Life Story Contest: Official FINALISTS Announced!

Our Life Story competition has come to a close and we have come up with our fantastic finalists! It is now up to you, the PPH community, to vote for your favourite finalists to be our 3 first place winners and our 3 runners-up!

To recap, our 3 first place winners will be awarded:
* £100 Amazon voucher
* 30 PPH credits
* We’ll turn your artwork into a physical product of our choice and mail you a copy.

Our 3 runners-up will be awarded:
* £50 Amazon voucher
* 15 PPH credits
* We’ll turn your artwork into a physical product of our choice and mail you a copy.

Let’s take a look at our selection of finalists (in no particular order):

1) Submitted by Jandira Guasque

My portrait of the Queen celebrates her Majesty 90’s in 2016. It fits the brief because shows how beautiful and full of life this incredible elegant and strong woman is, her life history is told in her exquisite expression with a delicate watercolour illustration!

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2) Submitted by Monica Murgu

My name is Monica Murgu and I am a peopleperhour member. The photo attached represents my entry for the Life Story contest.

Who is the story about? The life story is about me, so it is a selfportrait. It emphasizes the things that make as who we are, our individuality and how I wish to remain a free and unique individual, and not be judged, not having a tag put on me by others who don’t know me. It’s the answer to our everyday question “How can I be more charming, how can I have a wonderful life, how can I be noticed?”. The answer is simple, be yourself, because we all matter for ourselves and dear ones just as much as a queen.

Don't Label Me, Monica Murgu
Don’t Label Me, Monica Murgu

3) Submitted by Toti Jean-Marc Yalé

picture of girls of Africa

4) Submitted by Muhammad Asadullah

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5) Submitted by Kate Evans

It is really exciting to join the wonderful artists applying to this competition brief. As soon as I saw the title, I knew which artwork I would pick…

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6) Submitted by Farbod Tabaei

It’s about tragic life of a yogi who has lost his all. He lives in a desert with a painful sorrow and he is trying to hide himself from his memories!

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7) Submitted by Cristian S. Aluas

I am a Romanian-born Canadian now living in Las Vegas. I lived in Canada from the age of 9-28. I have been an artist my whole life and I became a professional freelancer in 2002, after Animation studies in College and Creative Writing studies in University. I have also been self-publishing my own graphic novels since High School. This year, I completed a short live-action film based on one of my graphic novel creations (a character named “Big Boss”).

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8) Submitted by Joel Soetendorp

This is my entry a blog about one of my first jobs with PPH.

Extract: “One day I was invited by a Russian company to write wind up phone messages for an app. It was designed to wait till your mate’s mobile is turned off and then sends them a message like “Your cars been towed” or “You’ve won the lottery”. Hilarious stuff.
But like most apps they needed hundreds of the messages. They were only a couple of hundred words each, easy to write 4 an hour. I suggested my hourly rate and they agreed without haggling (this is a very good thing). Of course they wanted 3 things: originality, funniness and a nasty twist.
The first hundred were fine, the second hundred were a little tougher and then, well they wanted more. Were there more than 200 windups in the world? I was about to find out, as over the next months I was to write 753 of them.”

Read Joel’s full submission here.

9) Submitted by Louise Mole

PPH Comp

10) Submitted by Gorun Evgeniy

Hi! This is documentary video I developed, “Nissi”, a story about my friend from Nigeria. He lose his parents and continue lives in Ukraine. His goes to a dream despite everything.

Which are your favourite submissions? Which submissions should be our 3 winners? It’s down to you to decide!!!

We want you to vote for our contest winners in the comments box below! Just type the 3 names of your favourite finalists and we will compile a list of the top 3 winners and 3 runners-up!

Good luck to our finalists and happy voting!!!

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Lisa Botfield
Lisa Botfield

The 3 that stand out for me are Jandira Guasque, Toti Jean-Marc Yale & Louise Mole. I like them all for different reasons and I couldn’t pick a favourite out of all 3! Good luck to all of you.

Ed Escueta
Ed Escueta

Here are my top 3 favorites!

