Saturday, February 27, 2010

And the Finalists Are . . .

The panel of experts wants you to know how difficult this decision was! There were over sixty entries in the 1000 Contest, and they were all amazing. You guys should start your own t-shirt company. (And then use the proceeds to take over the world. Mwwahahaha.)

Alas, only five t-shirts could be chosen as finalists. The experts looked for designs that were creative, fashionable, and different from anything else they had seen.

Now it's your turn! Comment on this post to vote for your favorite. One vote per person only, which means PLEASE DO NOT VOTE ANONYMOUSLY. If I suspect cheating, I will contact the FBI. Then I'll figure out what to do. But you can rest assured that CHEATING WILL MAKE ME VERY UNHAPPY.

Also, please use your imaginations. Some of the designs are rougher than others, but all the shirts will look great in the end!

ENTRY #1




ENTRY #2





ENTRY #3





ENTRY #4





ENTRY #5


166 Comments:

Blogger Alice Cullen said...

I didn't make it
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
i like the second one

9:12 AM  
Anonymous RosieHasVoted and says: said...

I vote for the Third one. Its cleaner, but the competion is strong. Still, entry 3.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

CONGRADULATIONS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!! >w<

I like all of them but... We can vote for only 1 right? D:

I'll go with #3 X3 then!!

[Btw, sorry for submitting the pictures in the wrong format XD I didn't know I had to draw the picture on a t-shirt rofl ^^']

9:14 AM  
Anonymous ES said...

I like entry number 3. I think it is the most mysterious.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

I like Entry 1. It has mystery...


I didn't make it! :(
Will you put up some of the other good designs that didn't make it? Like maybe *wink wink* one with a loch ness monster, hand, or city on it????

9:24 AM  
Blogger Rosemary Solomon said...

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9:28 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

I liked them all, but entry 3 is mysterious. I loved it.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Sofia. said...

The second one is epic win 8D

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Eddie said...

Number 3 is clearly the strongest entry no doubt i vote for 3.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous KikiStrike20 said...

entry #4. wish i got a chance to get mine in. darn. congrats!

10:20 AM  
Blogger The 355 said...

Ehh maybe next time! But everyone did a super job! (plus I'm a writer not an artist haha) I must say I'm stuck between 2 & 3 but I going to go with 3. Congrats every one on a super job!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Clare said...

Congrats to all the finalists! They're all really good....but I'm going to go with #2, very clever.

(Kitty, I too, didn't know we had to draw it ON a shirt outline...oh well)

Yes, Kirsten, can you post some honorable mentions. Even if they're not mine, it's fun to see all the designs.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Thumb Biter said...

I LOVE THESE
number 2, definitely.

PLEASE please say it will be on sale, because if so I'd buy it...
as long as it were centred and the background were cut out properly. and there were a different font.

But I love the idea.

10:24 AM  
Blogger katy in wonderland said...

i like the first one

10:31 AM  
Blogger KrazyK said...

I really like #3, but I think #2 is the cleverest. So my vote goes to #2!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats not fair that we had to drow it on a tee shirt she NEVER SAID WE HAD TO

10:44 AM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Anonymous: You didn't have to draw on a t-shirt. It's just a coincidence that the five finalists did. There were several other ideas that came very close that weren't even drawn at all!

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

i love #3 so my vote is 3.i would buy it if it was a real shirt, so creative! everyone vote for three!!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous charstar said...

I vote number 3

It never said we had to do it in a tee shirt shape
it said we could write or draw your idea never to put it in a tee shirt desine!
but congrats to evey 1!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Olivia said...

oh I LOVE entry 2! my vote goes to that one!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous my name is anonymous said...

th rules were
The t-shirt does not need to show Kiki Strike, but it must be in the spirit of the books. The design can feature an illustration, photo, or even a phrase. So it doesn't matter if you prefer to write or draw--your talents can be put to work!

A panel of experts will choose five finalists. Those five

NOT that it had 2b in a tee shirt thingy

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

OMG! they are all so good! But my pick has to be #4!

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Kikistrike4ever said...

No! I didn't make it! :( oh well...a spy never cries. But hmmmmm.......#2 is definitely the best! Go #2!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

QUESTION FOR KIKI:
When does voting end!?!?!?!?!

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Ollie said...

I like three. It is very cool.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous My Mom(seriously) said...

#1.....that's all i have to say.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Rileydog said...

