Sunday, January 02, 2011

Bookmarks Competition Winners.

Righto, I’ve finally come to a decision on this. As I noted before, the winner was an easy choice, but second and third weren’t so easy. It’s also the case that I feel a bit miserable having to make the decision. This was why I mooted the idea of winners and runners-up being picked by poll – pure cowardice. My commiserations to those who put in a lot of work (probably, in some cases, making a dent in the profits of the companies they work for in the process) and thanks.


Here then are first, second and third:


Third prize goes to Mark Chitty basically because I like the look of these, the way the pictures were blended together in tune with the order of the books (two there for the Cormac series, one for the Spatterjay series and the one that blends The Technician with The Gabble, which works) and, to me, they just look right. The best of them I feel is the one with the Brass Man scene on it, because the blog address is clear.


Second prize goes to Rob Hartwell. It’s probably the most contentious because my name isn’t there, but it’s quirky and I like it, so there. It also works in the respect that POLITY is going to grab attention, maybe cause someone to investigate further.


First prize goes to K J Mulder. The bookmarks look great, my name is clear, my blog spot is clear – in fact ‘clarity’ is the best word to describe these – and he is the only one who thought to make each of his bookmarks book-specific, which is something that never occurred to me. After printing these were the ones that really stood out, simples.

 
Thanks again to everyone who took part in this!

14 comments:

Jebel Krong said...

well done - great entries all.

Neal Asher said...

And thanks to you too for your entries, Jebel.

Hitch said...

Good work guys. Where can I purchase some from now? :)

Love the flour covered bed for display purposes too Neal, hehe.

Xanares said...

Well done winner and runner-ups!

Neal Asher said...

Good grief, Hitch, they're not for sale. Just copy from here (previous pictures are full size, I think) and print them up yourself. Yeah, flowery blanket - one of the penalties of marriage.

Crusader said...

I never thought I stood a chance at winning when I submitted my entry. I was completely blown away when Neal e-mailed me to say that I actually won!

Thanks Neal for this amazing competition and congratulations to the rest of you guys.

Jebel Krong said...

Ha! Welcome meal - probably the most satisfying and productive hours @ work all year, tbh... 0.o

Winning entries were all great and deserving - well done those people.

Jebel Krong said...

Goddamn predictive text: "meal" should of course been "Neal".

Athena said...

Congrats all, the bookmarks look great! And thanks for the competition Neal, it was good fun :)

thatsskarwithak said...

What I like about the winner. Is that the top part of each bookmark is a complete cover. So you have a very nice header, which is complete in itself.

Then beneath that you have the remainder of the iceberg, which holds it nicely in the book.

Crusader said...

That was actually a design feature. I hate small bookmarks that get lost in the actual book (prompting frantic searches of the book itself).

I tried to design the bookmark so the top bit with each book title can be used as the bit that sticks out of the book. At least that was the intention.

Martin Sommerfeld said...

There were a lot of very good entries and the winner is no exception: Well done!

Mark said...

Thanks Neal! Really pleased you liked my entries enough - I don't envy you at all having to pick from all the awesome bookmarks!

TKimWrSvc said...

Congratulations to the winners....Much honest congratulations.