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Voting Results for the 1st Bonus Theme Round: 'Cold'
The first Theme ‘Cold’ was a resounding success with 38 entries and over 90 votes cast. As usual for our theme rounds we had a marvellous range of interpretations of ‘Cold’. The 1812 Retreat was certainly a popular topic, but we also saw wonderful WWII, sci-fi and fantasy entries as well. I wish to thank all the participants for making the round a resounding success.
Okay! On to the results.
As per tradition, I like to recognize the folks that ran up to the podium positions, so I’m
happy to present to you:
GregB’s 'Winter Tiger'
DaveD’s ‘Christmas Truce 1914’
StefanK’s ‘1812 Frozen Poles’
...and MichaelA’s ‘Snow Troll’
As for the finalists: In Third Place we have Martin Niklaus (‘Nick’) and his haunting 'Santa Risks the Zone'. Nick will receive a 25 point bonus to his roster tally. Well done Nick, beautiful work!
I was fortunate enough to clamber to Second Place with my 'French Cavalry Vedette' set during the 1812 Retreat from Moscow. My heartfelt thanks to all who gave me the nod, I'm honoured to accept the 50 point bonus, which in of itself will more than double my meagre score.
And finally, in First Place we have RichardC’s beautiful diorama of the French engineers throwing a bridge over the Berezina River. This is a fantastic submission and made more so as it has brought Richard (The Provost Marshal) out of a seven-year hobby retirement. Stunning work Richard and welcome back to brush and paint pot!
Richard will not only be awarded 75 bonus points but also receive a gift certificate from EdwinK’s fine online bookstore, ‘Diplomatist Books’. Thank you Edwin for the generous prize, and congratulations again to Richard on your well-earned first place for our ‘Cold’ theme round. Bravo!!
I'll have all the Theme Round participants' bonus points up on the roster in the next few days so thanks in advance for your patience.
Remember: This Sunday is the 'Rider(s) & Mount(s)' Theme Round. Challengers, please get me your submissions by midnight Saturday night.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the participants and visitors to the Challenge a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year. My Best Wishes to you All!
Now, go get an eggnog, open a present, visit with friends and family and then quietly slip off to your hobby desk and get me some submissions ready...