We had over 600 entries for the CLYW Bip Bop Cliff Giveaway…thanks so much to everyone who entered! The creativity on display was amazing! What started as kind of a personal favorite for us turned into a validation that picture tricks are alive and well in modern yoyoing.
The judges for the contest were Chris Mikulin (CLYW), John W. Robot (CLYW) and me, Steve Brown (YoYoNews). And here are your winners!
1st Place Winner – Malcolm Chiu (Singapore)
Malcolm had 15 entries into the contest and at least half of them could have won. The complexity and density of his various star variations is incredible, but this one was our favorite! Malcolm wins the grand prize, a CLYW Bip Bop Cliff, 100 Kitty Strings, and a CLYW Sticker Pack.
2nd Place – Drew Tetz (USA)
Drew has been a long-time picture trick aficionado, and the simple sweetness of his tricks tends to carefully hide their complexity and creativity. Plus: no one ever looks like they’re having as much fun as Drew! Drew wins the second prize, a CLYW 5-panel camouflage cap, 100 Kitty Strings, and a CLYW Sticker Pack.
3rd Place – Stas Litvinov (Kazakhstan)
Stas had a handful of unique and creative entries, but his “Birdie in a Cage” was everything we love about picture tricks. A simple concept executed really, really well, “Birdie in a Cage” is just a really pretty trick that takes an old favorite and makes it new again. Stas wins the third prize, 100 Kitty Strings and a CLYW Sticker Pack.