Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition (now with winners)

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Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition (now with winners)

Postby ngsilver » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:59 pm

Important Contest Info

You can find the winners here: http://contests.ngsilver.com/youma_fina ... t_2013.php

Entries Due: September 20th, 2013

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)

Video Tutorials:
Announcement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji8MLEfwyGU

Major Change Notes:
The total length of all entries for 1 creator has changed to 25 mins;
We no longer guarantee 1 entrie from each creator will be shown at con, we will still allow creators to request 1 of their videos to be shown during showing blocks if they are present to request;
There are no longer categories to submit to, instead all entries go into 1 pool for awards;
Judging and Awards will be handled slightly differently this year, further info via the Compbros rule found here: http://contests.ngsilver.com/youmacon/Y ... andled.htm
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Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition Rules

Postby ngsilver » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:59 pm

Youmacon 2013 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 September 20th, 2013. You have until MIDNIGHT on that Friday night to get your video in. (all times Eastern)
• There is no set 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 25 mins.
 This means we will accept 50 30 sec videos, 1 25 min video, or 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 25 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
o Any other item not listed in the accepted list above
• For optimum viewing at con, 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.
o Each FTP account will be limited to only 1GB of space. If your video file is larger than 1GB please compress the video further or submit your entry via snail-mail. No exceptions will be granted to this rule.
o FTP accounts are granted for 1 video and any accompanying files for that video. You must request a new account for each entry you submit. Any entries submitted using the wrong FTP account, as well as files not pertaining to the specific entry will be discarded.

• Entries may also be mailed. Send your video(s) and printed entry form(s) to:
o ATTN: Youmacon 2013
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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Youmacon 2013 Adult Music Video Contest Rules

Postby ngsilver » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:00 pm

Youmacon 2013 Adult Music Video Contest Rules

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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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:00 pm

Here are the videos which will be played during the con:

Entry Number - Contest - Video Title
002 - Exhibition - Dark Side
004 - Exhibition - Something Worth Fighting For
005 - Exhibition - Eva\'s a Happy Song
007 - Exhibition - BaBOOM!!!
008 - Exhibition - Bombs Over Redline
009 - Exhibition - South China Sabotage
013 - Exhibition - Terror In The Depths Of The Wired
015 - Exhibition - Hubris
016 - Exhibition - Path Of The Bodhisattva
018 - Exhibition - Blood And Iron
020 - Exhibition - Qcomedie
021 - Exhibition - Ride or Die
022 - Exhibition - Hall of Fame
023 - Exhibition - Before I Go
024 - Exhibition - This will be the Day (Railgun AMV)
032 - Exhibition - Tempore Illusio
033 - Exhibition - The Finishline
034 - Exhibition - Matrioactive
040 - Exhibition - Paradise Lost
041 - Exhibition - Wishes In The Dark
043 - Exhibition - Magi, The Dayman
044 - Exhibition - A Drop Of Hope
045 - Exhibition - Shoot Me!
046 - Exhibition - Inhumanity
047 - Exhibition - Self-Destructive Duet
048 - Exhibition - YOU CAN\'T DENY US!
051 - Exhibition - This will be Gensokyo\\\'s Day
052 - Exhibition - The end of my world
054 - Exhibition - LegenD
055 - Exhibition - Shine a Light
056 - Exhibition - Hold me now
057 - Exhibition - Little Talks
058 - Exhibition - Spectrum
059 - Exhibition - Dead Hearts
060 - Exhibition - Two-Sided Mirror
061 - Exhibition - Blackout Shooter
062 - Exhibition - Tough Love
063 - Exhibition - Rockin\' Layer:00
064 - Exhibition - Evangelion 0.33 - Shinji did (Not) Have Sex
065 - Exhibition - The Solution
066 - Exhibition - Tangled in the Moment
074 - Exhibition - Sins of the Armor (The Truth Beneath the Sakura)
076 - Exhibition - Never-Fading Legend
077 - Exhibition - Korra\'s Victory
079 - Exhibition - I think I\'d have a HEART ATTACK
080 - Exhibition - Peacemakers
083 - Exhibition - Make Your Own Tomorrow
085 - Exhibition - Hit the Ground Running
087 - Exhibition - Where the Heart is
089 - Exhibition - On Top
091 - Exhibition - Hit the Road!
092 - Exhibition - Akemi\'s Comeback
095 - Exhibition - Endure
101 - Exhibition - INSANE
103 - Exhibition - CUTE OVERLOAD!
105 - Exhibition - Admiral Ackbar presents - I\'ve Seen Enough Hentai To Know Where This Is Going
107 - Exhibition - I has a Flavor
108 - Exhibition - Sasquatch!
109 - Exhibition - Spring Break
110 - Exhibition - Welcome to the Nightmare
113 - Exhibition - Contracting Lesbians
115 - Exhibition - Orgasmic Moonfall
117 - Exhibition - Menstruation Koolaid
118 - Exhibition - Schizoception
126 - Exhibition - Stay Young
127 - Exhibition - Not The End
128 - Exhibition - madokaAV
129 - Exhibition - Superalloy
135 - Exhibition - Dust In The Wind
136 - Exhibition - Woosh
137 - Exhibition - Broly IV
138 - Exhibition - The 08th Team
139 - Exhibition - Van D
141 - Exhibition - Flora
142 - Exhibition - My Everything
145 - Exhibition - OvO
146 - Exhibition - Gibberish In Motion: When AMVs and Animutations Collide
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby AngelDragoon » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:18 pm

