Who would be a peg doll judge!! Surely the hardest job in the world.
Choosing the winners was never going to be easy, as our guest judge Katie Richardson, Wellington entrepreneur & co-owner of Maranui Cafe & Queen Sally's Deli, discovered. Katie found so much to love about so many of the peg dolls, from the exuberant and enthusiastic names, to the wonky smiles, the incredible creativity of all the entries, the humour, and the fun and love that went in to them all. She felt they captured all the warmth & originality & uniqueness that a Peg Doll should be.
Once again, thank you to our incredible sponsors for their amazing support with this year's competition. Our prize pool includes beautiful and desirable pieces from Castle and Things, Seneca, Bonnie and Neil, Emma Kate Co, Katherine Smyth, Real World, Designers Guild, Meri Meri, Djeco, Small Acorns and Ashley & Co.
After much deliberation, this years winners are...
KID'S OVERALL WINNER
Bramble the Bird With Nest by Lola Nicholls, age 9, from Napier
PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER
Cacti by Maxim Limansky, age 6, from Wellington
HIGHLY COMMENDED JUNIOR PRIZES
We also have prizes for the following wonderful peg dolls and their junior makers:
Amelia by Rosa Harris, age 9
Rihanna at the Met Gala by Victoria O'Brien age 14
Chef Penny by Annabelle Carver, age 10
Flower Power by Goldie Gilligan age 6
ADULT OVERALL WINNER
Iris by Kim Lawrence, Nelson, New Zealand
ADULT PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER
Minamou, Malo and Zif, the Godzilla Bug by Joanne Newton, Ottawa, Canada
HIGHLY COMMENDED ADULT PRIZES
We also have prizes for the following wonderful peg dolls and their makers:
Marie Antoinette, Let Them Eat Cacorns by Tori Davidson-Harron, Wellington
Kate by Beverley Warwick, Wellington
Goldilocks by Fleur Williams, Wellington
Lady Gaga by Sinti Reyneke, Wellington
And we have TWO school prize winners -
Aft Class, Roseneath School
Room 8, Berhampore School
Congratulations to all our winners!
We'll be in touch with you all over the next few days to award your prizes.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered our competition.
Your hard work, love and attention to detail did not go unnoticed.
The pegs will be in our window until the end of July.