82.5 Magnets in Motion – Winners Announced
1st Place – “I ❤️ Magnets and Tops” by Ssoltero
SSoltero took first place with a classic pentagon top, colored to achieve a rainbow effect when spun. Plenty of motion blur here. 1st place awards SSoltero $85.
2nd Place – “Zen Bowling” by tend2it
In second place we have tend2it’s “Zen Bowling.” The motion blur is on the bowling ball, telling of it’s great speed. A nice action shot filled with anticipation. 2nd place awards tend2it $71.
3rd Place – “UFO Abduction” by Jaime
In 3rd place we have Jaime’s UFO. The UFO was achieved with a mix of Zen Magnets, Glow in the Dark, and Black Neoballs. The “tractor beam” was created with a spinning chain and slow shutter speed. 3rd place awards Jaime $63.
4th Place – “Plane in Motion” by Krazy Kat
In 4th place is Krazy Kat with the flying plane. I believe this was achieved inside a car, but could be wrong. The water/dirt on the window is unfortunate, but overall a great submission for this contest. 4th place awards Krazy Kat $38.
5th Place – “Ancient Relic” by Ra Tascon
Who even remembers fidget spinners at this point? Great shot, a little dark, funny title. I love how the highlights in the magnets have become lines. Ra Tascon is awarded $28 for 5th place.
6th Place – “Magnets in Motion” by Roberta Kern
Finally, we have Roberta’s submission, which I believe is a pentagon top as well. There’s a bit too much direct light on the magnets, they’re getting blown out. Looks like we’re watching a ballet dancer from the catwalk. 6th place awards Roberta $15.
A huge thank you to all participants, builders and judges alike. 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 in for Magnets in Motion. We have a total of 6 entries for the August 2020 contest. Click the thumbnails below to check out all the entries in their full res glory. Vote for your top 3 by following the link at the bottom of the page.
Once you are done deliberating over who deserves your praise go vote! You’ll need to pick an entry for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We’ve got $300 in prizes to be distributed among the winners. Voting deadline is end of day Sept 6, 2020.Vote Here