This wasn’t an easy decision, but growing responsibilities and demands on my time dictate that something has to come off of my plate. Despite reducing its frequency (several months ago) the Sound Design Challenge remains a large time investment, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to apply the appropriate amount of effort it deserves. I’d rather end it than run it in a haphazard manner. The decision had been finalized while the previous competition (SDC013) was still open for entries. The flub that happened during the judging of that challenge did not contribute to this decision, it was merely a symptom of the conditions that lead to it.
All this being said, the event may not disappear entirely. If the right opportunities arise, it will continue in the future. It will simply be a less regular, and more random, occurrence. I hope people enjoyed the events and were able to pull some interesting ideas out of the creative challenges. Thanks for participating and making them all so unique.