Friday, January 19, 2007

and the winner is....

Nicole and I had a tough time deciding. This is an indication that there were some amazing words submitted. I really was quite impressed that so many people spent the time and submitted very creative words.

Originally I said I would list the top 21 runner-ups. This changed when Melange said they would do a little spread about the contest. So everyone will have to wait until summer to see some of the inventive and in witty words.


drum roll please

The winner of the big Word Off is

Andrea Davis....

CREATUITIVE cre·a·tui·tive [kree-a-too-i-tiv] –adjective

1. Combining the creative process with the internal mechanisms of intuition for artistic expression or products of invention.

2.Creative production and expression resulting from a direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.

3. The creative ability and/or phenomenon leading to the transcendence of traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination by means of intuition.
The non-conceptual process by which one utilizes creative ability.
—Related forms
cre·a·tu·i·tive·ly, adverb
cre·a·tu·i·tive·ness, noun
Congrats Andrea....nicely done. Maybe we'll play this again next year unless I can thing of some other interesting way to give a piece of art away.
Thanks to everyone who submitted. Nicole and I had a blast reading through the goods.


Izabella said...

that is a kool word!! definately worthy of 1st place!!

Maija said...


claudine hellmuth said...

hey there!
see you at CHA!!

eve crowe said...

Congratulations Andrea! Thanks for the contest Michael. Theresa Martin

Anonymous said...

Way to go Andrea! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

fantastic new word, Andrea! i'll try to find a way to slip it into the conversation at my next art group event :-)
hey Michael, would you consider posting some of the other words that were submitted? i'd love to hear more. i finally thought of a word for the contest but not until last week(apparently my creative brain poopoos deadlines). the word i thought of is Junxtoposition. obviously a take on juxtapostion. the definition being, the creative process of arranging discarded items. he he just thought i'd share.

deMeng said...

Just a note Maija,

I promised the editors at Somerset that I would keep the entries secret until they publish the article in July. So you'll have to wait a bit.


One Crabapple said...

YAY Andrea Davis ! Creatuitive is a wonderful new word !

I bet it was FUN to read thru all of the entries.

Looking forward to the Melange article.