UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners!
It’s semifinalist time in the 2013 Mochimochi Photo Contest!
Today we present to you the first batch of ten semifinalist photos. It’s always really difficult to narrow the entries down, but John and I selected photos of mochis that were unexpected, that told stories, and that showed lots of originality. And cuteness, of course! We also decided not to have more than one photo by the same person in the semifinals this year.
And we need your input to help narrow the semifinals down to the ten finalists! So take a close look at these awesome photos and ROOT FOR YOUR FAVORITES in the comments to this post. Just leave a comment saying which photo or photos you would really like to see make it to the big final vote. Your feedback will really help us out!
Here they are, in no particular order, your first batch of semifinalist photos…
Stormtroopers Knit Droids by Taylor
Giant Squid Love by Jill
Sty Guys by Elly
Poseidon by Shanna
Tortoise and Hare: The Deleted Scene by Ilana
Snowman Friends by Emily F.
Herding Chicks by Emily
Polar Bear Plunge by juleenbean
It Looks Like a Purple People Eater to Me by wooly brain
Best Beard Contest by The Happy Cupcake
Aren’t these photos just super? Congrats to these clever knitters!
Now we need your help to narrow these down to the finalists. Don’t be shy—let us know which of these especially tickles you in the comments! And be sure to check back on Monday for the next batch of semifinalist photos!