UPDATE: POLL IS CLOSED.
I’ve finally had a chance to look at the entries for the Redshirts Fan Art contest, and holy crap, there was some magnificent stuff in there. It was difficult to narrow it down to a final five entries for you folks here to vote on. But narrow it down I and my Jury of Awesomeness did, and here are you five finalists. At the end, you’ll be able to vote in a poll to pick your favorite. The poll will be open until noon Eastern Time, Tuesday, May 29. Please vote only once, but of course tell everyone you know to vote.
The winner will receive $250 plus an ARC of Redshirts, the 2nd place finalist will receive $100 plus an ARC, 3rd place will receive $50 plus an ARC, and 4th and 5th place will receive ARCs too. So everyone who is a finalist gets something (in the case of a tie for 1st, the 1st and 2nd place money will be split between the top two vote getters. In the case of a 2nd place tie, the 2nd and third place money will be split. In case of a tie for third place, what the hell, I’ll give them both $50).
And now, here are your finalists, in alphabetical order. Click on the picture to be taken to a larger version of the image!
FINALIST #1: DESIREE KERN
FINALIST #2: NATALIE METZGER
FINALIST #3: NATHANIEL PAYNE
FINALIST #4: ELIZABETH PORTER
FINALIST #5: TROY ZIMMERMAN
These are all fantastic.
Remember, vote only once! I don’t envy you the selection process you will have to make.
To the finalists: Congratulations and good luck! And to everyone who entered the contest: Thank you. You are all awesome.