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Contest Results:

Alice category:

#1 Alice and the White Rabbit - Kev White
#2 Alice and the Cheshire Cat - Kev White
#3 Alice - The Tartan Spartan

Read the Judges' comments

Tea Party category:

#1 Mad Hatter cringing in shocked outrage - Fat Goblin (Kai Teck)
#2 Mad Hatter - Ed Foster and Mad Hatter - Alex M
#3 Doormouse in tea pot - Rob
and Mad hatter upside down - Ben Pung

Read the Judges' comments

Alice In Wonderland Sculpting Competition

FU!UK's first annual sculpting contest. The aim of the contest is to receive submissions of original sculpts from you (the frother community), which will then be judged by a team of renowned frothers from different corners of the hobby.

1. The theme: Alice in Wonderland.

That’s right, the theme is to be Alice in Wonderland. You can chose whatever character you want, the only limitation being that it has to be visibly inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland and it has to be sculpted in 28mm scale.

There will be four categories you can enter: “Alice”, “The Tea Party”, “The Royal Court” and “Other Wonderland Characters”. You can enter as many different figures as you want in as many different categories as you want.

Professional and Amateur may both enter – the angry young sculptors should be ready to humble their elder peers.

2. The Judges

Who will decide which entries are the most frothworthy? To allow for inclusion of all possible considerations in the final decision, the contest will be judged by a panel consisting of able representatives from various sections of the hobby: a famous sculptor (Tom Meier), an experienced mouldmaker (Pete Brown), a great painter (Sturmhalo) and since it’s a FU!UK contest, a frother (WK). WK is chairman and holder of the casting vote if needed.

3. The Winners

There can be only one... erm... well... four, and... erm... maybe more. Crikey!

Each category will have a winner (the category’s first) and runners up.

The winner of each category will be moulded and cast up at our expense (well, their figures anyway - Ed). A full set of the figures will be given to each winner, with a few individual castings of their figure. If the quality of the entries is of a high level we reserve the right to cast up the runners up as well, who will then also be given a full set of the figures and castings of their own sculpts.

Winners should be prepared to send their sculpts to mouldmaker Pete Brown at their own expense (we can't pay for everything) and risk (mail).

4. IP and the rights to the figures

Who owns the reproduction rights to the figures? We have given this some long reflection and have decided the rights should stay where they belong, being with the sculptor.

However, for froth’s sake, we reserve the right to produce the figures for a limited period of two months after the production mould is made. The figures will only be sold as full sets and at a low price. Sales of this set will go toward production costs of the set as well as operating costs of the FU!UK community. It is not our intention to earn a profit from these sales. It is not our aim to get free sculpts so we can make money off them. Naturally, all contest winners will be able to get individual copies of their own figure(s) at cost.

After this limited period of availability, all rights will return to the sculptor, who will retain complete intellectual property rights over them and can do with the figures as he (or she) pleases, including selling them as part of his (or her) own range.

At this point we will stop production of the set. However, if any or all of the sculptors wish to see us continue production of their figure(s), they may contact us to work out a new arrangement.

All this and more is included in the Competion Rules, which you must read before entering.

Alice in Wonderland - an interactive adventure
The background and history of Alice in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - the complete story
A few interesting resources. Remember, illustrations are there to be used as inspiration in your own designs, not to be copied.

If you want to link to this contest from your site, you can find some (unanimated) banners here and here.

Any queries relating to the frother sculpting contest should be referred to contest enquiries. FU!UK is not responsible for any acts of grand larceny carried out through its web site. I hope.