Friday, December 7, 2012

Cubebot Challenge: The Winners!

The results are in for the Call of the Small/Cubebot Challenge

First, I want to thank AREAWARE for being true collaborators in the challenge. They were invested in the process, enthusiastic, and appreciative of all the Cubebot love. I also want to thank all of the entrants. The submissions, which came from all corners of the world, were all so creative and fun, and made great use of the new Micro Cubebot, as well as other Cubebots.

Congrats to all the entrants for their thoughtfulness, time, and humor (alphabetical by first name):

Anna - Italy

Jaz of Jazzi Minis - Australia

Mandy of Mini Modern Mind - The Netherlands

You can view all the submissions in the Call of the Small/Cubebot Challenge Flickr stream - there are more than sixty lovely photos!

The folks at AREAWARE and yours truly had a difficult decision to make in choosing the overall winner of the challenge and the runner-up, but we did come to a unanimous decision.

D R U M R O L L . . .

The WINNER of the challenge was cited for her incredible photography, natural lighting of the scene, and inventiveness in using her bot in a realistic-looking, chic, modern environment. We wanted to LIVE in this space. The WINNER is...

Mini Modern! Mini Modern wins $200 to spend on the AREAWARE website. Enjoy!

And the RUNNER-UP was noted for her creative use of the bot, with the environment cleverly reflecting the bot's cubed existence. And it is very festive, too, with wonderful photography and styling. The RUNNER-UP is...

Fran of FranMadeMinis! Fran will receive an assortment of bot-related goodies from AREAWARE! Have fun!

Congrats to the winners, and thanks again to all for participating and following along these past few months. I had a blast, and continue to be amazed by the depth and range of creativity in this mini community!


  1. Congrats to the winners! Both very cool entries with so many things to love about each one.

  2. Congrats to the winners!!!! Thanks for initiating the contest and thanks to Areaware for participating!

  3. Awesome all around!!! :D Congrats to the winners!

  4. THIS is an awesome surprise! I love this modern miniatures community so much and enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful creations from everyone around the world. It's amazing how something so small can be so big, yeah? Call Small, thank you for putting this challenge together with AREAWARE. I hope there are more challenges and contests from this collaboration in the future. Thanks to everyone in this miniatures community who inspire me to keep pushing tiny furniture around. Oh Lord, am I starting to sound like I won an Oscar or something? Well, I'm just appreciative. Ha ha! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. :)

  5. Congratulations to the Winners of the Challenge!
    Thank you Christine for organizing this Wonderful Challenge and Thank You Areware :)!

  6. The true winners When I saw mini modern's idea I knew she would win! I want to live there to

  7. Congratulations to all the winners. It was a great challenge. IndyPoppy

  8. Congrats to Megan and Fran! Thanks for hosting the competition it was a good challenge!

  9. Congratulations to the winners - and to all the entrants! I was so impressed by the creativity, and there were so many entries I loved. Mini Modern's scene was a winner with me too, but I would have had a hard time deciding on the runner-up.
    Congratulations too to CallSmall for hosting a very well run competition - it was great to see all the entries as they came in, and to hear the winners so quickly! I think you should have a prize for all your hard work too - at the very least, some good long sleeps! :-D

  10. Congrats to the winners! This was such a great challenge. Really enjoyed it. :)

  11. Thanks for all the comments, everyone! I really enjoyed doing the challenge!! Fran of FranMadeMinis had trouble posting a comment, and she emailed me, asking to post it for her: "Oh, so many thanks; no one could have been more surprised than me! I loved seeing all the entries . . . so many different directions from the same starting point just demonstrates the universally diverse appeal of this wonderful hobby. As noted earlier, CallSmall deserves thanks not only for a great challenge but also for developing a touchpoint for the modern miniatures community. We don't say it often enough, but we're glad you're here!" Thanks, Fran, and congrats again!!

  12. The winner was actually my personal favourite too! It has been so fun! :)

  13. So cute! Love your graphic for the contest too. CM

  14. Where do I get one of those giant furniture size cubebots!?