The Animation Contest Is Now Closed!
Thursday July 1st, 1999
Thanks to everyone who entered, and everyone that voted. The winner is Klaus Malorny of Germany, with this animation:
Klaus also won second place (see update below), followed by Marc Stoecker and Phil Moliner's entry in third, and Tomi Sarvela in fourth place. We will soon have prize information up, as well as a gallery of all animations for public viewing.
Again, thanks to all for their participation! We have some other contest ideas that we are mulling over, and we'll have information for you soon...
UPDATE: Well, incredibly (but not surprisingly), while attempting to turn off the voting mechanism, I managed to completely wipe out the vote. However, we did have the winners already decided, so I don't feel *too* bad (just dumb). On another note, Klaus Malorny, the winner of both first and second places in the contest, has generously offered to give up the second-place prize, so the second-place winner is now Marc Stoecker and Phil Moliner, with Tomi Sarvela in third.
UPDATE (2): Edwin Woudt of the Grendel (Java Mail/News) team managed to pull the results page from his cache. A few results came in after the contest closed (I think there were 958 total), but the final result is the same. Click "Full Article" below to see them.
#2 Go Klaus!
Monday July 5th, 1999 5:20 PM
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Well now the Contest's closed I expect we can discuss the irrationality of everyone else's choices and the supreme divinity of my selection =)
Actually I was kind of hoping that the second KM one would go through, it was excellent. Although, I suspect, politically incorrect (5-pointed stars have connotations of Satanism, devil-worship, communism and hey, even "Muslim Terrorists"). Still, the final winner is a phenomenally brilliant throbber, and congratulations to KM for coming up with it!
I know how hard it is to create a throbber, I tried to in POVRay but sticking to less than 256 colors??! Hard, when your rendered image is designed for 24-bit colors. Klaus and the other who entered this contest must be quite talented.
PS My other favorite was the dino head moving up and down next to Mozilla blocks .... hypnotic ....