The results of the FIDE Album 2019-21 section E are ready!
An impressive number of 2380 helpmates (not counting 67 duplicates, withdrawn, unpublished problems) were received and they were split in three groups: E1 for h#<=2, E2 for h#2,5 and h#3, and E3 for h#>3. As usual, the h#2s dominated once more. In each group there were three judges with each team of judges working independently. 2053 entries scored at least 4,5 points (86,3% of the total entries, a very good ratio for such a popular genre). 362 compositions out of them (nearly 10% less compared to the previous album) scored at least 8 points, which represents a reasonable ratio of 17,9% selected problems (same percentage as in the previous album!). Of course the respective ratio varies in the three groups. Full statistics are given in the page of the results.
Many thanks to the director and the judges for their hard and efficient work!
Update (20.08.2023): Five h#2s were downgraded by the judges due to poor originality (Krätschmer/Wiehagen, Jorge Karpos, Novomeský, Vasyuchko) or weak economy (Mosiashvili). The compositions were removed from the list and the results were updated.
Harry Fougiaxis, FIDE Album Committee spokesman