When I went to sleep last night, the situation was 14-14-14 for those three. I voted for Snowman Reloaded myself, so I must admit that I felt the temptation to be sneaky and change my vote at the last minute to vote for myself so it would become 15-14-13. I'm glad I could resist the temptation!
Anyway, this was a very close race. It was exciting to follow it. But since it was so close, I want to propose something.
The first prize is a 200 EUR voucher, second prize is a 100 EUR voucher, third prize is a 50 EUR voucher, right?
And I won the first prize, right?
In that case I would like to give part of my prize to other participants. I would like to give a 50 EUR voucher to whoever gets third prize, and also a 50 EUR voucher to the fourth place.
That means the judges are effectively no longer needed to decide the prize amounts. Of course we will still need judges if we want to find out who is #2 and who is #3, but in each case both of them will get a 100 EUR voucher. We could also just call it a day and give both of them the #2 spot, I think they both deserve it (actually all of the top-4 entries probably deserved the #1 spot)
[now I'm feeling the temptation to not press the "Post" button and just take the 200 EUR prize... thinking about it... thinking some more about it... nah, I don't want to do that, it feels wrong]
Anyway, thanks to everyone to try out entries and for voting! And of course thanks to all the participants! It was a nice competition!
_wb_ - thanks for the comment and the generosity of sharing your prize
If that's the case it seem like the split will be :
_wb_ -> voucher of 100 Euro
Ziz -> voucher of 100 Euro
Ingo -> voucher of 100 Euro
Linux-SWAT -> voucher of 50 Euro (50 coming from _wb_)
We will still need judges to make a final decision on who got the 2nd/3rd place, for the form at least, even if it makes no difference for the prizes provided by ED. Note that it will make a difference on the donations split provided by the community still, so it still has some relevancy anyway.