The 2016 Spring Thing* Festival of Interactive Fiction

* or Fall Fooferal, for our Southern Hemisphere Friends

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Donating Prizes

Prizes have always been a fun part of IF events. Rather than give numerical rankings and tiered prizes, we like to do something different: gather interesting, useful, quirky, or funny prizes into a general pool. When the festival closes, authors will get to select a prize from the pool in random order until authors or prizes run out. Winning a ribbon does not change selection order or your chance of getting a prize.

The prizes donated for the 2016 festival were:

If you're interested in donating a prize for next year's festival, please contact the organizer. You can also browse past to see what kinds of prizes have been donated in the past.

Need ideas for prizes? Check out the non-cash prize list for past Spring Things (such as '14, '11, or '08) or current or past IF Comp prize list. Prizes with a personal or homemade touch are especially welcome.

Keep in mind that part of your prize donation, if it's a physical item, is the cost of shipping it to the recipient, who may be from a different country than you. The festival organizer may be able to help subsidize shipping if you have a cool prize idea but can't afford to ship it. Delivery of prizes won't happen until after the festival closes in May.