I am happy that so many of you joined me in keeping Steem weird and participated in the deranged snowman contest! 22 entries is honestly a lot for a contest on Steem these days. It was tough to pick winners. I narrowed it down to a list of top contenders and @derangedvisions was good enough to help out as guest judge; with our powers combined we have arrived at a verdict.
Image credit the lovely @juliakponsford
This is a great post, check it out if you haven't already. The process is nicely illustrated, there is GIF action and the addition of creepy ass music box and video to share the sound is really what pushed this over the top. This is one deranged snowman. If you listen to the song played backwards, it will melt your mind and the demon will replace your consciousness to begin preying on your unsuspecting friends. True story :)
I sent Julia 125 Steem + 2000 staked CCC for 1st place
This was a very tough call for me personally, I really love @qwerrie's imprisoned snow octopus! This one had that element of the surreal that I enjoy quite a lot. Bonus points for actually being made of snow, and also awesome for making it a family activity with his daughter.
I sent 60 Steem + 1000 staked CCC 2nd place prize
Image credit @qwerrie
@wwwiebe actually had two very solid entries, with a chimerical skeleton snowman as well. But this Lego Star Wars stop-motion animation snowman scene had me at Lego. And at Star Wars. And at stop-motion LOL. Seriously this hit a lot of sweet spots for me. Also awesome for making it a family activity - this is a trend in this competition as we will see! Please go watch the video.
Image credit @wwwiebe
These next three were also in my list of finalists and I really like them all! I have decided to increase the prize pool and make a whole new class of prize recipients. A round of applause for your deranged mentions. I sent 15 Steem + 250 staked CCC to each.
- @yahilababidi's entry was a powerful poem from the perspective of snowman as immigrant outsider, which ended up being prophetically autobiographical in a way.
Image credit @yahialababidi
- @basilmarples not only disfigured a prop snowman, he gets bonus points for time travel and gave us a really amazing short deranged snowman film that he somehow created for this contest years ago.
Image credit @basilmarples
- @farm-mom came through with not one, not two but three honest to goodness made-from-snow deranged snowmen :) Awesome for making it a family activity and having fun in the snow.
Image credit @farm-mom
The below include some more really great entries! This was a tough contest to judge and I am stoked we got so many fun and creative posts out of it. Great job to all the honorable mentions! I used the author payout from the previous contest update post plus some more from my wallet to add an extra four honorable mention prizes, so in total we have 9 honorable mentions with 10 Steem sent to all: @firefly2020, @tormenta, @wiseagent, @mineopoly, @cetb2008, @opidia, @thesobuz, @janaveda, @mariela53
Bonus Prizes for sharing on external social media
10 Steem prizes for the first five entrants to share their post on external social media with hashtags #derangedsnowman and #steemblockchain. I believe we actually only had four entrants take me up on this. If you did share your contest post to external social media while the contest was going on and you do not appear on this list, please let me know in the comments.
Chronological list of all contest entries
I believe I have sent out all the prizes listed above, but if you are listed in the post above as a prize winner just let me know in the comments if you did not receive anything.
post cover image images credit the respective contest entrants