That time of year again, huh? Wow, does time fly by. I'll try to put something together again before the deadline. :up:

(Also, out of curiosity, did the winning entries last year get certificates/awards? If so, I never received one... >_>; )
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:39 pm

AngelDragoon wrote:(Also, out of curiosity, did the winning entries last year get certificates/awards? If so, I never received one... >_>; )

Certificates and medals were had last year. They have not been sent out however as I have been awaiting funds from the con for the shipment. I am also in the process of packing up all of my stuff as well as Youma's stuff to prepare for my move next month and the box of previous year's prizes that I still have are among that. Once I get moved and get that box out I plan to see if anyone is going to AWA who won and I'll pass out theirs then, all others I hope to ship out shortly after that (con funds received prior or not.)
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby Seijin_Dinger » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:06 am

I'm considering this. Also I didn't see a freshness rule
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:16 am

Seijin_Dinger wrote:I'm considering this. Also I didn't see a freshness rule

ngsilver wrote:Entry Requirements:
• Videos that have been submitted to a previous Youmacon Contest will not be eligible to compete.


This is our freshness rule.
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:45 pm

Entries are now being accepted. If you notice any issues with the entry system please let me know.
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:33 am

I'm experiencing network issues right now at home where the FTP server is located. So for the time being the FTP server is not working and as such I haven't been able to confirm any submitted entries this week. As soon as the network issues are resolved (we believe it's either a cable signal issue [hope not since they just replaced the cables last year] or a modem issue and the tech will be out this afternoon to look at it) I will be authorizing any new FTP accounts and checking any received entries.

The Entry system is still up and running and will continue to accept entries and FTP requests while the FTP server itself is inaccessible.

Also, friendly reminder that the deadline is 6 weeks away!
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:44 pm

Internet has been fixed and the FTP server should be up again. It may take a few hours for the DNS records to update and propagate around but beyond that the issues we were having is resolved. Please resume any FTP related activities you have been planning.

Keep in mind we may have to take down the FTP server for a few days at the end of the month (read around Labor Day weekend) while I am in the process of moving. I will update everyone when this happens and if it will effect any potential entries. This should only be for a few days at most. More info to come, including work arounds for those who must submit their entries during the time that the server will be down.

However for now, keep your entries coming!
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby Kyssifur » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:26 am

entered :)
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Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:25 am

Youma one FTP server is currently offline due to my move as previously announced. Currently it is expected to be offline for labor day weekend. It will hopefully be back up and running in a day or so. In the meantime you can still enter videos in the database and request FTP accounts. I will authorize all accounts once the system is back up and running. Thanks for your patience.
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:41 am

ngsilver wrote:
Seijin_Dinger wrote:I'm considering this. Also I didn't see a freshness rule

ngsilver wrote:Entry Requirements:
• Videos that have been submitted to a previous Youmacon Contest will not be eligible to compete.


This is our freshness rule.


So you can submit a video even if it's 12 years old...
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Re: Youmacon 2013 Music Video Exposition

Postby ngsilver » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:43 am

Yes. In fact we'd welcome a 12 or even 22 year old video!
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