Gander wrote:In defense of Ushicon staff, I'd like to make it clear why we are not running a contest....Contests have a way of creating disappoint for a good portion of the artist while awarding few. We don't feel it is our place to pass judgment in this way. We'd rather have an open format where everyone can be happy.
So, are you saying that Ushicon will show every single AMV that gets sent in? Even if there are 50 of them? 100? 200?
Even if there are no awards, just getting into
the showcase (i.e. on-screen) means that there is some kind of selection process. There are limits to the amount of time and equipment - not to mention motivation - that you have to work with.
Maybe you'll get only 10-20 entries, but it is still risky making promises like this ("everyone can be happy").