On your marks, get set, GO!
Today, now that a few weeks have passed since the competition opened, I am pleased to share my selection with you.
It was with great pleasure that I discovered each of your 20+ creations to be more original than the last! Right now, I want to congratulate everybody. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us and thank you for taking the time to imagine all this. Bravo!
I, therefore, in my best conscience selected 18 creations that I most prefer. Here we go:
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#1 – Ardawen
“White Christmas dinner by the fire.”
#2 – Bubbles
“Christmas day for Goldilocks and the three bears! It was a perfectly cheery day until Daddy Bear pulled a hobbit out of his gift box.”
#3 – Chlorina
“Lovely place to have your winter portrait taken.”
#4 – Corbyn
“A small Yule set featuring the Lady of the Lake.”
#5 – Elainos
“A fun re-creation of every young hobbits favourite thing to do during the Yule season, visiting Santa at the mall! That’s right! Every weekend during Yule, Santa will visit from the north pole accompanied with his silliest Elf on a Shelf. So bring your brightest smile, don’t forget your wishlist & don your snazziest yule outfit to get your picture taken with Santa! Ho Ho Ho & a Merry Yuletide to all! ”
#6 – Eorlthain
“A scene from Boss 4 of The Anvil of Winterstith featuring Hrimil Frost-Heart the Herald of Winter, and Karazgar the Weeping Warrior. A group of brave snowmen accompanied by a ghostly dwarf try to take on the fierce dragon deep within the Anvil. Some poor snowmen perished as they couldn’t get behind the cover for Hrimils breath attack fast enough! The fight is almost over, they just need to beat the grim at the edge of the Anvil and escape!”
#7 – Fanfair
“A 2 headed snowman is chilling on his throne, watching the snow globe to find out who won The Ultimate Snowball Fight in Frostbluff. ”
#8 – Gropardieu
“Ho ho ho! Yule is here and all of Middle Earth celebrates! Or does it? For deep in the heart of Mordor, Sauron rages at being denied a gift, once again, this year. Behold the dark aftermath of his anger, a spectral-demonic-hybrid snowman which shall be a scourge upon the happy hobbit-folk. Beware of the thing that comes in the night. It could be anywhere. When it comes for you, you will not be able to shut your eyes to it…”
#9 – Irialeth
“Santa’s Naughty and Nice Lists (with a dwarven twist)
Ho ho ho! It’s that time of the year again! Santa has set up his naughty and nice lists so step forward and be judged for your deeds this year. If you’ve been nice, you’ll be rewarded with a gift. However, three misdeeds will snuff out the candles of the opposite stand and land you on the naughty list. Only a drink from the Moria keg awaits you then, sending you into the depths of Khazad-dûm…”
#10 – Khelsi
“A cozy, fireside library. Nothing is better than curling up with a book about Middle-Earth after a hard day of hunting.”
#11 – Kolkil
“Oh no!! Hrimil attacks Gondor with his long dead master, Pata! Fortunately a great hero stands against them, a unique witness to this battle, unless …”
#12 – Korydan
Grinch trying to steal presents from the forest animals ;-P
#13 – Laurel
“This year I tried to make a Flying Sleigh as part of my housing scenes featuring Mithrandir as a Yule Gift-bearer (or Middle Earth Santa). ”
#14 – Piandao
“Winter village ”
#15 – Sulakhat
#16 – Tres
“Title: A Hobbit Welcomes her Lossoth Friends for Yule! Unusually for a hobbit, Tres like to wander and adventure through strange lands. In the frozen lands of Forochel, she eventually made friends with the Lossoth. The Lossoth are slow to warm to strangers – of course, they live in a cold climate! But Tres showed them she was trustworthy and a good hunting companion and they welcomed her into their tents and to their hearths. Tres is reciprocating by inviting her Lossoth friends to the Shire for Yule. To make them feel at home and comfortable, she’s turned her hobbit hole into a bit of Forochel. Snow, ice, wild animals, and of course, the aurora. But oh! is it cold. Tres will be wearing her warm Lossoth clothes night and day – and drinking a lot of hot tea! “
#17 – Ulah
“After the grand festivities in Frostbluff, emissaries from the far North stop by their cousins in the far South to enjoy a meal with style.”
#18 – Vanimere
“Vanimere talked with her gift giver pony, Nicolas. He suggested a nice way, to calm the winter spirits that have taken over her house. A Frosty Gift Exchange can bring warm feelings to even the most coldest hearts & now all can live happy together! ”
Votes / Jury / Rules
I am pleased today to announce the 3 members of the jury I selected for this contest.
The members of the jury are:
- and me…
The voting system:
- Each creation is given an average score from 1 to 10 made up of the public’s and the jury’s votes.
- The weighting is as follows: 30% for the jury’s votes, 70% for the public’s.
- The rewards are listed here.
- You have until Sunday, January 24th at 11:59pm EDT time to vote and elect “The X4-Creator.”
- You can rate each creation anything from 1 to 10.
- You can vote for one or more creations; there are no restrictions.
- One vote per person (I’m watching you :p!).
You may vote for yourself if you like.
Results will be announced as soon as is possible.
- Votes like “I give myself a 10 and everyone else a 1” will be refused. You may give yourself a 10, but votes which intentionally attempt to damage the average scores of other creations will not be counted.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
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