The last 10% of the cash prize

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jobromedia
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4830 posts since 10 Feb, 2006 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:06 pm

We gotta have this discussion. 10% of the money is so far not decided yet where it should go. I've got a thought when I was sleeping: Put the last 10% in eskrow for next year's prizefund. If we continue to do this from now on God knows how large prizefund we'll have within a decade.
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matt42
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1057 posts since 9 Jan, 2006

Post Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:02 am

Who knows how many DCs there will be in the next decade if any :scared:

I think we should concentrate on this one being a success before worrying about long term plans.

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de la Mancha
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1302 posts since 4 Oct, 2005 from London, UK

Post Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:14 am

I agree, here's some ideas to throw in the pot

- best freeware-only dev (highest placed entry made by dev who only makes freeware/not associated with commercial plugins)
- developers favourite (voted by entrants)
- best GUI (voted by all)
- most innovative (voted by all)
- charity (decided by Ben)


Probably it should not be given to an entry that already won one of the other cash prizes

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GaryG
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5689 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Kent, UK

Post Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:57 am

how about encouraging youngsters? either an under-16(?) category or simply the youngest entrant (though thinking about it, spacedad may have something to say about that... :))
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jobromedia
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4830 posts since 10 Feb, 2006 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:32 am

Well that one definitly appeals to my taste.
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whyterabbyt
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Post Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:35 am

I say we spend it on sending vurt into orbit.
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rlahalla
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2623 posts since 20 Feb, 2004 from in ur head pullin cablez out [boston, ma]

Post Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:37 am

whyterabbyt wrote:I say we spend it on sending vurt into orbit.
+54 I wanna know what kind of music Vurt can make in space :-o

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daz.diamond
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1434 posts since 29 Jan, 2008 from Arboretum Avenue

Post Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:47 am

whyterabbyt wrote:I say we spend it on sending vurt into orbit.
The Grauniad wrote:Laliberté, who plans to spend 12 days in space, paid $35m (£22m) for his flight. He has a 95% stake in Cirque du Soleil, a circus arts and theatre performance company that turned 25 this year.
so if that final 10% is worth £22m I guess there must be ummmm errrr ....
... $350m in the prize pot - good times :D
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synthgeek
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2297 posts since 18 May, 2002 from up on Cripple Creek (CO)

Post Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:29 am

de la Mancha wrote:- developers favourite (voted by entrants)
- most innovative (voted by all)
I like these two.
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Jace-BeOS
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4683 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Post Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:21 pm

the lack of funding this time compared to earlier challenges is rather stunning. sad. not that i have money to contribute either... but what about corporate support? they're the easiest and most obvious... no companies offering awards?
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spacedad
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4739 posts since 26 Apr, 2002 from the bogely factory

Post Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:38 pm

GaryG wrote:how about encouraging youngsters? either an under-16(?) category or simply the youngest entrant (though thinking about it, spacedad may have something to say about that... :))
he's lost interest since i told him there might not be any cool prizes.hehe,bloody kids.
and it's his birthday disco on friday too,so that's all he can think about atm. :)

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jobromedia
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4830 posts since 10 Feb, 2006 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:19 pm

Yea I've also stunned by the low prize funds. As for an underage category I'd say that is definitly the way to go to encurage young developers.
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duncanparsons
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8369 posts since 11 Apr, 2003 from now on the flat

Post Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:45 pm

tbh, as I recall the other times it wasn't until the software was released that the fund grew significantly..
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Jace-BeOS
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4683 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Post Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:33 pm

it did increase about 100 since release, but i still find it low. too bad. i really think the KVR Developer Challenge is a BRILLIANT way to encourage development and growth in this area of software development. Without contributions from the big names/companies, there's much less incentive and less gets done. Though i am happy to see that there are a number of interesting entries submitted. best luck to everyone. i will check out your efforts as soon as i'm on my PC again (not enough Mac entries).

(SynthMaker for Mac, anyone?? hah hah)
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639 posts since 19 Apr, 2007 from Frankfurt, Germany

Post Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:13 am

de la Mancha wrote: - charity (decided by Ben)
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