Winner of the Fairfield's Best Overall Doll made by a Beginner - The Future Queen by Sharon Matthews
Winner of the Best Use of Historical Costume Elements by a Doll Street Member - Princess Lydia Stuart by Deborah Robinson
Winner of the Best Overall Doll - Origami by Edwina Sutherland
Studio Galli very generously gave me one extra Cloth Doll Making with Patti Culea DVD so I am able to offer the DVD as a prize for an Honourable Mention to Abigail by Heather Muth for coming very close to winning two categories and for tying for the highest numbers of points across all categories (tied with the Overall Winner, Edwina Sutherland who obviously pipped everyone to the post in the Best Overall Doll category ).
I'd like to add that there wasn't any doll that didn't win any points at all. Everyone was on the scoreboard and so I am going to offer the remaining participants Roman Woman by Jeanne White, George by Billie Maier and Trex by Bonnie Prebula any one of my e-patterns as a gift to thank them for participating.
To see all the rest of the fabulous entries and to read their imaginative concepts for their re-imagined histories (or futures), please click here to see all the entries at Doll Street.
In case you are interested in how the winners were picked here is how the scoring worked:
For each category, each judge chose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice.
1st choice nominees were awarded 5 points
2nd choice nominees were awarded 3 points
3rd choice nominees were awarded 1 point
The points from each of the judges were added together and the entrant with the highest points won that category. We had clearcut winners for each category and so no tie-breaking was necessary.
If you were winner, expect to hear from me shortly via e-mail so that I can arrange to send you your prizes! Oh goody - loot!
I'd also like to thank our judges Rebecca Ward, Ann Campbell, Judy Novella of Fairfield, and Kitty and Barry Babcock (yup, that's my mum and dad, they've had a bit of experience with doll making over the years) for carefully considering each entry. I know it was difficult to choose from this crop of entries.
And thank you to all our participants! I hope you enjoyed the challenge.