Summary: The deadline for grading submissions to the 2012 Scripting Games is extended
Due to the overwhelming level of participation, the deadline for judges to complete grading scripts that were submitted for the 2012 Scripting Games is extended to April 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM Pacific Standard Time. Submissions are currently at 120 percent the number received last year, and this has overwhelmed the judges. Several of the judges have requested the extension to provide more time to grade the scripts. The one thing we do not want to do is to rush the judges. In fact, we want them to take the amount of time grading the scripts that they feel they need. To this end, I decided to extend their deadline by one week.
Now, this does not mean that contestants have any additional time–in fact they do not. The last script submission deadline is April 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM PST. Only the judges are getting a reprieve this year.
When all the scripts are graded, the final leaderboard will be displayed. The final leaderboard will determine the final standing for the 2012 Scripting Games. This leaderboard will display on Tuesday May 1, 2012. So stay tuned…the competition is really heating up.
Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy