Over 150 entries later, a solid voting process and a little debate, the outfit blogs Lotro Fasion, Lotro Stylist and Cosmetic Lotro are very proud to present the three winners of the Yule Outfit Contest 2011!
We received an overwhelming amount of entries, and the enthusiasm and care that most of you put into creating a beautiful outfit and making good screenshots was very tangible. All of the entries were winners in my eyes, just for the sheer effort that was made. However we could only pick three.
All outfits were screened before entering the contest. Unfortunately we had to disqualify a few because the screenshots didn’t meet the minimum requirements. From the valid entries, each blog picked three favorites, so we ended up with 9 finalists. These 9 finalists were subjected to a rigorous voting system where they were judged on the 5 criteria mentioned in the contest:
- Representative of the Yule or Winter theme and spirit.
- Originality of the overall design.
- Integration of the various pieces used.
- Blending of dye colours.
- Overall impression.
The outfits were judged on each of the above criteria and given a rating between 1-5 points per category, so the outfit could receive a maximum of 25 points per vote. With three voting blogs, this adds up to a maximum of 75 points total that an outfit could receive.
After this process the following winners emerged with highest marks on those criteria:
FIRST PLACE – 1550 Turbine Points
Vindrayeth of Snowbourn
Head: Ceremonial Mammutti Helm, sea blue dye
Shoulders: Yule Scarf, white dye
Chest & Leggings: Hauberk of Rhun, sea blue dye
Gloves: Oven Mitts, white dye
Feet: Ceremonial Mammutti Boots, sea bue dye
Back: Elk-Hunter’s Pack, white dye
SECOND PLACE – 1000 Turbine Points
Jerremiah of Laurelin
Shoulders: Tactical Assault Westfold Shoulder Pads, burgundy dye
Chest: Dunlending’s Hunting Jacket, burgundy dye
Gloves: Leather Bracers of the Gentle Stag, sienna dye
Cloak: Torhammas’ Cloak, burgundy dye
THIRD PLACE – 500 Turbine Points
Elyata of Gladden
The runners up to these three winners were extremely close. Some tough calls were made. We would still like to mention the other six finalists:
Kemendin of Nimrodel
Frathluin of Riddermark
Ehefkae of Elendilmir
Diamint of Vilya
Twolegs of Landroval
Kiayiren of Evernight
The Lonely Mountain Band of Landroval
A very special “outfit” that receives an honorable mention was the entry from the Lonely Mountain Band. Their entry was awesome! Unfortunately the entry was not in accordance with the requirements, so it could not be judged, but we still want to share with you what they sent us: Click this link to view the entry of the Lonely Mountain Band.
Congratulations to the winners and a sincere thank you to all the participants. We truly enjoyed seeing all your creative work. Judging was hard and is the least fun part of the contest. It was great having these three different judges together because we all have such different views on what is right and what is wrong in terms of outfitting. Consolidating our views into a consensus was not always easy, but it was very rewarding and we are all satisfied with the final results.
A special thanks goes to Clover, who promoted our contest on the Free Peoples Press, and found some sponsoring from Turbine so we could pull this off!