The votes for the 2011 Mochimochi Photo Contest are in! Thank you to everyone who participated in voting—in total, more than 1500 votes were cast to all the final ten photos. Wow!
Before we announce the winners, I’d like to give a HUGE thank-you to everyone who submitted photos in the Flickr group over the past 12 months. I am continuously amazed at the time, talent, and creativity that go into the amazing photos that you share with us, and seeing what you do to make Mochimochi your own gives me much-needed inspiration and motivation to keep designing. It wouldn’t be half as fun without all of you!
OK, now for our winners!
We’ll start with JUDGES’ CHOICE—this is a photo that didn’t make it into the top three, but that John and I thought really captured the spirit of Mochimochi Land. This year, we actually had TWO photos that we wanted to honor:
Mochimochi Bros. by juleenbean
and Bunny Garden Tea Cozy by katielewth:
Wonderful job to you both!
And now for THIRD PLACE: Mozart Pig II by Sothe2462
In SECOND PLACE: Tiny Chicken wants food by littlemama4est
And finally, FIRST PLACE goes to…. Can I get a drumroll…?
Snowmen! by TheBon
Congratulations!!! As our grand prize winner, you get a $50 gift certificate to Knit Picks, a $25 gift certificate to Schmancy, a $25 gift card to the Mochimochi Shop, AND this big bunch of adorable goodies!
If you missed the deadline for this year’s contest, or if you’re just itching to get started on your next entry, it’s never too early to enter the 2012 Mochimochi Photo Contest! All photos of Mochimochi toys uploaded to the Mochimochi Friends Flickr group will be automatically in the running for next year’s contest.