Combining clean code, good design and a fun idea, Ontje's Aquarium claimed the top spot on the podium. Maybe it was how it drove us to feed our fish hoping to breed the more elusive species or the nice implementation of the Boid algorithm that did the trick, but Ontje will be receiving a brand new Nokia N900, an invite including airfare and lodging to a KDE event and a KDE T-Shirt for his efforts.
1st Runner Up: Nikita Melnichenko for Make Progress!
This clever Plasmoid is a technically solid, highly intuitive and very useful creation. The judges found it easy to figure out how to use and the looks were outstanding. Nikita will also be making progress of his own to a KDE event (airfare and lodging included) with his new KDE T-Shirt as a result!
2nd Runner Up: Manuel Unglaub's Shortlog
A simple and fresh approach to storing (and finding!) those little snippets, notes and jewels, Shortlog shot Manuel into the 2nd runner up spot. As with Make Progress!, this Plasmoid captured attention for its easy of use and high utility. Hopefully Manuel, inspired by the KDE T-Shirt he'll be receiving for his efforts, will continue to explore the possibilities of his Plasmoid concept pushing it to new heights.
The Bragging Rights Titles
There were also three titles up for grabs that will entitle the creators of those Plasmoids bragging rights for 2010.
The Beauty Queen title was reserved for the most stunning Plasmoid in form and function and was claimed by Petri Damstén for his Plasma Dice creation. Petri demonstrated his artistic chops and a command of the animation framework to rise above the rest in this metric.
The first place winner, Aquarium, also earned Ontje the title of Technical Giant while the Creative Genius crown has been placed on Nikita's brow for Make Progress!
All three of the bragging rights titles were close races, with Andrew Stromme's Guitar Tuner and Shortlog coming in second more than once!
Kudos To All, And To All .. Start Thinking of Next Year?