The votes for the 5th Anniversary Fan Artist Contest have been tabulated and the winners determined. Fortunately there were no ties, so there was a unique winner for each place in each category. So without further ado, here are the winners:
1. TeeBee - Idola Rico
2. azjazo - Grants & Megid
3. AzureBlaze - JetPlatinum Sculpture
1. azjazo - Rico Can Wait
2. ForcefulFlare - PSU Comic
3. TheOneHero - Contest Comic 1
1. azjazo - Rappy Cosplay
2. Outrider - Rappy Party
3. Scrub - O RPY?
Phantasy Star Universe:
1. astuarlen - Karen (1)
2. bluelikekurt - Maya Shidow
3. Jared_T - Karen (2)
1. LockemanX - Mr. Wonderful
2. Scott_Kuda - Baking with Dragoon
3. KodiaX987 - Anything Real
Humorous Short Story:
1. ajenteks - Humorous Short Story (1)
2. DezoPenguin - Play What You're Dealt
3. TheOneHero - Short Story (2)
To refresh everyone on what the prizes were, here is the list:
To Everyone that Placed
50 entries into contest drawing
25 entries into contest drawing
10 entries into contest drawing
Don't worry, your additional red boxes will be entered into the main 5th Anniversary Red Box event before the drawing happens. If you placed in multiple categories, your entry totals will be added up. For example, TheOneHero will receive 20 red box entries since he placed 3rd in the Humorous Art and Humorous Short Story sections.
To the First Place Winners
When choosing your custom avatar, make sure it is less than or equal to 64 x 64 pixels. If the avatar does not have any transparency in it, add a one pixel-wide black border around it. The avatar can be saved in gif or jpeg format. Once you've found an avatar you like, send it to me via PM. I'll review it to make sure it doesn't violate forum rules and it will then be added. Even though azjazo placed first in two categories, only one custom avatar will be handed out to him since it would be kind of hard to give him two...
To TheOneHero and azjazo
I do not know whether only a single trophy will be displayed below your avatar or if multiple trophies will be shown. It just depends on how Tomeeboy chooses to implement that feature.
I would like to thank everyone that participated in the contest. There were several outstanding entries. Your participation helped to make this a very successful contest. PSO-World.com hopes to be able to hold more contests in the future. Be sure to stick around to see who the winner of the main contest is. We hope to have that drawing sometime later this week.