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85: Homunculus III

Posted on Nov 2, 2020 by in 1728, Active, Magnet Limit

“There are three kinds of forms in the human figure: Ovoid forms – egg, ball and barrel masses; Column forms – cylinder, cone; Spatulate forms – box, slab and wedge blocks.”

-Burne Hogarth

The November 2020 contest is reviving a classic. Create a humanoid figure with magnets. We’re looking for a figure with a head, torso, 2 arms, 2 legs. Plenty of room for imagination.

Last time we held this contest was 6 years and almost 50 contests ago. We’ll shake this one up a bit. Any brand of 5mm magnet spheres allowed, limit yourself to a max of 1728 magnets.

Here’s some inspiration from Homunculus I and Homunculus II.

Summary of Requirements:

  • Must have head + torso + 2 legs + 2 arms
  • Maximum of 1728 magnets may be used
  • Any brand 5mm magnet spheres acceptable
  • No props may be a part of your construction
  • 1 submission per person
  • No collages/grids
  • No photo manipulation beyond basic color correction and exposure.
  • Deadline Nov 30, 2020

Of course the main requirement is that you have fun. Everything you submit goes into the public domain. As usual, the judges will be your peers. Pay attention to resolution, focus, lighting and framing. Sharp, high resolution pictures are preferred. There will be at least FIVE winners, possibly more depending on participation. There will be $300 in prizes to be distributed among the winners – prizes can be redeemed at or

When you’re ready to submit, follow the button below:

Submit Here