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The Interactive Fiction Competition (IFComp for short) is an annual event for works of Interactive Fiction. It has been held since 1995.

Participants create and submit works, which are then voted on by judges. Anyone is allowed to be a participating creator or a judge, but not both in the same year. Entries must not have been previously published; thus, many are created specifically for the competition. Although authors may write games of any length, judges are only allowed to play up to two hours per entry before deciding how to score it.

Starting in 1996,note  a secondary competition, the Miss Congeniality Awards, was started to allow the year's participating creators to vote on each others' works. Another award, the Golden Banana of Discord, goes out each year to the entry with the highest standard deviation among its ratings — basically, the most disagreement.

IFComp works with pages:note 

Alternative Title(s): IF Comp