I like Entry#4 the best, but they were all great!!! Also, Kirsten, can you show some of the other entries? Just to see what other people came up with.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Rileydog said...

Oh, I almost forgot. Who were the judges? Weren't you going to tell us?

11:55 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hmmmm...my vote goes to numero 3...truly clever design!

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Hillary said...

I vote for #5.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

entry #3!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous missterious said...

AAAAAAAAAAA! I forgot to submit my entry! Anyways, all of these were great, but I liked #1 the best!

12:17 PM  
Blogger Alli The Totally Wicked Novelist said...

I love them all! Number two is fabulous but doesn't have much to do with Kiki Strike. I have to go with number three. Hey, by the way, I think Iris McLeod needs to be included sometime!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Entry 1 is my favorite..............

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Em's said...

Wow!!
At first i was between 1;4; and 5
but with #4 if any average kid..(haha)would ask what to explain

so between 1 and 5
well with 1 you it said kiki strike on it
and with 5 you have to know the books to get it!

So I pick 5..only the true readers and lovers of your story would understand it!

12:46 PM  
Blogger molly said...

four. that is really cool and i could see a lot of people wearing it. 3 was good too. but final vote...FOUR

1:03 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Entry 5.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Number 5- very cool

1:34 PM  
Blogger Sophia said...

Definitly entry #3!
IT IS SOO AWESOME!!!
i wish i could wear it!

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Emillyyy said...

#5 ALL THE WAY

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAY #5

1:47 PM  
Blogger KC said...

i vote for the third one!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like #5

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are all ok, but 5 takes the cake

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Jen'sVote said...

I'm kind of biased, but I vote for #1

1:57 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

I vote for #2, its very funny

2:00 PM  
Blogger Krissy said...

Ah.... they all look awesome tho!!! I respect anyone with true artisic skill sense i have none ;) and all the entries quailify! (im really bad at spelling and its early so please forgive me)

My vote: #1
(if you can picture #1 in some dark, mysterious colors... that'd look so cool)

2:02 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

@Anaka: Okay XD

2:06 PM  
Blogger Shojo said...

Vote for #5 =]

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Delaney said...

Entry......... 3
:) Good luck finalists!!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous design#1 said...

Hi I drew design #1, so if you like it please vote! but really just vote for your favorite (even if its not mine)

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Mia said...

OK, #2 is AWESOME! I could definitely wear that to school.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

I like #3 and all, but #2 has my vote for sure!

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 3 4 5 LOL i like almost all

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

<3 entry 5!

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Susie NYC said...

I like #5... the ladder makes me think there are mysteries undeground to be solved. And I like the call to action!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Susie NYC said...

I like #5... the ladder seems to lead to mysteries underground to be solved. And I like the call to action!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

Number ONE!!! It's awesome. If it doesn't win, I might copy the design and make it myself (or not. I'm not good at tracing).

4:37 PM  
Anonymous charstar said...

kikistrike4ever:
it ends 2marrow


P.s can you pritttteee prettee please show some of the other 1z that didnt make the top 5

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Undiscovered Universe said...

Darn it! Oh well, these are all SO great!!!!
I like 4 for sure though!

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Undiscovered Universe said...

BTW, I agree I'm a fan of the idea of putting up honerable mentions!


And also all you guys who are angry about having the t-shirt be a background, it didn't have to be, it's coincidence that it was, so calm down? It's really nice of Kirsten to make this contest for us!

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Susie NYC said...

Hey I've tried this 4 times but it doesn't seem to post... I'm trying to vote for #5 !!!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous vote for #3 said...

I vote for number 3!!!!!! NO CONTEST WHAT SO EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! #3 is DEFINITEly the best and I strongly believe that #3 should win so vote for 3!!!!!!

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i chose number 2 but number 4 is my second favorite... Where's Luz on the 3rd one?
Reel Dancer :p

4:59 PM  
Blogger Thumb Biter said...

@alli the totally wicked novelist:

what do you mean "it doesn't have much to do with the books?"
You need to read the actual Ananka's Diary. (check the archives of this blog).

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Bella Sara said...

i would have to vote for number 3 because it is very creative and modern (my two favorite qualities in art). i was kinda torn between 2 and 3 but 3 represents the awesome series of Kiki Strike's adventures better. I don't remember there being opera glasses in the books.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous chris jagmin said...

I vote for number 5. Is is clean and simple.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous jack b said...

number 5 is the best

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All are excellent but I vote for #5. It is the most creative and imaginative! Good luck to all!

