Okay, I said it last time, but I'm saying it again...No more contests for me, unless everyone wins
Seriously, it took me so long because I had so many amazing entries. I'm not just being nice. AMAZING. Entries. So hard to choose. In the end, I had
to choose, because I promised prizes, and all of you worked so very hard. Know it was very, very close. GRAND PRIZE
I fell in love with Mist's bright face and her personality quirks. Immediately this was a character I could see in various scenes and adventures. That coupled with the artistic details made this one stand out.ART WINNERSFirst place
I loved Silver's take on the seals of the Silver Isles, and Tarja in particular struck me as a wonderful character that I would love to know more about. The rich color and details of the image itself brought Tarja to first place.Second Place
Sif has a deep and wonderful story that is a-typical of the classic "ra ra powerful gryfon" idea. I enjoyed her description, and her playful pose and creature-kinship won me (and my other judges) over. Third Place
The Odd Bird, by
This incredible painting and the wonderful story that goes with adds a nice, personal touch to a briefly mentioned character in SOTSK, and I enjoyed it very much.WRITING WINNERS
Note: I requested that writers send their stories in an email, so I will be posting the full winning pieces by this weekend. Come back by to read!First Place
with a Character Scene featuring Eitri, an odd and ingenious gryfon whose strange quirks and cryptic muttering mask a tragic past...
--This scene hooked me with intriguing, cinematic imagery, and kept me reading with a fascinating character and great writing style. Second Place
John DeVara, with Character Scene featuring Audr Urdanadottir of the Sly clan, a proud arctic fox who overhears something interesting from a traveling wolf pack...
--I loved this writer's take on the native foxes of the Silver Isles, enjoyed the character's immediately strong personality and the overall charm and strength of the writing.Third Place
, with a Character Scene featuring Drifa, a young gryfess raised in safety far from the Aesir conquerors, by a benevolent snow cat of the White Mountains. Drifa's adventure is just about to begin...
--I was gripped by the opening conversation and the idea that another creature would adopt a gryfon kit and raise her in safety. Drifa's willingness to meet her first big challenge head-on made her a winning character.COLLABORATION WINNERS
and her writing partner, Amanda Segura
--This gorgeous traditional artwork piece shows a lot of effort and is just beautiful to look at! Coupled with an action-packed story, it stood out. (Story will be posted soon).Second Place
--I enjoyed this introduction to young Bayorth, and the creative ideas about the possibilities of dragons in the world of the Summer King, and the possible destiny that might link Bayorth to the future of the Silver Isles... Thanks again to EVERYONE who entered! I and my judges truly enjoyed seeing your work and your unique and wonderful ideas for characters who might reside in the Silver Isles.