TritioAFB wrote:Sorry that I can't quote at the moment but:
There's a point at which if feels like it's no longer about recognition, but rather, about rubbing everyone elses' face in it
^ This. In the last months there have been contests that due the lack of money, they can't offer prizes for the winners, and when I ask some friends if they want to submit something. They say no since the contest doesn't offer any prize, which makes me wonder if people is actually doing this for the fun.
How large are those events?
I think what it comes down to what one's goals are when submitting an AMV. Are you making a vid and submitting it to an event just for the sake of art, or are you doing it for the sake of competition? I think that's where there's a conflict because some people do it for the former, others do it for the latter.
If one were doing it just for the sake of art, then it shouldn't matter whether you win something or not so long as it gets seen.
If one were doing it for the challenge of competition and I (assuming I still made AMVs) knew I had an epic vid, then I would probably reserve it for the top five AMV events (plus maybe the local events). If it wins across the board, that's an achievement
. I don't see how that's "rubbing everyone's face in it". It would perhaps be if I started sending it to every small con across the entire northern hemisphere too.
Some people might not give much consideration to some of the smaller events (by small I mean >10,000 attendees) because, to be blunt, those are less of a challenge. A victory there wouldn't be as satisfying. Alas, therein lies a challenge some smaller AMV events themselves face whereby if they want more entries they'd need to come up with some sort of attractive prize or find a way to give their award and event some gravitas or cachet. Every event should give out something
though, even if it's just a certificate, but preferably something unique and special, and it needn't be expensive. NDK got clever and came up with the "Asukas", which are cheap but damn cool, for example.