We want this compo as fair as possible. We have a jury and public votes. For public votes please read "How to vote" first.
Public votes can be done here until 9. July 2021 11:59 am.
The ratio jury to public votes shall be 1 to 1. In case of a draw public votes will go first, if there are enough public votes of course.
How to vote 🖋
Voting can be a very difficult task. Giving stars seems most appropriate to me, as it is similar to marks in school.
You can give 1 to 5 stars.
No stars, means no voting.
5 stars is the best possible vote. You can give it to a few or many entries.
1 star is the worst entry. As everybody did his/her best, you should give this vote only, if you think that this entry is not worth being an entry. 1 star could be seen as equivalent of an F in school (failure /"not enough"). In short: avoid this vote.
2 stars for pictures which could be improved (so so)
3 stars for average pictures (OK)
4 stars for pictures good pictures (you like)
5 stars for pictures very good pictures (you love)
When voting consider several factors:
Use of characters
Use of colors
Effort and complexity
Idea / fun / message
Uniqueness (vs copy, conversion, ..)
Shapes within the painting (squares are easier to paint than circles or other more complex objects)
Do not vote for yourself
Our international jury consists of following people:
Stefan Vogt is the creator of many text adventures like Hibernated and The Curse of Rabenstein. Moreover he is an expert in ANSI/ASCII. For example he took part in the development of ansilove.
Wolfgang Bochar (wbochar): Made BBS GFX for C64 (PETSCII), Amiga and PC(ANSI). Programmed/GFX for Trogue64 a roguelike for the C64, designed and patched various BBS door's in the day and ran various BBS's (on c64, PC). Classically trained artist and still active in the scene.
Paolo Garcia is a co-founder of the well known retro news homepage Vintage is The New Old. As such he knows the world of retro computing very well. He is also a fan of tinkering with BASIC and assembly language for old machines.
George Bachaelor: CPC freak since 1987. Content writer for AA 118 tribute mag (2008). Content writer, Editor and Co Creator 8 Bit Annual 2018 and 2019. Creator and Editor Blast Annual 2020: Vol1 and Vol2.