IFWiki:Competition icons

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This page will attempt to explain the thinking behind the competition icons used on pages about works of interactive fiction on the IFWiki, and also how to specify them. This page should be considered part of the IFWiki:Works (style guide) page.


Competitions with just participants

Green comp ribbon.png
Speed-IF 5
Participant

{{participant|Speed-IF 5}}

If the work is just a participant at a competition, then it just gets a simple green ribbon and the label "Participant".

Ranked Competitions

The default case

Many competitions are voted on and ranked into a best to worst order. The works at these competitions get basic placement ribbons:

Blue comp ribbon.png
Spring Thing 2005
1st of 6

{{comp1st|Spring Thing 2005|1st of 6}}

First place winners at a comp use the comp1st template. Specify the competition name as the first argument, and placement phrase (eg: 1st of 6) as the second argument.
Red comp ribbon.png
Spring Thing 2005
2nd of 6

{{comp2nd|Spring Thing 2005|2nd of 6}}

Second place winners at a comp use the comp2nd template. Specify the competition name as the first argument, and placement phrase (eg: 2nd of 6) as the second argument.
White comp ribbon.png
Spring Thing 2005
3rd of 6

{{comp3rd|Spring Thing 2005|3rd of 6}}

Third place winners at a comp use the comp3rd template. Specify the competition name as the first argument, and placement phrase (eg: 3rd of 6) as the second argument.
Green comp ribbon.png
Spring Thing 2005
4th of 6

{{compnth|Spring Thing 2005|4th of 6}}

Fourth to last place participants at a comp use the compnth template. Specify the competition name as the first argument, and placement phrase (eg: 4th of 6) as the second argument

IF Art Show

The IF Art Show doesn't have rankings, but it can still use the same templates as basic ranked competitions and use the same basic placement ribbons:

Blue comp ribbon.png
2000 IF Art Show
Best of Show - Portrait

{{comp1st|2000 IF Art Show|Best of Show - Portrait}}

Best of Show winners at the IF Art Show use the comp1st template. Specify the competition name as the first argument, and Best of Show) as the second argument. Optionally, the second argument can also say which division the Best of Show work was entered in.
Red comp ribbon.png
2000 IF Art Show
Best of Landscape

{{comp2nd|2000 IF Art Show|Best of Landscape}}

Best of Category winners at the IF Art Show use the comp2nd template. Specify the competition name as the first argument, and Best of Landscape, Best of Still Life, etc. as the second argument.
White comp ribbon.png
2000 IF Art Show
Honorable Mention - Still Life

{{comp3rd|2000 IF Art Show|Honorable Mention - Still Life}}

Honorable Mentions at the IF Art Show use the comp3rd template. Specify the competition name as the first argument, and the placement phrase (eg: Honoroable Mention - Still Life) as the second argument. Note that we'd like the division included.
Green comp ribbon.png
2000 IF Art Show
Participant - Portrait

{{compnth|2000 IF Art Show|Participant - Portrait}}

Entries at the IF Art Show that failed to win one of the above awards use the compnth template. Specify the competition name as the first argument, and an appropriate placement phrase (eg: Participant - Portrait) as the second argument.

IF Comp

The Annual IF Competition ribbons are similar to the basic placement ribbons, but with the compass rose on them:

Blue IF comp ribbon.png
IF Comp 1998
1st of 27

{{ifc1st|1998|27}}

First place winners at IF Comp use the ifc1st template. Specify the year as the first argument, and the total number of participants at that comp as the second argument.
Red IF comp ribbon.png
IF Comp 1998
2nd of 27

{{ifc2nd|1998|27}}

Second place winners at IF Comp use the ifc2nd template. Specify the year as the first argument, and the total number of participants at that comp as the second argument.
White IF comp ribbon.png
IF Comp 1998
3rd of 27

{{ifc3rd|1998|27}}

Third place winners at IF Comp use the ifc1st template. Specify the year as the first argument, and the total number of participants at that comp as the second argument.
Green IF comp ribbon.png
IF Comp 1998
16th of 27

{{ifcnth|1998|16th of 27}}

Fourth to last place participants at IF Comp use the ifcnth template. Specify the year as the first argument. The second argument is freeform, and should be something like 16th of 27 to show where the work placed.

Award Competitions

The default case

Gold comp ribbon.png
Xcomp 2005
Mejor obra

{{compw|Xcomp 2005|Mejor obra}}

There are some award comps not handled explicitly by IFWiki. For works that win awards in those competitions, use the compw template. Specify the competition name as the first argument, and the award name as the second argument.

XYZZY Awards

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XYZZY Awards 2004
Best Game

{{xaw|2004|Best Game}}

XYZZY Award Winners use the xaw template. Specify the year as the first argument, and the award as the second argument.
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XYZZY Awards 2004
Finalist - Best Game

{{xaf|2004|Best Game}}

XYZZY Award Finalists use the xaf template. Specify the year as the first argument, and the award as the second argument.

It may be desirable to combine XYZZY Awards together, should a work be so fortunate to be awarded more than one. I suggest that the combo templates have names like xaw2 (for winning two awards), xaw3 (for winning 3 awards), and so on. Likewise, xaf2 for a work that had two finalist placements, xaf3 for 3 finalist placements, and so on. And, maybe, things like xawf if a work got one of each.

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XYZZY Awards 1998
Best Writing and Best Story

{{xaw2|1998|Best Writing and Best Story}}

Here's an example of the xaw2 template.

InsideADRIFT Awards

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InsideADRIFT Awards 2005
Game of the Year

{{iaaw|2005|Game of the Year}}

Works that are InsideADRIFT Award Winners use the iaaw template. The first argument is the year; the second argument is the award name.

I suggest shortening "Best in game implementation" to "Best implementation", and "Most unusual ADRIFT setting/plot of the year" to "Most unusual setting/plot".

Erins

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Erins 2005
Best Female NPC

{{erinsw|2005|Best Female NPC}}

Works that win an award at the Erins use the erinsw template. Specify the competition year as the first argument, and the award name as the second argument.

If necessary, combo templates like erinsw2 could be added if a work won two Erins awards.