Quu wrote:i actually don't like every convention running the contest the exact same way...
one of the main reasons I never run any of the contests i help... i oly help...
I like how the different contests do things... bnecasue then you get varaty....
anneke wrote:Having the judges just choose the finalist for best overall is not right. The audience have their own opinions on what would be the finalist for the contest, and there are far more of them. You don't want them to think the contest is rigged, or unfair.
The best overall has always been the 'fan favorite', so the best of each category by the audience is the best way. Perhaps the judgest awards can be then voted on by the audience and a different overall award could be given from the judge's awards but I don't know what it would be called. Maybe the judges could choose it, but I don't know.
AbsoluteDestiny wrote:Well, in all honesty I dont care what format the AX contest is provided they stick to that format.
If you are going to have certain categories, make sure you have them and dont invent new ones because you feel like it.
If you say you are going to have prizes, then have prizes. If you award trophies and promise to post them, then post them. Don't make empty promises.
Basically do everything as advertised - that's all I'd want... no special treatment just DO THINGS RIGHT.
Ashton wrote:I agree with all of that with one acception: having an individual category for best overall means that whether a video does well or poorly is based on a decision made after the video is pressed, which is something I dont believe in. I think a better modification of this rule, and something that I have wanted to see for quit some time, is making the rules so that the winner is selected, and then removed from competition in any of the other categories. That way there would be 3-4 winners of the sub categories, and one seperate overall winner.
anneke wrote:I think it would be better to try and get Anime Expo to actually spend some time and have an exhibition showing of AMVs, showing those that don't make the contest. Instead of worrying so much about the contest.