The Annual IF Competition
The Annual IF Competition (also known as the rec.arts.int-fiction competition, IF Comp, or just the comp) was started by Kevin Wilson in 1995. The official website is at ifcomp.org. It was taken over by David Dyte for a couple of years and has been run for the last few years by Stephen Granade with the help of Lucian Smith and Mark Musante and many others. On 5th January 2014, Granade announced that Jason McIntosh had agreed to be the next organizer of the IF Comp, starting from the 2014 competition.
One of the parallel arrangements to the competition is the IF Beta Website where authors can sign up to have other community members beta test their work.
- IF Comp Rules.
- Annual Interactive Fiction Competition at IFDB.
- The Hows and Whys of the Annual Interactive Fiction Competition - article by Stephen Granade at Brass Lantern.
- Links to each years' results:
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
- Interactive Fiction Competition at Wikipedia.
- Textual Pleasure: Parsing the Annual IF Competition - article by Lara Crigger for The Escapist, May 2007.