Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Votes Are In for the Nostalgic Bonus Theme Round


As I had mentioned in my opening remarks at the start of this round I was a bit nervous to how Challenge participants would respond to the theme of 'nostalgia'.  As Clint rightly pointed out in one of his comments, nostalgia is a very personal and subjective thing and as such I was concerned that people would not respond well to the theme. Well, as you can imagine, I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Visitors of the Bonus Theme gallery were given the privilege to see and read many touching remembrances of good times gone by.  Below are but a few honourable mentions of the Round:

Alan's 'Forgotten Heroes of the Advancing Game'


Stephen's 'An Army for my Dad'


and Sander's 'Creating a Perfect Nostalgic Moment'



As to the top three submissions by votes, we have:

In Third Place, Millsy's 'Ethel & The Fire Brigade'




Millsy will receive another 25 points in recognition for his excellent submission to this round. Wonderful work and congratulations Mr. Mills!!

In Second Place we have Tamsin's cheeky 'Millsy the GIMP'.



Tamsin will receive another 50 points to add to her total. Well done m'dear!

...And claiming First Place for the 'Nostalgic' Theme Round is Michael's stunning vignette depicting characters (with tunnel and lighting!!) of 'The Great Escape'.






Absolutely wonderful work Michael. For claiming top spot on the podium Mr. Awdry will receive another 75 points AND a gift certificate from the great  folk over at Westwind Productions. Congratulations Michael and thank you for sharing your work with us.




For those interested in the stats of the bonus round feel free to examine the poll here.

All of the bonus points for this theme round have been tabulated and are reflected in the Points Standings. 

Finally, as a reminder, next Saturday midnight (Jan 16th) is the submission deadline for our next Thematic Bonus Round: 'Epic Fail', so roll up your sleeves and get to work so we can enjoy a wonderful cacophony of catastrophes!

38 comments:

  1. Well done one and all. The winners are well deserved and MichaelA's submission is truly a wonderful piece of work

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  2. Congrats to all especially the winner Michael "Bigjobs" Awdry!

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  3. You all did such a nice job on this theme. Congratulations to the winners!

    Looking forward to seeing what you all do for Epic Fail.

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  4. Congrats to the well deserved winners.

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  5. Congrats to Lord Michael, Baron of Vignette! That was a truly epic submission and deserved to win by a huge margin. :)

    And Millsy the GIMP coming second and third - awesome! :)

    I thought people would like my piece, but didn't expect to come in the top three.

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    1. > And Millsy the GIMP coming second and third
      LOL, beat me to it. :-)

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  6. Congrats.. Well placed and looking forward to future ones now!

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  7. Well done Sir Michael! I'm in no way surprised you wiped the floor once again. You cast a very long shadow mate. Well done too Tamsin, a most creative and unnervingly accurate portrayal of my "private" life...

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    1. Further to that, congrats Sander, Stephen and Alan. Well done lads!

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  8. Congrats to all the winners, especially Mr Millsy who has proven to be an exceptionally good sport.

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    1. Indeed he has, and I'm sure he's got his revenge planned for me :)

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  9. It was a great topic, I saw a lot of interesting and unusual works. Many thanks to all participants and congratulations to the winners (Mills, one vote - my!).

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  10. Congratulations Sir Michael and everyone involved!

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  11. Congratulations, Michael!!! Fantastic piece of art!

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  12. A well deserved win! Congratulations to everybody else as well for just an enjoyable Bonus Round!

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  13. Terrific stuff and a huge big round of applause to Michael for the win :-)

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  14. Congrats to all the winners! Some wonderfully evocative entries in here

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  15. Well done everyone. I'm also looking forward to the next one.

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  16. I am absolutely thrilled with this and thank everyone for the kind words and support, it really means a lot. Very many congratulations to all, this was a particularly good round with many wonderful entries and I can't wait to see everybody's interpretation of Epic Fail!

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  17. Well done to Michael! In fact well done to the runners up, the honourably mentioned and the rest of us. I am looking forward to some Epic Fails in a week.
    Cheers, PD

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  18. Well done everyone - great stuff!

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  19. This was a really impressive round. The winners are to be congratulated, but also the 'honorable mentions' and everyone else who submitted some truly stunning work.

    Curt - the choice of 'Nostalgia' was inspired! Roll on the other theme rounds!

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  20. Very good round to view! Congrats ,Michael, a well deserved win!

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  21. Michael, you do it again and with so much style, great work

    Ian

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  22. Some great entries across the board, but The Great Escape was a standout = well done, Mr Awdry!

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  23. Well done to the winners. Its a bit of a worry, Sir M gonna get up to next????

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  24. Well done to everyone, and especially the well-deserved medalists! It was great to see such lovely work and read all the stories behind them!

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  25. Well done everyone, and especially to the very worthy winners. I really enjoyed reading everyone's interpretations of what the round meant to them - there were some very touching stories. Thanks for the honourable mention!

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  26. A fine selection of worthy winners

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  27. Congratulations to all participants and especialy to our worthy winners!

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  28. Great work by all. The Great Escape vignette is superb.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  29. Congratulations to the winners, and especially to Michael for the superb modelling on the vignette.

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  30. Brilliant stuff all round - well done all!

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  31. Brilliant work, everyone. I loved reading through everyone's contributions, and I think it was genuinely difficult to pick the winners out. That being said, I certainly think that the three winners were genuinely outstanding - each of them offered so much, and were different kinds of nostalgia. So well done Millsy, Tamsin and Michael - and everyone!

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