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71.5 Separate Triple 72s: Winners Announced

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 by in 216, Magnet Limit, Results Posted

1st Place: DBOI

DBOI took 1st place using the three 72pc builds to illustrate the life of a butterfly, complete with spring props. Well done, DBOI, 1st place awards you with $100.

2nd Place: Daniel Notary

Daniel snagged 2nd place with his 3 takes on a triangle and super reflective surfaces. He had this to say about his process, “I wanted to make self-contained shapes based on different numbers of subunit strings, and found that my different shapes and subunits all became very nice triangles.” The magnets are offset and divided by the colorful glass background. Very visually interesting. 2nd place awards Daniel with $75.

3rd Place: Dave

Dave chose fishing as a uniting theme for his 3 builds with a fish, pole, and fisherman. He had this to say about his photograph, “It takes a big rod to catch a big fish.” 3rd place awards Dave with $55. You’re gonna need a bigger boat.

4th Place: Dan Condon-Jones

“I wanted to make a single thing out of three separate parts.” Dan’s photograph unites his 3 builds to form a motorcycle in the white space. Very crafty. 4th place awards Dan with $40.

5th Place: tend2it

tend2it chose Shurikens (throwing stars) for his subject matter. He had this to say on his process, “building new Stars with the 72 magnet limit pushed minimalist creativity to the edge, while maintaining deadly distinctive shape elegance.” 5th place awards tend2it $30.

Great job to all participants. If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size, as well as all entries below. 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.

Entries are all in for Contest 71. All submissions can be viewed in the hexmap below. To recap, the challenge was to create 3 separate builds, each of exactly 72 genuine Zen Magnets. Judging is open, so follow the button at the bottom of the page to cast your vote for your top 3 favorites.

Follow the button below to vote. One vote person, pick a winner for Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Voting booths close end of the day October 23, 2019.