STBBDC 2016: Winners, Shortlist and Stats / 60 products
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We would like to thank everybody for their submissions to Stereohype's record-breaking 12th Annual Button Badge Design Competition.

949 (!) accepted entries by
279 individual badge designers
295 (!) disqualified / non-eligible designs
20 judges / judging teams
60 shortlisted designs featured at
30 runners-up
30 winning designs
6 well-deserved winning sets of 4
6 well-deserved single badge winners
198 (!) received at least 1 vote
80 (!) were voted for as 1st choice winners
9 were voted for as 1st choice winners at least twice
5 were voted for as 1st choice winners three times or more
35 were voted for by 3 or more judges
75 (!) were voted for by 2 or more judges
46 (!) were voted for by 1 judge each
751 did get no vote

1st prize (single badge): News Zhang
1st prize (set of 4): Lara Peralta
2nd prize (single badge): Ciaran Meister
2nd prize (set of 4): Zuzanna Kwiecien
3rd prize (single badge): Blanca Rego
3rd prize (set of 4): Prateek Vatash
4th prize (single badge): Ray Mendoza
4th prize (set of 4): Gardenia
5th prize (single badge): Anthony Wallen
5th prize (set of 4): Filipa Trindade
Special Stereohype Prize (single badge):
Dmitry Mamaev
Special Stereohype Prize (set of 4):
Sherri Forsting


Congratulations also to all the runners-up who made the shortlist of 60! The 30 winning badges are now available to purchase. The others have not been produced by us but will stay online to give credit to everybody who scored enough points from our judges to make this shortlist.

A few words for runners-up, special mentions and participants:
Please feel encouraged to submit new designs to our next competition. Runners-up – you scored a lot of points to have made it onto the shortlist and should be proud of yourself. Alice Tosey, Avalon Yangchen Hu, Barbara Puliga, Calum Ross, Chris (Liang) Chen, DueSenzaTre Studio, Elham Khaleghi, Forough Behvandi, Hanna Petersson, Melanie Acosta, N.V. – Nastya Vorotnikova, Patryk Krygowski, Tamara Ukleba and William Harroff. The same applies to special mentions Alyssa Williams, Cathy (Yao) Chen, Claire Webster, Deepika Das, Eun Sung (Angela) Kim, Libra (Xiaoxuan) Li, Olya Andrushchenko, Parinaz Valinezhad, Putri McMurray, Radovan, Reza Dalvand, Sang Eon Kim, Typechap, Wen Cao and Zahra Rahmani – but also all other particpants who submitted intriguing work. Almost 200 badge designs did after all get at least 1 vote—and only 30 could win... Congratulations to all – you stood out of the masses! Please give it another try next year with fresh new designs to grab our jury's attention.

A big THANK YOU goes once again to the nice people from the judging panel who helped us so much – in fact more than ever before – given the vast amount of entries we all had to consider!

Judging Panel 2016:
Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33 and StereohypeAanastasia Frost, Angharad Lewis / Grafik, Gavin LucasJeff Conway, Jeroen Funke, Jo Gulliver / Computer Arts, Jonny Leigh, Jono Sandilands, Laura Snoad, Liz Farrelly, Monika Mitkute, Neil Bennett / Digital Arts, Paul McNeill, Richard J. Kirk,, Robert Urquhart, Sara Cunha, Timothy Hunt, Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33 and Stereohype. and Wong Ting Fung.

Call for entries for Stereohype's annual Button Badge Design Competitions are launched several months in advance of the deadlines. Please keep your eyes peeled and subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you are the first to hear from us. To be safe please also follow us via Twitter (@stereohype, @graphicflow), Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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