The winner of Equinox’s Second Annual Ice Sculpture Contest and $5,000 Iz’s is LaToymaker!
Eight lovely sculptures were entered by IWz creators Koda Rae, TenBears Running, Noble Sionn & Bridget Jennings, Safar Fiertze, Wolf Hartnell & Teal Freenote, Cataplexia Numbers & Mike Chase, Strand Starsider and La Toymaker.
(also reported on http://inworldz.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=11541
). A panel of six judges, all creators in their own right, evaluated the entries against 6 metrics for a possible total of 300 points:
1. Meets rules
2. Effective use of Space
3. Clarity of Design
4. Effective Use of Ice/Snow Textures
5. Creative Use of Prims/Sculpties
6. Wow Factor
To give you an idea of how close the contest was, only 6 points separated the top two placed entries! There were very creative “visions of physX” which was the theme. One even represented speed, collisions and the effects of gravity.
A special Equinox Award for Humor was given to TenBears Running, for his excellent portrayal of patience in visions of physX. (See photo below.)
Please join me in congratulating these wonderful artists! It was fascinating to see their interpretations come together!
The Sculptures may be seen on Equinox and Equinox 2. Visitors should follow the ice road around and through the Village and the harbor. Do hurry though, as spring is coming and the sculptures will be melting away!
A replica of La Toymaker’s entry will be featured on the Equinox Mardi Gras float on Tuesday!