Simply narrowing the one hundred twenty eight images we received--located here and here--into twenty finalists was a tough task. The votes submitted by our panel of judged reflected how difficult it was to pick the five winners out of those twenty finalists--in fact, we had to call in additional "tie-breaker" judge.
So, without further ado, the winners (and prizes) of our Art Contest:
- Grand Prize: Eli S.
- The custom-painted Left 4 Dead 2-styled Xbox 360 console, two wireless Xbox 360 controllers, a six-month GameFly subscription and Left 4 Dead Mystery Shack Pack
- A three-month GameFly subscription and Left 4 Dead Mystery Shack Pack
- A one-month GameFly subscription and Left 4 Dead Mystery Shack Pack
- A Left 4 Dead Mystery Shack Pack
And the five randomly-selected commenters that, so long as they meet our eligibility requirements, will receive a Left 4 Dead Mystery Shack Pack:
Winners, keep an eye on your e-mail or Shackmessages for further instructions.
But wait, there's more!
We also have ten copies of Left 4 Dead 2 PC to give away in Steam key form. If you want one, let us know in the comments below--no purchase is required to enter--we'll be random select the winning comments later in the week.
[Update - 1:30pm on May 18, 2010] And the ten random copies of Left 4 Dead 2 PC go to amrbean, CrazyCanuck90, docholoday, GuitarrassDeAmor, LankyJon, passingstranger, rusboy, SirX, SpinyNorman, TheSpoter419. Winners, check your Shackmessages.
Thanks again to the fine folks at Valve Software and Shacknews parent company GameFly for providing the prizes and making this entire contest possible.