CArnesen wrote:I am extremey pleased to announce that due to popular demand (and helpful scheduling ) that the Sakura-Con 2003 AMV/OVA Contest will be voted on using BALLOTS!
I know that there were numberous creators that have contacted me because they wouldn't participate because they felt that using applause to judge a contest is unfair, and have used those comments and everyone else's to make this decision that I believe will satisfy everyone.
Also, I am pleased to announce that the contest will be the first night (Friday) of the convention. Room setup will begin at 8pm and seating will be after the setup and we will begin the show shortly after 9pm. Unlike previous years, the contest will be the main event for the evening, so we don't have to compete with other events like Masquerade.
The awards will include the traditional Sakura-Con Clapboard, signed by all GOHs. Also, we will have a variety of DVDs, posters, gift certificates, and hopefully a few suprise items!
For more information please visit the Sakura-Con Website and feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific questions regarding the AMV/OVA contest.
Hakura wrote:Awsome, I'm so happy that you changed it back.
The meter reading is not right.... IMO. ^^
I'm looking forward to the con!
Say do you know the deadline for the entires yet?
Vlad G Pohnert wrote:So is there an AMV video room (overflow, etc)?
TaranT wrote:Just to be clear, since I don't see it stated explicitly: you are not accepting digital data CDs or DVDs (?).
In other words, a CD/DVD with a data file (AVI, MPG, RM, whatever) will not be accepted.
TaranT wrote:Rule 2a says "computer formats", but that doesn't seem to be the case with any on the list. I mean, they're not "pure" computer formats.
TaranT wrote:Also, you may have trouble with the homemade DVDs. I made an authored DVD-R using Neo-DVD with a QPS writer. It will not load in my Apex AD-600A, but it will play in a Toshiba player (SD-1700) that I have.
Of course, that's just one data point, but something to think about.
TaranT wrote:Anyway, I should have been more clear about the formats. If I just put an MPEG1 on a CD without the directories etc. that make it a VCD, then that probably would not be what the rules call an "authored" disc. Meaning an invalid entry disc.
BigshotSpike wrote:Sorry for double posting, but to clear something up: So CDs with video files on them will be accepted. Like if I was to submit a CD-R with an Mpeg-2 file on it, would that be accepted?