It has been a long time coming, and I know you have all been awaiting, especially the participants. Thank you for you patience, we always like to discuss these things so that we can make sure, as the judges that have been trusted with critiquing your work, that we do it as fairly and as unbiased as possible. That being said, I would like to post the results of the ExGFX Contest 2017, Winter Version.
So, this year, we had two categories: Foreground
; we had Fifteen
participants for the Foreground
category, and we had Five
participants in the Background
category. (Background judging was pretty easy...)
So, for Third Place in the Foreground
category, we have...
They made a wonderful tile set filled with a lot of different aspects. I think it's fair to say we all loved it.
In Second Place, we present to you...
Miku's tile set is a very beautiful work of art, really liking the vibes I get from this set. It has a lot going for it, especially all the character it has. One would be crazy not to find appeal somewhere in this.
Alas, in First Place, we judges of the 2017 contest would like to give you...
His approach to the winter theme was very different, and very appropriate. I personally was hoping they'd win first place due to how different and inspiring his tile set was; where was the hot cocoa my friend? You my friend, got that Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
! Rank #1!
It took an hour or two of discussion as to who would get first place, because both PercentN and Miku got the same score, as you can see below in the Judging Table I set up. However, I didn't feel good about handing out two first places, so we came to the conclusion that PercentN gets the win if only because
Magi and I liked his set better. That being said, the good doctor parasite liked Miku's better. All in all, you're both winners. Actually, all three of you all. Congratulations you guys!
Splitting away from the Foreground, it's now time we give you our winners for the Background
In Third Place, we have:
Hills with Candy. I thought it worked very well with his set, lots of synergy, and not really any empty spaces. Always something to look at, way to go my friend!
That's third place, who has come into Second Place? Well, I'll tell you, it is...
His background has quite a lot going on. Mountains, very well drawn trees. Oh, and the Layer3 is absolutely incredible. Excellent work.
Now, for first place... I think everybody must have saw this one coming. It is...
His submission focused completely on the Background aspect, so really it's not a wonder he'd win this here. The image is so beautiful, atmospheric... calm. I love that part the most, it's calming to look at. Here's your win buddy, you deserve it. Now Idol, start handing out them trophies you admin you.
Of course, we would like to extend a hand to all of our participants. I believe you all get Participant badges.
To those who are interested, here are our judging tables. I suggest you have either Microsoft Office Excel
or the free alternative to Microsoft Office, LibreOffice
if you do any sort of major writing, there's no reason for you not to have either of these bulk office programs installed on your computers...
Skewer LO Calc/MO Excel
Dr.Tapeworm LO Calc/MO Excel
Magi Your browser
And lastly, we have screenshots for everybody. First, our judging table which I used mathematical calculations to do the tallying for me.
Below are screenshots of all the entrants.