33.5: 5 Ring Construction – Winners Announced
1st Place: David
Eye catching, when reduced to a small icons. This object was “made entirely with 3 pentagon rings put into a triangles, then made into octahedrons using 8 triangles. Each octahedron is then attached to another on the vertex and then layered with a few more in-complete octahedrons to give it more of a flat face.” A grand object, though quality at full resolution suggests a handheld shot. More angles of this object can be seen on David’s Flickr profile. $75 awarded.
2nd Place: KylarF
Titled: “Caged Dodecahedron.” An impressive example of the versatility of the simple 5 ring subunit. The uniquely patterned dodecahedron is held within 5 ring tunnels. The Mandala box serves as a fine pedestal. The image had the additional advantage of fitting very well in the cropped hexagon, as presented during voting. $55 Zen Credits awarded.
3rd Place: BenjaminGoosen
The “Full Moon”, is a desktop background worth piece of work. So well prepped, shot and processed that it nearly computer generated. BenjaminGoosen is well aware that highly reflective magnet spheres are like scenery tofu; every magnet reflects the flavor of the surrounding scene. In this case, a backlit sky box with a strong dash of blue, balanced with a tangerine foreground reflection. Satisfying to look at in full resolution. $40 of Zen won, usable on ZenMagnets.com and Neoballs.com.
4th Place: Mathnetism
“5-ring helix.” Another simple but alluring piece of art by Mathnetism. The magnets are beautifully represented in this photograph. The reflections at full resolution are actually quite curious, as though placed inside of a full sealed lightbox, side lit, with only a small hole for the camera. Great clarity. $25 won.
5th Place: Cheesus93
A strong and frame structure mostly relies on compression of rings of 5 for stability. Made only of C60 spheres and cylinders, and looks almost akin to molecular modeling. Titled: “Large Trussed Pyramid V2″. $15 prize awarded.
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If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size. And keep in mind that contests held here are independent of the Zen Gallery. Magnet sculptors can always submit photos to gallery.zenmagnets.com to win magnets.
Spectators, keep your eyes peeled for the next contest, because you choose the winners.
Contest Winners, we’ll email you your prizes soon.
14 Entries for the October 5 Ring Subunit contest.
Click for original size.
1st Place: $75 Zen Credit, usable on ZenMagnets.com or Neoballs.com
2nd Place: $55 Zen Credit
3rd Place: $40 Zen Credit
4th Place: $25 Zen Credit
5th Place: $15 Zen Credit
Judges, remember that this contest is a photography contest just as much as it is a magnet sculpture contest, overall aesthetic does matter. Voting deadline is 10/31