TritioAFB wrote:a quick question between this 'conversation':
Is there any contest that offers an award to AMV debutants?
I've been pondering that very idea for a while, in fact. I think an incentive for first-runs is a good idea, and potentially less harmful to other events than an outright exclusivity rule would be.
There are some events (mostly foreign) that have rules whereby all
submissions must be first-run debuts. I'm not aware of ones at any US events that have such a rule (aside from the AWA Masters, but that's a special and limited case), and there's perhaps only a couple of the larger AMV events in the US that would have enough clout to pull off such a rule without harming their event. If one of them did though, I strongly believe it would be to the detriment of other AMV events.