I just mailed out the award packets for the top five contributors from February. In case you didn't see, our panel of judges picked these submissions as the five best from February:
Interactive Buddy v.1.01
Valentine's Day Special
X-Men:Dark Phoenix Rising
Each of these authors is receiving a prize pack including a certificate of award (complete with embossed gold NG tank seal), a Newgrounds t-shirt and a check for $250.
Shock-Value, the creator of Interactive Buddy, chose to turn down the $250 award. He asked instead that it be donated to The American Cancer Society. We have honored the request and NG is now ranked as a "friend" to the ACS (minimum "friend" donation happens to be $250). It really feels good to know our awards are not just helping Flash authors, but are helping others as well! I don't want to put pressure on any future winners, though - you've earned whatever prize money you receive. :)
I also sent out the $100 check for the voter of the month, who is receiving a Newgrounds t-shirt as well. Yay!
Congrats again to the winners! In less than two weeks our panel will be deciding the top five contributors for March!