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January 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Winners of ‘Go Hawks’ fan flags contest announced

Deb Nielsen of Redmond poses with her grand-prize-winning entry in the Seattle Times/Bartell Drugs fan flags contest. She wins a $500 Bartell gift card. (Photo courtesy of Deb Nielsen)

Deb Nielsen of Redmond poses with her grand-prize-winning entry in the Seattle Times/Bartell Drugs fan flags contest. She wins a $500 Bartell Drugs gift card. (Photo courtesy of Deb Nielsen)

Take some newsprint, a  healthy dose of sequins, glitter glue and creativity, and you get Deb Nielsen’s grand-prize-winning  entry in The Seattle Times/Bartell Drugs fan flags contest.

Nielsen, a Redmond scrapbooker and busy volunteer, consulted with her two teenage daughters as she embellished her banner over about a week. Look closely, and you’ll see cutouts of players, mini jerseys, tiny sports articles, beads, ribbons, stars, lights … “I just kept adding and adding,” she says. She said her prize, a $500 Bartell Drugs gift card, will especially come in handy for printing photos.

Roger Newell of Seattle turned his fan flags into a kite tail. As runner-up, he wins a $250 Bartell Drugs gift card. (Photo courtesy of Roger Newell)

Roger Newell of Seattle turned his fan flags into a kite tail. As runner-up, he wins a $250 Bartell Drugs gift card. (Photo courtesy of Roger Newell)

Seattle architect Roger Newell’s entry, called “Seahawk Rising,” earned a $250 Bartell card. Newell said he first thought of the banner as a dragon tail, then saw it  as a kite tail, with a Seahawk head standing in for the kite.  He said he’ll assemble some wings for it “after I learn how to build a bird kite.” For now, his creation is hanging in his office reception area.

Ten  randomly selected entries have won $100 gift cards from Bartell Drugs or local restaurants. The winners are: Stacy Parks, Duvall; Linda Iwanyk, Mercer Island; Josepeh Piek, Puyallup; Sienna Sowatsky, Port Ludlow; Richard Roark, Lynnwood; Olivia George, Bellevue; Leah Gladstein, Seattle; Herbert Gabales, University Place; Jeri Kaufman, Burlington; Barb Streck, Lake Forest Park.

We received more than 550 entries. Check them out and print your own flags at www.seattletimes.com/fanflags

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