Oxymoron Contest: Results

Submitted by animaniactoo 05/09/08 9:23 PM GMT

It ain't over til it's over. Thanks to everyone who participated, and I hope you all had a good time with this challenge. Without further ado… the winners are...

Best Overall Interpretation: Pretty Ugly by independencesam

mesmerized wrote: "I wondered if someone would use this've done a marvellous job of depicting this oxymoron"

Best Overall Runnerup: Alone Together by reddawg151

phasmid wrote: "I love this one. Even in the middle of being alone together, these two look in different directions. There's a lot to see and interpret in this one." KingIan wrote: "I love how simple it is, and elegant."

Best Serious Interpretation: Frozen Fire by solita17

0930_23 wrote "Your feet will get cold in this one. Glad to see you weren't the only one taking photo's. Very nice sunset and foreground is super"

Best Humerous Interpretation: Brainwave by tickingspider

Beatkat wrote: "Brilliant....I've heard of wetting your pants before...this gives new meaning to it! Well done!"

Honorable Mention: Plastic Silverware by cynlee Arid Waters by doubleheader Many Hands Make Light Work by tickingspider Entrance To The Exit by Jimbobedsel Include Me Out" by verenabloo A Fine Mess by Tootles


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05/09/08 11:59 PM GMT
The four winners will get a 1 month Cadre membership.
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05/10/08 2:53 AM GMT
Congratulations to all the winner's & honorable mentions. A big thank you to Cat for organizing this contest. All the enteries represented the theme perfectly ... so kudo's to everyone.
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05/10/08 3:10 AM GMT
There were some really tough choices in this one as there seemed to be an extraordinary turnout. Great contest, and congrats to the winners, honorable mentions and all who participated.

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We don’t make art to show someone what something looks like. All this requires is eyes (or a lens). Art is supposed to have meaning, emotion, power, or magic. Alan & Mario "FourThirds"
05/10/08 4:28 AM GMT
Congratulations to all. :o)

Was fun watching the images appear in the contest gallery as time went on. One never knew what to expect and most certainly, there were a number of very pleasant surprises and interpretations.

A big well done to all participants and a thank you to Cat for her efforts in coming up with a unique challenge and organizing the contest. :o)

Cake is on me!!

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Corner pieces excluded of course. >:o|

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05/10/08 4:32 AM GMT
sorry...trigger finger..
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We don’t make art to show someone what something looks like. All this requires is eyes (or a lens). Art is supposed to have meaning, emotion, power, or magic. Alan & Mario "FourThirds"
05/10/08 4:49 AM GMT
Congrats to the winners,and "way to go" the honorable mentions and to all who entered this challenge. Good job to all involved!! :=)

*edit...thanks *caedes for providing the prizes. I am sure they are much appreciated by the recipients :)

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05/10/08 4:51 AM GMT
Please remember to thank *caedes also for providing the membership prizes. 8•)
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05/10/08 6:23 AM GMT
Concrats everyone, you all did a good job with those pictures:))
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05/10/08 8:53 AM GMT
A very interesting contest, isn't it? :-)
Congrats to all participants, and to the winners of course...
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05/10/08 10:52 AM GMT
Congrats to the winners!!!
They are all well deserved!
It was a great joy!
I can hardly wait for a new contest!
Thanks to "animaniactoo", and ofcourse!
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05/10/08 11:15 AM GMT
Mucho congrats to the winners as well as to all who participated!! Tons of grrreat stuff!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round?? Picture Purrrfect .
05/10/08 12:09 AM GMT
A very different type of contest that I enjoyed very much... it was great to see people stretch themselves. Congratz to all the winners !!!

And very definitely Thank You caedes for the Cadre memberships !
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05/10/08 12:25 AM GMT
Copngrats to the winners, you all deserved it :-)
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05/10/08 12:28 AM GMT
Congrats to all winners....well deserved
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05/10/08 2:56 PM GMT
Congrats to all who all participated. The judging must have benn very difficult as there were so many terrific entries. It was great to watch everyone strexh themselves. Congrats especially to the winners, and HUGE thanx and ~hugs~ to Cat for running the whole thing!

