could also be a little kitschy - in a good way.
Without reading a blurb or anything else, this cover creeped me out and hinted at a haunting tale. Love the grunge look.
Judges comment: The artist did a beautiful job overall in telling a story through this piece, as soon as I saw this image I knew it was my 1st place choice. The transformation of the male model was very creative and well done. All of the elements, the lighting, shadows, highlights all very well done - excellent job!
.Take a look at ALL the entries to enjoy and to honor all the artists that took the time to share their talent with us. And remember:
A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe'en!