Thanks for all your great entries! It was so important to add an element of randomness to the winners (thanks random.org) because it would have been so hard to choose the best one.
So with a little help we do have a winner! Three winners, in fact – and all three are from different countries. 🙂
We also had some great explanations, although I should say that I only took the images into consideration, not the text below them.
My Migraine Sketches
by Debbie Johnson
First prize goes to Debbie Johnson from Chicago, IL, USA! Her entry was entitled My Migraine Sketches. I love her picture. At first it looks like nothing… some doodles… then the more you look the more descriptive the image becomes.
Well done, Debbie! You are the winner of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera, the beautiful hardcover book Migraine Expressions: A Creative Journey Through Life With Migraine, and a t-shirt from the Migraine Research Foundation!
The second prize goes to Cat from London, England UK. Her entry is The Migraine Beast. She gives a simple but powerful image of an oncoming migraine attack. Click the link to see the image and Cat’s explanation.
Cat will receive the a US$20 gift certificate for amazon.com, and a copy of Migraine Expressions: A Creative Journey Through Life With Migraine.
Last but not least, our 3rd place winner is "the girl with the migraines" by Nicole W. of Ontario, Canada.
I have to admit, this was one of the simplest and yet most striking of all the entries. Add the title of the image, and you can see a woman who is being labeled and yet feels powerless to do anything about it due to the oppressive symptoms of migraine.
Nicole will also receive a copy of Migraine Expressions: A Creative Journey Through Life With Migraine.
All three winners need to send me their full names, addresses and phone numbers (none of which will be published) so that I can send them their prizes as soon as possible.
To see all of the FANTASTIC entries, visit the Express Yourself! Contest home page.
Stay tuned for the next contest! And remember, if you have something you’d like to donate for the next contest, read this. Thanks again to the Migraine Research Foundation for their donation to this contest!
Congratulations Debbie, Cat, and Nicole! Enjoy your prizes!