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THE FIRST ANNUAL HERON’S NEST ILLUSTRATION CONTEST

 

First and foremost, we thank the twenty-one artists from seven countries who submitted their work to us. It’s obvious that much preparation went into those submissions and the overall quality far exceeded our expectations.

The panel of judges consisted of David Noble, an accomplished artist and professional book designer, and The Heron’s Nest editors. After careful study of the submitted work, notes were compared and a vote taken. Fortunately, there was much agreement. In addition to the cover for Volume VII and the five issue dividers (spring, summer, fall, winter, and the awards section), it was decided to include additional illustrations to introduce sub-divisions of The Nest—an Overview, two sections of the Readers’ Choice Awards (Special Mentions and Voter Comments), and three memorial sections. One illustration will be the frontispiece for all three memorials.

The winners and their artwork are below:
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COVER: Merrill Ann Gonzales - Dayville, Connecticut, USA
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OVERVIEW: Ron Moss - Leslie Vale, Tasmania, Australia click on the thumbnail to see a larger image
SPRING: Margaret Hehman-Smith - Hollydale, California - USA click on the thumbnail to see a larger image
SUMMER: Sandra Simpson - Tauranga, New Zealand click on the thumbnail to see a larger image
AUTUMN: Ron Moss - Leslie Vale, Tasmania, Australia click on the thumbnail to see a larger image
WINTER: John Kinory - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England click on the thumbnail to see a larger image


READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS (illustrations):

Sectional Plate: Origa - Lansing, Michigan, USA click on the thumbnail to see a larger image
Special Mentions: Christopher Patchel - Chicago, Illinois, USA click on the thumbnail to see a larger image
Voter Comments: Christopher Patchel - Chicago, Illinois, USA click on the thumbnail to see a larger image
Memorial Plates: Christopher Patchel - Chicago, Illinois, USA click on the thumbnail to see a larger image

On behalf of David Noble and The Heron’s Nest staff, many thanks and hearty congratulations to the artists whose work we chose for Volume VII.

Christopher Herold

 

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