67.5: Levitation Feature Winners Announced
After much deliberation, tallying, recounting, traveling to Pittsburgh and back, we finally have the results for the Levitation contest. This was good one, and we had lots of participants and chose 9 winners! Without further adieu, the winners are:
1st Place: Mathnetism “Double Helix Attraction”
Mathnetism takes the gold with a stunning symmetrical piece. He had this to say about his creation, “The center of my design is the double helix, which also provides the strong magnetic field needed to attract the magnets chains attached to the cross shape in the middle.” His masterful creation and photography execution awards him $100.
2nd Place: DBOI “When the Rope Broke”
DBOI was a real crowd pleaser, using the levitation as a storytelling device and creating the illusion that this snapshot captured the exact moment the rope snapped. Hopefully that magnet man was still rescued from the quicksand. 2nd place earns DBOI $70.
3rd Place: Cody “Pillar of Infinity”
Cody constructed a tower with symmetrical, spiraling levitation features. He had this to say about his process, “I enjoy building different variations of pentakis dodecahedrons. So I took the sides of some and made them gradually decreased in size from bottom to top with an entire dodecahedron at the top. I then attached the strands to the corners on both pillars that “levitate” around the outside.” For 3rd place, Cody is awarded $50.
4th Place: wifikiller3 “Mutual Suspension”
Coming in 4th place, wifikiller3 started from the bottom before arriving at this winner. “I began by building the structure on the cover of this contest to make sure i knew what the magnetic levitation felt like. Then I played with my zen magnets for hours.” Playing with Zen Magnets for hours pays off, wifikiller3 gets $40.
5th Place: Dan Condon-Jones “Flame”
Dan’s submission was one of the only where the levitation feature was more than just a single strand of magnets. He said he wanted the levitating piece to be completely separate from the other build. He settled on the flame shape and earned himself $35 for 5th place.
6th Place: Mike T. “Almost”
Mike T. created 2 builds that mirrored each other. The shot itself is interesting as the depth of field hints at the size of the structure, but we still get an “X” shape from the overlapping parts. Check out his linked tiktok for a cool video of the whole build. 6th place earns Mike $30.
7th Place: Chupacabra “The Best Workout”
Chupacabra made an adorable little Zen man working out, and it worked out for him too, because he got 7th place. Chupacabra is awarded $25.
8th Place: Tacky Tim “Peace Ring”
Tacky Tim constructed a peace sign with the inner bars levitating. Nice execution, nice depth of field on a sunny day. Tim gets $22.50 for 8th place.
9th Place: Bastkan0 “Long Way Magnetic Levitation”
Finally, we’ve got Bastkan0’s build reaching across a table gap. 9th place earns him $20.
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 gallery.zenmagnets.com 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.
Submissions are closed for the Levitation Feature contest and voting is now open. We had a whopping 23 valid submissions (must be 1728 or less genuine Zen Magnets) and there’s a really good mix of new and old contestants.
$300 in prizes is up for grabs, with at least 6 winners. We’ll see how this voting shakes out for prize distribution. You’ve got plenty of pretty pictures to ogle, click the link below to pick your 1st/2nd/3rd faves. Voting deadline is June 5th, 2019.Vote Here