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Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition - Winners Posted

Postby ngsilver » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:04 pm

Important Contest Info

Streaming and Event Time Info: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=111096


Winners, Finalists, and cut entries and all links provided can be found here: http://contests.ngsilver.com/youma_fina ... t_2012.php



Entries Due: October 5th, 2012
You have until 11:59 PM EDT on Oct 5th to submit your entry form and request an FTP account.
You will have until 11:59PM EDT on Oct 8th to finish uploading your entry via FTP.

Contest Database: http://contests.ngsilver.com/login.htm

Contest Info Page (includes PDF & HTML formatted rules): http://contests.ngsilver.com/youmacon

Contest Coordinator: Nate (vat [AT] youmacon.com)

Major Change Notes:
Any entry submitted to Anime Weekend Atlanta this year will be accepted without having to FTP the entry in. Simply fill out an entry form listing the Entry # for AWA and your entry will be considered received.
There are no longer categories to submit to, instead all entries go into 1 pool for awards;
Judging and Awards will be handled differently this year, further info via the Compbros rule found here: http://contests.ngsilver.com/youmacon/Y ... andled.htm
DV (1) is no longer an acceptable codec;
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Re: Youmacon 2012 MV Exposition Rules

Postby ngsilver » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:04 pm

Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition Rules

Please read through all the rules before entering!

Entry Requirements:

• All videos must be in the hands of the Contest Coordinator by October 5th, 2012. You have until MIDNIGHT on that Friday night to get your video in. (all times Eastern)
• There is no limit to the number of entries per creator that can be submitted to the contest.
o Total Length for all videos submitted per creator must not exceed 40 mins.
 This means we will accept 80 30 sec videos or 1 40 min video and any mixture in-between.
• Videos that have been submitted to a previous Youmacon Contest will not be eligible to compete.
• Multi-editor videos are also accepted. When filling out the entry form please supply information for the other members in the comments field.
• Entries may not contain bumpers, title screens, MTV style credits, or any other form of identification. We will be creating our own uniform bumpers and to ensure the quality of all entries are maintained we will not remove them for you.
o This rule may be overlooked if such identification is done creatively in a way that can not be easily removed. However this, like all other rules, is left to the coordinator’s discretion.
• All videos must be a minimum of 30 seconds long.
• The maximum length for videos submitted must not go over the allotted 40 mins available per creator.
• By submitting your video(s) to this contest you authorize us to screen and distribute it under the Youmacon Music Video Exposition Title. All physical media (CD-R, DVD-R, Thumb drive, ect) submitted becomes the property of Youmacon Enterprises and will not be returned.
• There are no content requirements for this contest. Your videos may contain any type of footage you see fit to use, provided it doesn’t fall into one of the categories for disqualification.
o The allowable footage types include but is not limited to the following:
 Anime
 Manga
 Live Action
 My Little Pony
 Non-Japanese Cartoons
 Video Games
• Entries may be disqualified for the following reasons:
o Objectionable content in the song or video
o Bad audio or video quality
o Subtitled footage
o Failure to adhere to submission rules
o Lack of entry form
o Any reason Youmacon VAT Staff deems necessary.
 If you are unsure if your video would be disqualified due to the above rule e-mail the contest coordinator and we can view the content of your video and make a decision.
 A special stipulation is in place for entries DQ’ed due to content of their video being too much for a general audience. Such entries will automatically be submitted to the Adult Competition and shown during our late night blocks.
• Exceptions to the rules will be made on a video-by-video basis.


Entry Format:

• Entries will ONLY be accepted in the following formats:
o AVI
 HUFFYUV
 LAGARITH
 UTVIDEO
o MPEG-2
o H.264 / x.264 (preferred)
 .mp4 files ONLY
• The following containers, formats and codecs will NOT be accepted:
o Videotape (VHS or Betamax)
o Authored DVD (If it plays like a DVD in a DVD Player)
o WMV
o RM
o MOV
o MKV
o OGG
o Xvid
o Divx
o DV
• All videos should include at least 1 second of black space before and after the video.
• Digital Video File format specifications:
o Videos will be played on a large projection screen. As such, high quality will be expected. For the best results submitting a video that has at least a 640x480 resolution is required (or 640x352 if you are working with widescreen footage.) Submitting videos smaller then this (including using source smaller then this) will degrade the visual quality of the video, which may lead to disqualification.
o We will no longer accept videos submitted interlaced. All videos MUST be progressive.
o As letterboxing and pillarboxing will degrade the final viewing size at the convention, we no longer will allow for videos to be submitted with letterboxing or pillar boxing. All videos MUST be submitted in their native aspect ratio.
 If your video contains black bars at the top/bottom or sides, this means you have letterboxing/pillarboxing in your video.
• We gladly accept HD videos. Our setup at the convention will be able to display videos at least at 720p quality with the possibility to display higher resolutions.
o If you plan to submit an HD video please keep in mind that the better the codec you use the better the final quality will be. HD videos should not be sent in using mpeg2, we recommend h.264/x.264 for this.



