As you know, the judgment phase is going on. Delayed as the first phase.
Except for few categories, 6 best posts for all categories have been decided. For these some categories, two revered judges Anshul and Nikhil are still to revert with results. These two bloggers have unfortunately been too busy with their travels and work. Between them, these categories remain to be judged: Best humorous, Best Satirical, Best How to, Best Book Review, Best 55er and Best Interesting Personal Rant.
What happens after judges score arrive?
After ALL judges decide the 6 best posts in a category, these 6 best posts will go for poll. Polls for each category will last only for a week. Now my question to you readers is: Would you like me to start polls for the categories I already have received the judgement for? That is, staggered polls in batches. Or should I wait for all results to arrive (in aforementioned categories that are being judged by Anshul and Nikhil) before starting polls?
One of the judges for movie review category Meetu has some prize in mind for the winners in this category. Also, the winner gets to post a movie review at her Web site WOGMA, which is a popular movie review site. Yay!
Also, there has been a suggestion that we can hold a closing ceremony for Avant Garde in Pune for all runner ups, winners, volunteers and judges . Though I have so far been reluctant to host any prizes or ceremony, since idea was just to laud the best of those who participate. Also, having a party in Pune means several winners/runner-ups residing in other cities would not be able to make it. So what do you say, should we have any party as such or not? Your thoughts? Please write in the comments section.
Before I sign off, a big THANK YOU to all the wonderful judges: Meetu (first one to send her scores and generously offered to do more), Muse (who has time and again stood by me irrespective of my sporadic communication), Rashmi (Worked late to send me scores before she took her vacation, she also started a new blog here), Withering Willow (Ditto, worked late alongside her hectic job), Nita (Sent me her scores even though it conflicted with her professional projects, I was after all delayed in compiling first cut list), Magik (who also gave me word of mouth feedback about good ones), Vee (Did a thorough job at reviewing and detailing each entry and sent me score before he went on vacation).