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Hello, everyone! spaceflip here.

The final round of our tournament has come to a close. The winner is chosen.

I want to thank everyone who's had even a tiny part in the tournament, whether it be those who auditioned, gained entry, or even spectated. It's been a pleasure to see such a terrific community surrounding this group.

Now, the judging.

Both entries surpassed what I had expected. Both wrapped up and explained every bit and detail in the scraps of story I set up for you. Neither was predictable and neither disappointed for a second. Choosing the better of them hasn't been easy, and it actually hurts to have to pick one as best.

Entry after entry, clickmon built up surprises and plots that kept a level of interest which only escalated this round. She kept us emotionally invested in just about everyone, which made any move any character made all the more important to us.

Some scenes in her entry were so well orchestrated that I got choked up over just how good they were, even when they weren't sad in the slightest. As a whole, it had great balance. Never too happy or sad, not too light or dark.

demjay's was also fantastic, however. It told an amazing story, finally letting us know Jay's past, who he is, and just what he's capable of. He's been a character interesting in just how hard he was to figure out this entire time. This entry linked together his and Madalyn's paths with a big twist and it never backed down.

The events in the tale demjay told are haunting and strong.

Neither of these rounds let up enough for me to pick a winner and keep a clear conscience about it. I read back through both finalists' entire Wisp experiences as a tiebreaker.

The victory goes to clickmon

Her entries kept giving substantial pieces of plot round after round. This was the only thing I felt demjay's lacked.

It's been a long journey, and it's now over. Thank you to everyone. It's been more than I had ever hoped for.

Now, as for prizes! Here's a list of the prizes, once again, with the recipient of them by the place.

Contestants, you're in charge of contacting those offering your prizes so you can confirm specifics on them. I'll contact you guys about the prizes I've offered personally.

FIRST PLACE: :iconclickmon:
MisterCrowbar - $50 CAD
FlipSheep - One-year Premium Membership on deviantART.
FlipSheep - One bust portrait of the character.
b-oots - One coloured CG-thing of the character.
k-times-two - One full-body needlefelt of the character.
hahahahana - One CG full body of the character and one-cell shaded chibi.
xDeadpuffx - One free, colored request.
darmoon87 - One free, full-color commission of a character of your choice.
TheLivingImpaired - One black and white inked request.
Marraphy - One full-body colored drawing of their character and a chibi.

RUNNER UP: :icondemjay:
MisterCrowbar - $30 CAD
FlipSheep - One bust portrait of the character.
b-oots - One Coloured Chibi-thing.
k-times-two - One chibi needlefelt of the character.
hahahahana - One full body sketch and one cell-shaded chibi.
TheLivingImpaired - One black and white inked request.
Marraphy - One inked drawing of their character and a chibi.

THIRD PLACERS: :iconkatizua: :iconkatribou:
FlipSheep - Sketches of the characters.
b-oots - Coloured headshots.
Klashkrool - Sketches of the characters.
hahahahana - Cell-shaded chibis.
thezipmiester - One full picture.
Marraphy - One pencil drawing of their character and a chibi.
DarkenedInk - One poem on the topic of their choice.

Thanks again, everyone! It's been a heck of a ride!
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MisterCrowbar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
man it's been almost a year since WISP ended 8c
despite dropouts this was a really good OCT
IkeTheWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm gonna try and get Freyr's ending done before round 2 ends, even though I'm not on the clock anymore. :P
IkeTheWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah,I nevermind getting it done in time, but I'll get it done soon.
clickmon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Contestants! Request an extension! We needz it!
Ruby229 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oi', I've been attempting to come up with a decent 1-2 page SE for WISP that involves a few (maybe 5-6 at the absolute maximum) characters that were not accepted into WISP. Could anyone be so kind as to direct me to their own or someone they know's ref sheet seeing as though most were removed to reduce confusion as to who entered. I'm having a hard time sorting through the user names of the 90-some odd members lol.

Thanks in advance hopefully!
Mikallen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm excited to see this. :]
Ruby229 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, hopefully it won't be as disappointing as the audition! That was a bit rushed. This one will have effort (if all goes well)! I'm also gonna have a few appearances of current competitors, but not really interactions per say.
TamakiSpirit Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
[link] If you included enjin I would be very happy!
Marraphy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would be honored, lol [link]
Bonday Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
Deviantart will not let me note the group D:
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