I disagree that we should publicly vote for "Best Graphics", "Best Sound" etc. All that's going to do is encourage developers to go straight to their strong suit and let everything else below bar. Everybody has their strong point, some of us are hardcore programmers, some of us are graphic artists, some of us are musicians, some of us are trolls. By encouraging them to stay in their comfort zone you're taking away one of the biggest aspects of the Jam and making it just another day in the Indie Dev office.
The moment this passes I'm making the world's sexiest graphics ever seen and programming a low rent break out game with no replayability. We had "Honourable Mentions" and I admit to giving out unofficial awards for such categories, but that's all it should stay as, for making anything more would be a mistake.
For the record, it's a beautiful idea and community members should be encouraged to point out which games did what best. But making official categories for this is unrealistic for the GMC Jam.
Edited by Rusty, 09 November 2011 - 05:21 PM.