This summer, we officially welcomed the Brazilian creative community to MINI Space by introducing a Portuguese version of the site and launching a photo and design competition where we asked you to base your entries around the three colors of the Brazilian flag: blue, yellow and green. The theme of "Sizzle" guaranteed a deluge of hot and spicy, beach-ready images paying homage to the Brazilian summer.
Now check out the winners below, as chosen by our team of judges and the voters of the MINI Space community.
The skillful composition of this striking image - a crisp, eye-popping contrast of colors arrayed across a series of simple shapes - is what singled it out among the thousands of marvelous entries to the "Sizzle" competition. What's more, the sliver of sea just visible in the distance beyond the row of bright cabins subtly suggests a hot summer day on the sizzling sands of a remote beach.
With a plop and a splash, the letters of the word "Sizzle" sink slowly into icy cool water - a refreshing and playful take on the theme that had us thinking of enjoying a frosty drink or diving into a swimming pool on a scorching hot day.
The elegantly flowing shapes and cascading colors of the feather-like pattern in this design sublimely offset the blissed-out face basking in a shaft of summer sunlight. The artist's hard work in creating such an intricate design has paid off in a harmonious and beautiful interpretation of the "Sizzle" theme.
You, the MINI Space community, chose this photograph to receive the Popular Vote Prize, and we can easily see why you were drawn to the beauty of its softly glowing tubes and contrasting colors.
The MINI Space Team congratulates all the winners of this latest photo & design competition!
Choosing just three winners from the huge pool of sizzling entries was no easy feat. To get a sense of just how many inspiring photos and designs we received this time around, click your way through the runners-up gallery.
MINI Space design & photo competitions let you connect with a worldwide community of forward-thinking creative people and give you the chance to win great prizes. To learn more and participate in our current Sight & Sounds Design Competition, click here.