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The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2015 – Results

The voting is over and the results are in for the Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2015, sponsored by CollectA! This was the biggest contest to date with more entries (65) and more voters (197) than ever before! It was an especially close contest to the very end, but three dioramas took the top three spots convincingly. The fight for the top three honourable mentions was tighter, with just one vote between 6th place and 7th place. Congratulations to all the winners and honourable mentions, and to all the participants, voters, and our generous sponsors CollectA. The results are as follows:

1st place. Diorama 4. Jurassic Titans, by Carnosaur
Jurassic Titans

2nd place. Diorama 25. Ferns for breakfast again, by irimali
Ferns for breakfast again

3rd place. Diorama 8. Uninvited guests, by dreadmane
Uninvited Guests

Congratulations to all three prize winners! There are also three honourable mentions in 4th, 5th, and 6th place respectively:

Honourable mention 1. Diorama 47. Blue lagoon, by Bokisaurus
Blue Lagoon

Honourable mention 2. Diorama 19. The day Jimi HendRex couldn’t find his guitar…, by Dinomike
The day Jimi HendRex couldn’t find his guitar…

Honourable mention 3. Diorama 6. Family of the forest, by triceratops83
"Family

I’ll be in touch with the three prize winners soon to arrange their prizes. You can see all 65 of the entries here, along with the full results of the poll. Lastly, thanks again to CollectA for sponsoring us!

The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2015

CollectA Sponsors of the Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2015

It’s time to get those creative juices flowing!

I’m pleased to announce The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2015 sponsored by CollectA is now open! Once again, we have some excellent prizes on offer this year thanks to our a generous sponsor – CollectA!

Horrible horn horde, by federreptil

The winning dinosaur diorama of the 2014 contest: Horrible horn horde, by federreptil

Rules and regulations

The rules and regulations for the 2015 contest are as follows:

-Entry is free.

-All members of The Dinosaur Toy Forum, including staff, are invited to participate. Non-members wishing to participate are invited to register to the forum, this is free.

-Dioramas have to feature prehistoric creatures: from trilobites to Triceratops, it doesn’t matter, so long as it is prehistoric.

-The deadline for entries is Sunday 27th September 2015. (Entries received after 23:59 hours (11.59pm) GMT on September 27th will be invalid.)

-One diorama per member. Once submitted it cannot be exchanged for an alternative entry.

-Entries must be accompanied by a creative title.

-Dioramas have to be new (never published on the web before) and you must have produced the diorama yourself. Stealing somebody else’s diorama will result in disqualification.

Photoshop is allowed, but the original photograph(s) must be your own. Using somebody else’s photographs will result in disqualification.

Winners There will be three winners in first, second and third place respectively (no joint positions). These will be selected by a poll open to all Dinosaur Toy Forum members (there will be no professional judges) to take place shortly after the closing date. In the event of a tie for any position, a tie-break poll will be created. There will also be three non-prize winning honourable mentions.

Prizes

Our kind sponsors CollectA have provided some fantastic bundles of CollectA products as prizes:

1:15 CollectA T. rex

This massive 1:15 scale T. rex is one of the many prizes up for grabs this year – quite the trophy!

1st Place Prize

Exclusive Grand Prize Item: choice of one the following options:
Option 1: Triceratops, huge 1:15 Scale
Option 2: Tyrannosaurus rex, huge 1:15 scale
Acrocanthosaurus Deluxe NEW for 2015
Daxiatitan NEW for 2015
Nasutoceratops NEW for 2015
Spinosaurus – swimming NEW for 2015
2015 CollectA® Consumer Booklet – 1pc
2015 CollectA® Promotion Bag – 1pc
CollectA® Logo Sticker – Pack of 5pcs

2nd Place Prize

Acrocanthosaurus Deluxe NEW for 2015
Daxiatitan NEW for 2015
Nasutoceratops NEW for 2015
Spinosaurus – swimming NEW for 2015
Choice of one of the following options:
Option 1: Dinosaur Wonders T. rex & Velociraptor with Fossil Gift Set
Option 2: Dinosaur Wonders Triceratops & Baryonyx with Fossil Gift Set
2015 CollectA® Consumer Booklet – 1pc
2015 CollectA® Promotion Bag – 1pc
CollectA® Logo Sticker – Pack of 5pcs

3rd Place Prize

Nasutoceratops NEW for 2015
Spinosaurus – swimming NEW for 2015
Choice of one of the following options:
Option 1: Dinosaur Wonders T. rex & Velociraptor with Fossil Gift Set
Option 2: Dinosaur Wonders Triceratops & Baryonyx with Fossil Gift Set
2015 CollectA® Consumer Booklet – 1pc
2015 CollectA® Promotion Bag – 1pc
CollectA® Logo Sticker – Pack of 5pcs

How to enter

-Entries will remain anonymous until the winners are announced. For this reason we request that entrants do no watermark or sign their entries.

