Curses, foiled again! It seems I'm doomed to always be in second place. However, given the standard of competition around here, I'd be glad to come in second any day. Very well deserved congratulations to DARKSpawn! I just wish I had more time to be around these forums and use both my whining rights(which I've already exercised in the above sentences) and to proudly display my Inferior Fame and Empty Glory!
As a side note, I really like the idea of forum ranks as prizes. I feel that maybe in the future more contests could be run with these prizes, as a both a fun way to add to our community and to promote more small contests throughout the year. I know that for me there's nothing like a contest to get me building, and a lot of the best MOCs around here come from contest ideas, so more small contests I think could only improve both the quality and quantity of Castle themed MOCs out there. Another thing that could be neat would be for these smaller contests (not for this contest, but maybe for future ones?) to have a small image denoting the contest victory that the winner and runner up could put in their signature to remind the rest of the community of the bragging rights and glory that they have accrued!