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike in Westchester says all are excellent. I vote for #5. It is the most creative and imaginative! Good luck to all!

5:28 PM  
Blogger In the Hay said...

my vote is for #2!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Rachel Maria said...

I vote for entry #2 :)

5:44 PM  
Blogger Gossamer said...

Entry 3. Absolutely.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Al Fonzo said...

I vote #1 it's well drawn and thing is I know that I've drawn it before in my math book. I wouldn't mind if the others won though. I hope there can be honorable mentions!!

5:59 PM  
Anonymous yee said...

I luv the retro T #5! It uniquely depicts many of the original elements of the book!

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Lioness (whose...nvm) said...

Numero uno! great job!

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I vote for entry #3.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Deborah said...

I vote for entry 3.

6:17 PM  
Blogger debby said...

I vote for entry #3

6:18 PM  
Anonymous BridgetteJones said...

I vote for #5 :3

6:35 PM  
Blogger Dahlia said...

I vote #3. :)

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Clara S said...

I vote #3 because it just is a very simple, neat, way to represent the characters in the series. But she did leave out 1 of the characters (though it doesn't really matter. I still LOVE the t-shirt).

6:42 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I vote for # 3. its cool, and very modern looking!

6:46 PM  
Blogger sadie said...

Two.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Natasha said...

Entry # 5

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurray for #5!!! Pretty sweet, and cute cartoony and everything!

6:51 PM  
Blogger Marisa said...

Entry number 2 contains my new favorite saying

6:54 PM  
Blogger emily said...

Oooh, I liked all of them. :3 I noticed that a lot of people are voting for number 3, which I thought was good, but it's missing Luz Lopez D: I think that if that one is picked (which it looks like it will, Luz should be added.

However, I am gonna vote for Number 1. I liked it a lot, and I think that, with some dark colors, it could look really awesome. :3

7:08 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

I like #3 if you would add Luz to it!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay yes, i did make Number 3, and if possible i would be morre than happy to add luz lopez....I made this shirt ten min before midnight, and wasnt thinking straight!!!! Luz is my favorite...And i will be more than happy to add it if i win!!

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loveeeeee #5. Very cool

7:30 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Everyone: Please, no anonymous votes!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Lydia said...

i absolutely vote for # 3 it soooo awessome

7:35 PM  
Anonymous lydia said...

# 3 # 3 yes yes yes # 3 defenitely the best one

7:37 PM  
Anonymous lydia said...

#3 i absolutely adore #3 its just fantastic briliant guys #3 is perfect vote for 3!

7:43 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Chan said...

i like entry 3 and 5, if i can only choose one then i choose 5

7:53 PM  
Blogger evenescence2196 said...

number 2!!!!i dndnt make it... :(

7:57 PM  
Anonymous :):( said...

2!!!!!!

8:01 PM  
Anonymous nowayjose said...

2!!!!!!!!!!1

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Caroline Crosby said...

I love the second one!!!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Zagikins said...

YEAH #5! But to be honest, I do love you all...

8:25 PM  
Blogger Peanut said...

Definitely #5

8:25 PM  
Blogger dHatt said...

#5

8:26 PM  
Blogger Emerson said...

i vote for 3

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracy votes for the fabulous design of Entry #5.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

I <3 entry #2.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#3 RULES! IT ABSOLUTELY RULES!!!!

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#3 rules!!!!!!!!

8:47 PM  
Blogger Heloise said...

I love tee shirt number 5. The drawing on the front and words on the back are just....fabulous !
Heloise

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Uncle David said...

#3 rules!!! It absolutely RULES!!!!!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Hanscorn Konricki said...

OMG!! #3!!! #3!!!!!!!!!!!! NUMBER 3 all the way!!!!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Steve Zisou said...

#3 all the way!!!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous davidekonrad said...

NUMBER THREE!!! #3!!! OMG!! IT ROCKS!!!

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the one with the opera glasses #3

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops, the one that said
"i like the one with the opera glasses, #3" is wrong SORRY i like #2 the best, but it should have an irregulars logo in the corner :)

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops, the one that said
"i like the one with the opera glasses, #3" is wrong SORRY i like #2 the best, but it should have an irregulars logo in the corner :)

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Alleycat said...

Oooh La La! Number three is tres chic!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous possum said...

I heart number... THREE!! that's one vote for number 3.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous bonkyATL said...

