Fairest Fanart Contest Grand Prize Winner

Posted on: 20th Jan 2015  /   Categorized: Fairest

What an AMAZING contest this was, with so many brilliant entries!! I really enjoyed seeing how so many of you interpret Levana, both her glamour and what could lie underneath.


(Hint: Some of you came very close to the truth!)


It is my honor to announce our Grand Prize Winner . . .



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Artist: Genevieve LeFebvre


Why I Love It: There were many wonderful interpretations of Levana using her mystical mirror—both whole and shattered—but Genevieve’s won my heart for how it conveys both Levana’s striking glamour and also something dark and sinister lurking underneath. I think it was a brilliant choice to illustrate Levana’s “reality” in the mirror using only black and white, with the occasional hint of bloody red, but then juxtaposing that reflection with the airbrushed perfection of model’s faces clipped from magazines. To me, this illustrates both the illusion of beauty Levana tries to show the world, while also suggesting that her glamour is impermanent and variable, like a mask that can be changed out for a new one.


Also, just now in looking at the picture again in order to write my thoughts about it, I noticed that Genevieve left a secret message in the illustration! (How clever, Genevieve!!)


I won’t say what it is. Do YOU see it?






I am so happy that Genevieve and her mom will be flying in from Minnesota to join me for the Fairest Launch Party on January 27. (On a school night! Can we give her mom a big round of applause for that??)


I can’t wait to meet them and give Genevieve her VIP Prize Pack, which consists of . . . I have absolutely no idea, lol. But I’m sure my publisher has something special in mind.



Thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest and wow’d me with your brilliant interpretations of Queen Levana. My publisher will be announcing our five first place winners later this week.


  1. Amber commented on:

    Congratulations! I love that this piece is immediately striking but the more that you look at it, the more layers you see. I think that is perfect for Levana! Great job and I hope you guys have lots of fun!

  2. Beatrice commented on:

    This is really amazing! I can’t wait till Fairest comes out! I’m so hyped!!

  3. Your Name commented on:

    Congrats! It is a beautiful piece of artwork here! So much detail!
    Super excited for Fairest!! 🙂

  4. Dawn commented on:

    Mirror mirror on the wall who is the Fairest of them all

  5. La La in the Library commented on:

    Very nice. It is extremely creative!

  6. Mrs. Verfaillie commented on:

    That. Is. Astounding.

  7. Anid commented on:

    Ooh I really like it! It’s striking and accurate and helps make me more excited for the book too.

  8. Danielle commented on:

    That is amazing! Congratulations Genevieve! (And I did see the message, but I won’t spoil it – well done!)

  9. s commented on:

    I love this entry, but question: Is it legal to use magazines for this?? (i.e. is there some sort of copyright infringement..? o___O)

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  11. Genevieve commented on:

    I’m surprised that my “secret message” was obvious enough that it could be seen. I’m extremely honored btw, I can’t believe it still.

  12. Gabriella commented on:

    This is beautiful! And I found the message 🙂 this was so amazingly creative. FAIREST IS ALMOST HERE WHOOP WHOOP!

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  14. Kimchi commented on:

    This is amazing!!!! YOU ARE SOO LUCKY!!! Congrats!
    (Kimchi is my name because I just think the name is cute!)

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