Contest Information:

• The contest will be shown either via a computer directly to the projector or via an authored DVD if such a need arises. Those of you submitting via MPEG2 will benefit from following the DVD specifications outlined: http://contests.ngsilver.com/youmacon/s ... ations.htm
• All videos not disqualified will compete.
• Information on showings in rooms other then the VAT will be announced when they are figured out.
• Due to the amount of entries submitted and time permitted for showing entries we may not be able to show every video submitted during the course of the convention. We will show at least 1 video from each creator during the convention and will allow for creators to request specific videos of their own during showing blocks in order to see their entries up on the big screen.
• Judging and Awards will be handled drastically different this year due to the above change in viewing at the convention. Please see the full explanation, ala the Compbros Rule, here: http://contests.ngsilver.com/youmacon/Y ... andled.htm
• You do not need to be present to win. However the fastest means of receiving your award will be to either be present or have a proxy at the con to pick your award(s) up for you.
o If you will have a proxy at the con to accept your award(s) send an email to the contest coordinator with the name of your proxy.
o The convention will mail out awards after the con to those who did not pick them up at con. The timeframe these will be sent is entirely based on availability of funds for shipping by the convention and may take up to a few months.
 The convention regrets to inform you that this courtesy can only be extended to entrants in the United States. All international entrants will need to make arrangements with the coordinator in order to receive their award(s).

• Due to the nature of the competition and the sheer breadth of video types able to be submitted we are no longer following a category submission system. That is to say there are no longer categories, but instead all videos submitted to the competition will compete against each other in order to obtain awards decided upon via our judges/attendees in accordance with the Compbros Rule.

• You may submit entries to the following competitions/categories:
o Adult:
 Videos in this competition are too adult in nature to be shown to the general con audience. Extreme violence, language, and sexual scenes are the general content of these videos.
o Other
 This category is strictly for use by panelists who need to submit their videos to the con for viewing. Only to be used if asked by the coordinator.
o Staff
 If you are Youmacon staff this is the only competition you are allowed to compete in. This is for pure bragging rights amongst staff, Adult competition excluded however.
o Exhibition
 All videos submitted to the contest that do not fall into the other competitions above will fall into this one. The mass majority of entries will fall into this category.


Entry Submissions:

• We will be employing a Contest Database system for keeping track of entries. The system will be used to fill out entry forms, request priority seating at the contest, request ftp information, view status of entries, and much more.
• All entries must contain an entry form. Those submitting multiple entries will need to submit a form for each video.
o The Database can be found here: http://contests.ngsilver.com/login.htm
 If you already have an account you do not need to make a new one, even if you have never submitted to Youmacon before. Simply log in and make sure your creator information is up to date.

• FTP will be available upon request. Requests will be made via the database. Go to the Video Status area after filling out an entry form and click on the Request FTP Access link for each individual video. After you have finished uploading your video(s) you need to return to that status page and close each account in order to complete your submission(s). Your video(s) will not be viewed and worked with until this has happened.

• Entries may also be mailed. Send your video(s) and printed entry form(s) to:
o ATTN: Youmacon 2012
o Nathan Silverthorn
o 11343 Tecumseh
o Redford, Mi, 48239
• Please make sure to include a printed copy of your entry form with your snail-mailed entry. You can print the form off from the Entry Status Section.
• The following media types will be accepted: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-DL, DVD+DL, Thumbdrives, Blu-Ray Disk.
o Remember that all media submitted will not be returned. Do not send us your only copy.
• Label the disk with your name and the video title(s) on the disk
• You may put multiple videos on a single disk.
o If your file is larger then the space available on a disk you may split the file using a program like WinRAR. Simply label the disks as 1,2,3,ect


Any and all questions regarding the contest may be directed to the contest coordinator at vat [at] youmacon [dot] com.
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Re: Youmacon 2012 MV Exposition Rules

Postby ngsilver » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:04 pm

Youmacon 2012 Adult Music Video Contest


Information:

