Nintendo has been running a worldwide contest on the Miiverse to see who can draw the best Mario-inspired pictures and the results are finally in. Winning gold is an adorable comic-style picture of Rosalina dressed like a cat:
Sharing first place is this substantially less impressive picture of a group of fiends:
So clearly Nintendo either picked the winners by throwing darts at an artboard or they wanted to include everybody, regardless of age and, you know, skill. I suppose it’s nice to give recognition to work clearly done by young children (hopefully, at least), but why not make a section for participation? Why have a sloppy (no offense) crayon sketch outrank work that clearly took days to produce.
Ah well, not like any of this matters — there are no physical prizes/medals/recognition — and it’s gotten us talking about Art Academy, so…Nintendo: 1 Art Community: 0.
Check out the full list of winners here.