Friday, 15 April 2016

Fan Art Contest Winners

A glorious morning, wanderers of the Wood! With the dawn unveils the winners for the 2016 Goldstone Wood Fan Art Contest!

All of you presented AMAZING and wonderful art, and I cannot praise enough the comradery and encouragement among the many Imps who took the time to comment and vote! You truly are all a wonderful bunch!

And now, without further ado....

THE FAN FAVORITE WINNERS!


FAN FAVORITE 1ST PLACE
Bard Eanrin
Christa Wilson

Congrats, Christa, your portrayal of our favorite bard won the hearts of the fans! You've won an ARC copy of A Branch of Silver, A Branch of Gold by Anne Elisabeth Stengl! Please contact her (aestengl
@gmail.com) to be mailed your prize!


FAN FAVORITE 2ND PLACE
Longing for Summertime
Hannah LaTray

Hannah, Hannah, are there even words for the sweetness of this style? The adorable Princess Una and her little Monster pulled heartstrings everywhere.


FAN FAVORITE 3RD PLACE
Goldstone Poster
Beth Andrus

SO detailed, Beth, and the contrast and perfect lines are incredible.


And now, although she had so many favorites to choose from, Anne Elisabeth's choice for Author's Favorite was----

Goldstone Poster
Beth Andrus 

 Congrats, Beth!!! This piece is true talent and captures so many aspects of the ENTIRE series. Well done!  You've won an ARC copy of A Branch of Silver, A Branch of Gold by Anne Elisabeth Stengl! Please contact her (aestengl@gmail.com) to be mailed your prize! 

Lovely winners, feel free to share your awarded picture! 

Thank you for contributing to such a fantastic contest and we hope to see you all around and back for the next one! Blessings upon your Path! 

8 comments:

Becky said...

Congratulations Christa, Beth and Hannah L. on your placements with your beautiful art! I want to let all the artists know that every single piece brought a smile (or tears) to my heart as it transported me back to Goldstone Wood; and it will for years to come as I re-read these amazing stories by Anne Elisabeth Stengl and wander the halls of this library to gaze upon your works. Thank you everybody!

E.F.B. said...

Congratulations, winners! You are all so very talented and deserving and I'm so happy for you! :D

To the rest of the artists, I want you to know that I enjoyed all of your art too! It is truly an honor to be a fan of Goldstone Wood alongside so many talented and creative people. I hope you all had fun creating your art (I know I did!) and that you keep creating it and growing in your God-given talent.

Thanks to all of you for sharing with us, thanks to Hannah, Beka, and Bryn for taking the time to put the contest together this year, and thanks to Anne Elisabeth for writing stories that capture so many people's imaginations. <3

Blue said...

Christa, when I saw your picture I smiled and thought 'but of course'! Everything about this drawing is so well done. It's a perfect portrayal of one of Goldstone Wood's best loved characters!

Hannah, seeing your picture among the winners is so satisfying! When I first saw your picture I was taken by the delightful style, and it immediately became a favourite.

Beth, it's hard to imagine all the time and effort that must have gone into this picture, but it certainly paid off! What an honour to have won a place both as a fan favourite and as the author's favourite!

And to everyone else who sent in their art: Thank you for making this year's contest a wonderful experience! I wish I could give each one a prize!

Natasha H. said...

Congrats to the winners! :)

Jemma Tainsh said...

Awesome job! They're all so good!

Liv K. Fisher said...

Congratulations, Christa, Hannah, and Beth! Your art pieces are so very wonderful! :)

Rebekah K. Lawrence said...

Congrats Christa, Hannah, and Beth!!

Every piece in the contest was special in its own unique way. Keep making beautiful things with the gift God gave you, everyone!

Jill Stengl said...

These pieces are all wonderful. I love browsing through the library now and then and marveling over all the talent displayed, and the love for Goldstone Wood. :-)
Congratulations to the winners! Like other commenters, I thought all of the artwork submitted this year was outstanding.