At long last we can put an end to all the speculations around last year's AEC-NET Award. An e-newsletter arrived today announcing the winners. Instead of rewarding the 3 most outstanding projects, as expected, the lame compromise this time was to give half of the award money to all the 6 finalists. I can understand why this decision was made - what else could they have done after all the protests during the ridiculous voting that I ranted about before Christmas.
Even though our project was one of the Award winners, I have no uplifting feeling of accomplishment as I had the previous times our project was recognized. Today I am only happy and relieved that it's all over... I hope some valuable lessons were learnt from this infuriating process and that it will never ever be repeated again!