My apologies for not posting sooner, I have been swamped with work on Aleph!
I did get in touch with the person who won the contest, and I left it up to him if he wanted to announce it or not because I believe he plans to make a commercial title with the resources, so I won't go spoiling it for him. If he gives me permission to announce it, I will announce who he is and his upcoming project.
I do want to thank everyone who sent in their stories. There were a lot of great ones, and my job was rather difficult choosing what I felt had the most potential. I do hope that all of you will push forward with your stories, games, and ideas irregardless because there are many great ones.
@Keromalas: Sorry that you got it in a month after the deadline, it was a very nice write-up!
I've just updated the main thread for Aleph here on this site, and also fired up my own website, here: Pioneer Valley Games
You can find a ton of new screenshots for Aleph, which use the custom resources being made for the bundle. Also, when the bundle is finished and ready for purchase, it will be available in the web store on the site, so feel free to check back regularly.
I've also decided about how I will ultimately release the bundle. I plan to release a main 'primary' bundle which will contain a whole slew of tiles, character sprites, monster sprites, icons, battlebacks, battlers, and so forth. I will continue to create new and consistent material after this as well, and release little 'booster' bundles that will be less expensive and will serve primarily to suppliment the primary bundle by adding new monsters, sprites, tiles, and so forth.
So, stay tuned for more information, and feel free to check out Pioneer Valley Games in the meantime to see what sort of resources are in store for you.
*note, keep in mind that anything Mack or RTP that you might see will -not- be included in the resource bundle!