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.
  • Stars:
    • 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, ..)
    • Novelty
    • Style
    • 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.