-Entries should be submitted as a .jpg file 1000px wide.

-Entries should be sent via email as an attachment to dinotoyblog@gmail.com. The email title should read as follows: “dinosaur diorama contest 2015 – [forum username]”, and the email body should include the diorama title.

You can take inspiration from the previous diorama contest entries on The Dinosaur Toy Forum version 1 archive here (2010), here (2009) and here (2008), and on The Dinosaur Toy Forum here (2012), here (2013), and here (2014).

Questions and queries can be posted as a comment below, or in the appropriate thread on the Dinosaur Toy Forum, or by email to dinotoyblog@gmail.com.

Thanks again to our kind sponsor CollectA! Here’s hoping this year’s contest is bigger and better than ever before! Last but not least…best of luck to everyone!

CollectA Sponsors of the Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2014

The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2014

Everything Dinosaur Sponsors of the Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2014

It’s that time of year again! I’m delighted to announce The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2014 sponsored by Everything Dinosaur is now open! We have some wonderful prizes this year courtesy of our generous sponsor – Everything Dinosaur!

Winning dinosaur diorama 2013: Three angry chicks at work, by federreptil

The winning dinosaur diorama of the 2013 Dinosaur Toy Forum Contest sponsored by Safari Ltd: Three angry chicks at work, by federreptil

Rules and regulations

The rules and regulations for the 2014 contest are as follows:

-Entry is free.

-All members of The Dinosaur Toy Forum, including staff, are invited to participate. Non-members wishing to participate are invited to register to the forum, this is free.

-Dioramas have to feature prehistoric creatures: from trilobites to Triceratops, it doesn’t matter, so long as it is prehistoric.

-The deadline for entries is Saturday 27th September 2014. (Entries received after 23:59 hours (11.59pm) GMT on September 27th will be invalid.)

-One diorama per member. Once submitted it cannot be exchanged for an alternative entry.

-Entries must be accompanied by a creative title.

-Dioramas have to be new (never published on the web before) and you must have produced the diorama yourself. Stealing somebody else’s diorama will result in disqualification.

Photoshop is allowed, but the original photograph(s) must be your own.

Winners will be selected by a poll open to all Dinosaur Toy Forum members (there will be no professional judges), that will take place shortly after the closing date. There will be three winners in first, second and third place respectively (no joint positions), as selected by the poll. In the event of a tie for any position, a tie-break poll will be created. There will also be three non-prize winning honourable mentions.

Prizes

A selection of dinosaur figures, kindly provided by Everything Dinosaur, will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The prizes will be as follows:

1st Place Prize
The first place prize is five figures, to be chosen from the following list:

Collecta 1:40 Carcharodontosaurus (88642)
Collecta 1:40 Therizinosaurus (88675)
Collecta 1:20 Arsinotherium (88695)
Collecta Mosasaurus (88677)
Collecta Stegosaurus Corpse (88643)
Papo Dilophosaurus (55035)
Papo Baby Triceratops (55036)
Papo Archaeopteryx (55034)
Bullyland Lambeosaurus (324589)
Bullyland Europasaurus (324401)
Schleich Pentaceratops (14531)
Schleich New T. rex (14528)

2nd Place Prize
Second place prize is four figures, to be chosen from the above list as it stands after the first place winner has chosen.

3rd Place Prize
Third place prize is three figures: those figures remaining from the above list after the first and second place winners have chosen.

How to enter

-Entries will remain anonymous until the winners are announced. For this reason we request that entrants do no watermark or sign their entries.

-Entries should be submitted as a .jpg file 1000px wide.

-Entries should be sent via email as an attachment to plesiosauria@gmail.com. The email title should read as follows: “dinosaur diorama contest 2014 – [forum username]”, and the email body should include the diorama title.

You can take inspiration from the previous diorama contest entries on The Dinosaur Toy Forum version 1 archive here (2010), here (2009) and here (2008), and on The Dinosaur Toy Forum here (2012) and here (2013). Questions and queries can be posted as a comment below, or preferably in the appropriate thread on the Dinosaur Toy Forum. Thanks again to our kind sponsor, Everything Dinosaur, and last but not least…good luck to everyone!

Everything Dinosaur Sponsors of the Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2014