We promised a pm announcement and we achieved it ... just. When Thomas and I (Britany) agreed to judge the contest, little did we realise just how difficult it would be, hence the delay in announcing the winners. The quality and variation of the top wallpapers was so astounding, that we struggled to whittle down our list.
The criteria we used were originality, artistic ability, application of Star Wars & Christmas in the design, and suitability as a desktop.
1st - Ed Draganski (Dallas, USA) (Supplied by AllVCD.com, read our review here)
2nd - Byron Vogel (Kansas, USA) (Supplied by AllVCD.com, read a review from April here)
3rd= 3 way tie: Mark Jackson - naboo scene (South Carolina, USA), Daniel Beaulieu - jabba scene (British Columbia, Canada), Brian Bascle - sith scene (Georgia, USA). (Supplied by Mediatrip.com, read our review here)
We also thought the following wallpapers deserved special mentions. They are listed in no particular order.
Click on any of the images to enlarge. You can see all the entries in the Fan Art Museum by clicking here. Don't forget that you can now send these images as e-postcards using our new postcard system. Simply find the image you want to send, click on the "Send As A Postcard" link at the bottom of the page, and follow the instructions. To take advantage of this new feature, click here.
The Star Wars Trilogy and Episode I VCDs are already on their way express delivery courtesy of AllVCD.com . Here's what the winners had to say about being chosen:
1st - Ed Draganski: "Thank You. I'm flattered you chose my entry." 2nd - Byron Vogel: "Oh wow, thank you very much! What a wonderful surprise." 3rd= Mark Jackson: "Thank you! Hope everyone at the Force.Net has a Merry Christmas, you have sure made mine a little brighter." 3rd= Brian Bascle: "Wow, great news! Thanks. There were a ton of great submissions, I'm honored to have placed."
We would like to thank all the artists who took part in the competition for their creativity and patience. It wasn't an easy competition to judge. Happy Holidays!