The judging has happened and we were really impressed with the entires! Overall, we felt the quality of work for this creative challenge was of a really high standard, so well done to everyone who entered! It wasn’t an easy decision reaching our 10 finalists… but we got there and our 3 winners will be announced tomorrow, so watch out for that.
In the meantime, here are other 7 finalists that made it into the top 10 and why we reckon they’re work is awesome!
Fedrica Orlati, Italy: Infinite Hug. This was such a lovely idea and executed in a beautifully simple manner with a perfect image choice. The subject matter is one that could be tacky, but we felt that Fedrica approached in a modern and sophisticated manner.
Marcus Arnhold, Brazil: Mind Forest. What struck us with this challenge was the emotion that some works captured through the collage media. This work definitely falls into that category. Not only is it composed well but the image selection is top notch. It’s a work that conveys challenging nostalgic thought and feeling.
Anna Tokareva, New Zealand: Rainbow Skater. We loved this Anna! We really liked that you managed to find some balance in a tondo shape, notoriously difficult. Also, this work stood out for it’s whimsey and lightheartedness and great combination of media.
Anzimatta, Indonesia: Rumah Sederhana. Out of all the architectural collages this one stood out for it’s use of textures to create a structure rather than existing images of buildings. Great work Anzimatta.
Suzelle Camou, America: Arm of my Saviour. Not only compositionally strong but the ‘infinite’ that is found in this image was interesting to us. A child playing with a spaceship within a spaceship. It’s a nice idea and links to the concept of en abyme, the notion of an image replicating itself within itself, creating an infinite journey. Suzelle, for this reason, your one of our top 10 finalists.
Ana Nadal, Spain: Easy Way. We liked this work as it reminded us of our favourite web collage designers RESN. The tackiness of the image, the over saturated colour, and the awkwardness of the the upturned view all helped this entry. Nice work Ana.
Bruno Sousa, Brazil: Colour Up. We had a number of 3D collaged works which was fantastic to see. Out of all of Bruno’s entries, this stood out for his incorporation of handmade made elements with photographic work. We liked that he took this popular aesthetic into a new area. The hovering paper planets went down particularly well.
Congratulations to all our finalists! Be sure to check back tomorrow where we will announce our 3 winners!!