UPDATE: “Your Name in Buckyballs” Contest Winners

  • March 8, 2011

In our celebrity-obsessed culture, just about everyone wants to see their name in lights…
For our latest contest, Team Bucky wanted to see yours in balls!


Many met the challenge.  Most blew our minds with creativity.  But only a few could win (we said 2 at the start, but upped it to 3 at the last minute).  Christine, our graphics genius, was forced to choose the winners.  It was a grueling task, but without further adu, we present the WHO, the WHAT, and the WHY of the lucky few who made the cut:


Winner #1: Mark Stoner gets a free set of Buckyballs!

 Buckyballs Design by Facebook Fans


Christine explains: “Mark’s Bucky-lettering makes my inner typography geek cry tears of jealousy. Combining that with a vintage photo? Perfection.”


Winner #2 : Alexandre Hamada Possi wins a free set of Buckyballs!

Buckyballs Tricks Video

Christine explains: “Alex had a couple of completely awesome entries but, since it wouldn’t be nice to give him ‘all of the prizes ever’ (my initial reaction), I had to pick just one.  The use of shadow was a smart and creative way to spell your name–definitely something I wouldn’t have thought of!”


Winner # 3: Katie Rogers wins a free set of Buckyballs!

Fun Shapes Made by Buckyballs Contest Winner

Christine explains: “Katie took the challenge to a whole new level: not just spelling out her name in Buckyballs but spelling out her name in people made out of Buckyballs.  It’s like her own personal cheer-leading squad and what they’re saying is, ‘Katie rocked the house on this one.’”


Also worth mentioning….


Runner Up: Filip Strebeyko gets a gift from us soon!

Name with Buckyballs Cubes

Christine’s logic: “Filip has an awesome set of Bucky-construction skills.  I nearly went insane trying to make a one layer ‘C’ once, so this had me impressed!”


Runner Up: Kevin Stolle gets a gift from us soon!

Buckyballs Fun Shape


Christine’s logic: “It’s an octopus! Smiling! And also spelling things!”


Runner Up: Kayla Rippe gets a gift from us soon!

Spell you name with Buckyballs

Christine’s logic: “Kayla spelled her name in Braille – an original idea and I learned something new!”



Let’s also not forget our Twitter winners…
We asked you to finish the sentence, “#Iwant @GetBuckyballs http://bit.ly/hyRllu so I can…”  The winners were picked at random, but came up with some pretty fun stuff too:
@Vinuash Tweeted: #Iwant @GetBuckyballs http://bit.ly/hyRllu so I can finally relive my dream of magnetic madness, with the side effect of relaxation!
@pandadude1464 came up with: #Iwant @GetBuckyballs http://bit.ly/hyRllu so I can… seize the day with a blast of brrilliant Bucky enthusiasm! WOOWOOOOO!!


Congrats to everyone who won, and mega-thanks to all who played.  If you’re one of the winners, drop us a line at Support@GetBuckyballs.com with your shipping details and we’ll rush your prize out the door.  Runners up should do the same as well, we’ve got a smaller prize in store for them, though it might take us a few weeks to get it together.  Everyone else, keep your eyes peeled, more fun is on the way!


Alexandre Hamada Possi
Tuesday, 3.8.11 @ 8:21 pm
Alex Matthews
Saturday, 3.12.11 @ 6:14 am
Would it be possible to get a consolation prize consisting of one buckyball for getting a like from you?

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