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"Show us how you think offline..."
That was the entry requirement. Put away the keyboard, turn off the computer screen and put pen to paper!
We at NoteMaker were overwhelmed with the number of entries, let alone the many interpretations of the brief and the talent that shone! We received an amazing 175 entries - all of which can be seen on the Competition Page.
But there could only be one winner of the Major Prize, and that was April Scarlett! Congratulations April!
April showed us her way of studying - "..example of the way I conceptualise legal ideologies and processes which would otherwise be a tedious process of typing up notes on my computer. This way, studying doesn't make me feel creatively deprived!"
As it was such a tight contest though, we felt a few more entrants deserved some special mention, so in no particular order here are nine finalists who impressed us in various ways!
Amy King's little book created from different papers and MT Tape:
Carol Dorman sent us a cassette! - "My little girl keeps asking for me to sing a fairy song at bed-time. Since I don't know any, I decided to write one."
Effie Dee wrote us a little note about her new "little slice of creative productivity heaven" - simply by putting the computer in a different room and creating space for her collage supplies, with a view of roses and chickens out the window, she says "life is wonderful and I am content working without a computer in my space".
Hailey McKenzie created this beautiful poster - "thinking offline is about... being unique and individual with your ideas and processes, taking risks and making mistakes!"
Ken Tremaine: "We are damaging the structure of reality by over-observing it" - Charles Stross
Lisa Mounsey - "I enjoy keeping travel journals and making collages of my experiences using all the things I have found along the way!" We think receiving a real letter from someone on holidays is so much sweeter than an email!
Myke Mollard sent us a little book full of sketches that he fills during his 2-3 hours on public transport each day getting to and from work. The perfect time for Thinking Offline!
For Simon Hills-Johnes, "taking it offline has always meant getting offline, off the internet, off the computer, off site and quite often: off to the pub"...
And finally, Nicholas Gold very beautifully wrote us a poem.