Judges had one month to read all the submissions and another two weeks to discuss the result.
Here’s how we determined the winners:
Every judge nominated twenty entries and proposed a category or tag for each.
We prepared a list of the entries that got three or more nominations. These are the nominations.
Every judge again picked five entries from this smaller list.
All entries getting three or more votes are the judge’s picks.
We tried to make sure that every judge had at least three of his picks in the final list. Judge with an eclectic taste may find that not many of their nominations made it into this list. As the idea is to not only reflect popular opinion but to also capture some of the more eclectic entries out there, judges may add additional submission to the judge’s picks until we feel that every judge is well represented. We’ll try to aim for three entries per judge.
Based on the categories proposed in the first step, we assigned a category to each entry on the list.
The result was our release candidate 1. Judges got to check whether their favorites are still on the list.
We fix omissions and rename categories until we’re happy. This is our release candidate 2.
We revise everything until we’re happy. We have our list of winners!