Main Thread | Uploads | Preliminary Voting | Finalist Voting | Results RESULTS It's over! The contest has finally concluded, and we can celebrate the winners (and maybe more importantly, get back to developing these maps further). After six and a half months, I can share who our winners are: 1st: Highwood, by @Asd417 8.36 overall score 2nd: Munitions, by @xB33 @Jusa @Midlou @Bakscratch 7.45 overall score 3rd: Josh, by @Another Bad Pun 7.44 overall score Congratulations! All of you will be receiving Mapper's Medallions if you do not already own one. I will be contacting you soon for further information on delivering your prizes. Results Breakdown OVERALL Final Public Judges 1st Highwood Highwood Highwood 2nd Munitions Munitions Josh 3rd Josh Josh Munitions 4th Cannonburg Cannonburg Cannonburg 5th Snowthistle Snowthistle Fractal / Kinder (Tie) 6th Amaryllis Amaryllis - 7th Kinder Wizard Town Amaryllis 8th Fractal Kinder Snowthistle 9th Wizard Town Fractal Wizard Town / Rush (Tie) 10th Rush Rush - There are few surprises on this list, and few discrepancies between the public and judge opinions. Highwood took a pretty steady lead with a final overall score of 8.36, while Munitions and Josh came in right behind with scores only 0.01 apart (7.45 and 7.44 respectively). This is probably the closest any TF2Maps contest has ever come. The average score of any map from this contest was 6.43. Judges were, on average, harsher than the public by about 0.13 points. The biggest discrepancy between public and judge scores was on Snowthistle, which judges rated about 1.5 points lower than the public. The judges also rated all top three maps higher than the public by at least 0.5 points. GAMEPLAY Final Public Judges 1st Highwood Cannonburg Highwood 2nd Josh Highwood Josh 3rd Cannonburg Josh Cannonburg / Munitions (tie) 4th Munitions Snowthistle - 5th Fractal Munitions / Fractal (tie) Wizard Town 6th Wizard Town - Fractal 7th Amaryllis Amaryllis Amaryllis 8th Snowthistle Wizard Town Rush 9th Rush Rush Snowthistle 10th Kinder Kinder Kinder The difference between public and overall scores is interesting here, not because there is a large difference in how they are ranked (besides Snowthistle), but because of the range of scores. Judges rated their top map a full 1.25 above the public's, and their least favorite 0.75 lower than the public. However, the average public score and the average judge score are only 0.01 apart. AESTHETICS Final Public Judges 1st Highwood Highwood Highwood 2nd Kinder Kinder Munitions 3rd Munitions Josh Kinder 4th Josh Snowthistle Josh 5th Snowthistle Munitions Snowthistle 6th Amaryllis Amaryllis Amaryllis / Cannonburg / Fractal (tie) 7th Cannonburg Cannonburg - 8th Fractal Fractal - 9th Wizard Town Wizard Town Wizard Town 10th Rush Rush Rush Kinder makes a surprise appearance here, being the only time a map not in the overall top four placed in the top four in any category. The public and the judges disagreed a decent amount in this category, with about half of the maps having a difference in score of about 1 full point. However, on average, judges found maps to only be 0.15 points prettier than the public. CONTEST THEME Final Public Judges 1st Highwood Cannonburg Munitions 2nd Cannonburg Highwood / Snowthistle (tie) Josh 3rd Munitions - Rush 4th Josh Wizard Town Highwood 5th Snowthistle Josh Cannonburg 6th Rush Munitions / Rush (tie) Snowthistle 7th Wizard Town - Kinder 8th Kinder Fractal Wizard Town 9th Fractal Kinder Amaryllis 10th Amaryllis Amaryllis Fractal Listen, I've had a long day. I've been staring at this spreadsheet for an hour and a half and I have run out of insight to provide. The public and the judges disagreed on some things! Draw your own conclusions. In fact, if you're in the mood for drawing your own conclusions, you can take a look at the full results spreadsheet here. It has all of the numbers. Judges feedback: Diva Dan 14bit If you're itching to start mapping for another contest, we are planning to launch another major contest to coincide with the Summer 72hr Jam, which does not have a solid date but will likely be a couple of months from now. In the meantime, consider flexing your artpass skills for the Dusk Till Dawn detailing contest going on right now!