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23.5: Mandala Tower Entries Posted – Winners Announced

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 by in 1728, Results Posted

12 total entries from submitted in the December 2012 Mandala Tower contest. Many abstract beauties submitted. For some reason, the skyscrapers shot in front of a night sky were almost unanimously chosen over towers shot in front of a light background. A total of $207 worth of magnetic prizes were awarded in this contest.

1st Place: Mathnetism

We can only imagine how nice that penthouse view on the top floor must be on this grand tower. Mesmerizing background and crisp shot. This simple and repeating tower of crisscrossing swirls brings to mind the Gherkin building in London, as shown below. Mathnetism wins $100 in Zen Credits, usable on or

 2nd Place: Csharg

It’s difficult to imagine the scale of this structure, standing in an urban skyline.  Perhaps it’s similar in scale to Seattle’s Space Needle (below), but with multiple disc platforms instead of just the one near the top.  Maybe it’s just an epic fountain, with waterfalls down every level.  You’ll have to ask Csharg, who just won $50 in Zen Credits.

3rd Place: YoYoBandalore

A thin tower, with a glowing crown and noodly appendages along it’s base. Maybe a lighthouse. That transforms into an underwater submersible vehicle.

4th Place: GalaxyTraveler

One of the more structurally sound superstructures, with a satisfyingly clean shot. Warm colorful lighting for a dark night.

5th Place: Tend2it

Another repeating  subunit tower, seemingly lit from within. Great work.

6th Place: Tomdonut14

We would venture to say, that this is the finest sculpture of an Eiffel Tower yet made out of magnet spheres.

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If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size.

Prizes are show below. If you entered and didn’t win, remember that you can still submit your photo to to win magnets too!

Spectators, keep your eyes peeled for the next contest, because you decide the winners.

Contest Winners, contact us from your email to receive your prize credits.

12 Entries for the November Shadow Projection contest. The Polls are open!

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Turnout was medium, but we won’t be lowering the stakes.

1st Place: $100 Zen Credit, usable on or

2nd Place: $50 Zen Credit

3rd Place: $25 Zen Credit

4th Place: $15 Zen Credit

5th Place: $10 Zen Credit

6th Place: $7 Zen Credit














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Contestants, feel free to show this contest to family, friends, and others!

Judges, remember that this contest is a photography contest just as much as it is a magnet sculpture contest, overall aesthetic does matter. Voting deadline is 12/31

Decide your favorite 5 entries, and

Vote Here