Apparently Swords & Wizardry took the silver for best free rules. The quickstart rules for A song of First And Ice took the gold. Not sure of the reasoning to allow quickstarts in the category. Coming off of the Lulu Contest that Fight On! and Sword & Wizardry this is great news for everybody in the Old School Renaissance. Hopefully next year one of us will be able to take one of the main categorizes.
To me the Old School Renaissance is not about playing a particular set of rules in a particular way, the dungeon crawl. It is about going back to the roots of our hobby and seeing what we could do differently. What avenues were not explored because of the commercial and personal interests of the game designers of the time.
What are RPGs?
A game where the players play individual characters interacting with a setting with their actions adjudicated by a human referee.
Rules are an aide to help the referee adjudicate actions and to help the players interact with the setting.
Dice are used to inject uncertainty which make a tabletop RPG campaign more interesting than "Let's Pretend".
The only thing a player needs to do to roleplay a character is to act if he or she was really there in the setting in that situation.