As you must have seen from the title, I chose the James McBean house, since it was one of the few buildings I had the appropriate pieces for. I should point out that the build is slightly under the scale of a minifigure, so I guess you could call it microscale, even though it may not look that way.
Wow, that looks amazing! Love the roof. And the windows are great. ;) And . . . about Matthew's judging. . . . I don't think that's very fair. I mean, you're supposed to be judging the build. Not the lack of a reference picture. Sure, it would've been better if he had one. But as you said yourself it's not required. And also, just because you have to 'look it up?' That seems like judging out of annoyance to me. And really, the label? You have to include the label? How is that a critic if it isn't even part of the build? The fact that it's a label kinda proves it's not included. Ugh, Stephen has to suffer just because he didn't make a border for his label AND because 'judges shouldn't really have to search things up.' Gotta love the fairness this year. ;D
Score = 3. You should have a reference picture. i have no clue what I am looking at, and shouldn't really have to search it up. Also, your brick with your team name on it, the name isn't lego, and should be in a border around the creation, not just sitting there in the middle of the creation. Then it looks like it is a part of the build. It is a nice build, but you should have the reference picture (it is not a necessity, but extremely helpful, we judges should not be looking things up), and the brick with the printed paper taped on should be in a border.