We were quite pleased with the results of our first week of BP Idol. The panel generally found the submissions worthy of praise.
“I love the construct here. He really draws me in from the first sentence and then takes me through the process in a clear fashion.” — Will Carroll on Ken Funck
“The study was interesting, and I liked the fact that you took it to a second level after explaining how small the differences where.” — Kevin Goldstein on Brian Oakchunas
“Matt did this really very well, with a confidence in his prose that speaks well as far as what we might anticipate his subsequent work.” — Christina Kahrl on Matt Swartz
Of course, into every contest week a little rain must fall, and not all reviews trended so positively.
“unlike his initial, winning entry, the light humor from before is missing” — Kahrl, on Matthew Knight
“She’s clearly not as comfortable with the numbers and it shows here.” — Carroll, on Brittany Ghiroli
“I’m not sure this one worked for me as well.” — Goldstein, on Jeff Euston
In the end, voting was fairly close, but Byron Lescroart narrowly becomes the first elimination in the Finals of the contest, despite having a thumbs-up percentage better than two other entries. Byron, you got a lot of good comments and comfortably graded out in the five percent of the initial entries. Well done, and thank you for coming this far with us.
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