Gorun Evgeniy
Monica Murgu
Kate Evans

ravvov
ravvov

Joel Soetendorp, Farbod Tabaei, Louise Mole ………………these all just attract me

Joseph
Joseph

1st Toti Jean-Mac Yale as a picture speaks 1000 words
2nd Jandira Guasque
3rd Kate Evans

Rikki Swin
Rikki Swin

Gorun Evgeniy

Gemma Cusack
Gemma Cusack

Out of all of them, Kate Evans is my absolute favourite. The fact is she’s done that all using a pencil – that’s a crazy amount of work and just to acknowledge how much time and effort went into that, I’m voting for her. Second choice is the amazing piece by Farbod Tabaei, and finally, Louise Mole. These artists all struck me as intriguing, emotive, narrative pieces with a unique depth to the thought process conveyed in the art through use of negative space, colour and tone. Very interesting, and it would certainly be nice to see one if not… Read more »

August
August

I personally enjoy Monica Murgu’s effort. I think that photo really tells more than a thousand words.
And then, there is Kate Evans and Joel Soetendorp. Really amazing work as well!

Luigi Macaroni
Luigi Macaroni

my top 3 favorites:

Monica Murgu
Toti Jean-Marc Yalé
Farbod Tabaei

Joana
Joana

Hello! My favoriets are:

Gorun Evgeniy
Cristian S. Aluas
Muhammad Asadullah

Zaiets Roman
Zaiets Roman

Great video and great story “NISSI”

by Gorun Evgeniy

RESPECT!!!!

Gemma Griffiths
Gemma Griffiths

Kate Evans
Muhammad Asadullah
Monica Murgu

Although many fantastic entries.

Adrian
Adrian

My top 3 are:

Monica Murgu,
Kate Evans,
Farbod Tabaei

Jenna T
Jenna T

For me, it’s Kate Evans, Jandira Guasque and Cristian S. Aluas. All great pieces.

Romello Romcha
Romello Romcha

Gorun Evgeniy
Toti Jean-Marc Yalé
Jandira Guasque

Amanthi T
Amanthi T

I Love Number 5 >3

Dana Necula
Dana Necula

Here are my top 3 favorites!

Monica Murgu
Muhammad Asadullah
Cristian S. Aluas

Richard E
Richard E

Kate Evans, Monica Murgu and Gorun Evgeny faves for me

Camelia Stan
Camelia Stan

Here are my top 3 favorites!

Monica Murgu
Farbod Tabaei
Cristian S. Aluas

Nistor Roxana
Nistor Roxana

Monica Murgu

Toti Jean-Marc Yalé

Muhammad Asadullah

edouard statescu
edouard statescu

My favorite for first place is Monica Murgu. For art and original philosophy about life. For second place, the choosing is Kate Evans and third place is Muhammad Asadullah. But I thank you all for art! Best of luck, folks!

soniya
soniya

I would like to vote for Monica Murgu, Farbod Tabaei and Louise Mole

Mike
Mike

Joel.

ruth soetendorp
ruth soetendorp

Joel Soetendorp, Gurun Evgenyi, Christian S Aluas. All amazing.

Al
Al

Joel Soetendorp. So true.

Wallace
Wallace

Monica Murgu
Toti Jean-Marc Yale
Jandira Guasque.

These are my favorites.

Elena Murgu
Elena Murgu

my top are Monica Murgu,Farbod Tabaei,Kate Evans

Jerimiah R Thadwick
Jerimiah R Thadwick

Farbod Tabaei

Toti Jean-Marc Yalé

Muhammad Asadullah

Abel Mohammod
Abel Mohammod

Farbod Tabaei, Toti Jean-Marc Yalé And Muhammad Asadullah.

These are speaking to me with beauty. I love art

Farah Taylor
Farah Taylor

Toti Jean-Marc – Muhammad Asadullah – Monica Murgu

I love love love the one of the Queen – the UK Queen is such a sweet lady and this artwork is beautiful.

Maria Lomas
Maria Lomas

Farbod Tabaei
Cristian S. Aluas
Monica Murgu

These are the most beautiful ones. I would like to vote in that order.

Lilya Voytko
Lilya Voytko

My favorite video

Gorun Evgeniy!

Anton Kovalchuk
Anton Kovalchuk

Gorun Evgeniy

Dolid Sergii
Dolid Sergii

Gorun Evgeniy

Tig
Tig

1. Joel Soetendorp
2. Monica Murgu
3. Jandira Guasque

Barbara
Barbara

Joel by a long mile
Others don’t figure in my mind!

