UIC Image Contest Winners & Entries for July/August 2005
Theme:  "Second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning"

And the winners are....


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Best Overall goes to
"Childhood Dreams"
by Karla Munger....$25 Prize

A comment from our judge...

This embodies the theme perfectly. The use of character from the classic story, dreamy, reflective planet, pixie-dust, and all come together to make it clear we're looking at Neverland from space and are being greeted. I applaud the classical tie-in of story character and focus on the contest theme. It captures a great deal of the spirit of the theme in a single image - for that it is awarded 'Best Overall.'

6 Childhood Dream
by Karla Munger

Submitted on July 21st, 2005
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Best Use of Color goes to
“Squaricio Nel Vuoto”
By Dainotti Edoardo....$10 Prize

A comment from our judge...

This has earmarks of fitting the 'most original' category. However, it was the vibrant array of color that grabs attention each viewing. Bringing such a palette together in once piece is a risk - but this piece handles it very well. The striations and banding, the fading and splashing of color... it's a piece one can get lost in while viewing any one portion of it.

11 Squarcio nel Vuoto
by Dainotti Edoardo

Submitted on August 20th, 2005
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Most Original goes to
“SOTM Entry”
by Bebo.....$10 Prize

A comment from our judge...

It does my heart good to see the clever references... SOTM - Straight on till morning, the second star to the right... I can see it just off in the distance... the rocketship SOTM is a character unto itself. What a wonderful way to portray a theme in an unusual way - but stay true to exploration, and space art. The uniqueness but attention to theme work very well together to earn "SOTM Entry" the 'Most Original' prize.

9 SOTM Entry
by Michael Spencer

Submitted on August 1st, 2005
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Honorable Mention goes to
“Checkmate”
by Abdul Hakim Akhira.....$10 Prize

A comment from our judge...

Perhaps a bit of a departure from theme, but certainly suggestive of a far off place of awe and wonder. "Checkmate" is composed well and balanced, it shows a dynamic scene with good point of view. It's enjoyable to look at the action as it is caught unfolding and makes the mind ponder what will happen after this moment. A good piece receiving 'Honorable Mention.'  

4 Checkmate!
by Abdul Hakim Akhira

Submitted on July 14th, 2005
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Junior Division

Our Junior Division Prize goes to "Planets" by Pony Girl....$5 prize

A comment from our judge...

The theme of this month's contest conjures thoughts of fantasy. "What would Neverland look like from space?" ...it's fantasy, it's a dream, it's a far away place seen through a unique perspective. "Planets" fits all of that. Giving full credit to technical consistency in shading and light source, this is also a well balanced and composed piece in the new Junior division. It twinkles, it's full of glowing colors, and suggests a planetary system where Neverland could be found. Well done.  

4 Planets
by Pony Girl

Submitted on July 25th, 2005
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Contest Entries

You can view the images at their full-size by clicking on the image below.

**NOTE:  The artists who created these images spent a lot of time on them.  Please do NOT copy them.  

Image
Number
Image, Name, & Description
1 Wizards Keep
by Rikk Flohr

Submitted on July 1st, 2005
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2 Evelyn Ever Never Land
by Photoscribe

Submitted on July 2nd, 2005
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3 Second Star to the Right
by Jason M. Warren

Submitted on July 12th, 2005
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4 Checkmate!
by Akhira Bakhta


Submitted on July 14th, 2005
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5 A New Beginning
by Larry Harrison

Submitted on July 17th, 2005
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6 Childhood Dream
by Karla Munger


Submitted on July 21st, 2005
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7 Neverland
by Attic Man

Submitted on July 25th, 2005
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8 Upon Arrival
by Sarah E.

Submitted on July 25th, 2005
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9 SOTM Entry
by Michael Spencer


Submitted on August 1st, 2005
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10 Quasar Space Station
by Thierry Lombry

Submitted on August 13th, 2005
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11 Squarcio nel Vuoto
by Dainotti Edoardo


Submitted on August 20th, 2005
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12 Universe August '05
by Bill Carey

Submitted on August 21st, 2005
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13 Travelling Companions
by Eric Gehlin

Submitted on August 22nd, 2005
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JUNIOR DIVISION

1 Path to Neverland
by Bebo

Submitted on July 20th, 2005
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2 Arrival to Neverland
by Stinger

Submitted on July 20th, 2005
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3 Phantom Armada
by Adame Bakhta

Submitted on July 22nd, 2005
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4 Planets
by Pony Girl

Submitted on July 25th, 2005
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5 Galaxy of Oz
by Mr. Crocodile

Submitted on July 25th, 2005
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