Wow, this was a difficult contest to judge, so many excellent entries. Thanks for all the effort and artistry.
I would like
to award the GRAND PRIZE to the composer of this lyric revision
, and I do
give him props for choosing Journey and that particular song (because both are AWESOME!), as well as his revision (which is FAB!), but unfortunately, his entry is disqualified -- because:
*he didn't follow the rules ... and I'm going to make an example of him, so that others who did well in their composition but failed to win due to not following the rules might improve their chances for the next such competition I run. I hope to see you all enter my competitions again, and these are some hints ...
One entry per account.
... He posted two entries ...
You MUST include your IGN (toon name in-game), Server, and Class/Subclass + level with your entry post. (Please specify lowercase L's and uppercase i's for your toon name if it contains those characters, otherwise we will not be responsible for a missing payout because your toon name was spelled in a non-apparent manner).
... he left out all of this, in spite of the fact that I know his IGN on all servers ...
Please include the original title, the composer(s), and the artist/group who is/are known for the song. If you don't know who the composer(s) was/were, Google may help you find out. Separate the composer(s) from the artist/group with a semicolon.
... He included the composers' names, but not the name of the artist/group who is/are known for the song (even though I know it's Journey), nor the original title of the song (even though I know it's "Don't Stop Believin' ") ...
and, perhaps more to the point as to why the entry was disqualified:
* GMs can't win prizes in this contest.
His loss, however, is gain for the other top composers. Among these other top composers are the finalists (those who were not disqualified for reasons such as the above):
Choosing only 3 winners from these finalists has proven to be quite challenging, but after much consideration and assorted acts of divination, I have settled on the following three winners:
First Prize: DonkeyOatey (DonkeyOatey of Katar) -- Winterfest Pots
Second Prize: Greymare (Greymare of Katar) -- Winterfest Mini Pots
Third Prize: bulldog48 (Alsatorx of Auzura) -- Lady Luck Package
Prizes have been delivered. If anyone didn't get their prize, please PM me.
Thanks again to all who entered, and congrats to the winners. Oh, and happy belated anniversary to me.