UPDATE: It was a long, hard decision-making process, but the 20 winners of the Sonic 4 on XBLA contest have been finalized.

The lucky artists who drew winning pictures of the worst Sonic game imaginable have been sent their codes for the games. However, I'd like to share with you the top four submissions. These are the entries that tickled us the most, so we hope they tickle you too:

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks for entering the contest!

ORIGINAL STORY: We have a whole bunch of codes to give away for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 on Xbox 360. One of these 20 codes could be yours, but it comes at the cost of your artistic talents.

My appreciation of Sonic is no secret. However, my busy schedule of playing games and drinking sodas leaves me with very little time to draw beautiful portraits of my beloved mascot. If I did have time, I would spend it drawing pictures of Sonic. That's where you come in.

With the release of Sonic 4 and Sonic Colors DS, Sonic has begun to  move away from his lineage of terrible games like Sonic Unleashed and Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. I want you to draw a screenshot or box art for the worst Sonic game imaginable and email it to tim@gameinformer.com. Mind you, this is a fictional game that hasn't ever been released, so I want you to reach deep into the depths of your imagination and pluck out the worst idea Sonic Team could ever come up with. Even worse than the Werehog.

The top 20 drawings will be announced on Saturday, with the whole batch of blue-tinted art ending up in the media gallery below.

So what are you waiting for?