Some last minute entries
January 1st, 2013
Hooray, at the very last moment, a stack of competition entries arrived in my inbox! I’m very pleased that we had so many, at such a busy time of year. But of course it makes the whole thing much harder to judge …
So here they are, the final entries. I’ve made them a bit smaller cos the last lot took a long time to download.
The first one is from Sybilla, who is dressed as Flense, from City of Lies. And doesn’t she look mysterious!
The next one is a second entry from Sophie. In her last entry, she was Princess Frisia, in the midst of battle. Now she is the mysterious Double, from Path of Beasts. Note the facial tattoos.
The third entry is from Io. It is a series of two photos called ‘Child Victim from Spoke’ and I’m pretty sure it was inspired by Lily’s series of pictures about a street kid called Fist (which is a great compliment to Lily). The second picture in particular is gruesome, but very effective. And I’m wondering if this is the kid Fist was fighting – the kid who lost the fight …
Next we have two entries from Kaity, who is 11. For the first entry, she said this: ‘In these two photos I am dressed up as Olga Ciavolga. I love the drawing of her in the first book and was inspired to use my Mum’s pashminas as layered skirts. I used an old bandana and tied knots in it like Olga’s handkerchief. I didn’t brush my hair, so it was floating about like Olga’s, even though mine isn’t grey!’
For Kaity’s second entry, she said: ‘In these photos I am dressed up as Goldie, just like I did for book week this year. See the little bird brooch? The only thing I forgot to put on for these photos were the guard chains! DOH! Ha ha ha!!!’
Now it’s time to see some Princess Frisia! First, four very fierce and dramatic poses from Esther, who is 14.
And for our very last entry we have some more Princess Frisia – this time a very different girl from the ones we have seen before. These ones (sent in by Jemimah, who is ten) clearly show Frisia in her best clothes – but still willing to fight a duel when she is threatened!
Heavens, you have NO IDEA how long it has taken me to get all these photos up and in more-or-less the right position!!!! Now I am going to have a lie down, while I recover and think about who will win, and who will come second and third, and how on earth I am going to choose between so many wonderful entries. So as you celebrate the new year, and dance around light-heartedly eating chocolate, think of me, burdened by this enormous responsibility, trying to make a choice while Miss Mouse (who has her own very firm ideas about who should win) glares at me from the back of the sofa.
I will announce the winners in a couple of days time. Happy New Year. Stay tuned …