Friday, 5 September 2008

And the winners are ... with a twist.

The following message comes to you from The Judge, Clare Christian:

When I noticed in a blog post the Caroline had nominated me to be the judge of this prestigious award I had no idea how difficult it would be! There were 99 entries in total and they were all brilliant.

I narrowed it down to 13, then cut and pasted them onto word so I could look at them. I made sure I didn't look at the names so I wouldn't be influenced in any way (see how seriously I have taken this?!) and finally managed to get it down to three runners-up and one overall winner.

So, the runners-up are:

Number 88:

by Badger.

I think the technical term is composition but I just thought this one was very cool and effective.

Number 59



by b.

- for being beautiful

Number 15:

by L-Plate.

- for giving me nightmare upon nightmare

And the overall winner is [drum roll]...

Number 21:





by Cal

This image rather spookily has a real connection with the content of the book. When I saw it it sent a bit of a shiver down my spine and even without the connection it's a sad and lonely rose and should therefore be the winner.

So that's it.

The runners-up get signed copies of BBs as promised and the winner gets a book parcel including the signed copy.

I hope that's OK. Please don't shout at me if you didn't win.

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My response:

Clearly lovely Clare has ignored the '2 people will get a signed copy of the book' prize and made it a rather exciting conclusion to the competition! So 4 copies to sign and a book parcel for Cal. Fabulous!

I don't know when Black Boxes will get to you, as it's not yet printed.The binder broke this week and I don't know when the copies will arrive with me.

But they will arrive with you, at some point. I promise.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered and to Clare, for being such a generous judge.

Wishing you all a rather lovely [and wet] weekend.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

number 99







taken by: Lucy Diamond

number 98



taken by: l-plate

Friday, 29 August 2008

number 97



taken by: JJ

number 96



taken by: JJ

number 95



taken by: JJ

number 94



taken by: JJ

number 93



taken by: Alex (the Shedman)

title: 'The badge in human form'

number 92



taken by: Cal

number 91



taken by: Cal