OKAY you guys! OMG I had the hardest time trying to figure out which two will be the winners. What I normally do is choose which I feel are closest to the theme... then I enlist the help of my two best friends to see what their choices are. Normally we all have the same sort of choices but this time around... we all seem to have very different ideas. One friend was dead set on two in specific... Another had two very different choices but after consulting her numerous times one of her choices changed. And I was stuck on three choices! One in particular just really caught my eye but it just didn't fully match the criteria of spring... And I didn't fully realize this until one of them asked me 'how is this spring?' Oh it was so hard! But in the end we did finally agree on two winners. These two were the closest to spring and both of them put in ALOT of effort!
All of us agreed that this cute little girl with spring flowers and butterflies would be first place! Flowers and butterflies are one of the first things you associate with spring! "REBIRTH" as shinjuco
put it! I really had a hard time trying to decide on the second. I was hesitant on picking both the deco-bentos because the contest is 'spring', not 'deco-bento'. More so since these were the only two submitted. A part of me felt maybe it wouldn't be fair but in the end they were the only two that really showed spring just by looking at them. The one with the girl is really well made but I really wish I could see the food hiding underneath. The one with the little chicks is cute and simple... not as detailed as the girl but enough to get the point across. But MAN does that food look so tasty! I really want to eat the chicken and fried oyster it has! (is it very cannibalistic to eat chicken in front of a nest of baby chicks???) Both look great and you can see the effort put into it! SO yes! Please congratulate the winners! (I'm going to relax cuz I've been pouring over these entries since the 1st trying to decide which would be winners!! DX agh!)
On a different sort of similar note... Which of these next contests do you guys want to do!
a SWEETS Bento contest??? Create a bento using only sweets! They can be store bought or homemade sweets but the bento must be entirely made out of sweets! must be nicely arranged like you normally would for regular bento!
or perhaps a TUTORIAL Contest? Create a tutorial on how to make bento, how to use specific items, tips, tricks, recipes, etc. (can contain dishes for tutorial/preparation purposes but final product must be contained inside a bento)
Or maybe RECIPE contest??? Make a bento and explain the recipe(s)! let your fellow bento-members know how you cook this dish!