Open Call Round Results!
The first round of DesignFinder 2018 has been a rousing success, and we received more than 160 submissions. We are extremely pleased with the turnout and the quality of the submissions in general.
Now, however, it’s time to crown those Top 16 who outdid their peers — and who’ll now proceed into Round 2 where they’ll be given 4 days (from the 18th, today, to the 22nd of June) to create their best fantasy location. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing something equally epic in those – and at this point, it’s worth a reminder to the Top 16 candidates. Your entries will be revealed on the June 26!
Without further ado, here are the Top 16 and their entries. Each entry is linked to a Forum post where you can see, and discuss the individual entry.
Feel free to check them out and comment on them. You’ll also be able to see the comments from each judge. 🙂
Remember to congratulate them for making it through a pack of 160 people. 🙂
For the contestants: Please remember not to discuss your locations (next rounds’ entries) until after voting on that round is complete (July 3rd), as it could lead to disqualification. You’re free to discuss your items as much as you want, however.
|Pockets of Passing
Bryce Cahill, Mt. Vernon – USA
|Bottle of the Salvaged Wreck
Chris Harrell, Laurel – USA
Christopher M. Dailey, Atlanta – USA
|Gloves of Deluge
Dylan Topping, Toronto – Canada
Jaimee Kimberley, Gisborne – New Zealand
Jeff Collins, Salem – USA
|Lens of Completion
Jeffrey Scott Nuttall, Pasadena – USA
|Gloves of Sublime Gesticulation
Joe Kondrak, Minneapolis – USA
|Pernicious Poet’s Pen
Matt Roth, Somerset – USA
Maxwell C. Atkins, Baltimore – USA
Nathan Ross, Brisbane – Australia
Nicholas Hite, Austin – USA
Nikolaï Samarine, Eysins – Switzerland
Reed Salisbury, Gig Harbor – USA
Rudy Francis Gauthier, Raleigh – USA
|Statesman’s Top Hat
Stephen Michael Kosey, New Carlisle – USA
And for the contestants: This is where you can find the rules for Round 2!