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:
I think the technical term is composition but I just thought this one was very cool and effective.
- for being beautiful
- for giving me nightmare upon nightmare
And the overall winner is [drum roll]...
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.
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.