I would like to place a vote for number three please.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Grimsrud said...

#3 - love the T-Shirt.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous jamie said...

I vote for number 3! Very nice!

9:21 PM  
OpenID jaerne said...

i vote for #3 its fantastic truly remarkable talent

9:22 PM  
Anonymous claire said...

i defenitely want num #3 its so original

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Max Deliar said...

I think #5 is the best!

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Mike F. said...

Um... well this was personally a tough choice but i think #5 is the best

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Incognito Joe said...

I vote for #5 i dont like shirts that are too confusing for ppl

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Kitty Kat said...

I ♥ #5

9:43 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Weekly Bloggers said...

darn, i didn't make it. {but since i suggested the contest, i guess it would be unfair for me to finalize}

my my. this is really a difficult decision... i suppose 3? though they left out Luz D:
but still 3.

yeah, i'd like to see some honorable mentions as well :)

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Afterburner said...

Yo #5

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

can't you tell?? #5 is the best!

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I like... the third one. But I do think that the pictures of Kiki and such should be on the back, and the Irregulars logo should be on the front near where a pen pocket would go. (:
Congratulations guys.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Panda Man said...

um the others have nothing to do with the site, so #5

9:54 PM  
Anonymous John said...

i like #5 so i vote # 5 obv.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous just that said...

#5

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vote #5

9:55 PM  
Anonymous John said...

i like #5 so i vote # 5 obv.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous AI Des said...

Yo idk why you peeps votin for 3?
it aint got nuttin but wierd faces.
#5 's got the explanation

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Jack O'Shay said...

I don't like number 3 and 5 looks good. My vote is for number 5.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Fred said...

i totally get what #5 is doin there

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

#5 ♥

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

I likeee the fifth one! =D

10:00 PM  
Anonymous mike said...

2's interesting but i like 5 better i vote 5.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Pinklvr said...

hey there! this girl says 5!

10:07 PM  
Anonymous nikki said...

I like 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [=

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Steve R. said...

Hands down 5

10:08 PM  
Anonymous The Renolds said...

Renolds says 5

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Sonic said...

Go for 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Alberto S. said...

Hey hey hey! #5

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Bordness said...

i just found this site when i was bored, and these designs are great, but what stands out to me most is #5

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

I'm not gonna lie, it was tough deciding each shirt has it's own Positives and Negatives. but after comparing them all i'd say 5

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Gabriela said...

I think 5 is the Cutest!

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Nyu said...

mew =3 i vote for 5 =^-_-^=

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Numero 5 please

10:19 PM  
Anonymous STOP! said...

Guys i need to vote 3, cuz its nice, and clean. And its obvious that the person that made 5 is chaeting...And thats no right. All of them say the same thing, and its not right. Number 5, stop it. KKirsten doesnt aprrove of cheating so why?

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Hank said...

I voted for annoymous earlier around 2, soo i am voting again. please cast my vote for #5

10:22 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

STOP: It isn't cheating. I'm sure everyone had their friends vote for them. But it has gotten to be a bit much. This contest was for those of us who spend time on the blog.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

Number 5.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Rosemary Solomon said...

Question For Kiki: I had all my family vote, and friends, now all their votes are gone... I counted the votes, and i am not wining. Beter Luck next time? Its okay, everyone worked very hard so congrats to all of you!

10:31 PM  
Blogger k said...

I love number three-- it is so unique and I find myself going back to look at it more closely

10:33 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Rosemary: The rules have changed, so your family's votes will no longer count. However, no votes have been--or will be--removed from this post. If you don't see what you're looking for, you should look again.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Rosemary Solomon said...

Thank you very much! I will be watching every second till midnight!

10:42 PM  
Anonymous your face XD said...

Number 4 is the shizmit. Really cool. And hey, let this one count! I change my name alot so yea. RAWR! Anywho, wonderful contest. good luck to all who enteredXD (including me!)

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all,
I had posted on fb that i was a finalist. My friends voted for me and then apparently then sent it to their friends. I didn't know this until now. I am really truly sorry! I didn't mean for it to get out of hand. Sorry again!
Chloe

10:49 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Chloe: No worries! I figured something like that had happened. So don't worry about it at all. Congrats on being a finalist!

11:00 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

i love all of them great job guys :) but if i have to vote then the first one :)

11:06 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

hope its not too late, its 10:49 pm where i am. i say #2!!

11:49 PM  

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