16 May 2006

canada day poster challenge + diecast CARS

okay, for those of you who don't know (and that, i'm thinking, is a lot of you), the "canada day poster challenge" is held once a year across canada (http://www.pch.gc.ca/special/canada/affiche-poster/index_e.cfm). a theme is given, and anyone under 19 can submit a poster 15" by 20". i won this in 2003 for the theme "canada's natural beauty"when i was 16, and this year (the theme being "images of canada"), they have recently announced the winner, 14 year-old sophia hou. her poster and my poster, respectively, can be seen below:


sophia hou's:
mine:
hello?! when i first saw it, i was like "RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!".... either way, they do look pretty similar. so i'm going to take some credit for her win :P

i don't know why the poster challenge's publicity seems to suck, but it's such a great contest, and the finalist from each province/territory gets a free trip to ottawa with one parent/guardian for canada day celebrations. when i was there i got to present flowers to adrienne clarkson, and i met jean chretien. it was cool.

on another note, i've been driving around town and going everywhere trying to find all the CARS diecasts.. some bitches at mattel thought it'd be funny to make a set of 16, then make 8 of them impossible to find. arg. i'm missing wingo, king, sarge, lizzie, and the two packs of stanley+red and boost+snot rod.

cliff

10 comments:

Letz said...

haha.. i liked urs better =P

clifford chiu said...

to be honest, me too :P

cliff

Sarah said...

OK, first thing... you are such a totally nerd for driving all over to find CARS diecast. Man. I love it.
Second, that is completely lame that that girl ripped you off and then won... don't the judges have any kind of memory, that they didn't look at it and think "man, this is great, kinda in a looks exactly-like-clifford-chiu's-previous-winning-entry kinda way"? Seriously. Dummies.
Third... I did NOT know that you had a blog! horray! Welcome to the time and life sucking addiction that is blogging!
Forth thing... um, hey Cliff, how's your summer going? :D

clifford chiu said...

too bad there's no "reply" button on these comment things like there is on deviantart...

1. yes i know i'm a massive nerd but i'm getting much-needed driving experience while cars hunting :P

2. i'm sure some of the judges did, but her poster probably was the best one there anyway...

3. i made one, then stefan got annoyed, so i deleted it, but now i've made one again :P

4. my summer is good... i was hoping to have already started on some art but that hasn't happened yet :'(.. soon stefan and i will go out and we'll give you and smel a ring. that should be super awesome!!!

cliff

EdoAvenir said...

hahaha, way to bash sophia hou =P but yea they do look similar. i like yours better though, its less busy. and what are cars diecasts? are those like, toys?

clifford chiu said...

they're like hotwheels.

cliff

Sarah said...

actually I think you can make it so that you can reply to specific posts... I think it's a setting in the blog options.
Why did Stephan have a problem with you having a blog? Was it taking up too much time? Or did he think it was invasive or something?
I can't wait till you start producing some art and popping it up on here. And going the going out definately = super awesome! Well put.

clifford chiu said...

haha, you spelt his name "stephan".. i won't tell him for fear he'll come kill you.

he was afraid i'd be spending my life on my blog. i hope to not do so.

cliff

Tynan said...

I doubt the judges are very up on art language. I mean that poster is wonderful for a 14 yr old girl to do. . . in terms of rendering skill but the composotion is way to busy and skattered. Could give you a headache.

clifford chiu said...

hey dan!! didn't know you had a blog...

and yeah, her composition is busy, eh?

cliff