Codex Alpe Adria hosts and promotes a number of competitions, most notably for demoscene productions. This year's prizes will again feature items of great rarity and value.
Important: the demo competitions have been adjourned to a new date to be announced, in order to avoid a date conflict with another event. We are meeting again on September 22-23 in Empoli (between Florence and Pisa, in cooperation with Pianeta Amiga). More detailed information to follow soon. This does not otherwise affect the rest of the July event.
Demo Competition and Prizes (in September)
At the time of this writing, the Codex Alpe Adria 2007 demo competition has the following main prizes:
Additional prizes for non-winning entries and for different demo categories include software, T-shirts, and other sponsored items. These will be announced in detail at the event.
If you would like to submit an entry, please:
For maximum transparency, please submit your entry to the above email address even if you are attending the event.
For wild competitions that cannot be "attached", at least a photograph or other descriptive rendering of the entry should be submitted, along with the other details.
We will try to help you if you have last-minute needs or if you are a bit late with your submission, but please understand that we cannot promise timely and complete processing after the deadline. It is important that you register in advance even if you expect to be late, because we need to print the details of your entry on the voting cards.
Attendance registration (for badge, organization, etc.) is appreciated even if you don't plan to submit an entry, but registration with inclusion of the group name, if any, is required to be eligible for prizes, and to vote.
The voting sheets are pre-printed based on the title indicated in your submission.
Demo Competition Rules
The rules for Codex Alpe Adria 2007 take into account the fact that this is a small event with a solid commitment to the future. The event aims to draw attention while also rewarding attendance. This means that some competitions may be combined, depending on the number of entries, and that some prizes (but not the "Grand Prize") may be awarded to non-attending winners.
It is never easy to satisfy everybody, and this is especially so for an event like Codex Alpe Adria, which is relatively young, and otherwise not built around rules. If you would like to help us improve the framework of rules and categories and the organization for future editions you are very welcome, and please feel free to contact us or discuss this in person at the event.
The following rules apply ("you" is whoever submits an entry, "we" is the Codex Alpe Adria demo team):
We like to believe that these rules look so long only because they are formatted on a narrow column. They are, in any case, not meant to be hostile, but only to be clear and equal for all. If you have any doubts, or if you experience a problem, feel free to let us know. If you attend Codex Alpe Adria you will have plenty of chances to fix any issues, and to make sure that your production gets a fair review.
Demo Competition Categories
Categories are determined in consideration of the size and the interest areas of the event, and of the availability of "important" prizes. We wanted to maintain a clear attention focus, and we could not risk having more categories than entries.
The voting system we use encourages the ranking of all entries, both within their category and in multiple categories, if applicable. If the winners do not stand out clearly it will take a bit longer to count the votes, as second and subsequent preferences also contribute to the results, but the important fact is that all votes and preferences will be taken into account.
These categories take part in the competition qualifying for the "Grand Prize" and the other prizes:
The categories which take part in competitions that are awarded additional prizes are:
Prizes for these competitions will include software and T-shirts.
Demo Competition Voting
All registered visitors (including staff) are eligible for voting. You will be issued a voting card listing all entries for each category together with your badge. The winner in each category will be determined by applying a Schulze method voting system, in which voters rank all entries in order of preference. In 2007 we are going to use a quick voting software, rather than the lengthy manual counting of 2006.
A few recommendations:
Surprise Competition (also in July)
Several "surprise" competitions will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Further details will be announced. No computers will be required (all materials will be supplied).
Sports Competition (also in July)
We plan to organize a cellphone throwing competition on Sunday. If you have some non-functional cellphones, especially heavier ones, please let us know, or consider carrying them with you.