Crap! I didn't even see that rule. I'm so sorry to everyone who entered. If that was really a rule, I don't deserve my award.
I should have read the rules more carefully.
Don't even worry about it, I've overlooked stuff in the rules before too, it's up to the ones running the contest to enforce the rules they set.
SatoshiSakura wrote:Crap, I forgot about the Sakuracon...I'm so sorry, I feel really bad now. T__T
Meh, Deuce is the one that screwed the pooch.
Deuce Loosely wrote:
Okay...did a bit of investigating via Google and, as far as the possible "offenders" of the anti-trolling rule, they're cleared for this contest.
One of the finalists won the third major award two weeks after the AMA submission deadline.
The others had only won two major awards so far.
Anything involving "Best Use of...," "Con Chair," "Coordinator," etc etc doesn't count as "major."
So everyone breathe.
Your googling skills must not be very good (all of these links contained information about the awards the videos had won BEFORE the contest deadline):
Coup d'état (Long Live the Shadow King)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9YLmo_TWCohttp://www.a-m-v.org/video/185236
(Katsucon, 2 Major Awards) viewtopic.php?f=5&t=106780&p=1426098#p1426098
(Sakuracon, 1 Major Award) viewtopic.php?f=5&t=108915
^ALL the wins were tweeted!
(Anime Milwaukee, 1 Major Award) viewtopic.php?f=5&t=106831&p=1425981#p1425981
(Anime Salt Lake, 1 Major Award) viewtopic.php?f=5&t=107339&p=1428766#p1428766
(Katsucon, 1 Major Award) viewtopic.php?f=5&t=106780&p=1426098#p1426098
Hmm...perhaps you should get some help next year for your contest, you are APPARENTLY too understaffed if you can't handle 5 minutes to check the videos so that you can follow your OWN RULES. Whether you fixed it or not for this year's contest after discovering this information is irrelevant. Had you owned up to the mistake and apologized it would have been fine, but trying to cover it up with lies is not acceptable as you should be man enough to admit a failure.
Note: I don't ever LIKE to point anyone out, but the make a point it had to be done; I have no problem with either of the creators of the videos. It is up to those running the contest to enforce the rules. Being someone who's submitted to a lot of contest I've overlooked rules in the past too, so I'm not faulting or trying to bring shame to either of these editors (sorry guys
), just trying to point out how easy it is to check videos.