• You may submit as many videos as you want to the Adult Contest, as long as you made them.
• There is no time limit on videos.
• Fill out the Standard Contest Entry Form and select Adult as the category.
• You will request FTP access through the entry form.
• Submit your videos also to the same snail-mail address, however, Adult videos need to be on a separate disk from normal contest videos. (they can be shipped together)
• The contest itself will be 2-4 hours long, depending on how many entries are received.
• Entries will compete for the Best of Show award and any Honorable Mentions.
• Videos in the Adult Contest may contain any source material. However as this is a music video contest each entry must be in the form of a music video. We will not accept amateur porn or voyeuristic videos as valid entries. Also keep in mind all applicable laws for your state/province as well as local Michigan/Detroit laws when submitting entries. We WILL NOT accept any videos that break these laws.
• Adult material will be defined as pornographic, ultra violent, sick, nasty, and utterly wrong. As this is an adult contest, there needs to be approx 50% adult material in order for the video to be accepted.
• Videos will be pre-selected for the showing.
• The contest will take place on Saturday night of the convention during the adult showing block in the VAT.
• All persons entering this contest must be 18 years of age or older.


Any questions or concerns please direct them to vat [at] youmacon [dot] com.
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2012 Finalists

Postby ngsilver » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:05 pm

The following videos have passed through judging and final QC and will be shown during the convention. Congrats to every one of our finalists.

079 - - Exhibition - - Anthem of A Cowboy - - Requiemofheaven
180 - - Exhibition - - Odor blocking power - - Compbros
166 - - Exhibition - - You're Impossible To Find - - AmericanHeroization
096 - - Exhibition - - Speed Reading - - LantisEscudo
139 - - Exhibition - - Asa means Morning in Japanese - - NeumanProductions
132 - - Exhibition - - Anten Piece - - l33tmeatwad
115 - - Exhibition - - Nausicaa: Warrior Princess - - RiderG
151 - - Exhibition - - Werewolf Wardrobe Fund - - WarlikeSwans (cmn)
100 - - Exhibition - - Another Destination - - kireblue
128 - - Exhibition - - Sorry for Being Hercule, Sincerely Mr. Satan - - l33tmeatwad
153 - - Exhibition - - Love & Mermaids - - StarTrinity009
055 - - Exhibition - - Germany Can be Scary - - Nicole Parker
182 - - Exhibition - - A Feel Good Video - - the wired knight
064 - - Exhibition - - Bittersweet Valentine - - kireblue
001 - - Exhibition - - Men - - Brad DeMoss
107 - - Exhibition - - Unrequited Love - - Kyros
152 - - Exhibition - - Eden Me Baby - - StarTrinity009
125 - - Exhibition - - Kount Krausula - - drewaconclusion
026 - - Exhibition - - The Legend of Korra: Book 1 Recap Trailer - - Stephanie Kulmaczewski
136 - - Exhibition - - Happy Town - - Competitionbros
057 - - Exhibition - - darkness - - Cecco
061 - - Exhibition - - Big Shot - - PieandBeer
176 - - Exhibition - - SCIENCE!!! - - Mr. Pilkington
101 - - Exhibition - - Razzle-Dazzle - - xDreww
149 - - Exhibition - - Crazy, Maybe - - WarlikeSwans (cmn)
074 - - Exhibition - - The Contractor - - Ryan Cohee
083 - - Exhibition - - Renegade (still running) - - [key]Scarlet
035 - - Exhibition - - Hurt Feeling - - RebornZombie
127 - - Exhibition - - Mother's Day Special - - l33tmeatwad
038 - - Exhibition - - The Hardest Part - - kireblue
159 - - Exhibition - - Teenagerrrs!! - - BecauseImBored1
068 - - Exhibition - - Gurren Feeling - - Skye Young
177 - - Exhibition - - Cutie Mark Acquisition Program - - Mr. Pilkington
175 - - Exhibition - - Mon Ami Edmond - - siny
103 - - Exhibition - - 泣くないで (Nakunaide, Don't Cry) - - Kionon
090 - - Exhibition - - Furinkan Stalker - - Armed and out of medication Productions
143 - - Exhibition - - Sally's Song - - Kirbygal
095 - - Exhibition - - Heart's Reason - - Magicflier
091 - - Exhibition - - Keiichi's Lady - - Armed and out of medication Productions
131 - - Exhibition - - Clubbin' with Lupin - - l33tmeatwad
116 - - Exhibition - - I Have Extraballs Stashed All Over Ponyville; In Case of Extraball Emergency - - BasharOfTheAges
164 - - Exhibition - - Frostire - - Shin
130 - - Exhibition - - Lum's New Love Song - - l33tmeatwad
133 - - Exhibition - - I Am What I Am - - Compbros
161 - - Exhibition - - Ivy Bridge - - Shin
008 - - Exhibition - - Pop Medley 2011 AMV - - Asterus
034 - - Exhibition - - Hands Up! - - Drabaz
089 - - Exhibition - - Outsiders - Burning Souls - - diegao94
142 - - Exhibition - - Let the Music Play 2012 - - Kali_Ariel
157 - - Exhibition - - Where Silence Falls - - Fay-Sa
167 - - Exhibition - - Creating Something Beautiful - - siny
112 - - Exhibition - - To Be King - - RiderG
113 - - Exhibition - - Na-Na Na - - RiderG
154 - - Exhibition - - H.o.t.D. project Bombshock - - Brooke Apolzan
052 - - Exhibition - - PonPon - - Nicole Parker
056 - - Exhibition - - Air - Paradise - - gallopingcowgirl
171 - - Exhibition - - The Little Wonders of Disney - - siny
058 - - Exhibition - - Independence Day - - Gabrielle Guthaus
098 - - Exhibition - - A Life Well Lived - - LantisEscudo
075 - - Exhibition - - Warriror's Eyes - - Manuel Longoria
124 - - Exhibition - - Go Go Tohoscope! - - drewaconclusion
080 - - Exhibition - - Blame it on the POP - - Nelly
120 - - Exhibition - - Tales - - AimoAio
033 - - Exhibition - - Starcraft - - Kazemon15
062 - - Exhibition - - Let It Burn - - Emma Browning
168 - - Exhibition - - Before Memories Fade - - siny
137 - - Exhibition - - Girl Meets Alchemy - - Shonen Jidai
156 - - Exhibition - - Undertow - - Warlike Cygnet
093 - - Exhibition - - Alive in the School of the dead - - Armed and out of medication Productions
174 - - Exhibition - - Watery Symphony of Kai - - siny
129 - - Exhibition - - Requiem of the Endless Eight - - l33tmeatwad
037 - - Exhibition - - Victory is Always Mine - - otakuforlife
050 - - Exhibition - - Naruto Ball Z Shippuden - Heroes Come Back - - Castor Troy
178 - - Exhibition - - The Ballad of Stephanie - - Mr. Pilkington
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Re: Youmacon 2012 MV Exposition Rules

