Thursday, February 28, 2008

Shamrock n' roll: St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt Contest Results


The entries are in, and the results have been tallied. It is now time to announce the winners of the 2008 Land of Yajeev St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt Design contest.

I will say quite honestly, that the judging process was excruciating. I was beginning to regret the "Yajeev will make the final decision" clause in the official contest rules. In total, Land of Yajeev readers submitted 13 unique designs, any of which I would proudly have emblazoned across my chest... or, at the very least, emblazoned on a t-shirt covering my chest.

The decision was so difficult, I have selected three prize winners, each of whom will have their design imprinted on a unique limited edition Land of Yajeev Megastore St. Patrick's Day product. Each will receive that item in time to celebrate the St. Patrick's Day holiday in style and, as promised, the fame and prestige befitting such accomplishment.

With no further ado, the winners...

The first place image was submitted by Lisa...


To fully appreciate this one, you may have to read it out loud. I didn't get it until I did. Go ahead, take a second, and say it aloud. You may be surprised to hear your co-worker in the neighboring cubicle reading aloud with you. This first place design will be featured on two Land of Yajeev t-shirts (the standard value t-shirt and woman's jr. ringer t-shirt).














The second and third place images were submitted by Trevor and Marliese, respectively...

...they're so good it hurts.

Trevor's design will be featured on a sharp one-of-a-kind mini poster print, pictured above left, and Marliese's on an official Land of Yajeev magnet, at right.





I'm including below a few submissions which have earned honorable mentions...


















Many, many, many thanks to those who entered the contest and made it the internet sensation that it was! This will certainly not be the last time I exploit, er, call upon my readership to create the images that will appear on other Land of Yajeev Megastore merchandise.

Be sure to check out the updated store with all of the new St. Patrick's Day products. This St. Patrick's Day, go green with the limited edition Land of Yajeev 2008 Irish collection.

....and, if you like what you buy at the megastore, be sure to snap a photo of your gear in use and send it to landofyajeev@hotmail.com.

7 comments:

Russ Parker said...

Did you not receive my submissions!?

yajeev said...

russ...

yes, i did receive your submissions. thank you for entering the contest. i regret to inform you that substantially more entries were submitted than can be awarded prizes. if everyone who entered the contest automatically won a prize, then the actual contestness of this contest would be reduced to that of a t-ball game.

i hope you will find some solace in the fact that your comments are indeed the pot of gold at the end of every post. please continue to visit and comment at the Land of Yajeev, and be sure to get the latest and greatest Land of Yajeev gear at the Megastore!

Cheers!

Russ Parker said...

rejected, denounced, and left out

Mike said...

Color me stupid, but I don't understand the 3rd place image. Would Yajeev please explain it to the slower part of the blogosphere?

yajeev said...

russ...
sorry 'bout your luck, kid.

mike...

the rainbow from the pot of gold in the 3rd place image is shooting into rolling hills composed of the words "land of yajeev" repeated over and over again.

perhaps a higher magnification would have been in order. looks great on the magnet.

and i wouldn't color you stupid... maybe just green with lots of land of yajeev st. patrick's day gear.

Avery Gray said...

These were all fantastic entries! I'd be honored to plaster your blog across my rack. Sold!

Mike said...

Oh, I see. Those are two separate images. The green circle is what the magnet looks like on the "user" side and the partially covered black circle is what the magnet looks like from the refrigerator's point of view.

I'm all caught up now.