So possibly an unpopular opinion on my voting coming up, but my choices are made.
I don't think my top three winners were necessarily the best written scripts, but I do think my top three winners truly captured the essence of newgrounds. And well, this competition was to create an original script for a short pilot episode of an animation of new character in hopes of it becoming a newgrounds original.
I had a hard time reading some of the scripts, but all in all most of everyone created very good scripts with descriptive scenes that were all around very well written. That's enough talking, on to the winners.
I mean, does this not scream newgrounds to you? Funny and random nonsense paired with immature, but humorous jokes. The style represented something you would see along side animations such as South Park or other comedy central toons. Not necessarily the best script out of the batch, but all in all I think this truly captured what it means to be a Newgrounder.
This one left me saying, "I want to see how this turns out." That's exactly what I think a pilot episode should do. Interesting concept, good writing skills, and some good humor sprinkled in. This has a lot of potential to tell a very interesting story.
Another one that I just need to see how it's continued. I'd love to see this made into a series and all around great stuff. Neutered sex slaves, aliens, and an unknown world of possible danger. One of the better script writings out of the bunch, but as a part of the Cyanide and Happiness team I wouldn't expect any less!
So yeah, like I said. If this were to be just a script writing competition I think the results would have been much different. Many entries were interesting and extremely well written. These to me stuck out as the most newgroundish ones of the batch.
Please don't hurt me if you disagree. I had a difficult time judging this one. :P
In fact, other than the Halloween and June competition I'm not interested in running anymore competitions this year. I've become burned out. Instead I would like to work on a writing project with some interested parties and work on getting it published. I think we've started a nice little writing community and I want us to produce something that shows all of the hard work everyone has put into their writing abilities this year.
Most people think the next step of this competition should be the concept art. If anyone wants to put in their input please let me know. I'm going to attempt to have all three places go through the entire process. I'm hoping that way at least one of them ends up as an animation! I'll take a few days off to collect myself on how it should be done.