All builds must be finished by August 1.
Judging will start on the afternoon of August 1 (Eastern Time). Basically, around the time I'm able to get on that day. The goal for the judging is not to decide the winner, but to narrow down the number of entries voted on. We've had almost 60 entries for the contest so far, and that's just too many to set up for a forum vote. The judges will narrow it down to 10-25 entries, that everyone can then vote for on the forums.
We will most very likely be unable to complete the judging on the 1st, and it more likely will take several days if not longer. The judging panel will be made up of any staff that wish to judge, as long as they themselves do not have entries in the contest. It would probably be helpful if it was done over Ventrilo a bit as well. The judging will commence when we have deemed that there are enough staff members to give a fair and well-rounded opinion of the entries.
Your entries will be judged based on a combination of their creativity, likeness of the mob, visible effort, and possible other factors.
I invite the public to watch the judging and travel around to the plots with us, BUT, if there is any issue or problem with a player while we are trying to judge,they will be sent to spawn. If the issue continues, they will be temporarily banned until the end of that days judging. If it's a chat offense, it may just be mute during the deliberations.
: a region blocking building will be thrown over the entire contest platform once judging begins. Make sure your builds are completely finished the way you want them to be.