rubyeye wrote: By this wording I am assuming that ONLY those 32 finalists have the option of requesting a copy of the contest tape.
Can anyone varify this, just to make sure?
Yes, that's the case. When I first started making dups of the contest for the submitters way back when, there weren't all that many doing music videos (30-40 each year), so it was not too much of a burden to do.
Last year when we got so many submissions (150+) and it took me months after the convention to get through doing them all, it became clear that making dups of the contest tape for everybody (and sets of the overflow tapes for some of them) would kill me this year if I didn't do something.
It was either cut back to making dups only for the finalists, or just give up entirely and not make dups for anyone. So... if you want copies, be *reeeeeal* nice to your friends who made it into the finals and maybe they'll make you one.