Scintilla wrote:Then you might want to amend the part of that page that says "Please note that this event is NOT a contest."
Funny story. It's the convention's first year running, so they're not quite sure how to budget things for each event. I said I'd "take care of AMVs and Fan Parodies." I ask for some funding, and they say, "oh, we'll see how this year goes, and then maybe we'll give out prizes and have the audience vote and all of that next year." Much, much later, my friend comes up to me and tells me about their event that they run at Gencon, and they print shirts and buttons and stickers and all that stuff, out of pocket to draw more people to the crowd. And I think to myself, "well, that's silly. Why should I have to out-of-pocket prizes to get people to send in videos?" Here I am a few days before the deadline, and no one's submitted anything. I also happened to go to the ATM and withdraw a bit of cash, and I see the balance, and I'm like, "wow."
Good news! I just saved 15% or more of my income by dumping my girlfriend and switching to being single! I have prize money now! Huzzah!
Send in videos.