Cybook Screensaver Contest: presenting our Cybook Stars!

We are very excited to announce the winners of our Cybook Screensaver Contest!

In case you missed it, the contest was to create a new Cybook screensaver image. The creators of the winning images win fabulous prizes including a Cybook or a Cybook accessory of their choice, and the winning image will be included on the new Cybook Ocean along with our official screensavers!

First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who participated! We received such wonderful images, some funny, some poetic, all of them inventive! Choosing one first-prize winner was no easy task… in fact we ended up with TWO winners!

Bravo to Mayda A. and Yves G., who each win the Cybook of their choice! We’re delighted to present their images, which will be featured as screensavers on our Cybooks:

This reinterpretation of “La Liseuse” (“The Reader”) by Fragonard was created by Yves G.

Fragonard’s La Liseuse, by Yves G.

Here’s his explanation:

“I thought the painting of “the Reader” by Fragonard would be a good subject for an e-reader. To build another bridge between art and technology, I created a program which recomposes the painting using only letters. The blurry areas are the result of dozens of letters grouped together.”

This image is composed of 89999 letters!

Mayda A. sent us a beautiful ink drawing entitled “Aspri Lexi” which means “White Word” in Greek. “It portrays several aspects of reading and the written word: the enlightenment of our souls, the unlocking of knowledge, the timelessness of words, the introspective journey of our hearts and minds, the building of new realities, the branching of our roots…”

We found her drawing really beautiful, and we asked her if she could make a variation of it specifically for the Cybook. Here is the result:

Ink drawing “Travelling with words” by Mayda A., for Bookeen

In second place, we have another tie! Congratulations to Lydie B. whose image evokes the “secret garden” of reading,

The Reader, by Lydie B.

and Hervé L., for his image which is sure to strike a chord amongst fans of literary encounters of the third kind, and of Douglas Adams! It explains a lot about those mysterious objects in the sky. Clearly aliens don’t have Cybooks! (The caption at the bottom says: “*You’ll do anything when you have nothing left to read.”)

Books of the third type, by Hervé L.

Each will receive the Cybook accessory of their choice, or a gift certificate good for ebooks from the Bookeen Store!

The People’s Choice Prize

For the first time, in addition to our own selection, we’re awarding a “People’s Choice” prize, chosen by you!

The votes have been counted on our blog, our Facebook page and our Pinterest album, and we’d like to congratulate Matthias S., with 123 votes altogether! Bravo to him, he’s won a Cybook accessory of his choice.

Don’t touch Matthias’ Cybook!

See all the images in our Pinterest album and our Facebook album.

Your favourite image didn’t win? Don’t forget that you can personalise the screensaver on your Cybook with the image of your choice! 🙂

Feeling inspired? Set your imagination free and create your own screensaver image! Our Pinterest and Facebook albums will remain open, and we’d be thrilled to see any images you’d like to share with us and the whole Bookeen community!

Again, congratulations to all our winners, a heartfelt thank you to all who participated, and happy reading to everyone!

Bookeen Team

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