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Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our competition!

Although we originally offered prizes in two categories, written and non-written, we only received written entries. Thus we will be awarding three prizes, of $250, $150, and $100.

First Prize: Pattern for knitting a galaxy, Stephanie Lai

Second Prize: The Armour, Jessica Reid

Third Prize: Stitch the Sun, Liz Barr

The prizes will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, and all three winning stories will be printed in the convention book. Thanks to Lizbt Action for coordinating the judging and the competition, and thanks to the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for sponsoring it!

Competition closing soon!

We’ve extended the deadline for competition entries – there’s now one week left to get your entry in! First prize is $200. See all the rules here and good luck!

And the winner is…

Octavius Octonarii, the crafty octopus (Continuum 8 mascot)

…Resoundingly, Octavius Octonarii!

Congratulations to Amanda Elliott, who coined the winning name. The prize will be coming your way shortly!

Thanks also to everyone who entered and voted in the Name the Octopus competition, coming up with names and voting.

To celebrate Octavius’s naming, we have downloadable line art. Colour it in, stick things on it, make it awesome and have fun!

Download Octavius Octonarii Line Art

Name the Octopus Shortlist

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the competition to name our crafty octopus. Thank you to everyone who entered – deciding on the shortlist was tougher than we expected!

  • Octavius Octonarii
  • Master Snick
  • Continuupus
  • Legless
  • Stephalopod

You can vote for your favourite name via Twitter (use the #nametheoctopus hashtag so we can track your votes), Facebook, email ( with the subject “Name the Octopus”), or just drop a comment on this post!

Voting closes 31 December 2011. The winning name will be announced in the new year.

Name Our Octopus!

We love our multi-talented mascot, designed especially for Continuum 8 by Andy Phillips. There’s just one thing missing…

Continuum 8 Mascot: The Crafty Octopus

Help us name our octopus and you could win a fabulous prize including your own octopus toy! To enter, just download and complete the entry form below and send it to:

Name the Octopus Competition
Continuum 8
GPO Box 603
Melbourne VIC 3001

Alternatively, email your completed entry form to with the subject line: Name the Octopus Competition.

Name the Octopus Competition Entry Form

Entries close midnight 20 November 2011, and a shortlist of names will then be voted on via @continuum_con on Twitter. The winner will be announced on Twitter and the website on 27 November 2011, and also contacted personally.