We have a winner for the cat scan contest, whose object was to produce the most bizarre/funniest image obtained from putting your cat on a computer scanner. There were thirty entries, so the prize of an autographed copy of WEIT is on offer. Three of them were close to the top, but unfortunately we can offer only one prize. I’ll put up the top three today, and the other entries will be displayed in the next week.
Each image was scored by me and the two celebrity judges of our previous kitteh contest: Brother Russell Blackford and Miranda Hale. Scores were tabulated and the cat with the highest total score was deemed the winner.
That WINNER happened to be Tom D. from California. He didn’t include the name of his cat (he should post it below), but the image impressed all three judges. Tom, write my email address (easily found on the web) and claim your prize:
A close second was this image, contributed by Theo Bromine and Eamon Knight. They graciously disqualified themselves from the contest as they’d already won a book, but they did nab a prizeless but honored second place:
Finally, the third place winner was blogger Catilin Burke, who sent in this disturbing image with the note, “I got my cat on the scanner once. I doubt it will ever happen again, though!”
Thanks to judges Russell and Miranda, and all the entrants. Watch for the other scanned cats to appear soon.