Tetiana Iakhno
Tetiana Iakhno

Gorun Evgeniy

Rivo
Rivo

I really like video about Nissi, so my favorite is Gorun Evgeniy!!!

GREAT!!!!

Kateryna Kivalchuk
Kateryna Kivalchuk

Gorun Evgeniy

Cherkashchenko Masha
Cherkashchenko Masha

+1 for “Nissi”, Gorun Evgeniy!

Gizo Richard
Gizo Richard

Nice work Mr Gorun…..I am a living witness of this true story.

Leana Reto
Leana Reto

Gorun Evgeniy & Cristian S. Aluas & Muhammad Asadullah

Please I vote for these beautiful

Olga
Olga

Farbod Tabaei,
Toti Jean-Marc Yalé
Muhammad Asadullah

Very nice

Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson

WOW these are all so beautiful – but I have to pick three 🙁

I have to choose:

1. Muhammad Asadullah
2. Cristian S. Aluas
3. Gorun Evgeniy

Sabina
Sabina

I like it:
Gorun Evgeniy
Farbod Tabaei
Kate Evans

Nikitchuk Victoria
Nikitchuk Victoria

Gorun Evgeniy

Ola Oliinyk
Ola Oliinyk

Gorun Evgeniy, “NISSI” is just great…

Mulyk Tetyana
Mulyk Tetyana

My favorite video

Gorun Evgeniy!

Tatyana Bulgakova
Tatyana Bulgakova

Gorun Evgeniy

Kateryna
Kateryna

Gorun Evgeniy

Linda
Linda

Gorun Evgeniy!!!

Great job!!!!!

Lesley Welsh
Lesley Welsh

Joel was by far the best. Outstanding on all counts.

Elena Constantinescu
Elena Constantinescu

1. Monica Murgu
2. Louise Mole
3. Muhammad Asadullah

These are my favorites.

Alice Gould
Alice Gould

Joel Soertendorp is the best!

Katie mackin
Katie mackin

My top 3 are
1 Joel Soetendorp
2 Kate Evans
3 Gorun Evgeniy

JMG
JMG

Joel Soetendorp –

Penny grant
Penny grant

Joel Soetendorp is my favourite – outstanding

ruth
ruth

Joel Soetendorp – what he writes works

Isabella Rae
Isabella Rae

Joel’s dog stories gave me a much needed laugh. he should definitely be first.

zelda harris
zelda harris

Zelda Harris
They are all very special so its hard to chose but I give the first three as
Joel Soetendorp for originality
Farbod Tabaaei for stunning beauty
TotiJean Marc Yale….for its simplicity and depth.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Joel Soetendorp

janet
janet

joel

Jonathan Baz
Jonathan Baz

I vote for in this order

Joel Soetendorp
Cristian S. Aluas
Monica Murgu

D Grant
D Grant

Joel Soetendorp

Nick Nockerty
Nick Nockerty

Joel Soetendorp stood out to me,
then maybe Tetiana Iakhno.
Good crop.

Sandy Amber
Sandy Amber

Joel Soetendorp

Farbod Tabaei

Cristian S. Aluas

D Simandan
D Simandan

My vote is

1 MONICA MURGU
2 Farbod Tabaei
3 Gorun Evgeniy

Brenda C. Borres
Brenda C. Borres

I vote for #10, 5 and 8.I do love #10 because it is definitely worth emulating,i found it moving and inspiring. I love #5 because of the real natural beauty of a woman in her old age depicted in the sketch, and still appreciating life as it is with her beloved cat by her side and the last one as very witty and very real as a real writer’s life could be.

Archima Naderi
Archima Naderi

1- Farbod Tabaei
2- Monica Murgu
3- Kate Evans

Shima Naderi
Shima Naderi

NO. 6 – 7 -9 are the best!

Mehdi Molaei
Mehdi Molaei

Best Choice and Best Design

FARBOD TABAEI

Bahareh sarraf
Bahareh sarraf

The best in my opinion are:
1- farbod tabaei
2- monica murgu
3- cristian s.aluas
I really vote for them to be the winners.

azam ejlali
azam ejlali

Azam Ejlali

My VOTE IS:
1-farbod tabaei
2–farbod tabaei
3- Muhammad Asadullah

طراحی سایت آژانس
طراحی سایت آژانس

I really like video about Nissi,

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