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Jul
28th
2014

The Most Dangerous Winners - Contest · 7:38pm Jul 28th, 2014

Hi guys!

So, guess what? The Most Dangerous Game is finally over! And we can finally announce the winners so people can win their prizes and stuff.

Let's see who won!

(Drumroll, please)

Our top five contestants, listed in no particular order, were thus:

-Far From The Tree, by Aquaman
-For Whom We Are Hungry, by Cold in Gardez
-In the Place the Wild Horses Sleep, by Lucky Dreams
-The Young Filly and the Sea, by Georg
-To Love the Sun, by Magello

'Fore anything else, you guys may be interested in seeing the judging doc, complete with scores and reviews for all the entries. Unfortunately, again, not every judge managed to put forth a score for every story, but there were an awful lot of entries and only so much time for us to be human beings, so we hope you guys understand. Rest assured once more that we did manage to get complete scores on every entry that could have at all possibly made it to the finals, so don't worry about that altering any of the results:

Judging Doc
And here's a handy dandy spreadsheet, detailing the score breakdown.

Our top five competitors scored respectively, from the judging panel:

For Whom We Are Hungry, by Cold in Gardez: 57.5
To Love the Sun, by Magello: 56.5
Far From The Tree, by Aquaman: 56
In the Place the Wild Horses Sleep, by Lucky Dreams: 55
The Young Filly and the Sea, by Georg: 51.5

With a whopping 84 votes, here's the score breakdown for the top five from the audience voting:

-For Whom We Are Hungry, by Cold in Gardez: (337/420)*40 = 32
-Far From The Tree, by Aquaman: (261/420)*40 = 24.86
-In the Place the Wild Horses Sleep, by Lucky Dreams: (260/420)*40 = 24.76
-The Young Filly and the Sea, by Georg: (221/420)*40 = 21
-To Love the Sun, by Magello: (181/420)*40 = 17.2

So, now, let's announce our winners:

First Place

At a total score of 89.5

Second Place

At a total score of 80.86

Third Place

At a total score of 79.76

Big ups to all y'all! I'll try to get into contact with the winners in regards to getting the prize claiming sorted out.

Super close race between second and third place there! The judging panel was a set of razor-edge finishes too, with the fifth place spot decided by a margin of 2.5 points between the sixth, seventh, and eighth place finishers. I guess that's why they call it the Most Dangerous Game!

Honorable mentions to some of our close runner-ups, incidentally, listed in scoring order:

-All Skin and Bones, by Redsquirrel456
-Home, by KitsuneRisu
-Time & Disregard, by RazgrizS57

Thanks again to all of you for participating. Hope you had a good run, and enjoyed yourselves, despite my clumsy efforts at running a contest. It was my first time, and I honestly didn't have too much an idea of what I was doing, so I'm hoping that wasn't too horribly apparent. :V

Again, big ups to all participants! Couldn't have done it without you. Mad hands also to the folks who put forth prizes for the pool. Your generosity is incredible.

Have a nice day, everyone.

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Comments ( 31 )

I almost forgot about this contest XD

Good news everyone! Congratulations

Contests have no relevance to most terrestrial isopods, but this one is definitely relevant to mine. Congrats, giant two-legged writers!

And I STILL haven't read any of these stories, and I have literally had all of them in my read later list since they came out.

God dammit all. :rainbowlaugh:

I can dig that result.

I may even have to make a public apology...

So how/why did Skin and Bones (total score, 51.5) not make it into the final 5 over The Filly and the Sea (total score, 51.5)? What was the tiebreaker there?

Great, more fics for me to read. As if the Fic Spotlights weren't enough already. :ajsmug:

2323403 Glad I'm not the only one. :rainbowwild:

And congrats to all the winners!

Grats, guys! (reads reviews, smiles uncontrollably for the rest of the day, very happy)

Mark my words, Obs; I would've won had you allowed my original entry in. :derpytongue2:

2323408 We shifted over onto a spreadsheet for the voting rather than using the word doc, looks like Jake changed his final vote on that one to 9.5

Congratulations to everyone who participated, especially to the finalists and winners.

2323418 See there's a discrepancy there. They can't be the popular opinions because they're almost identical to how I ranked them, and no-one ever agrees with me (well, I imagine most people would reasonably say I never agree with them).

This is unprecedented. I'm talking signs of the apocalypse kind of unprecedented.

Maybe we can harness it like the cat-and-toast drive.

Congrats to all the winners! Also, will there be another contest someday? This a very creative contest, and I'd love to participate in one of these contests in the future if they are as good as this one turned out to be.

What a great contest this turned out to be. Lots of worthwhile stories to read, and a final winner that matches my voting. :derpytongue2:

Just read everyone's review for my entry.

First off, I find it interesting that I got so many 4/10 scores, mainly because 4 is the number of death. :twilightoops:

As for the reviews themselves, I agree completely with their general consensus. Maybe someday I'll re-write the story without the second person narration and turn it into a multi-chapter fic.

And yes, Thorax, flesh puppets are indeed messed up. R U afraid? :pinkiecrazy:

Congrats to the winners, and big thanks to the judges and everyone who participated!

Congratulations are in order to all finalists, and especially Cold in Gardez. Well done all around. (And I have some very helpful criticism to think about, which is always nice.)

Thank you for arranging this, Obs. I think we've proven that a good story can be made out of just about any idea. :twilightsmile:

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Actually, the entire contest and aftermath was a extremely elaborate set-up to weird you out. Mission: success!

Or, maybe your tastes are simply getting conformed to the mainstream. A bit more time and you'll appreciate the stories in the feature box like the rest of the readers. Bwa ha ha.

Congratulations to the winners.

So, same time, same place next year for the Second Annual Most Dangerous Game? :trollestia:

2323535 Be glad, Nine is the number of suffering. (True fact.) :pinkiecrazy:

Congrats to all the winners! I might have some light reading to do the next couple of days. I wish I had gotten more responses on my piece(not that I was expecting my boring little one to win over anyone), but with there being so many, I'm by no means complaining. It was fun, nonetheless. :twilightsmile:

What was the "x40" added to the end of the audience vote for?

Congrats to all the winners and runner ups!

Congrats to all the winners!

Can we do this next year Obs? Pretty please?

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Presumably that's the number of votes received.

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The scoring was based on two metrics: the judge vote (worth up to 60 points total) and the audience vote (worth up to 40 points total). So the *40 was used to get a score out of 40 from the percentage of the audience vote each story got.

Man, I got right merc'd come the voter portion. Such is life.

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Most Dangerous Game 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Hey folks, thanks to everyone who read and voted for my story. I'm humbled.

I'll write up a full report with my own reviews, but I want to take a moment to highlight Lucky Dreams' "In the Place the Wild Horses Sleep." It was a fantastic story, and I actually voted it in first place, simply because I've never seen a children's story on this site done so well.

Congratulations to all the participants, and thank you again.

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