So once again it's that time of the year and VCAs will soon be here. And as all of you know, it indeed is time to run JCAs along as well.
Here's this year's timeline!
up to 12/03/2013: Nominating and voting judges
up to 12/03/2013: Contacting judges, getting them together and preparing for the stuff
13/03/2013 - ???: Semifinal voting, eliminating videos and adding judge's choices
??? - ???: Final voting
??? (or later): Announcing the winners
History:JCAs 2008JCAs 2009JCAs 2010JCAs 2011JCAs 2012
Basic global info:
There are no other prizes other than bragging rights (as far as I know). Well, maybe except a shiny place on JCAs auto-queue and being listed in the JCAs winner list available from the main page for some time ;>
Any and all problems with international drama is up to readers and voters. Do enjoy.
More info about individual stages:
Any member (yes, any, including me, etc.) has three votes, equal in power, which s/he can write here in this thread or to my PM. Self-nominations are forbidden.
Any member can opt-out of the judging duty now - in that case any votes for him/her are nullified and the members who voted for them can vote for someone else.
Feel free to spread the word and self-promote if you feel like it. The participation of countries like Russia or France is up to their activity here ;x
I will try to contact the six judges. These will not necessarily be the ones with the most votes, but I'll try to listen to the voice of people :> In case any of the contacted judges refuses to judge in this event I'll contact the sixth, seventh, etc. on the list and/or chosen by me.
If I can't get six judges together from the list (improbable, but it can happen) I'll contact some people on my own and ask them if they want to judge.
I'll join the judges as the seventh judge.
Every judge watches the VCAs semifinalists videos and then he or she can pick up to three videos from the semifinalist list in VCAs AND one video that's not in the list. The videos from all the judges make up the final voting list. Judges can pick their own videos if they see it as necessary.
Every judge rates the chosen finalists from 1 to [number of videos in the category], where the 1 stands for the weakest video. The points will be added up and the video with the highest number of points wins the category in these JCAs. Judges are not allowed to vote in the categories that include their own videos or themselves.
Will be done in this thread.
The times and rules can change at any time.
Any questions are welcome!
List of this year's judges:
P.S.: Any improvement ideas are welcome ASAP ;>