On behalf of our forum administrator HAWK, and the rest of SitePoint forum Staff, I personally (Robert Wellock) as your leading Competition Judge (JUDGEcoder) for this competition; fanfare, please.
Would like to inform you all that: The SPF Pure HTML & CSS Competition! Has now been judged and we'd like to announce the: [B]
COMPETITION PRIZE WINNERS![/B]
The competition prizes are as follows:[/B]
1st prize - a T-shirt, SitePoint print book of choice and an I ♥ HTML cup
2nd prize - a SitePoint print book, SitePoint PDF book of choice and an I ♥ HTML cup
3rd prize - a SitePoint PDF book and an I ♥ HTML cup
4th prize - an I ♥ HTML cup
The winning SPF members are as follows:
Joint fourth place:
Well done people!
As you may have noticed we have a new fourth place prize because we were so impressed with the entries. Plus our forum Administrator Sarah (HAWK) Taylor, loved the fact that so many people had competed and was aware of how close the results were for the top entries. So she generously allowed a fourth prize (which happened to be a joint score).
We've had some superb entries from all levels of members and the judging wasn't an easy feat and involved telephone meetings amongst other things.
None of the judges could predict who would win until the eleventh hour. The scoreboard was flashing like the London Stock Exchange... As the totals were input following; Shaun's [Shaun(OfTheDead)] scoring rulebook criteria and a placing pattern eventually formed.
The top ten entries were extremely close for points; so even little the things regarding semantics and valid markup were considered during the judging process not just creativity and artistic merit or browser compatibility. There was a variety of strengths and weaknesses in all the entries so attention to detail mattered.
I'd like to thank everyone on behalf of my other fellow Judges that has submitted a competition entry and congratulate the winning four members.
I hope those who have competed fully enjoyed themselves and found the task as "challenging" and have had as much fun as we have it's the taking part that counts.
Alas, as a 'special bonus' feature we will be providing a "Showcase of Entries" including some; never seen before special "Bonus Feature Entries".
Including one showcase entry from the legendary Paul O'B and a selection from some of the staff in due course.
Due to technical difficulties we are not able to showcase all entries just yet, but they will be online today or tomorrow.
All entries are showcased over here: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/news-announcements-38/spf-pure-html-css-competition-winners-744353-2.html#post4839600
For now I've attached screenshots of the entries the winners submitted for all of you to have a look at.