Hello! I'm Mike, and welcome to your 3rd annual "Needle in a Haystack" awards!
We'll have just five rounds of competition, followed by judging, then your champ!
In each round, the contestants line up to play, but only the rarest will win a round.
Each round's winner(s), if any, wins one point, and of course, a hefty pride lift.
There's only one winner each year, with ties decided by a bonus round.
The most notable participant wins this competition- so intense that it's a war.
The packed crowd is hyped and ready. We're about to start here in 1 minute. Come on clock!
Our 23 participants may (should), but don't have to, compete in every round.
And we're off! Round one had no winners, but since then only 2 contenders carry the day.
Why, it's too bad that in the end, only one is the best and rarest winner this year.
Who are the final two contenders, and who won?