Oh my gosh, you guys. This contest was HARD to DECIDE.
You are all FAR too talented.
But I had to choose. And the fantastic Kimberley is my winner! She created a mysterious, gorgeous ice-blue world that just feels like Cimmeria to me. She built on the Polish cover idea of the two sides of Allie. Good and furious. Beautiful and dangerous.
Coming in second was Eveletta, who perfectly captured Allie’s spirit and the dark mood of the books with her intense banner, complete with Book 4 cover Allie. It also features my REAL signature!
In third place is the super talented Noemie, who took the feel of the Night School books and made it her own, incorporating Allie’s graffiti habit, the intimidating Cimmeria building and and a whole lot of COOL. I love this banner.
So those are my top three, but there were loads more! So many of you sent in lovely banners, and I want to share some of them here. I loved absolutely all of them and I hate choosing. Because you are all brilliant.
Frederica created a banner that featured SIXTEEN Night School covers from all around the world. Do you see your country’s Night School in here??
Nicole created this wonderfully spooky black-and-white banner that sends CHILLS down my spine.
The wonderful Thao created this super scary cover. I love the running Allie and the creepy fog she’s running into. And the message is so intense. I love this one!
Martyna created several of these cover collage banners, beautifully merging international covers into one fabulous image. I absolutely adore them.
Esperenza made this really moody and lovely banner, using a photo of a castle and filling in the windows with Night School books. I just love it!
Danny took a similar approach, bringing covers from different countries together into one really cool banner. And I love the arrow pointing at my FACE. So clever.
Katrijn sent in this wonderful banner with a mixture of Night School covers from everywhere, and my website banner Allie.
Lauren made this awesome banner, with its welcome message and spooky black-and-white Cimmeria Academy.
Laura made this elegant banner with ominous red swirls and Night School in the same font used on the fantastic German book covers.
And Natasja made this colourful and lovely banner, with images that remind us all of Night School — towering buildings, dark forests and dyed red hair. I love it!
So what do you think? Did I choose your favourite banner? Let me know what you think and show the artists some LOVE.
This may be my favourite contest EVER.