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First off, I wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to participate in this years awards. As you may know, we have to distinct categories this year, People's Choice and Critic's Choice. For the People's Choice awards, the CMS with the most legitimate votes as of midnight last night will be the winner. I will be announcing these shortly. At the moment, I am going through the votes and removing duplicates, votes from fake accounts, etc.
For the Critic's Choice portion of the awards, CMS Critic will be choosing one system from each of the categories that will receive our recommendation from this site in their specific category. We will not be considering this winner based on the voting that occurred but will be selecting this winner separately. The Critic's Choice Award will be based on how we think the system handles the needs of the end user, how flexible it is, how innovative the product is, how responsive to the user the community is and more.
We will begin announcing the winners of the People's Choice portion of our awards at 4pm MST today. Stay tuned for updates and thank you for making this a successful and interactive year. We've been thrilled with the response from the community.
Next year, our plan is to institute cash prizes for our winners!