The ruling for the ANSI/ASCII Text Art contest at deviantART is finally in. I blogged about the end of it and my personal favorite about a week ago. Unfortunately did the other judges not agree with me.
What surprised me a bit was that skylined’s entry did not even make the top 5, but it shows how different the opinions of the 6 judges were. Being voted #1 by one judge does not make it a sure win.
Somebody that was voted #3 or #4 by all judges has a much higher chance of winning.
Here is how the judging works. Every Judge has 15 points to assign, 5 points to the #1, 4 points to the #2, 3 to #3, 2 to #5 and finally 1 point to the #1. This makes 90 points altogether for all 6 judges combined. 5 points does not look like that much anymore, right?
Anyway, all entries can be reviewed here if you want to check them out. The 5 Winners are the following:
Next to the official prizes will every one of the five winners get a one of my “deviantART ASCII” Mouse pads (since all winners were ASCIIs), a small Magnet of my “deviantART ANSI” print and a post card of my ANSI print as well. I hope the winners will like the little extra bonus prizes. Merry Christmas.