Wow, do I hate being a judge. CAPSLOCK and I went through all the entries, and I kept saying, “Yeah, that should definitely be one of our winners.” At the end, I realized I’d said it for every competitor. The ‘dual entries’ that we allowed were particularly hard. “Oh, do we give this one to Vi or to Kylar, which Blackguard of this pair, which twin? Crap!” So, thank you for all your hard work and dedication–and forgive me if you were robbed in the prizes.
But as there must be winners, here’s what we chose:
First Place: Red-Yellow Color Wight
Second Place: A Tie!
Blue Monochrome Blackguard
Kylar with Black Ka’kari
Third Place: Garoth Ursuul
Fourth Place: Vi Sovari
If you disagree with any of our choices, that was probably a case where CAPSLOCK convinced me to go against my better judgment. 😉
And because everyone was so great, we will be giving signed and personalized bookplates to everyone who submitted an entry.
Also, Germany gets a special mention for sending more awesome than any other country. Germany, FTW! (The rest of you are on notice.)