Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Steady as she goes Captain - Judgment begins for the Blog Banter Contest

When I initially launched the latest EVE Blog Banter Contest - The Ladies of New Eden - I expected to get roughly the same amount of entries as with previous popular banters - maybe 40. Or maybe even as much as the last Banter Contest which was about 60. But 80 entries? Not in my wildest dreams!

As such, I'm going to need a bit more time to go through all these entries and am pushing the winners announcement up to Friday May 7th, 2010 - tough if I can do it sooner, I will.

To make up for this delay, I've decided to bump up the number of winner to 10. Not only that, but Avalloc, one of the candidates for the 5th Council of Stellar Management, was kind enough to offer 1 Billion ISKs for all 10 winners!

So, to recap the Prizes to be awarded are:

  • 1st Place: $75 in EVE Store merchandise and 100 million ISKs
  • 2nd Place: $50 in EVE Store merchandise and 100 million ISKs
  • 3rd, 4th & 5th Place: $25 in EVE Store merchandise each and 100 million ISKs each
  • Prizes for 6th to 10th place are 100 million ISKs each
I hope this will make up for the delay, and that you'll bare with me as I ponder on who are the 10 best entries out of those 80 submitted!


Stephen Venables said...

I was meaning to join in with the banter for the first time with this one, but what with the weekends events I just ended up completely side-tracked and had little desire for it.

Good luck to all those that did participate though, and sympathies to CK for how many you have to read through!

CrazyKinux said...

Thanks Stephen! You'll have plenty of opportunities to participate in future Banters and Contest!

Chelsea Greenwald said...

Oh, damn! 80 entries! Man, that's like reading a whole textbook in a week, haha. Serves you right for posing awesome questions, CK. =P

Joshua said...

Kudos to Avalloc... there's a pilot who knows his stuff. Not bad at campaigning, either!

This is sure to leave a mild splash in the media somewhere too. Some of these entries are downright racey; just the stuff the media hounds love to stuff the rag with.


Brutus Mayhem said...

good luck with reading them all CK
ive read quite a lot of them via my iphone on my way to work and i dont envy your task. looking forward to the results theres some great posts there

Anonymous said...

Wow! Good luck getting through all the entries, and those are some awesome prizes!

Anonymous said...

umm how goes the judging?

CrazyKinux said...

Almost done! The plan is to have it up by Friday!