I swear, you guys, I don’t know how it is that you manage to blow me away every single time. You’d think I’d be used to it. You’d think I’d just come to expect jaw-droppingly amazing, creative, brilliant work when I hold one of these contests, and yet every time I am made speechless all over again.
I can’t even fathom how most of these hats were made, and it is just astounding to me the amount of thought, love, and effort that went into each one.
If you haven’t yet gone to see the entries, posted here, DO IT. You won’t be sorry.
Limiting myself to just three finalists WAS SO HARD. But, with the help of my Alice-loving mother, I did manage to select my top three finalists for the Mad Hatter Design Contest.
And here they are…
I strongly recommend clicking to enlarge each entry, because the amount of detail in these will blow your mind.
For their brilliance, all three finalists are going to receive a Wires & Nerve sampler book, a Fierce Reads coloring book, and a $50 gift card to a bookseller of their choice… but only ONE will win an ARC of Heartless and the opportunity to have me wear their creation at the Mad Hatter Tea Party in Seattle.
Now it’s up to you to vote for the Grand Prize Winner. Cast your ballot below!
(If you don’t see the form, click here.)
Voting will end midnight September 12. The winner, along with some honorable mentions, will be announced on September 13. Good luck to all three finalists!