Better luck next time

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!


  • The ADAA Team

    30/08/2012 at 5:40 pm

    Congrats, Natasha! Thanks for sharing your success with us!

  • Leona Guidace

    30/08/2012 at 7:23 pm

    You go girl!! Must confess: love your blog!

  • girlindesign

    10/09/2012 at 11:09 am

    Congratulations! Even making it to the semis out of 5000 entries is a massive achievement. Plus you can now work towards being even better next time (I think it’s a perfect way to motivate yourself).

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