Currently in the Judging Process (updated June 6, 2018)

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For frequently asked questions, visit the Judges Panel FAQ at the OCRWiki.

This is an informal service to give submitting artists and the public an idea of what's currently going through the judges panel so that anyone can see if a particular submission is there and if it's been evaluated.

This post is updated as the panel receives more mixes to judge and is kept as up to date as possible. Please note that the judges (NOT djpretzel) update this post, and they do not know where any one submission is beyond the panel; however, any submitting artist is welcome to message a judge and ask about their submission if this post hasn't been updated.

Submissions placed on the judges panel are judged as-is and may NOT be reworked in the middle of the judging process. Submissions are to be treated strictly as completed works and may be revised/resubmitted only after a decision has been reached. Minor fixes that do not alter the arrangement itself (e.g. eliminating clipping, new encoding, fading out a track with an abrupt cutoff) are acceptable.

If your submission doesn't appear here, you received an auto-confirmation letter, and you DIDN'T receive a form rejection letter, don't worry - the queue in the submissions inbox is very large, so it could take anywhere from several weeks to several months for OCR to initially review your submission and decide to either:

  • 1) Immediately accept with sent form acceptance letter (NOT listed in To Be Posted list below)
  • 2) Forward to the panel for voting (most often)
  • 3) Immediately reject with sent form rejection letter

Visit the Judges Panel FAQ for more information.

If no auto-confirmation letter was ever received after the submission was emailed, then it is very unlikely it reached the submissions inbox. Submissions must be sent to If a confirmation was received, you didn't receive a form rejection letter, your mix was submitted before the "Mixes subbed prior to" date listed at the beginning of this thread, and STILL doesn't show up on this post or the site, give the submission information to any one of the judges and they can decide whether or not to forward it to the panel; i.e., fall-through it, although nowadays rarely does a submission "fall through the cracks."

Remember, if you received an form rejection letter, your submission will not be evaluated by the panel.


  • Chimpazilla
  • DarkeSword
  • DragonAvenger
  • Gario - Lead Submissions Evaluator
  • Jivemaster
  • Liontamer - Head Submissions Evaluator (PM/email issues to Larry)
  • MindWanderer
  • Nutritious
  • Sir_NutS

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Recently overheard in #ocrjudges:

[7:28 PM] Liontamer: @everyone please get a vote in today, fam :-) Just one for the biracial stallion on his sickbed :wink:
[8:07 PM] Chimpazilla: did he just say "biracial stallion?"
[2:56 PM] Gario: Biracial Stallion. Nice.
[4:09 PM] Sir_NutS: Don't encourage him

Mixes subbed prior to December 13, 2017 on the panel.
If you submitted a mix on or after this date, your mix is still in the submissions inbox and will not appear on this page.


All YES decisions are subject to change until the mix in question is posted.
Judges Decisions threads for these mixes are not available until the mix is posted.
NOTE: Submissions that were accepted by email reply (and have bypassed the judges panel) are NOT listed here, but we DO have them.

(2015/12/22) Tomb Raider 'Tomb Raider Suite'
(2016/08/14) Assassin's Creed 4 'Sanctity'
(2016/11/09) BioShock 'Variations on a Lost Soul'
(2016/12/31) Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword & Ocarina of Time 'Sword of Storms'
(2017/01/14) Dragon Quest 7 'Deeper in the Heart'
(2017/01/17) Final Fantasy Tactics 'Trichotomy'
(2017/01/22) Final Fantasy 3 'Belly of the Beast'
(2017/03/12) Final Fantasy 6 'Six Feet Beneath the Veldt'
(2017/03/16) Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, LoZ: OoT & LoZ 'The Champion of Hyrule'
(2017/05/11) Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 'On Fire'
(2017/07/03) Deus Ex 'Holographic Projection'
(2017/07/23) Shovel Knight & Mega Man 5 'Digging into Memories'
(2017/08/10) Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild & The Wind Waker 'Windborne'
(2017/08/14) Final Fantasy 6 'Terra: [Magitek Perfect]'
(2017/08/21) Legend of Zelda 'Destined'
(2017/08/21) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Zelda's Legend'
(2017/08/21) Secret of Mana 'Beyond the Big Infinity'
(2017/08/25) Dark Souls 3 'The Ashes Judge'
(2017/08/29) Quarth 'Block Invaders'
(2017/09/10) Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 'Echoes of Dusk'
(2017/09/16) Final Fantasy 6 'Ecstatic Heights'
(2017/10/20) Bloodborne 'The Children of Yharnam'
(2017/10/22) Super Mario Land & Super Mario Bros. 'I Accidentally the Whole Mario' *RESUB*
(2017/11/27) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team 'Build It Up [Sky toweR]'

- TO BE POSTED - Conditional on Encoding

These mixes are on hold until we get a WAV or 192kbps/VBR1 quality encoding, and/or a sampling rate of 44.1kHz, from the ReMixer.
The bitrate or sampling rate of the copy the judges currently have is either too high or too low.
If your mix is listed here and you are unsure why or you have sent an updated version and we have not gotten back to you, please contact a judge.

(2015/02/28) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Firewalker' - need 192kbps/VBR1 or WAV*
(2017/12/24) Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story 'All That Remains' - need 44.1kHz*

- TO BE POSTED - Conditional on Production

These mixes are on hold until we get fixes from the ReMixer.
If your mix is listed here and you are unsure why or you have sent an updated version and we have not gotten back to you, please contact a judge.

(2017/01/15) Mega Man X5 'Drop the Facade' - awaiting potential revisions, but still approved as is

- TO BE POSTED - Conditional (Other)

These mixes are on hold for other reasons.
If your mix is listed here and you are unsure why or you have sent an updated version and we have not gotten back to you, please contact a judge.

