Prizes at IF Comp

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Overview

Prizes have been awarded for every year's Annual Interactive Fiction Competition since it began in 1995. Prizes may be almost anything within reason, and have included cash, gift certificates, games, toys, clothing, books, magazine subscriptions, and more.

Anyone, including the comp organizers and authors, may donate prizes to IF Comp (see http://www.ifcomp.org/comp06/donate.html). Prize donators must contact the comp organizer before the comp ends (and one assumes, preferably earlier than that). The donator keeps the prize until the competition ends and winners have been announced. Donators are contacted by the comp organizer, informing them to whom and to where to send their prizes.

Authors of IF Comp games choose from the available prize list in the order in which they placed. In other words, the 1st place winner gets first choice of prize, then the 2nd place winner gets to choose, and so on. Authors may, of course, choose not to take a prize. If there are sufficient prizes, it's possible for even the author who places last to get a prize. Unchosen prizes are, of course, kept by the respective donators.

Some prizes, such as the Golden Banana of Discord, are not part of the general prize list, but are awarded instead based on criteria set by the donator.

Prize Lists

These prize lists are hosted on the IF Comp site, ifcomp.org. Unfortunately, full prize information is not available for every year.

Year Prize List Prizes Chosen
1998 prizes.html

1999 prizes.html

2000 prizes.html prizepicks.html
2001 prizes.html prizepicks.html
2002 prizes.html prize-choices.html
2003 prizes.html prize-choices.html
2004 prizes.html prize-choices.html
2005 prizes.html prize-choices.html
2006 prizes.php prize-choices.html
2007 prizes.php prize-choices.html
2008 prizes.php prize-choices.html
2009 prizes.php (to be determined)