Friday, June 10, 2011

Envelope Art Contest: Please Vote!

I’m very pleased to present the amazingly creative entries for the Envelope Art Contest, and I invite you to vote in the two polls at left.

The entries are divided into two groups: Under age 17, and the rest of us grown-folks. Each envelope has a blue sticker with a letter or number corresponding to the letters and numbers in the poll.


There are four entries for young people, labeled A-D in the blue labels (Click to enlarge). The ages are 4, 9, 12, and 14. Multiple entries form a stack (We had to pick just one to put on top). Please vote for the ONE that is your favorite. One vote per person, please.

The adult entries are placed in order of ZIP code, starting with one from Europe. If you click on the image file, it should open up to one big file two big files where you can scroll down through all the entries.

Part one

Part two:
 
  After you’ve checked out all the images above, please vote for the ONE you like best in the “Adult” poll at left. 

Winners and finalists in each of the two separate divisions will receive a group of signed and remarqued posters. Everyone who entered will receive a signed poster, too.

Thanks so much to everybody for voting and everyone who entered. Even if your piece doesn’t get a lot of votes, I will treasure it. The folks who work at our Post Office kept stopping us to say how blown away they were by all the work!

17 comments:

MrCachet said...

WOW! A LOT of entries!

Indigo Dawn said...

Whoa, that is a lot of entries! And with lovely variety, too (though there does seem to be a prevailing theme of dinosaurs... Hmm, I wonder why that is...)

Is there any chance you could post higher-resolution images of individual entries? Some are really detailed, and a lot of that detail is hard to see at this resolution.

MrCachet said...

Yes James, the resolution (image enlarged) is not really very large, but I get a sense of what I'm looking at, and voted accordingly.

James Gurney said...

Yes, a lot of entries, and all beautiful.

Indigo, I tried to post on Blogger an image file that was about 1000 x 3500 pixels, but Blogger seems to have reduced it automatically.

I divided the image in two and posting it on my Facebook page and also have put the images on Flickr here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22044637@N05/5818517439/in/photostream#/

James Gurney said...

Hi, folks: I reposted the image as two separate files, which seems to give better resolution.

Evergreena said...

Hmm. The first group of pictures won't enlarge. I click on it and I get the second group instead.

James Gurney said...

Evergreena, yes, did it for me, too. Thanks for letting me know.

So I uploaded the first image again, and hopefully it works for you now.

Evergreena said...

Yeah, both work great now!

Draco18s said...
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Draco18s said...

I happen to know the artist who did #6. I've even gotten a commission from her. Ferahgo is amazing.

David Glenn said...

For the first set, I like entry # 6. The second set my vote goes to entry # 28.

Claire said...

Wow great entries everyone!
Cool!
Didn't realize it was just the front... oops!
If anyones interested they can see additional pics of the front and back of my envelope on this Facebook link...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150216801272042.334809.649512041&l=26ced77d7a

Hope that's not against the rules.. ;)

Johan Derycke said...

You know, I think I'll let my kids decorate their envelopes as well now.
Marvelous entries, all of them!
Very inspiring!

Lirael said...

Wow that was hard! It must have felt like a little party everytime you went to the mailbox!

Croco83 said...

We can pick only one? Wow, this is such a difficult task as there are quite a few really good entries there!

James Gurney said...

Croco--I know what you mean. I thought of allowing multiple votes, but then it weights the votes unequally toward the person who votes for more choices.

Kiri said...

I received my poster in the mail today, thank you so much. I love it!