7th of September, 2008
The future of the .au xmas compo is uncertain at this point.
What exactly will happen next is not set in stone yet, but here's the reasoning:
With Syntax Party now happening in November, there's not going to be a productive void in Australia at this time of year any more.
I have doubts that most local sceners will have the time to make productions for two competitions in close succession.
Syntax Party doesn't allow remote entries like the .au xmas compo does. However, Beach Party 08 did allow remote contributions and was a great success, even though the number of productions was quite low.
Perhaps the best way forward for the Australian demoscene is to put the .au xmas competition to rest, and use the time and resources that went into it for making Beach Party a bigger and better demoscene event.
The .au xmas competition archive!