Smaug the Magnificent indeed! We had some incredible entries to our ‘Show us your passion for Smaug’ contest – it was as difficult to pick winners as we expected it to be. The panel of TORn staff judges really enjoyed seeing entries from all over the world; we received art work from countries such as Serbia, Australia, China, Slovakia, and Thailand, to name but a few! The dragons came in all shapes and sizes; as well as beautiful paintings and sketches, we received photographs of sculptures, decorated cakes, costumes, LEGO creations, knitted and sewn wyverns, and even a candle holder, a carved pumpkin and a jewelry Smaug!
Ten judges thought long and hard, and awarded points based on factors such as skill, originality, design, and what made us smile! We finally narrowed it down – and then had a tie, and had to vote again! At last we can reveal the winners. [Drum roll…]
Runner up in the Youth Category is Mya, with her Erebor diorama. Check out the tiny Bilbo in the bottom right corner!
Mya wins the Thorin bookmark and pen set from The Noble Collection, plus the regular DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The winner in the Youth Category is Grace, with her beautiful sculpture. Several staffers said they’d like to have this amongst their collectibles!
Grace wins the Smaug pendant and necklace from The Noble Collection, plus the regular DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Special mentions in the Youth Category go to Anne B, Margaret D and Sian C, for their original and stunning entries. (Margaret’s was made from aluminium foil!)
In the Main Category, the runner up is Collette, with her incredible, dynamic image.
Collette wins a copy of the Limited Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Finally – the Main Category first prize goes to Natalie’s splendid beast!
Natalie wins the Orcrist replica from The Noble Collection, and a regular DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Special mention in the Main Category goes to Jeremy S, with his amazing flying Smaug, which we couldn’t resist showing you here:
Many thanks to ALL who entered the competition – we loved seeing your work, and choosing just a few winners was harder than taking on Gollum in a riddle contest… Congratulations to all the winners – don’t forget to respond to the emails which have been sent to you, to claim your prizes!
Stay tuned for another contest coming SOON from TheOneRing.net, with a spectacular prize – this one is for those of you who are handy with a camera…