We're pleased to announce the results of the first ever Feedback Frenzy competition, held in early July as part of Project Educate's Feedback Week! Did you miss the competition? You can read all about it here!
Thank you for your patience in waiting for the results; we've had a lot of work in figuring out the winners from thousands of critiques!
We had nearly 2,000 critiques during the event! There were over 160 members who were divided into 40 teams. Between them, there were thousands of deviations to be critiqued! The teams had one week to critique as many deviations as possible-- BUT to do so while maintaining the high standard of quality we are so proud to have here on deviantART!
It's easy to write a lot of comments, but it's difficult to write a lot of phenomenal comments! In scoring, we focused on both quantity and quality of critiques. In other words, we considered how well something was written in addition to the number of critiques the person wrote. After all, should someone who wrote 100 really terrible critiques be counted more than someone who wrote a handful of excellent ones? We took all of these factors into consideration.
Critiques were rated from 0 to 50 points following a ten-question rubric. Using this rubric made scoring very objective: If the deviant did x, y, and z, he would get 3 points, but he would only get 2 if he did only x and y. There is little room for interpretation. We analyzed the manner in which the feedback was given, looking at both positive and negative aspects of the feedback given and the overall usefulness of the critique. So, every critique got a score, which means that if you had 10 critiques, you got 10 scores. We took the average of those critique scores and then statistically weighted it by the number of critiques you performed to obtain a final individual score for you. Then, we combined individual scores into team scores.
And now the Winners!
First Place (Grant Prize) Winning Team
Each member of the winning team will receive a One Year Subscription (from Community Relations + $Moonbeam13) as well as these donated prizes!
- 10 Constructive Comments/Critiques!
- 12 Journal Features!
- 3 Group Features!
The second place team has won a DeviantWEAR T-Shirt for each group member (from Community Relations + $Moonbeam13) in addition to these donated prizes! IMPORTANT: YOU MUST NOTE ^Aeirmid WITH YOUR T-SHIRT AND SIZE PREFERENCE ASAP!
- 8 Constructive Comments/Critiques!
- 13 Journal Features!
- 1 Group Feature!
- Interested in affecting how future competitions will be run? Give us your feedback at What did you think of Feedback Frenzy? - and we'll try and incorporate your ideas into our next contest!
- Want a more direct role in the group? We're looking for admins! It's a lot of work putting this contest together, and we could use all the help we can get! Let us know if you'd like to join the team!
- Did you receive a fantastic critique during competition? Nominate it for the upcoming feature at Critique Feature Nominations!
- We're looking for affiliates! If you are part of a group that specializes in comment/critique or providing feedback resources to artists - let us know and we'll make the connection!
- Have any ideas for future blogs/interviews/activities? Let us know by leaving a comment on our group page!
Third Place Honorable Mentions
Each member of the third place team will receive a One Month Subscription - or equivalent in points (bonus prizes courtesy of `ziinyu)
We also have some bonus prizes to award for the competition, courtesy of $Moonbeam13 and Community Relations! We've decided to award these to the Top Individual Scorers! Here are the leading participants, in order of score (highest to lowest); each of them will receive a stuffed llama plushie:
Please help us in congratulating all of these amazing critics, especially if you have received one of their fantastic critiques! Also a round of applause to all of our participants; you overwhelmed even our wildest expectations for this contest! Thanks to you we had a week full of intense feedback, generating pages of helpful advice and direction for your fellow deviants! This contest was all about experiencing the critiquing community that deviantART has to offer, and you showed us a community stronger and more motivated than we ever imagined.
Don't forget about the Before & After Competition going on right now!
Thank you, everyone!
We'll be featuring of the best comments that came out of Feedback Frenzy - so keep an eye out for an upcoming blog about the spectacular critiques that you and the admins have nominated!
There's still more to come at #FeedbackFrenzy, here are a few ways to get involved!