Postby MisterFurious » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:44 pm

ngsilver wrote:All videos must be in the hands of the Contest Coordinator by October 5th, 2011.


Cut and paste?
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Re: Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:02 pm

Why does it seem like every year that's the one instance that always gets overlooked? ^^() Fixed.
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Re: Youmacon 2012 MV Exposition Rules

Postby Castor Troy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:13 pm

MisterFurious wrote:
ngsilver wrote:All videos must be in the hands of the Contest Coordinator by October 5th, 2011.


Cut and paste?


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Re: Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition

Postby macchinainterna » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:05 pm

Will gladly submit a couple videos again this year ;)
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Re: Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:41 am

The Compbros rule, or How Judging and Awards will be handled this year, has been officially defined. Updated links in rules and all listings. Please direct all questions to vat [at] youmacon [dot] com
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Re: Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition

Postby competitionbros » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:51 pm

1 40-minute video coming up.
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Re: Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:59 pm

Please keep in mind the total length allowed for all entries from one entrant. We are hard capping entries at 40mins total. We will cut all videos in order of receipt once that time limit is met. We have already received multiple entrants who have overlooked this rule, so please check the lengths of your entries before you submit and make sure only the videos you wish to have compete are selected.

The Deadline is little over 2 months away.
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Re: Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition - Oct 5 Deadline

Postby ngsilver » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:15 pm

The deadline for Youmacon is fast approaching. Deadline is now 1 month away!

Due to the sudden switch for AWA to using my entry database for their entries, as well as my focus being drawn almost specifically to working AWA's entries these last few weeks I want to extend a special perk to anyone who submitted to AWA's Contests. That is, if you already submitted your entry to AWA's contests, you can submit those same entries to Youmacon without having to re-upload them. All you will need to do is fill out the entry form for Youmacon for your entry and just state that your entry was part of AWA this past year (including the entry number would help me locate it faster) and consider your video submission received.

Keep in mind that your entry will still need to adhere to Youmacon's rules, however if your entry meets AWA's rules then it will most likely meet Youmacon's rules, except Youmacon does not accept videos with ANY form of identification marks in them, be that studio bumpers, song credits, ect. We do however accept the same kinds of videos that AWA does, in that we accept live action, My Little Pony, Avatar, ect.

Any questions with this new stipulation, feel free to send them my way.
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Re: Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition - Oct 5 Deadline

Postby Castor Troy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:02 pm

I also submitted to this with my AWA entry. :)
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Re: Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition - Oct 5 Deadline

Postby Cecco » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:20 pm

I sent a video :)
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Re: Youmacon 2012 Music Video Exposition - Oct 5 Deadline

Postby SailorDeath » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:21 pm

Alright nate, I decided to troll youmacon with my terrible awa entries. Happy now?
Gimme a minute, I'll make a cool one....
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