I'm somewhat surviving my first trimester and teaching through it, but I finally got all the submissions to the judges for us all to make a ruling.
And let me say it was not easy. We had to pull in another judge other than Catriana and Thalar, which was Runes to help as all of the submissions were so good we had such a hard time choosing.
In the end we were left with two winners that were so strong on both ends it was hard to say one was better than the other.
Thus, the winners are:HorusRe
for his Spring Auspice
, which was an extremely well rounded holiday celebrating the turning of the seasons (Winter to Spring) were families come together around a living tree outside, exchange gifts and feast to name just a little of this holiday. All the judges picked this as a top choice.
And the other winner is...Tsukiko
with her Sune'abbil
, a winter holiday deep in the season were friends get together and cheer each other up to say just a little. I'd like to mention that not only did she come up with the holiday, she cooked her own recipes and sent me the photo of her handy-work as well as drew out dance steps for the dances featured in the holiday! She really went above and beyond in sheer amount of work.
Which is why we all couldn't decide between these two and thus they both win.
Other top picks:
Summerlight by Dalvyserran and Winter Flags by Rilla
Great work all around everyone and for the winners, Kern will be contacting you shortly about your prizes.
Thanks for playing and sorry this took so long on my end!
(Baby just won't let me eat...