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28.5: Two Set Monopoly – Winners Announced

Posted on May 2, 2013 by in 432, Results Posted

Great turnout on the May Monopoly Piece contest. There were 14 entries, though over half of them were tophats. This is probably because it was the most simple of the monopoly piece options shown. But we all have to start somewhere. Magnets spheres generally appeal to math nerds and the intellectually gifted, but to nobody does understanding of magnets come naturally. The behavior of magnets must be learned and experienced, and it would be unreasonable to expect everybody an expert. So although there was only one tophat in the winners line-up, all skill levels are appreciated.

1st Place: Tend2it

A crisp shot of a great build. Tend2it is veteran on the gallery, and his sculpture is accurate in shape and form. The white balance is tinted towards blue. Check it out at full resolution by clicking on the image. $100 in Zen Credits earned.

2nd Place: Adammatic

When you have four really great pictures, a collage is a good way to show them all. The disadvantage being a thumbnail that is a much less effective summary, especially when laid out with other thumbnails that are fighting for the attention of spectators and voters. This handsome car even has wheel wells carved out of it. $50 prize awarded.

3rd Place: Little_Kev

Shooting style and game board look familiar? It’s Tend2it’s brilliant 7 year old son! And one of the few submissions that deviated from the popular car and tophat. $25 prize awarded.

4th Place: Trevor Cubra

This lowrider car certainly looks the fastest. Almost like rocket on wheels, flying off from the sunset. Wonderful natural setup. $15 prize awarded.

5th Place: Poolshark

The only tophat to win, but it’s more than the top hat that makes this photo. The dice, a peek of magnetic text, hotels, board elements. Excellent. All custom. $10 prize awarded.

6th Place: Mathnetism

A shot so clean that our eyeballs want to melt into it. No idea how such pristine reflections were accomplished off the individual magnets. It’s as if the objects were in a completely white room, with a tiny pinhole camera peeking through a wall.  Desktop background worthy, in our opinion. $7 prize awarded.

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If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size. And keep in mind that contests held here are independent of the Zen Gallery. Magnet sculptors can always submit photos to to win magnets as well.

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

Contest Winners, we’ll email you your prizes soon.

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Decent turnout. Though half of them are tophats.

Click on images to check out full size.

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

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 5/31

Decide your favorite 4 entries, and

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