Welcome back everyone! It was a tough week of voting, filled with tough decisions, agonizing over details, arguments between judges, and wonderfully shameless attempts to stuff the ballot boxes but we’ve tallied up the votes and made our choices, and we’re here to announce the results of our first ever Goonhammer lockdown painting competition.
BUT FIRST – we need to give a big “thank you” to everyone who participated — your submissions were amazing, and you made it wonderfully difficult to narrow the field down to just eight entries. Thanks to everyone who voted – it was cool seeing how the fan vote went differently from the judges’ votes. And a HUGE, VERY SPECIAL THANKS to The Army Painter, who supplied some wonderful prizes for our competition. Thanks again! Be sure to check out some of the cool hobby supplies they sell. We’re particularly fond of the wet palette and the empty paint dropper bottles.
OK, now on to the winners!
Best Fantasy Squad
Reader’s Choice: Emily Bentley, Slann + Retinue
Judges’ Choice: Blood Bowl Humans Team, Daniel Delgado
Best Sci-fi Squad
Reader’s Choice: Paul Mclachlan’s Wraithblades
Judges’ Choice: Chris Miller’s Word Bearers
Best Fantasy Single Mini
Reader’s Choice: Christian Rolef’s Nurgle Daemon
Judges’ Choice: Paul Mclachlan’s Stormcast Da Vinci
Best Sci-fi Single Mini
In our closest category, the winner was decided by only 20 votes!
Reader’s Choice: Darcy Bono’s Riptide
Judges’ Choice: Karl Payne’s Hive Crone
The Open Competition
The Open Competition was the only category Goonhammer contributors could enter.
Reader’s Choice: Wraithbowl 2020, by Colm Browne
Judges’ Choice: Custom Morkanaut, by ThatGobbo
Congratulations to all of our winners, and another thanks to the folks at The Army Painter for sponsoring this competition’s prizes. Our Open Competition Readers’ Choice winner (Colm Brown) will receive a Mega Paint Set from the Army Painter while each of our other Readers’ Choice winners will receive an Army Painter Wet Palette.
Next Time: Some of our favorite Runners-up
We still have a few more things to talk about with the competition, so stay tuned tomorrow when we showcase some of our favorite entries that didn’t quite make the cut! In the meantime if you have any questions or feedback, drop us a note in the comments below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.