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|There are two major rounds of judging to determine the winners of the
AIFAs; one by a panel of judges to determine the nominees, and a public
ballot to determine the winners. The list of eligible games can be found
Round 1: The first round involves a small group (5-10) of judges who will first vote and then discuss the merits of the results of that vote. Acting as a panel, the judges nominate several games from each category.
Round 2: The second round of judging is to be conducted by a public vote. Members of the AIF authoring and playing community are strongly encouraged to vote on the nominated games. Authors of nominated games are also encouraged to vote. A text file ballot will be made available on numerous web sites. Voters are asked to complete the ballot online.
Voting and Tabulation:
The voting form will ask each voter to list each entry in each category in order of preference. In other words, if the voter believes Game A is better than Game B but not as good as Game C, he would vote for Game C as his first choice, Game A as his second and Game B as his third.
Instant runoff voting will be used to tabulate the winner in each category. Runoff voting will ensure that people can vote for their favourite game in a particular category, but can be assured that if their obscure vote doesn't win, their second or third choice still has a shot. Runoff voting is most accurate when a large number of voters participate, so we are encouraging everyone to vote.
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