Our first photographic competition has come to a conclusion and the winners have been notified. With nearly 100 photos from 33 entrants, I consider this competition a great success!

Thank you everyone who entered! We were impressed by the quality and the variety of images submitted. Needless to say we had difficulty narrowing down our choices to the eight finalist. In fact we ended up choosing nine images for inclusion in our article on Robots for the magazine Bricks Culture.

How Did We Choose?

I presented the images to the four judges – Boris, Mike, Vesa and Brett – with only numbers attached to the images, no names. We are a small community and I know most of you and I wanted this to be a blind judging; I wanted your work to speak for itself. All the judges had time to review the images and choose their top 10 favorites. These 40+ images (not everyone limited themselves to ten) were added to a spread sheet and the images with the most votes were discussed and evaluated on both their photographic merits as well as how well they illustrated various ideas presented in the article. If you’ve ever had to judge a BrickCentral contest, you will have some idea how difficult our task was.

The Best of the Rest

As you can see from the gallery of images below, the competition was sharp. We had to leave some amazing images on the table. Each of the judges had their favorites, but in the end we think we showcased a wide range of talent, creativity, building and photographic skills. Our goal is to share our amazing toy photography community with a wider audience through Bricks Culture. We are excited to introduce other LEGO fans to the quality and creativity that is so evident in our ranks.

I want to thank you all for helping us with our mission. You make it so easy!

~ Shelly

Stay tuned for our next contest to be announced mid October. Trust me, you’re going to LOVE it!