Contest submission period has ended

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As my 29th birth day creeps closer and closer, Chad and I are sorting through hundreds of submissions for the 3rd annual Enchanted Doll birthday contest, where I give away a porcelain nude for the winning entry.

I’d like to thank everyone who participated this year. There are lots of fantastic ideas, some of which even corresponding with my own. In fact, one participant has guessed my current project, submitting an idea for a doll I’m already working on! This goes on to show, that there is no such a thing as completely original thought, only its interpretation, and that there are great many people of like minds, who think along similar lines.

I really enjoyed these year’s entries. In a few days, all of them could be seen online. And now I will choose the winner!

The illustration in the banner is from an entry by Nigel.

34 Responses

  1. Leigh says:

    what a pretty illustration!

  2. Amal says:

    Wow that’s a beautiful headdress! Can’t wait to see all the entries… how many hundreds???

  3. Astera says:

    Wow, I love the headress, the colors, and the expression on the beautiful face of Nigel’s doll. It look gorgeous in the announcement poster.

    So glad the 3rd contest has been such a great success. Have fun choosing the winner! ;)

  4. Crystal says:

    Well I do hope that person who had the same idea as the doll you are working on is still eligible to win. Just in case it was me, ha ha!

  5. Marcia says:

    I don’t envy the job of sorting and choosing, I imagine there are a great many you will want to be number 1!

  6. dal says:

    How exciting to hear from you Marina! Just seeing the beautiful illustration by Nigel has me shaking in anticipation of seeing all the wonderful submissions!

    I esp. want to thank you for the gift of inspiring all of us to create and the chance to share it.

  7. J. David says:

    I’m really excited to see all of the submissions too!

  8. Orangey says:

    By showing this entry, I’m trying to decide if that means that this won’t be the winner. Wow, it’s going to be impossible to choose one entry from all the great one’s you’ve gotten. This design is quite pretty, Nigel!

  9. Jean says:

    I´m really exited : D

  10. KarolinFelix says:

    I can’t wait! I worked almost a month on mine! :D

  11. Crystal says:

    I think Nigel may or may not win like anybody else. I think Marina just really liked the picture.

  12. Hazel says:

    Oh! I can’t wait to see the rest of the entries! :)

  13. An Bidault says:

    I’m dying to know who the winnier is so badly! please please choose ME! :D I want to win even more badly. Really hope you like my ideas. Thank you for inspiring me about what i want to do after school :)

  14. Orangey says:

    Crystal: I’m trying to imagine what I would interpret by seeing my own image being used for the banner. Hah. Must be paranoia.

  15. Im with you Orangey I was thinking the same thing.Ya ya its PARANOIA.Good thing its in 4 days because I don’t think my nerves could take it anylonger….but until the winner has not been announced it allows us to dream and hope that we are the lucky one…..We are all glued to our screen……:)

  16. Katarina says:

    I can’t wait to see the rest of the entries!

  17. Emily P says:

    That was soooooo much fun!!!! My gosh it would be incredible to win… but the contest itself was a much needed break from the world – Thanks Marina… can’t wait for next years competition!

    Happy Birthday :)

  18. Signe says:

    Hope you have fun sorting through all the entries. Have a nice B-day! I didn`t like becoming 29, but after that I just love getting older… or better at pretending to be grown up haha!

  19. angelitka says:

    I absolutely love the picture from Nigel!!!
    Wish I could express my ideas on paper as good..

  20. Marcia says:

    I remember being 29, I wanted to stay that age forever! So here I am, 26 years later having celebrated a birthday yesterday, I am still 29 (in my dreams)

  21. Lena says:

    Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=)

  22. Юлия says:

    С днём рождения, Марина! Конкурс окончен! Ждём результатов!

  23. Wolfgang says:

    Happy Birthday Marina! Hope you have a great one! :)

  24. Happy Birthday Marina that God will always light the way.
    Feliz cumpleaños Marina que Dios siempre te ilumine el camino.

  25. Marina
    May your birthday be full filled with your loved ones. That all your thoughts and wildest dreams come true.
    The world is a better place with people like you, for the beauty they bring. Involving your fans in creating, is a wonderfull thing. If the world would be more involved in creating, it would be such a better place.Its a positive energy.
    Happy Birthday

  26. dal says:

    Happy Birthday Marina.

    Though there is sadness in the world this week, know that your art and creativity and the ablity to spark that in others is a gift
    and a light of hope.


  27. Ocean says:

    I don’t see my submission among all the others :(
    I emailed it to you before the deadline.
    Did you ever get it?

  28. Crissy says:

    You’ve hit the ball out the park! Inrceidble!

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