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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Pendraken Painting Competition 2018 Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who entered the 2018 Pendraken Painting Competition, we've seen a fantastic standard of painting this year and we've thoroughly enjoyed watching the entries come in.  I hope you all enjoyed in as much as we did!

In a change to the format this year, the voting has been entirely in the hands of our members and has been open for the past week.  Every member had 3 votes to cast in each category, so let's see how they judged it...

The Winners of the 2018 Pendraken Painting Competition are...


Foot - Pre-20th C. (34 entries)

This category saw one entry pull away from the pack but there's been a 3-way tie for second place!

1st place: Mixed grenadiers, by redstef - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Mixed grenadiers, by redstef

Joint 2nd place: Ansbach-Beyreuth, by paulr - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Joint 2nd place: Ansbach-Beyreuth, by paulr

Joint 2nd place: Early Saxons, by barbarian - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Joint 2nd place: Early Saxons

Joint 2nd place: Saxe-Eisenach, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

Joint 2nd place: Saxe-Eisenach, by DHautpol

Foot - 20th C. (11 entries)

Again we had a clear winner than a few fighting it out for second place.

1st place: WWI Germans, by Forez42 - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: WWI Germans

2nd place: Soviet AA, by Womble67 - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Soviet AA, by Womble67


Mounted (30 entries)

There was a real fight in this category with 1st and 2nd place only separated by 1 vote!

1st place: Polish Hussars, by shutuphippe - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Polish Hussars

2nd place: Prussian Dragoons, by Redstef - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Prussian Dragoons

Vehicle (28 entries)

This was another very close contest, with only 2 votes separating the winner from 2nd place!

1st place: Panzer IV, by skinade - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Panzer IV

2nd place: Type 95 Ha-Go, by Rubenmegido - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Type 95 Ha-Go


Fantasy & Sci-Fi (12 entries)

First place was quite decisive in this category but 2nd was up for grabs for a long time until Ironduke grabbed it!

1st place: Wood Elves, by clawlessdragon - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Wood Elves

2nd place: Undead skeletons, by Ironduke - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: Undead skeletons, by Ironduke


Open - Single Base (20 entries)

We had some excellent entries in this category with two nice entries getting 1st and 2nd place!

1st place: William of Orange, by redstef - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: William of Orange

2nd place: LoA Commanders, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: LoA Commanders, by DHautpol



Open - Army (18 entries)

First place had a clear winner here and then we had DHautpol fighting it out with himself for 2nd and 3rd!

1st place: Servants of France, by Rupert of Hentzau - wins £40 Pendraken credit!

1st place: Servants of France

2nd place: LoA French, by DHautpol - wins £20 Pendraken credit!

2nd place: LoA French

Congratulations to all of our winners!  We'll be contacting you in the next few days to get your prizes sorted out.  We'll also get your Winner's medals added to your profiles! 

Also, a huge thank you to everyone who entered from all of us here at Pendraken HQ.  We always look forward to the Competition each year, watching every day as these wonderful entries come in.  The time and effort that goes into achieving such a high standard is appreciated by all of us here and we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have.

We'd like to thank all of the members for judging as well, it was a difficult task and we appreciate you taking the time to go through all of the entries.

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