Congratulations to our winner, Lisa Dolce, for her fantastic sculpture piece "Girl Panic (Wasps in the Brain)."
After reviewing all the finalists the band told us:
We had a great time going through all of the artwork - and were very impressed with both the diversity and the quality of the work submitted. It was very hard to come up with a clear winner - as we liked so many of the submissions and all had our favorites. What we did was to each choose our top ten, then narrow it down to our top five - which we then put in order. We then allocated points to those top five (5 through 1) to find the overall winner.
Thanks to everyone who submitted something - we really enjoyed seeing what the new music has inspired. Congratulations to the winner - and to those of you who were amongst the runner up and honorable mentions - it was a very tough decision.
Simon, John, Roger and Nick
The band's runner-up selection was Chad Miller's "Egypt Censored No. 2."
The honorable mention selections are the following, in no particular order:
Iskander Islam for "Safe (In the Heat of the Moment)"
Kathleen H. for "The writing's on the wall."
Eden Folwell for "red boots"
Anna Mazli for "All You Need Is Duran Duran In Your Universe"
Anonymous for "Show Panic"
Joelle Morse for "being followed"
Julio Castro Vega for "Blame the Machines"
Tania Barrientos for "All you need is now"
Sergio Carnivele for "Please please tell me now..."
Steve Rodriguez for "Blame the Machines"
Nikoletta Tóth for "All you need is now"
All the pieces selected by the band can be viewed in the gallery below.
Lisa and Julio Castro Vega's "Blame the Machines," which scored high marks among the band members, will both be awarded a Grand Prize, including tickets to a Duran Duran tour date and the opportunity to meet the band before the show.
Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to everyone who submitted such incredible and heartfelt work to this contest. As always, the band is humbled and overwhelmed by the talent of their fans, and going through each and every one of the submissions was a highlight of this album's release for them.