Main Thread | Upload Thread | Preliminary Voting Thread Finalist Judging Here it is: the final round of judging! 10 maps await your playtesting and criticism with great delight. There's a lot to talk about, so let's just get right into it! Deadline The deadline is June 4th, 11:59 PM BST Click here for a local countdown This deadline may be moved back if players/judges need more time. Voting Procedure As usual, there is public voting and official judging, each accounting for 50% of the final score. Public voting has been simplified to encourage more people to vote. All that is required is a single 1-10 overall score for each map. You may use decimals. There are only two additional requirements: You must give a short justification for any overall score below 5, and you must vote for at least 6 maps. Here is the simplified voting form: Code: [table=head] MAPS | Overall Backwash | Chounai | Guava Gulf | Hazyfort | Ice Tower | Log Place | Oasis | Snowcastle | Voltage | Yanqing | [/table] Complete Judging Rubric This is the rubric the official judges will be using to score maps. Public voters may use this rubric as well. The % splits are suggestions only - you are expected to also provide an overall score that may or may not be calculated directly from the other scores. You may find it useful to calculate an overall score and then nudge the scores around to your liking. These more in-depth scores are not taken into account when placing maps in their final ranks, only the overall score matters. However, these more in-depth scores may help you determine your own overall scores, and they may also be used for determining caption awards (more on that in a bit). Official judges may or may not nudge their scores around from the calculated overall score. We will discuss this internally and figure it out as we go. Official Judges The official judges for this contest are: Idolon LeSwordfish Another Bad Pun This list may grow or shrink as life circumstances change and people become or stop being available, but our intent is to stick with this list. Awards and Prizes As per usual, there will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. These are the awards that earn you prizes: In addition to the top three maps, there will be caption awards as decided by the official judges. These are for maps that maybe didn't have a podium finish, but still deserve recognition for something specific they did well. For example, Most Creative, or Most Ambitious. These awards do not come with any prize. (Oasis has been voluntarily withdrawn from the running by the map's authors, and Snowcastle has been withdrawn for reasons of conflicting interest. They will not be considered when placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, but may still receive caption awards.) Additional Information The following is a list of the finalist maps and their chosen portion of the Connect 5 Board.