Currently in the Judging Process (updated March 30, 2020)

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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
  • prophetik music
  • Rexy
  • Sir_NutS

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Recently overheard in #ocrjudges:

[3:15 PM]  Deia: that (music theory) class has the best worst teacher, he was socially oblivious, so often had his tie tucked into his pants, or zipper undone, or tie tucked into his pants coming out of the zipper hole
[3:15 PM]  Rexy: that is the best use of bread, eggs, breaded eggs I've read about for sure, deia
[3:16 PM]  Chimpazilla: breaded eggs?
[3:16 PM]  Rexy: it's a TV trope, kris
[3:16 PM]  Chimpazilla: I have missed this one
[3:17 PM]  Rexy: when you describe something, you mention three scenarios - one thing, another thing, and a thing that blends them both together
[3:17 PM]  Chimpazilla: aaaaaaah ok, nice
[3:17 PM]  prophetik music: pick your nose, pick your friends, can't pick your friends noses

Mixes subbed prior to August 17, 2019 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.

(2014/02/19) Plants vs. Zombies 'Cerebral'
(2015/04/07) Plants vs. Zombies 'Winter Is Coming'
(2015/12/22) Tomb Raider 'Tomb Raider Suite'
(2018/04/02) Xenogears 'Wavering Reflection'
(2018/09/27) Star Fox 2 'The Lost Legend of Lylat'
(2018/12/15) Final Fantasy 11 "Grav'iton's Dream"
(2019/01/13) Assassin's Creed Odyssey "Poseidon at the Cinema"
(2019/02/11) Tetris "T-Spin"
(2019/03/07) Faxanadu "Faxanadoom"
(2019/04/12) Seiken Densetsu 3 "Hortus Conclusus"
(2019/04/13) Chrono Cross "Serenity & Grace"
(2019/05/04) Night into the Woods "Climb into the Air and Close the Sky"
(2019/07/05) Xenogears 'Dancing in the Sky'
(2019/10/22) Final Fantasy VII 'With Heart and Soul' *RESUB*

- 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

- 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
(2018/08/18) Super Mario Land 2 'Seeing Stars'

- 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 usag

- TO BE POSTED - Project Mixes

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

(2011/12/01) Lufia 2 'Of Twin Compasses'
(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)'
(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'
(2014/04/23) Lufia 2 'Fight for Their Lives'
(2015/11/23) Final Fantasy 3 'Ur Town' *RESUB*
(2016/05/20) Super Mario Galaxy 'B&M'
(2016/09/09) Paper Mario 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Koopas'
(2016/09/14) Final Fantasy 8 'The Oscar Goes to Laguna LOIRE' *RESUB*
(2017/01/22) Final Fantasy 3 'Belly of the Beast'
(2017/06/26) Castlevania 3 'Theme for Trevor Belmont'
(2017/11/26) Ys 3 'Sunset Heroes'
(2017/12/03) Ys 3 'Feena's Premonition'
(2018/04/21) Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow 'Hell Is Empty'
(2019/05/24) Lufia 2 'Toccata and Fugue in Dreams'


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

Luigi's Mansion "Cribs: Luigi's Mansion"
Deltarune "Surly Operators, Kind Acts"
Dynasty Warriors 3 "It's 80's Night at 3 Kingdoms!"
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "Cataclysm"


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

2018/02 - Jazz Jackrabbit 'Get Your Static Now' *RESUB*
2018/03 - Pokémon Sun & Moon 'Free Malie'
2018/06 - Golden Sun 'Fire and Flames'
2018/11 - Portal 2 'Thermal Encouragement'
2018/11 - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 'Infinity'
2018/12 - Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark "Theme from Special Agents B & K (Season 3)"
2018/12 - Jazz Jackrabbit 2 "Jazz be damned remake"
2018/12 - Kingdom Hearts 2 'Weight of the Other Promise'
2018/12 - Pokémon Black Version "DJ Snivy's Smooth Moves"
2019/01 - Equinox "Meridian"
2019/01 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Skyward Sword "Treading the Maze of Trials"
2019/01 - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword / Super Metroid "Sandy Soil Brinstar"
2019/01 - Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess "Proxy Challenge"
2019/01 - Skies of Arcadia "Antarctica and the Moon (Dec/Jan)"
2019/01 - World of Warcraft "Legends of Warcraft"
2019/03 - Final Fantasy 10 "A Maiden's Prayer"
2019/03 - Yakuza "Funky Night Dragons"
2019/04 - Hollow Knight "Blue City"
2019/04 - Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker "Sacred Grotto"
2019/04 - Mario Kart: Double Dash "Vacation in the Mushroom Kingdom"
2019/04 - Persona 3 "Bright Moon"
2019/04 - Tanglewood "Hue Stripes"
2019/05 - Déjà Vu "Whiskey and Cigarettes"
2019/05 - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword "Transformation"
2019/05 - Metal Gear "Snake's in the Jungle"
2019/06 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Foraging Melodies"
2019/06 - The Sims "Buy Mode Future Bass Remix"
2019/06 - Super Mario Galaxy & Donkey Kong 64 "Zacatecas"
2019/07 - Deltarune "Arcane Anticipation"
2019/07 - Deltarune "Funk Buster"
2019/07 - Donkey Kong Country 'Deep Blue'
2019/07 - Final Fantasy 9 "Neon Black Apocalypse"
2019/07 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future "The Fool's Dog"
2019/07 - Legend of Zelda: Twilight Prinecss "Midna's Laughter"
2019/07 - Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess "Voices of the Ancient Ones"
2019/07 - Mega Man 8 "Jump Jump, Slide Slide"
2019/07 - Super Mario 64 "Sleepy Snore Spores"
2019/08 - Banjo-Kazooie "Fur & Feather Rag"
2019/08 - Final Fantasy 9 'Be Still, My Wicked Heart'
2019/08 - God of War (PS4) "War Never Changes" *RESUB*
2019/08 - Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep "Sleeping Beauty Makes a Horrible Nightmare"
2019/08 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "Gohma"
2019/08 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "Saria's Lullaby"
2019/08 - Psycho Pinball "Kamomilla"
2019/08 - Sonic & Knuckles "High Voltage"
2019/08 - Undertale "Chillaxing Day"
2019/09 - Final Fantasy 14 "Thanalan Suite"
2019/09 - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening "A Toadstool Mix..."
2019/09 - Mega Man 2 "Flashman Theme (T'es OK Mix)"
2019/09 - Pokémon Gold "Dreaming Down the Lane"
2019/09 - Power Drift "Velocity: Fueled by Sake"
2019/09 - Star Fox "The Beginning"
2019/09 - Super Mario Bros. 3 "Burning Shine"
2019/09 - Tales of Symphonia "Blizzard Love Triangle"
2019/10 - Chrono Cross "Vision of Hades"
2020/02 - Dragon Warrior 2 "Epic FootSteps"
2020/02 - Path of Exile "Tessa of the Sea"
2020/03 - Castlevania II "Sanguine Tears of Runk" *RESUB*

Edited by Rexy

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