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Amazon Kindle design contest: now it's your turn to decide who wins!

Chris Ziegler

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Our Kindle contest that we're running in cooperation with our good friends at Adafruit Industries and Amazon has drawn to an epic conclusion, and there's simply no other way to put it -- we're blown away. We received literally dozens upon dozens of incredible, art gallery-worthy entries and it was all but impossible to narrow them down to a group of finalists -- but after an entire weekend of mulling, debating, and hand-wringing, we've done the dirty work and narrowed it down to a group of just twenty-three. Now, dear readers, the fate of five Kindles lies in your hands and your hands alone. The laser awaits.

So here's what we need from you: pick your favorite by 11:59PM ET on Monday, August 3rd. That's it. We'll take the five top vote-getters and award each with a 6-inch Kindle engraved with their design -- and of course, we'll post pictures of the finished products before they go out to their lucky owners.

Follow the break to see the entries (which you can click to see in larger form). Below each design, you'll see a number -- these correspond to numbers in the poll, which you'll find directly below the entries. Just choose your favorite by number and we'll take care of the rest.

Good luck, contestants -- and good luck picking from all of these amazing entries, readers!

Update: The contest is now closed. No votes have been counted since August 3rd at 11:59PM ET. Stay tuned for the winners!

1. The Amazing Book of Everything 2. Assembly Diagram
3. Never Stop Reading
4. Peace 5. Ahmbi
6. A Press Can Dream
7. Atlantis Sank 8. Robot Atlas 9. Chibi Book
10. Cthulhu 11. Piano Cat
12. Fire
13. Library Card 14. Quotes
15. Will You Marry Me?
16. Steampunk Kindle 17. 451
18. Bookburst
19. Bookshelf 20. Pattern
21. Poem
22. Sam Jackson 23. Ubik

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