The number of participants in contest 29 was satisfactory. This contest took about 6 weeks and so it was longer than the last contests. Maybe this was too long to keep up the tension? Anyway, I'm sure that everyone who participated had lots of fun building the bridges.
Receiving all the bridges was a great pleasure. What I was surprised of is, that the winner's B-bridge was more than 1000$ (!!) cheaper than the 2nd place bridge! The architect didn't use any special techniques, it's just damn simple. Nevertheless, the B-level was so damn hard that every working bridge is a great success for the builder!
The A-category was more crowded. Though, the winner of the A-bridges was cheaper than the 2nd place by 400$, what is quite a lot compared to former contests. Thanks to everyone who's sent a working bridge!
As always, any feedback on the contest is welcome. Please post your thoughts in this forum thread. Each of the winners (Level A winner,
Level B winner, the inventor title and the artistic winner) will get an eternal place in the Hall Of Fame (if he doesn't have one yet) once Guilderoy gets the necessary information from them. The bridge cost discussion forum is no longer password-protected until the next contest starts. For your reference, the rules/prizes page and the contest level file can still be found here.
Last but not least I'd like to thank Guilderoy and Mendel for their help and Chronic Logic for providing the prices. Running this contest was a great pleasure and a privilege.
Now, I won't put you on the rack anymore, the results:
This contest was hosted by diedummenschimpansen.