ESSEN 2012 Photo Contest - Winners announced!
ESSEN IS OVER!
So is this contest.
--^-- This was the "additional pot" for this list.
For the 6th time now, this was THE occasion for people to show us the best pictures they made at the SPIEL fair at Essen.
The awards: All entries had to be added until midnight Nov 4th / Nov 5th BGG-time.
Voting (thumbs to the entries) was open for another 3 days.
The pot this year is made up of the following:
350 from my account.
+ the "additional pot": All tips to this list.
The total should have been devided by 18 into equal parts. 6 equal "1st places" with two of these parts and 6 equal "2nd places" with one part. The rest will be given to the picture I like best from the pics not yet awarded.
The pot was 629 total.
PRIZES could have been: 1st: 68 (6 x) / 2nd: 34 (6 x) / Rest: 17
After the votes are finished, there are 2 ties to be resolved: One for the 1st place (26 votes in category 4) and one for the 2nd place (19 votes in category 3). Since we have 14 positions instead of 12 now, I decided to divide the pot into 21 instead of 18 (7 x 1st place with the doubled prize, 7 x 2nd place). This results in less for each winner, but I couldn’t come up with a more solomonian decision. This makes:
1st: 58 (7 x) / 2nd: 29 (7 x) / Rest: 20 .
Complain at the voters ;-)
There were 6 categories:[/size]
1. The convention. The public, the people, the whole atmosphere, condensed in one single shot. # 1 - 19
2. Game: Bits and Boards. Show us the most beautiful NEW game, with the bits, the box, whatever, but concentrate on the pure game as it is. # 20 - 46
3. Game: Play. Present us the best shot from actual gameplay. The fun, the crazy people, the concentration. But still: Show us the game they play, please, too! # 47 - 64
4. Designers & Presentation: Show us the booth, costumes, designers, gadgets, but please: A good picture! # 65 - 91
5. Funny stuff: Make us laugh. That`s all. # 92 - 105
6. Picture series: Show us a sequence that tells us a story - before & after, or the flow of a game in subsequent rounds, or whatever you like, in at least two pictures. It would be nice, not to flow us with a series of 20, though, too. # 106 - 110
SPECIAL CATEGORY: photoshopped # 111 (valid to get the special price).
Note: Votes by photographers for their own images did`t count ...
And the winners are:
2 x 1st, 2 x 2nd:
2 x 2nd place:
1 x 1st place:Mousey(Mousey)Netherlands
Je suis ParisRIP Jonah Lomu 1975-2015Niels Kroon(NielsZW)Netherlands
1 x 2nd place:
Special prize for "inventing a new category and highly original submissions":
Thank you and all other participants for this year`s great experience.[size=14]
THANKS ALL FOR PARTICIPATING!
Special thanks to melchett, changeling, henk.rolleman, SteveK2 and ZaNaBoZa for supporting with a generous donor!
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