It is come to my attention that some points of this year’s VCA rules are kinda confusing and need some more explanation. As questions arise, I will do my best to clarify them here.
Rule #5 wrote:Members must not have any completely "non-anime" video entries. Members who have created a catalog entry where all of the "anime" listed is actually "non-anime", that member will have all of their videos disqualified from this year's contest and will not be able to participate in this year's contest (nominations, voting, etc.). Members may "come clean" and be allowed to participate in this year's contest by using this form to remove incorrect video entries.
The purpose of this rule is to greatly discourage non-anime music video entries into the database and ultimately files on the storage server. This rule is aimed at people who have created catalog entries of 100% “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and such. These entries, while they may be good and enjoyable videos, have very little to do with anime music videos. Though you as the video creator may consider these entries as “completing my listings”, such listings do not work to focus the site on anime music videos and may inadvertently encourage other non-anime music video catalog entries.
However, for the purposes of this contest, some special case source listings will be considered “anime”, such as anime-style game cut scene footage (Final Fantasy), original art by EK (Road to Iron Chef), and so on. This will allow these videos and the rest of the creators’ videos to participate in this year’s contest. This “anime” indication is currently being finalized with the use of admin tools.
I (and I am sure you) do not want to see legitimate (and especially good) videos needlessly disqualified from the year’s awards recognition. Harsh penalties are put in place to deter the general members who do not stop and think what this site is all about: the enjoyment of anime music videos. The best way to keep junk entries out of the catalog is to give people a good reason not to put junk entries into the catalog. I believe disqualification from the VCA is a good motivation to have a member clean up their own entries.
Again, you are welcome to pose questions here and I will do my best to answer them as best I can.