The judges were particularly impressed with the way in which Estelle weaved a number of themes into her depiction of Hamlet. “With its incorporation of skulls and daggers, this integrated an extremely imaginative use of the elements within the play. Excellent development drawings demonstrated the depth of Estelle's thought and consideration of embracing Yorick and other sinister aspects.”

Estelle stated in her rationale: “Hamlet also holds an interest in suicide, and has a preoccupation with death and what happens to bodies after they die….The gothic style reflects Hamlet's personality nicely because it visually personifies the meaning of Goth, which is all to do with death, afterlife and darkness…”