Originally Posted by Cat-Chans
Can you not have Best in Class + a Best in Show award? In my experience with other contests with class systems you compete against your division for the best in class titles but everyone is eligible for best in show. I have also seen lower classes pull the BIS title so it is not always biased to the highest class.
You can take a look at San Japan and Anime Matsuri's rules if you want some concrete examples, both of them have been running a class system for many years.
I'm not opposed to the idea what-so-ever. I'm just taking all of this information and writing it down to see what can be restructured and discuss with my Director.
Again, for all of those that have an issue with the Friday night Runway, please please go post on animefest.org on those forums!