With over 17,000 entries received this year from Moshi Monsters fans around the globe – up by 4,000 more submitted than last year – the winning Moshling design has been revealed as Pinestein, designed by Paul Kolendo, aged nine, from Dorset. Pinestein is part-pineapple, part-scientist. As part of the winning prize, Pinestein has been illustrated by an in-house artist at Moshi HQ and will be added as an in-game Moshling character on www.moshimonsters.com.
Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy and creator of Moshi Monsters, said: “We were amazed by the quality and quantities of the entries; all 17,000 of them. Moshi fans are a very creative bunch.”
Pinestein will be featured alongside other top entries at The Design a Moshling exhibition, which is taking place from Wednesday 24th July through to Sunday 28th July. The art gallery will give Moshi Monsters fans the chance to see original artwork, find out fun Moshi Monster facts and will give budding artists the chance get creative and participate in one of the Moshi Illustrator Sessions for a chance to learn first-hand how to draw a monster.
The winner will receive a hand-drawn framed illustration of their Moshling signed by Mr Moshi, £500 worth of art supplies for their school, and an exclusive bag of Moshi goodies. Three runners up also each won £500 worth of art supplies for their school and additional Moshi Monsters goodies.
Entry to the exhibition will be via free of charge tickets only, for allocated time slots of 45-minute sessions throughout the day. No more than six tickets can be ordered per person. For information on how to order tickets and book a time to the exhibition please go to www.designamoshling.eventbrite.com.
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