So, bad news guys. Looks like you’re stuck with me in England because I won’t be going to Canada – I didn’t make it through to the ADAA 2012 finals.
But I’m not sad – I made it to the semi finals out of 5000 entries and I think that’s a pretty good achievement, especially as I wasn’t expecting to get anywhere!
It was exciting but a bit complicated sending my work off. I had several trips to the post office and numerous ridiculous quotes from some quite rude post ladies. The problem was that I needed to send my A1 poster in a tube but also some paper work and a CD in a bubble packet. When I packaged it up it looked like the shape of a guitar and I didn’t think that would be a problem – you can send any shape parcel right? Wrong. The post office have some guidelines which meant that I couldn’t send it as a large package (because it was too long) or as a tube (because it wasn’t round enough). It didn’t weigh a lot at all but because it was A1 width it was awkward – one quote I received was £48! But in the end it made it to America – if only I could have gone with it..
Oh look, there I am amongst some of the other semi finalists with my cup of coffee – a proper designer pose! But just like a 90s game show, I’m not going away emptied handed:
I have a certificate and a smile!
So congratulations to all of the finalists and better luck next time to everyone else. I’ll definitely be entering again next year and you guys should too – it’s free so you’ve got nothing to lose!