JaddziaDax wrote:OMG, AngelDragoon hit the nail on the head with confirmation communication! Lack of confirmation has RUINED conventions for me! It majorly sucks to travel across the country only to find out that your video didn't make it in for whatever reason during the convention. (Yes, I'm still holding a grudge.)
I know coordinators have lives, and might not have time to write hundreds of emails, but how hard is it really to write "Sorry your video didn't make finals due to _______. We appreciate your entry and better luck next year!" and press send? Or if the video has an instant disqualifier (subtitles/dub audio/whatever) to send them a note stating something like "I'm afraid your video doesn't follow the rules, as I see your video contains _______. If you can fix this issue and resubmit, it might have a better chance at getting shown during the contest."
I'm not saying to "hold the editor's hand" or to even link them guides. That's not the coordinator's job to teach people how to improve, but a bit of communication as to weather or not they are in the contest, and why they aren't would improve the experience. I'm more likely to enter contests where the coordinator is available to the entrants to answer questions, confirm videos, and explain what went wrong in the case of disqualification BEFORE the convention.
Thank you for your submission to Nan Desu Kan's 2011 AMV Contest!
We apologize for the delay in the confirmation letter, but be assured, your entry has been received and has been entered into our database.
After reviewing your entry, we have found that there may be some technical details you might like to address to better your chances of making it into the finals and having your video played at the convention. Please review the contest rules: http://ndkdenver.org/activities/amvs/contest-rules
- Video Quality
- Resolution/Aspect Ratio
Feel free to send a resubmission or reply to this email if you have any questions.
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