The time, at long last, is finally here.
When judging your wonderful entries, we used five criteria:
The maximum possible score is 35, but that would mean that each of the judges gave that entry full marks for every criteria. To determine scores, judge’s responses were averaged, and those values were added. For reference, the top score was 28.75!
It is with sadness that I must report that Nic was unable to assist in judging the entries. Thus, the “Nic’s Choice” award has been changed to “Kevin’s Choice.”
So without further ado, the winners of Slug Wizard Spring, 2021.
Tanner Simpson (@simpsominiatures)
Tanner impressed all of us with his highly-imaginative diorama, filled with colorful and clearly-fussed-over details, and a style all his own. Congratulations, Tanner! Well done.
Giuseppe Del Buono (@gdbmakesweirdthings)
Simon Schnitzler (@4ydra)
Ana Polanšćak (@gardensofhecate)
Ada was immediately enamored with Ana’s fantastic and minute miniature! Apparently it was a very easy choice for her. Surely, the similarity of their names had nothing to do with it! Congratulations, Ana!
Daniel Rodenberg (@_skails)
Wizard? Without a doubt. Slug? Absolutely. From the stars and shell on the hat to the owl familiar, all delivered with an old-school White Dwarf flavor (complete with Goblin Green base rim!), this conversion feels like a classic. Great work, Daniel!
Ben Barrett (@thabenman)
Congratulations to Ben on winning “Chris’s Choice” with this wacky and fun creation! He’ll be receiving a custom trophy, crafted by Chris himself, and pictured below.
Trent Holbrook (@miscast.co)
A Slug Wizard riding a slug. Killer style. Bashed together in a tired fit of creative inspiration. Congratulations on winning “Kevin’s Choice,” Trent!
…And that’s a wrap!
We will be in touch with each of the winners this week, and with everyone else who donated to The Bail Project to get you shipping quotes for your pins and stickers.
A MASSIVE thank you to everyone that participated and submitted a model. What an unbelievable collection of models, and a great community behind all of them!
I’ve already been receiving messages from folks that either missed out on this year’s event, or simply enjoyed this year so much that they are asking if there will be ANOTHER Slug Wizard event next year! I am already ruminating on what we might do differently for 2022…
For one thing, we’ll switch to an “Open Competition” scoring system, with point brackets for Bronze, Silver, and Gold entries. Each bracket will end up containing multiple entries based on their judged points values. I really like the system because it allows more entrants’ work to be recognized.
I’m still undecided on whether or not to keep the theme the same, to riff on it, or to switch it completely… But I have a few ideas. 😉
Until next year,
Magus Limaxus (Bryan Ruhe)
Illustration at top by Arjan Van Der Brink (@atelier.ag)