The monthly challenge is really becoming a challenge to judge with so many fantastic entries. We are continuously amazed at the quality of the art submitted.

In fact, this round had so many great entries that we ended up with more honorable mentions than ever. 

It was a difficult process to select a winner and runner ups, but in the end we selected a winner: Untitled by Leslie Schrader-Fagnan. Between Caroline Julia Moore, Corine Spring and I, we came up with several runner ups and honorable mentions! Enjoy the spectacular art below!

Leslie will receive a $100 gift certificate to the DIYP Raw Exchange Store and the three runners up will receive a texture pack of their choice from Caroline Julia Moore Fine Art Textures & Elements!

Thanks to everyone who entered. I hope you will join us again for the November, 2016 edition of the challenge!

Winner: Untitled by Leslie Schrader-Fagnan

First runners up (tie): Erin Germanowski and Bastian Lissner

The Other Side of the Glass by Erin Germanowski

Ice Queen by Bastian Lissner


Second runner up Night Escape by AlBaMass


Honorable mentions in alphabetical order by last name: The Wizard by Thysje Arthur, Dreaming of My Wedding Night by Dennis Carson, Things are Never as Black and White as They May Seem by Diane Dahl, Nature Queen by Jason Hahn, Flight by Joyce Moris, Conjuring by Siegfried Von Der Reider.

Also noticed in alphabetical order by last name:

Keeper of the Damned by Ken Cunningham, Curse of a Princess by Debra Kelday, Depression by Terri Ludewick, Hidden Within by Merrilee Soberg.

Want to challenge yourself with the same set of images?

Click here to download the images and create your own artwork!

All Other Entries:

Big thanks to everyone who participated in the Shift Art Challenge for September, 2016!