In third place is Bulatov's (Vladimir Bulatov) TS Ball II (be sure to read the description!)
We will print out all three models and proudly display them at Maker Faire in California. Afterwards we will send the designers their models. David aditionally gets $300 in 3D printing! Congratulations all round.
Yay to all the winners, and a big Woohoo to David's first place! That third place model is beautiful, and whaddyuh know Jettuh .. you hummed and hawed and cringed and wondered and tore out your hair to come up with a model that was "Wow" and you did it for second place!!!!
Walter, all our contests are based on skill, the design and the brief. Judging contests sucks really because you do know a lot of people personally but you have to remain impartial and choose the best model. But, we do take our duty very seriously.
It will take a few more days yet we had to re-print your and the other models since your bike and Bulatov's model broke in transit and the Gear Heart got dirty because kids were playing with stamps and the gear heart(a rather bad idea in retrospect).