Dress-up competition – the winners!

January 5th, 2013

I think this was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to judge. I’ve been looking at the photos over and over for the last few days, trying to decide who was the winner and who came second and third. What made it even harder was that it sort of became a photography competition and an acting competition as well – this also made it more fun. Really all the entries are brilliant, and it is amazingly difficult to pick out just a few. I’m still not sure that I’ve got it right …


I HAVE to make a choice.


I’m giving equal third prize to Sybilla (for her picture of Flense) and to Sophie (for her Princess Frisia).

Sybilla as Flense

Sophie as Princess Frisia

Second prize goes to Lilli for her picture of Goldie No One Imitating Nothingness.

Lilli as Goldie No One - Imitation of Nothingness

And first prize – for sheer originality, goes to Lily, for her series of photos of Fist, a kid on the streets of Spoke.

Lily as a street kid in Spoke

Congratulations to the winners – but really congratulations to all of you for sending in such wonderful photos (and making my life so hard). I’ll email the winners about their prizes later today. And if you didn’t win, remember that we’ll be having another competition in a couple of months, where you get to take a phrase from one of the books and turn it into a picture. Sort of a design competition, I guess. At least, that’s what I think the next one will be.

Thanks again to all of you for entering. And a Happy New Year from me and Miss Mouse!



26 thoughts on “Dress-up competition – the winners!

  1. Io says:

    Hooray! Awesome Job for all the winners! πŸ™‚

  2. Io says:

    And everyone else who entered!

  3. Hannah says:

    Congrats to those who won and good job to those who entered!

  4. Lily says:



    Best day ever. This is so cool!!!!
    Well done Lilli! Awesome job Sybilla and Sophie! And all the other pictures were AWESOME! Well done, good job, great time, halleluja to all who entered!!!! WOOOO!

  5. Lily says:

    Nudge, nudge, πŸ˜‰ wink, πŸ˜‰ wink!

    (Random message)

  6. Lily says:

    I REALLY REALLY like sophies photo of princess Frisia. Its so dramatic and very … interesting, if you know what I mean πŸ™‚

    1. Lian says:

      I agree, Lily. I really like the action in it, and the passion.

  7. Sophie says:

    Thank you sooooo much lian!!!!!!!

    1. Lian says:

      You’re very welcome, Sophie!

  8. Sophie says:

    Awesome pics!!!! Sorry for the awkward reply, half my message was missing somehow (giggle) but seriously thanks for the comments Lily and Lian, everyone had such great photos!!!! Thanks for the great competition Lian.

  9. Lilli says:

    Thank you so much Lian !

    Your the best author in the word ,and I am sure that your new book ,Icebreaker ,I think it is ,is going to be a hit!!!!!

    From Lilli

  10. Io says:

    I totally agree!

    1. Lily says:

      That makes four of us!

  11. Sophie says:

    me to!!!!!

    1. Lian says:

      Thank you all, my dears. I am always very happy to receive such nice compliments. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  12. Lily says:

    So, what is going to happen this year? Well, obviously:
    Icebreaker launch hobart-launceston
    Icebreaker- OMG how exciting??!!
    Phrase comp.- This should be… interesting πŸ˜‰

    1. Lian says:

      Yes, ‘Ice Breaker’ is definitely the main thing happening for me this year – apart from writing ‘Brizzlehound’ of course! The phrase competition will probably be in March, and I reckon adults will enter it as well as kids, so I’ll have to have a couple of different categories. I’ve been trying to think of interesting prizes – I’ve still got audio books to give away, but I was wondering if there was anything else people would like as prizes. All suggestions will be considered!

  13. Lily says:

    How about those charecter cards? Some people missed out on those, so they’d be a good prize if you got any left.

    1. Lian says:

      Yep, they’d be good for small prizes if people haven’t got them already. Good idea, Lily.

      1. Lian says:

        BTW, I sent Sophie’s prize off today, but am still trying to get in touch with Sybilla. I suspect she and her family must have gone away on holiday.

  14. Sophie says:

    thanks lian!!!

    1. Lian says:

      You’re welcome, Sophie. And I’ve found Sybilla, so her prize will be going in the post tomorrow. Phew!

  15. Sophie says:

    would u mind telling me more about the competition it sounds super exciting

    p.s i have already started

    1. Lian says:

      Sophie I haven’t really thought a lot about it yet – and I’m not sure when we’ll start it. Maybe at the end of March. I got the idea when Romi sent me this picture, and then Lilli sent me this one with the beautiful yellow key. So I reckon I’ll ask people to take a sentence or a short saying from any of the Keepers books, and make a design around it. I might have a few more rules, but that’ll be the main idea. I have no idea what the prizes will be – though I could offer the audio books again, I guess, cos I have some more of those. Don’t have any posters left, however!

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