Brakus wrote:It almost seems that I'm at the mercy of the pre-screeners and whatever personal biases they may have for or against certain issues.
This leaves me confused.
First, no one knows who made any of these entries.
Before screening for finalists, I rename every file to show only the titles so no names are seen.
Second, I stress to everyone to leave their bias and preferences regarding music and anime out of the scoring.
Third, for each entry, there are several criteria that are scored and then those numbers are averaged.
The highest five or six scores from each category move on to the finals.
Finally, no one shares their scores.
I run a pretty tight ship where this process is concerned so rest assured there was no bias or whatever to factor into the decisions here.
Just thought you should know...