(2013/02/10) Cryamore 'A True Pioneer' - awaiting game completion/verification of in-game usage

- TO BE POSTED - Project Mixes

These mixes are from in-progress Album Projects and are on hold for the time being.

(2010/08/10) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Fairytale Fair'
(2011/04/24) Seiken Densetsu 3 'Mirage'
(2011/05/24) Seiken Densetsu 3 'Mother of Turmoil'
(2011/11/23) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Final Moments'
(2011/11/24) Seiken Densetsu 3 'Nightshade Masques'
(2011/12/01) Lufia 2 'Of Twin Compasses'
(2012/02/24) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Joys of Youth' *RESUB*
(2012/03/05) Seiken Densetsu 3 'March to High'
(2012/04/10) Lufia 2 'Hello, Goodbye' *FALLTHROUGH* *RESUB*
(2012/04/25) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'My Old Kakariko Home'
(2012/05/22) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Brevity Is... Wit'
(2012/06/03) Banjo-Kazooie 'No Honey, No Cry'
(2012/06/30) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'I Can't Go On (I'll Goron)'
(2012/12/11) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Dragon Emperor's Calling' *RESUB*
(2013/01/19) Lufia 2 'Excerion Dives Under'
(2013/04/04) Final Fantasy 3 'An Energy Called Hope'
(2013/04/26) Lufia 2 'Step to the Journey'
(2014/01/19) Super Mario RPG & Dr. Mario 'Chill Out, Smithy'
(2014/02/19) Plants vs. Zombies 'Cerebral'
(2014/04/23) Lufia 2 'Fight for Their Lives'
(2015/02/20) Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories 'Not Just Elevator Music'
(2015/04/07) Plants vs. Zombies 'Winter Is Coming'
(2015/08/03) Mega Man X5 & X1 'Firefly'
(2015/09/16) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Eternal Heartbeat of Mana'
(2015/11/18) Mega Man X1 & X4 'Flight of the Peacock'
(2015/11/23) Final Fantasy 3 'Ur Town' *RESUB*
(2015/12/17) Mega Man X1 & X3 'Red Shifting Drift'
(2016/05/20) Super Mario Galaxy 'B&M'
(2016/06/06) Skies of Arcadia 'Blue Skies, Pirate Surprise'
(2016/07/22) Mega Man X3 & X6 'Beetle Doppleganger'
(2016/07/26) Terranigma 'Enigma of a Broken Soul'
(2016/09/09) Paper Mario 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Koopas'
(2016/09/12) Skies of Arcadia 'Il buono, il brutto e il pirata dell'aria'
(2016/09/14) Final Fantasy 8 'The Oscar Goes to Laguna LOIRE' *RESUB*
(2016/10/28) Terranigma 'Skaði, fjallið veiði gyðja'
(2016/11/26) Seiken Densetsu 3 'Surpassing the Gods'
(2017/06/26) Castlevania 3 'Theme for Trevor Belmont'
(2017/07/09) Skies of Arcadia 'A Sailor's Respite' *RESUB*
(2017/10/24) Skies of Arcadia 'Undervalued'


These mixes have been rejected recently. The decision threads can be found in Judges Decisions.

Great Giana Sisters 'Great Giana Sisters Intro'
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 'Friendly Competition'
Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 'Dream of Being a Zora'
Princess Maker 2 'Uppercut'
Secret of Mana 'Heaven Forgive Me'
Streets of Rage 2 'End of Haze'
Sonic Advance 3 'Twinkle Shiverfrost'
Polygonet Commandos 'The Future Is Now'
F-Zero X 'Catcher of the *Orchestral* Dream'
Chrono Cross 'Time Scar'


These mixes have been moved from the submissions inbox to the judges' queue and are in the process of being judged.

2017/08 - Final Fantasy X 'One Dream, One Destiny' *RESUB*
2017/09 - Chrono Cross 'The Fairy and the Water Dragon'
2017/09 - Chrono Cross, Star Control 2, Wonder Boy in Monster Land 'Liskojytä' *PROJECT* *RESUB*
2017/09 - Life Force 'Surgical Strike'
2017/09 - Suikoden 'Man-eating Spores of Agony'
2017/10 - Darkwing Duck 'Playtime's Over'
2017/10 - Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 'Give Me Your Heart Piece'
2017/10 - Pokémon Red Version 'Water Guns Are for Raves'
2017/10 - Soul Blazer 'I'm the Soul Blazer'
2017/10 - Tyrants 'Mega Lo Mania'
2017/11 - Contra: Hard Corps 'Maximum Contra Overdrive'
2017/11 - Donkey Kong Country 'The teCtonic reCords'
2017/11 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Take Flight'
2017/11 - Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 'Pajarito Paisa'
2017/11 - Mega Man 3 'You Got the Power'
2017/11 - Secret of Mana 'Colours of the Winter Sky'
2017/11 - Secret of Mana 'What the Ocean Taught the Forest' *PROJECT*
2017/11 - Splatoon 'Full Sleeve [InK Me uP]'
2017/11 - Super Mario Bros. 'Reflecting Pool'
2017/11 - Y's 3 'Sunset Heroes' *PROJECT*
2017/12 - Final Fantasy 8 'Wanderlust'
2017/12 - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 'Floria in Nature'
2017/12 - Quake 'Slipgate'
2017/12 - Undertale 'Gaster's Legacy'
2018/02 - Journey to Silius '0373'
2018/03 - Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun 'Partons À L'aventure'
2018/03 - Final Fantasy 4 'Devotion to the Motif' *RESUB*

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