We received a total of 11 great entries for the Mascot Design Contest and deciding the winner is going to be tough! I thought I’d do a couple of posts showing off all the entries. I’m not going to comment on the individual entries as I don’t want to give away which entries I’m leaning towards as the winner myself, but feel free to comment on them if you’d like. I’ll be announcing the winners in the next day or two. Everyone who entered did a great job. Entries are being posted in the order they were received, the first 6 were posted yesterday and these are the final 5 entries. I’ve linked the site for entries where I know the artist’s site. If I don’t have your site linked and you’d like it linked please send me an E-mail and let me know where to link and I’ll be happy to edit the post and add the link. All entries have been cropped to remove whitespace and resized to be 450px wide, still they take up about 600KB so if you’re on a slow connection it make take a while to download the page. Full names of entrants aren’t given to respect their privacy. Entries are displayed after the jump.
Do note that comments won’t be taken into consideration when deciding the final winner, and please keep your comments positive and/or constructive. Saying you don’t like a particular entry is fine, but comments insulting an entry and/or the artist will be deleted.
Once again thanks to everyone who entered!
Chizuri’s design is cool!
This is tough, there are more than one entries that are really good…maybe you should have multiple mascots xD
Wow! These are a really, really good. Everyone that submitted is talented. It’s going to be a pretty tough decision. Personally, “Entry #7: Jeremiah” is definitely my favorite. But “Entry #6: Xephonia”, comes in a close second.
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If I was to choose, there wouldn’t even be a need for a choice. Xephonia beats all. Obviously lot of skills and efforts was put into producing such a cute looking and original character. I mean, lion-girl just wins. Has that cute and universal appeal of a neko-girl but more dignified. It’s the only design out of these poor submissions (sorry to be honest) that I consider as a great design, well done. #8 would be my second pick, but lacks that strong originality and concept of Xephonia.
1000 curses to Maestro and the whole blogging community should he make a retarded decision ^__^
Fenel’s and Xephonia’s look pretty good.
“1000 curses to Maestro and the whole blogging community should he make a retarded decision ^__^”
That’s harsh man. It’s ultimately Maestro’s decision and what mascot he think will suit Anime Blogger the most. It’s not up to you to decide if it’s retarded or not. Please grow up, it’s not your contest, it’s Maestro’s.
All the entries look lovely. I can’t wait to see the results!
Not wanting to start a flame war but perhaps I was just joking (with a ‘subtle’ hint of a smiley emoticon). Maybe the person who needs growing up is the one getting upset over the most trivial affairs and falsely accusing other people’s intentions. If Maestro wants to choose other designs, there really should be no reason for me to curse him or cry over the result, so I hope this clears any misunderstandings.
i’d say the lion-girl wins ^^;
that is just moeeeeeeeeeee! orz
From this selection, I think Ran looks pretty cute. Thanks for finalizing everything Maestro.
Ran and Chizu are pretty damn cute ^^