The winners for the Reality Cues-organized competition, Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump, have been revealed. The competition, announced back in August, aimed to add kindling to Donald J. Trump’s slowly-simmering isolationism-filled cauldron by challenging entrants to invert one of Trump’s signature policy initiatives—building a wall separating Mexico from the United States—by designing a wall separating Trump from the rest of us. The competition asked participants to articulate this wall using the real estate properties the tycoon is famous for plugging while on the campaign trail.

The winners of the competition are as follows:

  • Best overall image:  FIREWALL – You’re Fired…Just Kidding, You’re Stuck Here Forever! by Zachary Wilson
FIREWALL - You're Fired...Just Kidding, You're Stuck Here Forever! (Courtesy Reality Cues / Zachary Wilson)

FIREWALL – You’re Fired…Just Kidding, You’re Stuck Here Forever! (Courtesy Reality Cues / Zachary Wilson)

  • First runner-up: Taco Truck Block Party by Rajiv Fernandez
Taco Truck Block Party. (Courtesy Reality Cues /Rajiv Fernandez)

Taco Truck Block Party. (Courtesy Reality Cues /Rajiv Fernandez)

  • Second Runner-up: The Future is Bleak by Rob Anderson
The Future is Bleak. (Courtesy Reality Cues / Rob Anderson)

The Future is Bleak. (Courtesy Reality Cues / Rob Anderson)

  • Third runner-up: 2001 A Trump Odyssey by Sara Castillo
2001 A Trump Odyssey. (Courtesy Reality Cues / Sara Castillo)

2001 A Trump Odyssey. (Courtesy Reality Cues / Sara Castillo)

  • Fourth runner-up: Decorated Shed by Emily Johnson
Decorated Shed.(Courtesy Reality Cues / Emily Johnson)

Decorated Shed. (Courtesy Reality Cues / Emily Johnson)

The competition organizers described their aims for the competition as harnessing the power of the internet toward the goal of generating new content out of communally-owned images, saying:

Reality Cues is about making architecture in digital, interactive, and social media, where ownership is communal and subject matter changes as quickly as users can click the “share” button. Within this culture of reposting, reblogging, and retweeting is the opportunity to modify and subvert prevailing tendencies. Combine this with the ease with which anyone can alter images to create virtual worlds, and you are left with an increasingly fuzzy area between the so-called virtual and real. The Good Walls make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump competition looks to accelerate this process to see just how fuzzy we can get.

See the Reality Cues website for a full list of winners and entrants.

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