This contest was judged by:

judge Christopher Benton In the summer of 1991, Christopher Benton landed an art assistant position at Alternative Press, a little-known, Cleveland-based, black-and-white newsprint fanzine. By the end of that summer, due in part to a na´ve bravado, he became the magazine's art director and hasn't stopped since. As he geeked- out over art and photos for over 250 issues, Alternative Press became the full-color, glossy, pop-rock monster it is today. Now, as its creative director, he's seen just about everything—great and gross—the rock-publishing world could muster, and most likely, wouldn't have it any other way.

judge Gail Marowitz Gail Marowitz has been art directing and designing music packaging for more than 20 years. In 2005, she won a Grammy award for "Best Recording Package" for Aimee Mann's "The Forgotten Arm" and was nominated again in 2008 for Mann's "@#$%&*! Smilers." She has worked with photographers Anton Corbijn, Mary Ellen Mark, Ross Halfin and Mark Seliger, among others, for artists as varied as Aerosmith, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ralph Stanley and Megadeth. Her recent work has been featured in Print magazine's Regional Design Annual and Varoom! magazine. She is currently the creative director at Roadrunner Records in New York City and has a lifetime gig renovating a 145-year- old church on the Hudson River in upstate New York.

judge Adam Fujiki Adam Fujiki is an A&R (artist & repertoire) for Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc., based out of the head office in Toronto. Fujiki heads up A&R operations for the company, overseeing the domestic artist roster, artist development and the creative process. He has worked with an array of artists, crossing many genres, including Bedouin Soundclash, Michael Rault, Young Empires, No Warning, Sloan, The New Cities, Treble Charger, Classified, Our Lady Peace, Mnisota and Canadian Idol, to name a few.

judge Jesus Diaz Jesus Diaz is the associate art director at The Village Voice and an expert photo editor who specializes in music photography. He's been in the business since 1976.