Hurray, I finally won!
Sadly, no money for me because I am donating to a good cause as soon as I confirm the link I want it sent to. :(
Ah well, maybe next year. ;)
Pedophile's Story... I remember when I first watched that one. I disliked it, actually. I'm glad it didn't win but I will admit that it was memorable.
Also, the winning flash was NOT frontpaged months ago. Don't even try and pretend otherwise.
It had only 8000ish views before Tom posted it on the Front Page as a result of this contest. Normally, it was made too soon to be on my list, every other flash on that list was over a year old, but I could tell that this needed to be mentioned because dispite only 8000 views it had OVER*80* reviews. That is a stunning ratio of 100 to 1, almost unheard of, especially for a flash with so few views. I KNEW that I had to add it to my list. Even I couldn't have anticipated the results though.
This flash has, quite simply, benifited the most out of ANY flash ever to become a finalist in the Hidden Gem contest. No one has come close to gaining 100k views from the exposer this contest has provided. Not only did it get a hundred thousand but it even got up to the top ten in best rated flashes of all time, it's fallen since then but the achievement is notable.
I think that the people spoke strongly that this flash was a true gem. Don't go all sour grapes because the one you liked most didn't make it.
Besides, like Tom said, you had your chance to talk up the flashes you liked more :P