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05/10/08 5:21 PM GMT
Congratulations to all the winners :o)
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05/11/08 12:52 AM GMT
Congrats everyone!
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05/11/08 3:10 AM GMT
Congratulations to all!

Cat, thank you for such an intriguing contest theme and all your organizing efforts. It was fascinating to read the discussion along the way and see the interpretations flowing into the contest gallery.

Cheers, everyone!!!

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05/11/08 3:58 AM GMT
Wow! Thank you all so much who commented on my image and who voted for me! It's an honor to still be able to win in these contests when there is so much great competition!
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05/11/08 4:02 AM GMT
Congrats to the winners!
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05/11/08 4:55 AM GMT
So many thanks to you all! To Cat, for an intriguing and fun contest, to Mr *caedes for the Cadre 'scholarships', to the voters, I know it wasn't easy with so many great interpretations, the competition was a great challenge, and congrats to the winners and the honorable mentions. Kudos to one and all!
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05/11/08 6:58 AM GMT
yay, congrats to all the winners! you did good people!!
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05/11/08 11:22 AM GMT
Congratulations to all the winners, you did a great job!
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05/11/08 2:27 PM GMT
Outstanding submissions, and Super Judging!

Happy Mothers Day to all the "Moms" out there!!!
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05/11/08 7:31 PM GMT
Thanks to Cat and Caedes and to everyone who voted for my picture =] Thank you so much! And congratulations to all the other winners and the honorable mentions =] Everyone had fantastic photos!

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05/11/08 10:16 PM GMT
Congrats to all the winners. I can understand why it took so long to judge this contest, as there were too many good ones to choose from!
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05/12/08 2:41 PM GMT
A very challenging contest but lotsa' fun...thanks to Cat for hosting it and congrats to all the winners...great job by all.
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05/12/08 7:51 PM GMT
good job sammy.. knew u had it from the first time i saw your entry :)
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05/13/08 3:37 AM GMT
Great entries, and a fun contest, congrats to all-------Beat
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05/13/08 1:26 PM GMT
Congrats to all. Great work!

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05/13/08 2:27 PM GMT
Congrats to everyone! There were so many good ones and these are great.
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05/13/08 5:18 PM GMT
Many thanks to Cat and everyone who worked so hard on this, and congratulations to those who did well. I'm very pleased with my Honourable Mention! It was a fun competition and I hope there will be more. :-)

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05/13/08 5:25 PM GMT
congrats to the winners and to all who entered. there were many good shots and many of you who understood the oxymoron more than i. can't wait until the next challenge. cindy...........i loved plastic silverware!
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05/13/08 9:23 PM GMT
Congratulations to the winners and well done to all who entered - an amazing gallery of pictures! ...the winning image was stunning - a remarkable achievement for someone so young have an excellent talent Sammy - your gallery is proof of that! Patti
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05/18/08 8:18 PM GMT
I enjoyed this contest very much. Cat, thanks for organizing it. Congratulations to the winners. You deserve it.
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05/19/08 2:06 AM GMT
This was such a neat contest and thanks! Congrads to the winners. sandi ♪ ♫
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05/23/08 1:52 AM GMT
Congratulations to the winners. They all were great.

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I'll meet you at the edge of the sunlight, just behind the shadows. The Ghost
05/28/08 11:13 AM GMT
I still retain some issues with Caedes staff here but I still wanted to subscribe to this column. :o) I've looked carefully at this contest results, & although I found Pretty Ugly an unpleasant image to observe I was pleasantly surprised that the judges were broad minded enough to award Sammy "Best Overall Interpretation" :o)
However I really love frozen fire which has been awarded "Best Serious Interpretation" well done to Mary on such a beautiful image. :o) It was a strange but enjoyable contest to observe.

Thanks Caedes
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