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Thanks to everyone who participated. I received lots of great stuff this year, and am honored to be able to help these artists from around the world, even if it's just in some small way.
Next year the prize money will be lowered... it's unfortunate but it's getting to be too much for me to handle financially all by myself, while still affording to do my own projects. And some of the submission guidelines will have to be adjusted. The Dec 31 postmark deadline turned out to be a bad one... it makes me have to wait a long time before I can confidently announce winners.
To be honest, this year should have been the year I scaled it back a bit, but a promise is a promise. This year the cash prize will remain at $200 for both first place winner in each category, but the additional prizes may be a little light this year. I'll see what I can do, I try my best.
I will have results most likely this week, submitters made this job difficult, so many things were submitted and hardly any two were similar. That is a giant accomplishment in a medium that encourages copy and pasting – the technique can sometimes bleed in to the work… but not in these cases. We had comics, and poetry, photography, and experimental design… we had just about everything.
I know it’s odd to have the person giving you money thank you for being a part of this project, but I really am thankful that people keep doing this kind of work, day to day, year to year, a medium so undervalued and yet so accessible and important to the world and to art in general.
Thanks for being a part of the conversation.